Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pakistan: Keeping A Balance

I'm not qualified to opine on how things are in Pakistan, from all the reports on the Red Mosque the impression they gave was one of rejection regarding extremism, but as I say I ain't qualified.
Anyway here's a bit from the Guardian.

In a remote village in southern Punjab Maulana Abdul Aziz, the Red Mosque's chief cleric caught fleeing under a burka, gave an incendiary graveside oration for his brother, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who died in a hail of bullets on Tuesday. "We can let our necks be severed but we cannot bow down before oppressive rulers. Our struggle will continue. There are many Ghazis living to be martyed," he said. "God willing, Pakistan will have an Islamic revolution soon." more

It would be rather nice if it were a secular one.

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