MUSLIMS ALARMED OVER REDRAWN MAP FOR ISLAMIC WORLD
WASHINGTON Muslim circles have expressed alarm and disgust at the publication of a redrawn map of the Islamic world in a journal closely linked to the US armed forces.
The Armed Forces Journal, which has published the redrawn map of the world of Islam along with a long explanatory article, is published by the Army Times Publishing Company, a part of Gannett Company, Inc, the world's largest publisher of professional military and defence periodicals.
The proposed scheme places Pakistan on the chopping block. According to the plan, "Iran, a state with madcap boundaries, would lose a great deal of territory to Unified Azerbaijan, Free Kurdistan, the Arab Shia State and Free Balochistan, but would gain the provinces around Herat in today's Afghanistan - a region with a historical and linguistic affinity for Persia.