Episode

3/28 Rafia Zakaria: Terror in Lahore and Decolonising Education

March 28, 2016

On today’s show journalist Rafia Zakaria (@rafiazakaria) joins us to discuss her latest piece Decolonising Education and the terror attacks on Lahore.

Terror attacks in Lahore on Easter Sunday. How attacks targeted Christians, and how despite this most victims were Christians. Tension between the Pakistani government and the hardline Islamists groups regarding the national recognition of minority religious holidays. The evolving relationship between Pervez Musharraf and radical terror. The “they must’ve had this coming” attitude toward terrorism in Pakistan. Valuing all victims in the war on terror regardless of race and religion. Rafia’s Decolonising Education. Reclaiming decolonization away from terrorist ideologies. The toll taken by the politicization of “human rights,” which only seem to matter in countries we want to intervene in. Holes in the human rights framework.

And on the Fun Half – A bird lands on Bernie’s lectern. John Kerry smacks down GOP stupidity. Everyone spent the weekend talking about Ted Cruz’s alleged girlfriends. On “Bernie or Bust.” Plus your calls and IMs.

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