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“You have to understand that these are very exciting as well as scary times for the entire Muslim world. Because if the bloggers and the secular Muslims succeed in Dhaka, then we have the first counter-revolution after 1979 staged against Islamo-fascism anywhere. If Islamo- fascism is defeated there, it would trickle down to India. The [Bangladeshi] constitution has secularism as its binding principle; citizenship in Bangladesh cannot be based on inheritance, race or religion. It’s the only Muslim country, other than Indonesia that moved in this direction. So it’s very significant that Prime Minister Hasina Wajed has taken action against the bloggers because she believes they are wrong. I think she is making the same tactical mistake that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto made in 1977 when he decided to outdo the Islamists and banned drinking in Pakistan. Then he said, “Let’s take Sunday out and make Friday a holiday.” She’s making a huge strategic error. The Awami League can still correct this, though, and win the next election. ”—Tarek Fateh speaks to Kunal Majumder (Tehelka) - On Pakistan, Bangladesh, the bloggers revolution and the fake country debate. No holds barred, deliberately proactive.
Musharraf: Rick Perry Running for President
(Sidenote: what series of circumstances led Musharraf and Rick Perry to meet?)