San Bernardino shootout: Backgrounders

The December 2 deadly shootout at San Bernardino, United States, by an American couple of Pakistani descents, is raising new questions about their path towards radicalization.

Of special curiosity is the embrace of radical ideas by women or the educated youth, especially among the diaspora.  

Here are two relevant studies PIPS undertook, that may help in finding the answers

Women Radicalization: An Empirical Study

This background highlights the need to explore the impact of socio-cultural, religious and political factors on radicalization of women, through collecting their perceptions.

Radicalization among Educated Pakistani Youth 

Together with Quaid-e-Azam, Islamabad, PIPS conducted an empirical quantitative research study to identify the trends and gauge the extent of radicalization among educated Pakistani youth.


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