Islamists Rise in Pakistan Due to Anti-Americanism Islamist parties in Pakistan are gaining in power and popularity. The rise is tied to Pakistanis' dislike of the American war on terror and with the behavior and record of the country's established political parties. Although pro-Western President Musharraf remains firmly in control, the Islamists have a large following and a permanent presence. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

Islamists Rise in Pakistan Due to Anti-Americanism

Islamists Rise in Pakistan Due to Anti-Americanism

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Islamist parties in Pakistan are gaining in power and popularity. The rise is tied to Pakistanis' dislike of the American war on terror and with the behavior and record of the country's established political parties. Although pro-Western President Musharraf remains firmly in control, the Islamists have a large following and a permanent presence. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.