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‘Burka’ and Intellectual Terrorism

March 23, 2010 by

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By Awais Masood In an article published in the January 2009 edition of Newsline, prominent Pakistani academic, scientist and social activist Pervez Hoodbhoy outlined the root causes of religious extremism in Pakistan and while doing so pointed out towards deliberate attempts of imposing an Arab culture upon the pluralistic South Asian traditions upheld by the […]

Glory, Piety and Politics

March 14, 2010 by

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By Nadeem F. Paracha DAWN – Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 Many young Pakistanis, who in their reactionary worldview cannot relate to the conventional make-up of the long-bearded and mullah-looking hawkers of intransigent ideas, have found their man in the dashing (Che Guevara-meets-Saladin) shape of Zaid Hamid. But this phenomenon does not begin or end with […]