Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Is Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world today? That it was very dangerous was widely known, but most dangerous? Well, that is what Newsweek magazine says in the cover story of it issue dated October 29, 2007.

According to Ron Moreau and Michael Hirsh, who have written this story entitled ‘Where the Jihad Lives Now’, Pakistan “has everything Osama bin Laden could ask for: political instability, a trusted network of radical Islamists, an abundance of angry young anti-Western recruits, secluded training areas, access to state-of-the-art electronic technology, regular air service to the West and security services that don't always do what they're supposed to do.”

They further add, “The conventional story about Pakistan has been that it is an unstable nuclear power, with distant tribal areas in terrorist hands. What is new, and more frightening, is the extent to which Taliban and Qaeda elements have now turned much of the country, including some cities, into a base that gives jihadists more room to maneuver, both in Pakistan and beyond.”

The story, which should be read in full, illustrates with real examples on ground across Pakistan, the extent to which almost the whole of Pakistan has come dangerously and irretrievably under the grip of jehadi elements, the Taliban and Al Qaida, all having an almost free run in that country.

I had earlier written in some detail about the dangers posed by Pakistan, the only the only multi-language, multi-ethnic state in the world created from nowhere on the basis of Islam.

I had also mentioned that even the Arabs, the race to which the Prophet belonged, have not been ever able to form one ethnic nation state with the glue of Islam, the religion that they have taken almost all over the world. The glue of Islam has worked only in West Pakistan so far.

Because of this concept, this mindset based solely on religion, it is the only place in the world which can safely host and encourage the likes of Laden and his Al Qaida. What the Arabs had never been able to achieve in the name of Islam is alive and kicking in Pakistan and was so in Afghanistan too, when Pakistan was ruling it through its creation, the Taliban.

Pakistan is the perfect, multi-ethnic Muslim setting needed to launch a global war on Christianity and Hinduism in the name of Islam.

The only way, to my mind, as I have written in earlier posts, which are worth a visit, to put an end to this ever increasing menace, is to take out the nation state of Pakistan. These can be found here.

The creation of a Bengali Muslim Bangladesh has already reduced the menace posed by Pakistan considerably. Imagine the situation if Bangladesh too was part of Pakistan today. Carving ethnic states out of West Pakistan is the only way to end the dangerous mindset and concept that Pakistan has become.

Ethnic states like Sind, Baluchistan and even Punjab are not only not likely to fall into the mindless trap of becoming the breeding ground of global terrorism based on Islamic fundamentalism, but will also better integrate with non-Muslim nations. Is that not what the world wants? And fast?