Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Islamism in the Pakistan Army: Analysis

'The largest risk to United States National Security, and global security, is over the disposition of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.  Islamization of the organization from the top down obviously would be a colossal challenge…'

Islam is nuclear-armed Pakistan's organizing principle. Rightwing political Islam, or Islamism, permeates Pakistan's army, the crucial institution in a country that clearly can be considered a failed state. The growth of the clerical fascist creed, its manipulation and use by domestic and foreign powers, is brilliantly analyzed by Jason Roach. Read more.