October 13, 2012

Extremism Is Swallowing Pakistan

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

AP Photo

Try to look into the eyes of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by Taliban militants this week because she was advocating for universal education and the rights of girls, without despairing for the future. The war between human advancement and religious authority now has a human face. But it is a far wider war, threatening to engulf a country of 180 million people.

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TAGGED: Pakistan, Clash of Civilizations


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