July 22, 2005

NEVER SHOW YOUR OPPONENT HOW WEAK YOUR HAND IS:

Rallies against Pakistan crackdown fall flat (Faisal Aziz, Jul 22, 2005, Reuters)

An Islamist call for nationwide protests in Pakistan against a crackdown on militants after the July 7 London bombings fell flat on Friday with rallies in big cities failing to attract more than a few hundred people.

More than 300 militant suspects have been detained across Pakistan since revelations that three of the four London bombers were British Muslims of Pakistani origin who had visited the country before the attacks.

Pakistan's main alliance of Islamist parties, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, called for protest rallies after Friday prayers, when tens of millions of Pakistanis visit mosques.

But like previous calls for demonstrations against President Pervez Musharraf's support for the U.S.-led "war on terror," it failed to draw big crowds.


Only the Osamists and the Islamophobes think Islamicism has any general appeal to Muslims.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 22, 2005 10:27 AM
Comments

The title of this post is our blogger's motto.

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at July 22, 2005 7:09 PM

I am not surprised that people did not come out in mobs to face the Pakistani police.

Doesn't mean they do not support Islam.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 23, 2005 6:46 PM

It means they do.

Posted by: oj at July 23, 2005 8:08 PM
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