First of her 2 terms as PM - even one term is still a rare feat for a woman in any land, but especially rare in any Muslim one.
And whoever rules Pakistan controls nuclear weapons.
Thursday, 27 December 2007
She knew she was a target, but did not let that stop her, or even influence her.
The first target for the vicious Jihadis is not US, or Israel, or UK, but lovers of freedom and democrarcy in their own lands.
And Benazir and those, women and men, who bravely will follow in her path, are the front-line defenders of freedom for all of us.
The latest victim to be murdered by Islamo-fascist Jihadis. And being a woman as well as leading a democratic political party, and unconditionally opposed to terror, this brave leader was their ideal target.
Two brothers were murdered, and her father, also a PM, was hanged. She was 12th and 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
As with Egypt's President Sadat murdered in 1981, or Jordan's King Abdullah in 1951, or PMs in Lebanon or Egypt, Muslim fanatics continue to be a grave threat to their own peoples, as well as to their neighbors. The savage Jihadis are the common enemy of all democrats, and the reaction to Benazir's murder will show who is really determined to confront, and eliminate, such conspirators, and their ideology. There is no room for neutrality, much less ambiguity, in this struggle for human decency and freedom, which unites people of all faiths or lands.