A Pakistani actress -- who posed naked for an Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm -- has triggered fury across predominantly Islamic Pakistan, the Associated Press website reports today (December 3, 2011).
Veena Malik's photo on the website of FHM India -- in advance of its publication in the magazine's December issue -- has been lighting up social network websites this week.
Many in Pakistan anticipate a backlash, as Islamists regularly stage rallies against anything they deem to be an insult to Islam.
Conservative Muslim cleric Maulana Abdul Qawi declared on Pakistani television today that Malik's nude photo was "a shame for all Muslims."
India -- whose primary religion is Hinduism -- and its Islamic neighbor Pakistan have been arch enemies for more than 50 years.