Saturday, September 22, 2012

How can the world take Pakistan seriously when one of their Government Ministers acts like a terrorist!?

We all know that a great deal of offence has been taken by the Islamic World over the stupid and insulting film made by a ’new American,’ (actually I don’t know if he is a citizen) and by the publication of offensive cartoons by a French magazine.
We have seen the results whereby a section of Islam has hit the streets, killing and creating mayhem. I can understand the anger, but not the extent of the response.
Now, however we have a member of the Pakistani Government acting like a terrorist. By putting bounty on the head of the deluded filmmaker, he has reached very low level. No one can take the Pakistani Government as being part of the civilized world if they allow this to continue. I suspect that his position will be under threat and that the Government will get rid of him and come back into the community of nations that peruses a more moderate response.
His actions may further inflame what is already an intolerable situation. If religion causes such responses, then to me, it is not something that I would aspire to. Of course, I must not forget those many tolerant and loving people who follow a much more gentle and inspiring form of faith. More power to them!
The Pakistani Government is 'distancing itself' from the actions of its rogue Minister. THAT IS JUST NOT ENOUGH!