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History Taught In Pakistan
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Pakistanis posit their Islam in the Indian context. At its core - the Pakistani consider Islam a tool to modernize "Hinduism". Per the Pakistani conception - "Hinduism" as it stands today has deviated considerably from the original principles they feel were laid out in Sanatan Dharma.

Unlike Indians who view "dharmic" philosophy as one out of *many* streams of thought embedded into the "Hindu" world view - the Pakistanis see Sanatan Dharma as a kind of original/pure "Hinduism". This is a very very peculiar interpretation of the greater body of Hindu thought and indeed it lacks the sophistication of the approach laid out in various commentaries but ultimately the Pakistanis cling to this view as dearly as some Hindus cling to the last of the Upanisads.

The Pakistanis see Islam as a vehicle to reform and remove the "perversions" introduced by a departure from Dharmic norms. In particular the Pakistanis want to correct the following

1) the ossification of society due to caste and ethnicity based prejudice and

2) the subjugation of the masses through the use of religious practices.

This is why prominent Pakistanis proudly cling to their Indian cultural affiliation while describing their conversion as a process of "coming into the Light" ... of seeing the "noor e la illah".

The Pakistanis think of themselves as latter day Pandavas whose only claim to legitimacy lay in an appeal to "Dharmic" principles.

The Pakistani proponents of Islam see themselves as the rightful heirs to the spiritual leadership of India and view any dissidence or diversion from their conception of things as a challenge to their unquestionable claim of leadership.

A threat to attack Mecca and Madina (apart from threatening icons close to the hearts of millions of innocent Indian Muslims)- will have little or no effect in deterring Pakistan. At most it will be seen as a strengthening the Pakistani claim of fighting a implacable foe that threatens the entire fabric of Islam.

The Pakistanis see themselves as the leading lights of Islam. In their view - if by virtue of their actions - Mecca and Madina are "purified" - then that is a *good* thing. They want to be the unchallenged leaders of the Muslim world.

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