Paracha: Pak Conspiracy Theory Culture

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha – renowned columnist for the leading English language Pakistani newspaper, Dawn – discusses the entrenched conspiracy theory culture of the country. He describes how:

(a) most of what is taught to students in Pak schools as history and Islam is “half lies”;

(b) there has been a dramatic increase in conspiracy theories with onset of social, economic, religious, and political turmoil in Pak;

(c) an increasing number of youngsters are being misled by conspiracy theories as very few intellectuals are given an opportunity by media to debunk them; and

(d) it is critically important for Pakistanis and Muslims to use commonsense and patience to understand today’s complex issues. This interview was recorded in 2009.

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