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What Muslim country is ideologically most similar to Pakistan?

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  1. Aspen

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    What Muslim country is most similar to Pakistan in terms of ideological, moral, political, and societal framework of values?
     
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    I don't think there is any except maybe Turkey.
     
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    I would say Malaysia for its strong Muslim Identity (Malays).
     
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    TURKIYE

    1. Same flag

    2. Same F-16s

    3. Same strong sense of brotherhood among Muslims

    4. Same Fighting Spirit

    5. Same caring for refugees, providing shelter to them (Pakistan hosts Afghans while Turks host Syrians)

    6. Same hostile enemies in neighborhood.

    7. Same Sunni Majority with great level of tolerance for minorities

    8. Both have strong militaries

    Pakistanis have NO reason to NOT like Turks, to be honest.
     
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    Malaysia is vastly different to Pakistan in outlook and identity. Malaysia is more liberal , secular and generaly the minorities and different sects live peacefully .
     
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    Has to be Turkey except Turkey is a much more educated, richer and relatively more liberal society.

    IMO.
     
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    most Arabians, half of Afghanis and and many Iranis are similar in belief system to two different mazhahib of Pakistan. Turks can not be any more different than they are, most of them would rather be related to Christendom then to Islam of any mazhab
     
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    You could not be farther away. Turkey is very nationalistic as opposed to pan-Islamic.
     
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    do Pakistanis have ancestor worship? different Malaysian groups are related more to the Chinese and Injuns than Pakistan
     
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    Turkey has a mostly homogeneous population. Turkish nationalism has base in Language and ethnicity and their rich Millennia old History. Its has seen multiple time periods some when religion held significance some where it didn't. Due to the Nationality being based on ethnicity Turks have not seen any large scale Sectarian violence. Although Turkish Military History is vast they dont have at this time any significant Enemy.

    Meanwhile Pakistan is a Multi ethnic country with dozens of Spoken Languages. Pakistan's Ideology is based on Islam and I dont think there is any country with similar ideological bases. Pakistan ethno-religious makeup makes Pakistan a lot more complicated. And we have an enemy 7 times larger than us that presents an existential threat to us. Pakistan is an enigma as far as countries are concerned.

    Both are quite different countries with different set of problems and challenges due to their Enthno-religious Composition and Geography.
     
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    Turkey is part of the western world in this era. In terms of culture they are closer to countries in the balkans than pakistan
     
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    And because of them trying to be Western until recently with Erdogan they have openly gay men, and liberal women who support them. Democracy is fine, but Western ideals are not.
     
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    What kind of a comment is this?
    Why do pakistanis always, always reach out to friends in the gulf when we feel like we need some?
     
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    You are a typical relative of pdf moderators.
     
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    With population booming in all of the Arab world we will have "power" whatever that means in his situation. Turkey could collapse at any time, or a coup could take out Erdogan which would leave it more or less powerless.