Monday, December 8, 2008

Who's the fundamentalist?

There's something amusing about this Fareed Zakaria article. The only moment he deems fit to associate fundamentalism is calling "Hindu fundamentalist.." The Laskhar-e-Taiba(Army of God) and likes are at most "Pakistani militants." Aha, no association with religion there you see! Of the few articles I've read by Fareed Zakaria, rarely if ever have I noticed him calling "Islamic fundamentalist" or "Muslim fundamentalist." Seems to be a deliberate miss to me. Why such reluctance when he is all to ready to announce "Hindu fundamentalist."

Even the Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata Party, traditionally ultrahawkish, is advocating "coercive diplomacy," calling on the world community to insist thatPakistan implement its U.N. treaty obligations to fight terrorism
And here's the clincher:
To the contrary, what the world needs is for Pakistan to decide on its own that its prospects are diminished by tolerance of such groups.
"Such groups?" Such as what? Oh, and yes, let Pakistan decide for itself. How convenient! Clearly, the man's a shill. What else do you expect from the son of an Islamic fundamentalist like Rafiq Zakaria? Yes, the same guy who declared that the President APJ Kalam is not a Muslim. 

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