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Playing with Fire by Pamela Constable
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Jan 15, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: history, nonfiction, religion, read-from-library, terrorists, war, asia, pakistan, political
Read from January 13 to February 06, 2012

This book examined a lot of different aspects that affect the state of Pakistan and its communities, such as religion, economic prostitutes, democracy, corruption, cultural norms, radical Islam, charities, public opinions and religion. I though it was very thorough and well researched but because of that I sometimes lost interest however it had very many part that I did enjoy and kept my attention.

The best explanation of the current state of Pakistan comes from a quote by Mohammed Allama Iqbal, a liberal philosopher from page 218. "In the begging, Pakistan was created as a new and strange experiment, based on the idea that Islam could mean democracy, human rights and the rule of the law... The Problem was that conventional Islam is not modern or democratic. After Jinnah died, we deviated from the course and our idealism was lost."

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