India, Pakistan, Afghanistan
Program #AHME003.Islamic terrorism is always portrayed as being in a class of its own by Western media, seperate from the atrocities commited by violent nationalist movements in India and elsewhere. Eqbal Ahmad discusses examples of ways in which successive US governments have promoted this idea, and the implications it has had on the subcontinent. Also discussed are the issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan after the US-backed rise of the Mujahideen forces, as well as the ongoing Kashmir issue and Hindu nationalism in India. Interviewed by David Barsamian.
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