In brief

December 24, 1999

You seem to relish stigmatising Islam as a repressive religion with Muslims as an intolerant bunch of tyrants and freaks. More recently, your front page carried a rather loaded title: "Poor Pakistan" followed by "Is Islam the cause of its undemocratic way?" (THES, November 26) Inside, General Zia's pictures further reinforced a negative view of Pakistan. While discussing Israel would you zero in on Judaism in a similar way and print pictures of wailing Jews?

Farooq Jalal


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