Scott Horton Interviews Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq, intern at The Nation, discusses his article “Our immoral drone war;” why the media pursues a cause-and-effect rationalization when an American commits an atrocity, but not when a Muslim does; the cycle of violence and radicalization in the US and Pakistan; why billions in US aid to Pakistan aren’t enough to offset the War on Terror’s destructive force; and whether Stanley McChrystal’s “insurgent math” applies to Pakistanis as well as Afghans.
MP3 here. (19:51)
Umar Farooq was born in Pakistan, raised in New Orleans, and spent five years as an activist and independent journalist in Baltimore. He is currently interning at The Nation, and tries to maintain a blog.