Thursday, June 2, 2011

Moderate Islamic Pakistan? 67% want Pakistan to be more Islamic

67% of people of Pakistan want Islamization of Pakistan. 20% have no opinion. Only 13%, mostly secular liberals and minorities, oppose Islamization. These are the results of a Gallup poll (Gallup Pakistan).

No wonder then that Hindus have disappeared from Pakistan and Christians are on the way to extermination too (read this too). 

Even then, our Prime Minister says India and Pakistan should fight the menace of Islamic terrorism and  'Taliban like elements' together. Such is the grasp of our politicians and our security establishment. More importantly our pathetic school of intellectuals (comprising journalists and historians) will never really see what this 'Islamization' means as for them Islam has right to be what it wants but Hindus and Hinduism are just elements of fascism. But I am sure that what ever this 'Islamization' means but it is not secularism in its basic concept i.e. equality of all people irrespective of religion. 

LAHORE – As many as 67 per cent people of Pakistan want the government take steps for Islamisation, a clear indication that for whatever reasons they have lost faith in the existing system.
According to a survey carried out by Gilani Research Foundation, 31 per cent people want the government take the required steps at once. However, 48 per cent think that the needed steps should be taken one by one. People approached for survey had been asked: “In your opinion should the government take steps to Islamise the society?” These findings clearly mean that the claims made by various elements that Pakistan should be a secular state are totally baseless and contrary to the wishes of the people.
This is a unique kind of survey carried out by an organization (Gallup Pakistan) in a society where more than 90 per cent people are Muslims, no matter which sect they belong to. That 31 per cent people want ‘immediate’ steps for Islamisation means that they are totally disappointed with the ability of the existing system to solve their problems and want to switch over to the Islamic system, for the sake of which the country had been created in 1947.
According to the survey, 48 per cent people are for a gradual approach. In other words, they want the government to take the required steps one by one.
Without any iota of doubt, these people also pin their hopes on the Islamic system, but want it introduced gradually, which, ostensibly, means that no hasty step should be taken which had the potential to backfire.
Thirteen per cent of those approached for their opinions said there was no need for Islamization. Such people could be secularists, liberals or of the minority communities...........

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