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Commendation: Order of the Red Mosque

Reader comment on item: Red Mosque in Rebellion
in response to reader comment: Lets praise Pakistani Talent to fool the Western Leaders.

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 24, 2007 at 19:08

The Pakistani government is not alone in the Muslim world with the ability to project cooperation in the face of adversity in order to look good with the West. Other examples are Egypt, Saudi Arabia and others who are dealing with the perpetrators of coups of their own in their enemies' attempts to ovethrow them.

Muslim countries facing the Islamic threat of overthrow to establish fundamentalist regimes is the single greatest issue facing any Muslim country that embraces a more moderate form of Islam. Turkey is another example of the same possibility.

Do we continue to work with such countries, or throw stones because they got bloodied in the way they handled it. Like him or not, if Musharraf's government falls, then al-Qaeda, the Talibaan, etal, will have free reign in Pakistan and there will be plenty of commendations surrounding the perpetrators of Red Mosque insurrection to go around.

Also, the Islamic revolution will have ready to go nuclear capability to do whatever they want. We may not nessarily want to praise the Pakistani's for the way they do things, but the last this reader heard, they were not ready to spark a nuke against Western coalitionists.

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