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 Rukn-i-Alam Mosque, Multanwith 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….


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