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Islamists' success rebounds on Musharraf

Date: October 11, 2002
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QUOTE: "We have created many stereotypical images of mullahs. It is blatantly unfair to say that all pious people are fundamentalists."

ABSTRACT: Pakistan's “hard-line” Islamic party’s victory in the recent parliament election have led to speculation that President Musharraf might be pressured to change its policy of supporting the US in its campaign to capture al-Qaeda and Taliban members. A coalition of  six Islamic parties, the “Muttahida Majlis Amal”, that won 40 percent of the seat, advocates for an end to Pakistan support to US. General Musharraf’s attempt to undermine the country’s two main political parties whose leaders are in exile has weakened the groups and given space to the mullahs. Anis Ahmed of Islamabad's Institute of Policy Studies argued that: "We have created many stereotypical images of mullahs. It is blatantly unfair to say that all pious people are fundamentalists."
--- yemisrach benalfew

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