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Islamists Rise in Pakistan Due to Anti-Americanism

Islamist parties in Pakistan are gaining in power and popularity. The rise is tied to Pakistanis' dislike of the American war on terror and with the behavior and record of the country's established political parties. Although pro-Western President Musharraf remains firmly in control, the Islamists have a large following and a permanent presence. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.