Pakistan; the saga continues …. (Sep 27, 2015)
Written by FS
Eight months after the massacre of school children in Peshawar, an incident which shook Pakistan to the core, Capt. Isfandyar Bukhari moves the nation with his fearless and brilliant combat with the militants. The 28-year-old soldier led his troops from the front, received straight bullets in his chest but managed to prevent another major tragedy involving large scale civilian casualties. The story of the soldier with an exceptional profile, which included the highest award ‘Sword of Honor’ from Pakistan Military Academy, adds another chapter to the story of Pakistan struggling to fight back Islamist militancy.
The rationale behind this ongoing war, however, remains as fuzzy as ever.
Various previously published articles and book chapters written by Dr. An-Na’im will be highlighted in rotation as “Featured Publications” on the homepage, and presented as blog posts, in order to explore and clarify various aspects of the Islamic imperative of a secular state. The articles and book chapters to be rotated in this manner are all available under the “About” section of this website, and are featured in these ways to trace the evolution of my own thinking as a Muslim around these issues. I came to the position I am now advocating through a personal struggle and process of trial and error, and not as a result of simplistic mimicking of western liberal thought.