Democracy in Action: Islamists take a beating in Pakistan

In a show of strong democratic action Pakistan is unseating its military and religious fanatics. While this isn’t entirely what our current administration might be hoping for it is good to see that the religious fringes are also seeing losses.

Islamist parties in the volatile Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan have long had great influence in the region. They lost their seats on Monday to secular, anti-religious parities. Steve Inskeep talks to Tarek Fatimi, a former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, about the implications of the vote.

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Islamist Parties Suffer Heavy Losses in Pakistan