THE IDEOLOGICAL RESONANCE OF RADICALIZATION AND EXTREMISM: A CASE STUDY OF PAKISTAN
Ideology has always exercised a role in constructing or deconstructing narratives of societies such as Pakistan. Pakistan’s society has been radicalized in recent years, with religious intolerance leading to terrorism and violent extremism. This research examines factors surrounding radicalization, violent extremism, and terrorism. Essentially, this study aims to answer how Pakistan has become a radical society. Moreover, what role ideology played in the radicalization of Pakistani society? The authors investigated the role of Jihad-based ideology, first from a local perspective and then from a global perspective, in testing the hypothesis. The authors use secondary sources to analyze the study. The study applies process tracing research method to develop a casual mechanism between the dependent variable of radicalization and the independent variable of Religious ideology. Pakistan has been chosen as a case study to display the ideological resonance of Jihad.