Friday, March 6, 2015

Pakistan: No Country for Jews

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine

You don't hear much about Jews in Pakistan. Believe it or not, there are a few there. However, it seems like it's the same old story. Here is a report of a Jewish Pakistani man who was attacked by a mob.

The above link has a further link that describes the contributions of Karachi's old Jewish community. Pakistan, considering its present condition, could use more Jews. The country doesn't deserve them, however.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

It's all because the Nixon administration supported the Zia ul-Haq regime.

Gary Fouse said...

I knew it had to be Nixon's fault.

elwood p suggins said...

Or, alternatively, George W. Bush's.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

By the time Bush came along, it was too late... and he tried to treat Pakistan as a valued ally...

But Zia oversaw the sea change in Pakistani politics that dredged up the madrassahs and educated a whole generation in a peculiar fundamentalist brand of Islam, and he did it with the Nixon administration's fervent support.

Funding jihadis in Afghanistan, on the other hand, was the work of Ronald Reagan and Charlie Wilson, not Richard Nixon. (See how bipartisan my critique is?)