terror in delhi 10/29
Friday, March 17, 2006
  Pakistan: Islamist Takeover Myth Redux
Earlier, we noted that an Islamic seminary suspected of being a Taliban sanctuary in Miran Shah, North Waziristan was bombed by the Pakistani Army on March 15th. This was of course denied by the ISPR. However more photo evidence of the bombings have emerged. Now you might wonder where are the protests from Pakistan's so-called Islamist parties? After all they protested against the alleged desecration of the Koran by the U.S. military personnel in Guantanamo Bay. Just ahead of President Bush's visit, they also virulently protested against the Danish cartoons. Pakistan's Islamist parties apparently don't consider the destruction of a mosque by their own Army as blasphemous. Or rather they have been ordered not to protest. Worse, Jamaat-ud-Dawa Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafeez Mohammed Saeed is still protesting about the Danish cartoons while saying nothing about this mosque bombing. The Reuters report is still toeing the official line: "Islamists are using the controversy to whip up anger against the United States and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf". How convenient. For long the military dictators of Pakistan have been hollering the "there is no alternative" theory, i.e., the move towards democracy will only enable the Islamist parties to come to power. But in reality, the military has been consolidating its power and is demanding more and more money for its activities which now includes everything from making breakfast cereals to fertilizer companies. On the political side, there is already talk about extending General Musharraf's term by another five years beyond 2007. It reinforces the fact that the Islamist parties are just a tool used by the Army to retain power and to recruit foot soldiers for its worldwide terrorist campaign. The sooner the world community sees thorough this duplicity the better. Related: Carnegie's Frederic Grare on Pakistan: The Myth of an Islamist Peril, our earlier take An Orchestrated Protest .
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