Pakistan continues descent into hell

What can one say about the tragic assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the sole Christian member of the Pakistani cabinet? What a tragedy that Pakistan – which was specifically created as a haven for Muslims in the subcontinent – has turned into such a spectacular failure and embarrassment. A country which was supposed to have led the world as an ‘example to the nations’ has turned out to be a failed state where a rampantly corrupt military steals the little wealth the country possesses and extremist groups appear to thrive. And what a gift for moronic Islamophobes such as the Daily Telegraph’s Damian Thompson. How sad.

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2 Responses to Pakistan continues descent into hell

  1. Asim says:

    Pakistan’s problems seem to be without end. One can look at incidents of the treatment of Christians, Shias, apostates and others. The principles of Islamic tolerance and coexistence are neglected with horrendous results. On top of that there’s a lot of ethnic tension within the country. Pakistanis need to be more self-critical and come together for a better future for the country.

  2. Cyrus says:

    Sir, your post on the tragic assassination of Minister Bhatti is devoid of any logic and betrays a bit of political naivete. Obviously, geopolitics is not your forte – but might I add you do a bit of research into the factors responsible for the militarisation of Pakistan (i.e. the Russian invasion of Afghanistan) and you will soon realise that spewing out terms like “spectacular failure and embarrassment” and “failed state” without any context is not really very clever. For the vast majority of Pakistanis, who wake up everyday to make ends meet, it is no embarrassment and neither is it a failed state – in the strict sense of the word. It is a country going through enormous difficulties due to its frontline status geopolitically – a sad symptom of which is Mr Bhatti’s death. To conclude, less patronising cartoon logic and more intellectual rigour would probably do your posts some good.

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