A Glimpse of the Pakistan You Don't See on 'Homeland'

According to the writers on "Homeland," Pakistan is a country full of terrorists with wild beards, invisible women cloaked in burqas, urban squalor, and people who speak Urdu in a near unrecognizable accent. From the Pakistani perspective, it would be funny if it weren’t perpetuating the same old stereotypes. It’s gotten so bad that real-life Pakistani officials sent a formal complaint to the show's producers. The officials were especially upset that the show portrayed Pakistanis as nothing more than terrorist sympathizers.
In reality, more than 50,000 Pakistanis (and counting) have died in terrorist attacks since 9/11. The vast majority of the country lives in fear of terrorist activity.



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