Globally loved Obama is enemy of Muslims for Pak college students

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI  

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Lahore , Oct 22 (ANI): Students in Pakistan s top universities in Lahore are of the opinion that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is too aggressive, irresponsible and an enemy of Muslims. They said that his declared policy toward insurgency-plagued areas would make a bad situation worse, said a report in the Washington Times.

Obama has often repeated in his election campaign that he would authorise US forces to enter Pakistani territory to hunt down the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

The only country he is talking about bombing today is us. How could we possibly support him? said Sher Afghen Malik, a political science major at the University of the Punjab while approving nods of his classmates.

Khansa Qamar, a member of the school’’s model UN club, said her peers perceive Obama as even more dangerous than US President George W Bush with regard to his stance on Pakistan .

According to the paper, not even one among the two-dozen students in one class supported the Democratic candidate. A little more than half said that they preferred Senator John McCain because the Republican presidential candidate’’s statements on Pakistan have been less pointed.

Obamas comments set Pakistan ‘’s media machine on spin cycle, hardening the views of many people who, otherwise, had been supportive of him, said Khalid Butt, a political science instructor at Government College in Lahore . This shows what a few misguided statements can do, he said.

Much of the rest of the world has a much more positive view: of an Obama presidency, said the paper and added that a recent survey of 24 nations by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found high levels of interest in the US election and widespread optimism that American foreign policy will change for the better under an Obama administration.

But, most Pakistanis surveyed said they made no distinction between the two candidates. Pakistanis and respondents from three other nations - Egypt , Lebanon and Jordan - collectively anticipated a turn for the worse no matter who wins the US election. (ANI)

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