On my way to work yesterday, NPR announced that former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had been assassinated. My first reaction was sadness; I knew that she was a groundbreaking figure – the first female leader of a Muslim nation. But I didn’t want to write a post here without giving it more thought. What do I really know about this person? Very little, actually; as a typical American, I feel that I am pretty ignorant on many world affairs. I know Bhutto had been in exile and had recently come back to her country to run in the upcoming election, and that she was having a public battle with President Pervez Musharraf, but that’s about all I knew… And now, even after a full 24 hours of constant news updates and a little research, I still don’t feel I have a full understanding of her role in the history and future of
The latest news is that the suicide bomber that shot at Bhutto before killing himself was a linked to Al Qaeda, but this has yet to be confirmed.