Top of the Charts
Does it mean anything if an anti-terrorism tune tops the pop charts in Pakistan? The INDC Journal provides a link to the video with subtitles. And it's viewable past the "Read More" link.
I think that most Muslims (at least in my experience) are normal people. But normal people, like anyone else confronted with a oppressive, armed influence, are afraid to speak out. It takes a core of individuals, unafraid to be counted, unwilling to yield before tyranny, to give normal people back their voices.
It is often argued that fighting terrorism, after September 11, fueled terrorism. I think that historians will eventually discover that the reverse was true. If America had not responded in a measured, but effective way, the voices of normal people would have stayed stilled by fear.
And to those who show each generation anew what it means, by example to be men, we owe a debt of gratitude. More than we can express, but more to the point, more than we can ever know.