I moved to Islamabad in 2005 when we decided at Newsday in New York that Pakistan was the most important place in the world to open a new bureau. It’s still a country with terrible problems, some of which pose risks in working here. Still, for all the frightening headlines that suggest a deep and inevitable “clash of civilizations,” I have never been treated with hostility by a Pakistani (even by the Taliban I’ve met) because of being an American. To the contrary, when they understand that I’m a foreigner who wants to know their stories, people are eager to tell them. Find some in the index at right….