pakistanis protest religious extremism

With all the bad stuff II’ve posted here over the years about Pakistan, I thought that it was worth mentioning that tens of thousands gathered yesterday is Islamabad to protest a fundamentalist school that has initiated a “Taliban-like” anti-vice campaign. I wish them well… We all should.

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  1. mark
    Posted April 16, 2007 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a clip:

    “The people of Islamabad are insecure and under threat due to the activities of these religious terrorists,” said Altaf Hussain, a Pakistani party leader who addressed the rally by telephone from London…

    And I suspect that the way we’ve prosecuted the war in Iraq hasn’t made their fight any easier.

  2. dr. teddy glass
    Posted April 17, 2007 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have the statistic here, but not too long ago I read that only about 50% of Iraqi adults attend mosque. The numbers in Pakistan are probably very close. We have this idea that fundamentalism is rampant in the region, but it’s not all the people.

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