The Terrorland

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The Terrorland is a novel written by Habib R. Sulemani and is expected to be published this year.[when?] It is partially set in the (tribal) area between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It deals with extremism and terrorism in South Asia.

Besides other aspects, it also explores intellectual terrorism by characterizing some unscrupulous journalists and personnel of intelligence agencies in the era of military dictators in Pakistan. The about 1,000-page creative work also discusses the traditional working style of different state organs including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).

The protagonists are a Pakistani male journalist and an American female researcher. The novel is aimed at bridging the gaps between the East and West especially the two countries engaged in fighting terrorism in the region.

In a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the author says: “Copy of my unedited fiction has been obtained by secret agencies with the help of some racist and sectarian bent of mind colleagues. They have assumed my novel as a history book which is an intellectual dilemma in the 21st century. After character assassination campaigns through different networks—I have been declared a ‘fifth column’ and isolated in the society. I am being intimidated in different ways. There have been attempts on my life and I am locked inside my home since March 29, 2010.

“Evidences show that there is a mass murder plan of my family members starting with me – target-killers and suspicious persons are often seen around in my unsafe neighbourhood in Rawalpindi – which the perpetrators may declare as suicide, accident, terror attack, kidnapping for ransom or robbery etc. in their traditional way as it happens to a family at one point in my novel.”

External links[edit]

1- The Terrorland blogs, [1]

2- Daily Times (letter), [2]

3- Foreign Policy Magazine (comment), [3]

4- The Express Tribune (comment), [4]

5- Read Write Web (comment), [5]

6- Newsweek (comment), [6]

7- Khyberwatch, [7]

8- PressPakistan Group, [8]


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