Mosharraf Zaidi, The International News | April 21, 2009
The love Pakistanis have for their country will mean that the Taliban can never be victorious there. ++ There is a "real and irresistible agenda for reform and renewal in Pakistan's cities." ++ The religious right is tone-deaf, and politically irrelevant. ++ Pakistani Muslims will not remain hostage to their sense of religious inferiority to the mullah. ++ "Violent extremists can flog the odd alleged straying couple, but they cannot flog 172 million people." ++ "They cannot win this war, and that is why they're so angry all the time."