It’s a very special honor when a journalist of Robert Fisk’s credentials and experience quotes from an article that you have written. In the article, “Who is bombing whom?”, Fisk quotes from an article that Khalid Muhammad wrote for The Nation in Pakistan about Saudi Arabia demanding only Sunni soldiers and officers for a ground invasion into Yemen.
“It’s best left to that fine Pakistani newspaper The Nation – and the writer Khalid Muhammad – to respond to this sectarian demand. ‘The army and the population of Pakistan are united for the first time in many years to eliminate the scourge of terrorism,’ Muhammad writes. But ‘the Saudis are now trying to not only divide the population, but divide our army as well. When a soldier puts on a uniform, he fights for the country that he calls home, not the religious beliefs that they carry individually… Do they (the Saudis) believe that a professional military like Pakistan… can’t fight for a unified justified cause? If that is the case then why ask Pakistan to send its armed forces?'”
You can read the entire article here.