Friday, August 11, 2006
Who am I?
Sometimes I wonder what our identity is? We are a confused nation. Our national language is Urdu, but our official language is English. Our deen is Islam, but our laws are British. Then all the confusion of the two poles; one of religion, the other of the world. And to add more confusion, we have traditions and customs that don't fit into either category. We also have Pervaiz Musharraf's " enlightened modernism', whatever the heck that is. I'd like to quote one Arab leader talking to the BBC. On question of that country still being ruled by a monarchy he replied " We believe in MODERNIZATION but not WESTERNIZATION" . Pretty deep if you think about it. Anyways, I know I'm jumping from thought to thought making absolutely no sense---but then how can I?? Do I know who I am??