Zakaria: Choice to modernize Pakistan must be Pakistanis’
Violence caused by jihads is a relatively new problem, but many people associate it with Islam as a whole.
People first thought the cause of the Sept. 11 attacks had to do with Islam, a religion that has been around since the seventh century.
Despite beliefs that the religion is the cause of some violence, countries such as Indonesia and India are peaceful and democratic societies, said Fareed Zakaria, editor-at-large of Time magazine and CNN host, during Monday’s morning lecture.
Zakaria was the first speaker of Week Five, themed “Pakistan: Straddling the Boundary Between Asia and the Middle East.” He informed the audience about the history of Westernization in the Arab world and Pakistan’s deeply rooted religious nationalism.