Benazir Bhutto 1953 – 2007
Multiple Choice Question:
Who benefits from the murder of Ms. Bhutto?
A. The Pakistani ruling junta ready for anything to maintain the status-quo?
B. The fundamentalist nutcases and their nihilist and cowardly vision of the world?
C. Some external forces who might find some benefit in keeping Pakistan as volatile and unstable as possible?
Ms. Bhutto has been accused of incompetence, nepotism and corruption in the past, nevertheless she has never been convicted nor has any evidence ever been brought against her. One thing is for sure: she was a hell of a courageous, beautiful and charismatic woman. A Muslim woman who undeniably loved her country and refused to hand it over to arbitrary rulers or to absolutist fanatics.
Pakistan -a nuclear power- is a bullet away from Islamic revolution which would plunge the whole country into a night, darker than the one it already struggles to override. I think that the best homage that her followers may offer to her memory is for their party to get rid of the current prevailing nepotistic system and transform it into a modern and democratic party, offering the secularist alternative that most Pakistanis are today in bad need for.
Rest in peace Ms. Bhutto.
> Murtaza Shibli’s summing up of the life and death of Binazir Bhutto and the surrounding drama unfolding in Pakistan.
> Benazir Bhutto hosted by Aljazeera’s David Frost, last november.
> The life and death of Benazir Bhutto.
> This is what the Moroccan blogosphere thinks about this tragedy (Thanks Jillian!)
Image courtesy of Aljazeera.net