The common belief in Pakistan is that Islamic radicalism is a problem only in FATA, and that madrassas are the only institutions serving as jihad factories. This is a serious misconception. Extremism is breeding at a ferocious rate in public and private schools within Pakistan’s towns and cities. Left unchallenged, this education will produce a generation incapable of co-existing with anyone except strictly their own kind. The mindset it creates may eventually lead to Pakistan’s demise as a nation state.
For 20 years or more, a few of us have been desperately sending out SOS messages, warning of terrible times to come. In fact, I am surprised at how rapidly these dire predictions have come true.
A full-scale war is being fought in FATA, Swat and other “wild” areas of Pakistan, resulting in thousands of deaths. It is only a matter of time before this fighting shifts to Peshawar and Islamabad (which has already been a witness to the Lal Masjid episode) and engulfs Lahore and Karachi as well. The suicide bomber and the masked abductor have crippled Pakistan’s urban life and shattered its national economy.
Soldiers, policemen, factory and hospital workers, mourners at funerals and ordinary people praying in mosques have all been reduced to globs of flesh and fragments of bones. But, perhaps paradoxically, in spite of the fact that the dead bodies and shattered lives are almost all Muslim ones, few Pakistanis speak out against these atrocities. Nor do they approve of the army operation against the cruel perpetrators of these acts because they believe that they are Islamic warriors fighting for Islam and against American occupation. Political leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have no words of solace for those who have suffered at the hands of Islamic extremists. Their tears are reserved exclusively for the victims of Predator drones, even if they are those who committed grave crimes against their own people. Terrorism, by definition, is an act only the Americans can commit.
What explains Pakistan’s collective masochism? To understand this, one needs to study the drastic social and cultural transformations that have rendered this country so completely different from what it was in earlier times.
Read Pervez Hoodbhoy's article:Here is a related conversation between supporters of secular Pakistan and those who are in support of Taliban / Wahhabi agenda:
Ghost Of TK said:
@nota: you still haven’t defined either “liberal” or “fascist”…. how lazy of the mullahs (present company excluded) to take terminology from those who’ve been ass-shafting them for the last 8 years (those would be the American Ultra-Rightwing aka neo-cons aka the Jewlovers who fvck Muslims every chance they get) and use it, roughshod and broadbrushed, against anyone they don’t like.
Anyone who doesn’t support their throat slitting, woman killing, school dynamiting “Islam” is a “liberal fascist”.
Cry like b!tcches for one “red mosque” which did nothing throughout its life but to promote the intrests of CIA and Mossad but have no tears for 200 schools dynamited.
All is fair in love and JeeeewHog
“you’re either with us or against us” said Bush
“you’re either with TTP or against it” — Ameerul Momineen, Mullah Fuzz-lulla (the FAGGOT)
“Isn’t it ironic” - Alanis Morissette
@MZZZT: you had to go and taze them armchair jihadi’s didn’t you? ;)
Guys stop calling them liberal fascists, they don’t like to be called by that. I think this tiny minority of traitors like to be called baboos because through this word their true relationship of master and slave that they have with the kuffar gets represented. They are neither of us nor of them. The foreign powers use them to further their agenda and dispose of them when they become liabilities(saddam, shah of Iran, moshe BB, Hariri etc.). I think it’s best to completely ignore this tiny minority which makes a lot of noise and has been the cause of pakistan’s destruction over the past 60 years. No need to give any importance to their raving and ranting, like hamid Mir said, these baboos can’t bear to see the people live in peace and happiness. Thank God we have shariah and peace in swat, let the baboos make noise.
They never see the innocent people getting killed by the Americans and army, but when taleban kill a few criminals and spies they get chillies in their behind. If the napak army wouldn’t hide inside girls schools then they wouldn’t be attacked. Have you ever heard of children getting killed in school bombings there? On the other hand when the baboos’ Zionist masters bomb schools and houses filled with women and children these baboos never make a noise, instead they start shouting that it’s Hamas’ fault cos they fire rockets from there.
Mutazalzaluzzaman Tarar said:
Traffic baboooooo, why stop the shariah in Swat? I mean if it’s a good thing lets have it everywhere. where do you live? Karachi, Lahore, Isloo? lets have Shariah there too.
do you like wearing a shuttlecock burqa? does it get hot in there?
when shariah is established all over Pakistan, will all schools across Pakistan be rightfully and finally destroyed? will you still write in English? will you wear a shuttlecock? will we finally stop wasting so much money on education? will your nick still be Traffic? or will you choose an Urdu or better yet Arabic nick?
so many questions… so many possibilities. the future is so exciting. I for one look forward to destroying my TV and all other shaitanee aalaas in my house.
@ Muta baboo
“when shariah is established all over Pakistan, will all schools across Pakistan be rightfully and finally destroyed?”
tell your coward napak army to stop hiding inside girls schools and the schools will be spared. i dont think anyone has any objection to education.
“will you still write in English? will you wear a shuttlecock?”
ask that from amirul momin nawaz shareef, i dont know which version of shariah he was planning to impose on Pakistan in 1999 when your Moshe baboo hijacked the country.
“will we finally stop wasting so much money on education? ”
i certainly hope so. education is getting way too expensive these days. im paying more than 8000 pounds a year for mine.
Ghost of TK said:
A car full of explosives captured from “liberal fascists” … I guess they were taking it to their NGO.
And here we see the Wana Press Club building, dynamited by … you guessed it “Liberal Fascists”
Young girls finally able to go back to school after “Liberal FAscists” stopped dynamiting their schools.