Pakistan: Chaotic Center of Radical Islam

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    Here is an interview with Ahmed Rashid conducted by Der Spiegel. Rashid is a Pakistani journalist and scholar based in Lahore. He is the author of the best-selling "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia" (2000), a seminal book about Afghanistan before the US invasion. He wrote "Jihad, The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia" (2002). In addition, Rashid is the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph.

    To sleep soundly tonight, try to forget that unstable Pakistan, where psychotic Islamikazes abound, possesses nuclear weapons.

     
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    There is no doubt that radical Islam thrives in Pakistan. At the same time, there is a signifcant percentage of the population that wants to become educated, is moderate to secular, and wants to live in peace. I don't know the same can be said of Saudi Arabia?
     
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    Good point about SA. The above interview claims that Pakistan is the center of global terrorism, but Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism can dispute that claim; especially regarding the origin of homicide bombers and the financing of terrorism.

    It is interesting to note that many of today's most unstable, radicalized states where relatively recent elements of the former British Empire, e.g., Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Palestine. Can that be mere coincidence?
     
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    I don't really have a guess there, since so was India, not to mention most of the 'successful' African countries.
     
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    Which is why I'm at a loss when people say "we need to understand the enemy". Just look at the history of Muslim invaders, super-imposed boarders and rebellion between them and the west. In the past, Muslim rulers have not been known for "getting over it". They are people who long for their past greatness, not the future.
     
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    Plus, understanding them is easy. they've been brainwashed to be soldiers for islam and they want to kill us. Why is this so hard?
     
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    Oh yeah, that too.
     

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