Pakistan and its Prez (global politics) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I ran into this on another board. The man's got guts!

PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF of Pakistan provoked the ire of Islamic fundamentalists yesterday when he berated Muslims as the “most unenlightened and the weakest of all the human race” and called for an act of collective self-criticism. He blamed the backwardness of Muslims on their involvement in “fratricidal conflicts” which, he said, was the main reason why they were perceived as terrorists. General Musharraf’s scathing comments came while his military Government is locked in a confrontation with the extremists who have vowed to bring him down.

General Musharraf said that the Islamic world was living in darkness. Muslims had been left behind the developed world because they had not invested in education and technology.

“Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the most unhealthy, the most unenlightened, the most deprived and the weakest of all the human race,” he told a science and technology conference on Saturday. The time had come for Islamic nations to take part in collective self-criticism. “Once such an assessment is made, it would not be difficult to realise that the entire Islamic world was far behind the developed world,” he said.

All I can say is May Allah, the merciful and compassionate, give them ears to hear and may He give the prez LOTSA protection!

-- john (, February 21, 2002


Although that post was somewhat interesting, it really has no place on a forum that is about subjects that people need help/education with in county living.

There is plenty of political and other discussion areas that one can discuss politic's. This forum is not a political discussion forum.

Michael C

-- Michael C (, February 21, 2002.

Maybe it's not to do with homesteading per se; but it is intersesting stuff that country neighbors might chat about, and that's what we are here, country neighbors. I, for one, spend so much time on this board that I don't have any time to read news and political boards. It's this or NPR intelligent talk radio on my long commute into the city.

-- Debbie in MO (, February 21, 2002.

who says politics,, stock market, and such has NOTHING to do with homesteading?

-- Stan (, February 21, 2002.

I think the post in just fine. We do not live in a vacuum. We are affected by world events. An occasional update on world events doesn't hurt any of us. I don't watch much of the news because it is often slanted and it also upsets me. I appreciate when someone finds an extraspecial news event and bothers to let us know. Thank you, John.

-- Maureen in GA (, February 21, 2002.

I second Maureen . . . especially when the press doesn't make any or little mention of it. All or us are affected, even in a small way. John called it straight; what guts this man has, expressing himself this way and I hope his security are on their toes.

-- j.r. guerra in s. tx. (, February 21, 2002.

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