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President Musharraf Criticized Over Red Mosque

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President Musharraf Criticized Over Red Mosque

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President Musharraf Criticized Over Red Mosque

President Musharraf Criticized Over Red Mosque

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The siege in Islamabad's Red Mosque ended earlier this week, after two days of fighting between government forces and Islamists. At least 75 supporters of the hard-line clerics of the mosque were killed; so were 10 Pakistani soldiers. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's decision to move against the Islamists was unpopular among many Pakistanis, and even elements of the army. Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani analyst in Lahore, talks about what the actions mean for Pakistan and President Musharraf with Scott Simon.

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