Friday, April 30, 2004

"Surprise! We're Human"

An ethnic mailing list in Silicon Valley was recently--as these lists are wont to--going apesh*t over the "secularism" versus religion as a guiding principle issue and gave me reason to say
Surprise! Underneath it all, we're all human!!
Seriously, it does get frustrating when people either talk as if, as Pakistanis, we're politically and constitutionally aboriginal savages and "The West" is some paragon of civilization [assasinations as a tool of war, anyone?!!]--or that, just we because we were born Muslims, we're angelic beings and "The West" is morally depraved.