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Figure 63: Is India socially and economically more prosperous and developed than Pakistan?

Attitude towards the West  Besides India, another area where the views of this set of youth were unaffected by their better education and exposure, related to the west. Since the bulk of the age group grew up during the late 1980s, the 1990s and onwards, their world view seems to have shaped by the domestic debates on various international crisis. This generation has had an exceptional access to information and thus more exposed to the media debates which have largely been suspect of the west. A popular notion in Pakistan, generated primarily by the media, is that the crisis facing Pakistan is owed to some conspiracy by American or Israeli intelligence. Moreover, the 1990s witnessed major world events/crisis such as the Palestinian intifada, American attack on Iraq, and the crisis in Bosnia and Chechnya in which Muslims appear to be in dire straits. To top it all, the tension linked with the Danish cartoon controversy, which took place in the past 5-6 years, has formulated a negative opinion of the west which came out clearly in the respondents defining the biggest threat to the Muslim ummah.

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