Just an opinion
Mujahidden: The same who turned against America after the Colonisation
I was reading an article by Jason Burke in the guardian and he was trying hard to analyze as well as convince readers his new understanding of Pakistan.In most part of his long article he insisted on the point that western press exaggerates Islamisation in that soceity. This was certainly something different coming from the western press.
It is difficult to capture the ground realities of a society when you are living in a different part of the world and most of the time there is a chance of missing the key point.Many Muslims when they discuss the reasons for the newly created clash of civilizations they often tend to point towards the social values and religious believes of the western societies,this notion as we all know is more emotional and farther from truth.After living in a western country for almost a decade I have felt the tendency of people to misinterpret issues is common among both worlds.West is getting more and more obsessed with its advancements which they have gained over the years after enormous hardwork.In this whole excitement of acquiring enormous freedom they have forgotten the tendency to respect other peoples struggle.
If we look back at the recent history there are a few countries who have not gone through some major hardships in building up their societies and especially political sytems.Crisis has been everywhere; Northern and Southern parts of America fought a war among against each other over a bill, Europeans killed each other for centuries, India was divided into pieces then the almost whole Middle East went up in smoke and is still going through the suffering.
Ronald Reagan and General Zia. General Zia-ul-Haq came to power after he overthrew ruling Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in a military coup d'état on July 5, 1977.
Pakistan have gone through the same kind of conditions and are still fighting to make things right.The nation never forgets how their first elected Prime Minister was hanged by a military general and the imposition harshest form of religious laws .He was taken aboard by the American along with Bin Laden to fight the war for democracy against an evil empire.
The civil society in Pakistan has been struggling to back its control over the state and its institutions.Americans are not interested in any long term objectives e.g., Democracy.