Posts Tagged: Jihad

Islam and Pakistan

Religion has permeated the history and politics of Pakistan. Now it’s time, Najum Mushtaq argues, to keep religion out of it.
Hardliners in Washington want Pakistan’s leader to crack down on terrorists, but hardliners in Islamabad are deeply ambivalent. What’s a poor dictator to do?
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.