Paracha: Pak Conspiracy Theory CultureAug 26th, 2009 | By Editor | 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.