Here's a simple proposal that would help get America past its recent traumas about Islamophobia: Let's embrace Pakistan in its hour of need after this month's devastating floods in the same way that we rushed to aid Haiti after the earthquake.
Earthquake Rocks Pakistan-India Border A powerful earthquake reduced villages to rubble, triggered landslides and flattened an apartment building. A Pakistan army spokesman called the devastation "a national tragedy."
Earthquake Death Toll Rises The death toll of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rose to 20,000 people and Pakistani officials expected it to reach at least 30,000. The temblor hit along the India-Pakistan border, but most of the damage was on the Pakistani side of the Kashmir region.
Widespread Devastation Almost all the residents of Balakot, Pakistan, are homeless and missing relatives. A massive earthquake struck the region Saturday, killing an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 people along the India-Pakistan border.