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The Growth of Islamism in the Pakistan Army

Off the mark, in more than one ways. Based on so many half-explained hypotheses and misguided assumptions. Here are a few examples: 1. The author chose not to explain why Gen Zia "needed" to promote a pan-Islamic narrative? Surely not because the nation of Pakistan was dying to see that happen. Such narrative was instead desperately needed by the entire "free world" in its epic "jihad" against the Communist International. Remember a President, not the "Islamizing" Zia, calling the unruly guests from Afghanistan's mountains the "moral equivalents" of a great nation's founding fathers? 2. Our learned MSG has also not explained how the so called "modern recruiting strategy has exposed the Army to these woes of society"? And what kind of woes? The said society elected just four repeated four religious party members to its national legislative assembly in the last elections, i....

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-growth-of-islami...

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