Monday, October 22, 2007

Pakistan Found

The tragic bombing in Karachi has firmly placed the spotlight on Pakistan with the international press giving the country badly needed coverage. The Weekly Standard, (my favourite news'zine!) leads with "While Pakistan Burns," the cartoon on the cover is sad and funny; whereas Newsweek, in a moment of composed and restrained reportage, has decided to dedicate its most recent issue to "The most dangerous country in the world [which] isn't Iraq. Its Pakistan."
The Atlantic Monthly links its Paksitan story with an old, rather insightful, article on Suicide Bombings in Israel titled "The Logic of Suicide Terrorism."

4 comments:

Ahsan said...

badly needed coverage? are you implying we're not in the news enough?

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling he was being sarcastic. Can't be sure though.

Ahsan said...

never can be when it comes to kabir's sarcasm.

to our loyal readers: i'm sorry i couldn't write on the karachi bombings. i had a lot of stuff come up quite quickly. i'm hoping to get some time on thursday evening. stay tuned.

Ismat said...

Sorry I'm posting this here but I wanted to bring this to your attention if it wasn't already.

Coming to a university campus near you...

http://www.terrorismawareness.org/islamo-fascism-awareness-week/

And a related article by Barbara Ehrenreich in The Nation http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071105/ehrenreich