I agree with your historical analysis. However, we should still base our nationalism on a religious basis in the sense that it be for Pakistani Muslims and not inclusive of non-Muslims. To include Pakistani non-Muslims in our nationalism would be against our raison d'etre as Pakistan was established in the interests of the Muslim residents.Wasted my sarcasm on you;
being keyboard happy you didn't even click on the link.
(Make a historical and political argument not a religious one.
Forum rules prohibit religious discussions. )
You conveniently skipped why we lost the Civil War in 1971.. (But dyslexia is a common affliction...)
In case you noticed the Kashmiris are basing their struggle on Nationalism not Islam and they shout " Azaadi " not the takbeer. Which is why I don't support a military solution to Kashmir. It should be left to fester. If there had been real support from
Kashmiris in the valley we would have taken the territory in 1947-1948 and again in 1965. There is a Kashmiri nationalism headed by the Abdullahs and Mufti Sayeeds that have worked against Pakistan for decades and in both wars their collaboration with India resulted in the capture and killing of hundreds of Pakistani soldiers. The Pahadi speaking Kashmiris from Muzaffarabad and Mirpur, are distinct from the Kashmiri and Dogri speaking population of Srinagar and Jammu. They are only using us as the East Bengalis used us in 1947 to establish a foothold on their territory for a future independent Kashmir state.
If ever a Marxist government comes to power in India they will hand the Kashmir Valley over a platter, and watch the fun , as these very "Mujahids" turn their guns on us just as half the Afghan's are willing to slaughter us for their Pashtun Nationalism.
India never invaded East Pakistan in 1965 despite favorable logistics, They bided their time knowing that Bengali nationalism will trump "Islamic Unity" shortly just as Arab Nationalism had ripped apart a 600 year Ottoman Empire just five decades earlier. Their calculations proved correct.
Turkey would have been cut to a hundred pieces and enslaved if
Arab Nationalist collusion with Western Imperialism had been successfully, and had its way. Turkish Nationalism saved the nation.
It was secular Turkish nationalism under Mustafa Kamal that saved Turkey as we know it today.
The only " surrender " we have seen was on 16th December 1971, thanks to our innocence that Bengali Nationalism is a myth and we are all devout Muslims. Our armed forces had the foresight not to fight to the "last bullet and last man" for a land that didn't want us.
East Pakistan should have been kicked off in 1947. It was indefensible with a restive hostile population and was not worth the life of a single Pakistani soldier.
Your beating the Ummah solidarity drum has no basis in history and shows a remarkable ignorance of the latter.
The fitna wars (656–661 CE), so soon after the advent of Islam and later the Qamaratian sack of Mecca in 930 C.E. shows how fragile the Ummah is ...
We won't even go to present events why Qatar and Saudi Arabia nearly went to war with each other..,
Or the fact the original name for the cradle of Islam was Hejaz which has now been corrupted to a "Saudi Arabia "; the personal property of the chieftain of one Bedouin tribe and his family.
Know your history... kid
In case we are forgetting, the birth of Pakistan was accompanied with the expulsion of most Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs who were exchanged for Indian Muslims ethnically cleansed from East Punjab, Delhi, a few Rajputana states (Alwar & Bharatpur) and eastern districts of Jammu. So we'd end up having to apologise for the forced population transfers and killing of Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs in 1947 if we were to adopt a Pakistani nationalism which is inclusive of religious minorities. They can be our protected citizens, but should they engage in treachery to the state they should be eligible for the collective treatment meted out to the treacherous East Pakistani Hindus and treacherous Jews of Banu Qurayza.
We also need to retain the two-nation theory as our national narrative in case any foreign Muslims (this is increasingly likely in Modi's India) change their mind about Pakistan.