posted on May, 29 2013 @ 06:56 PM
As far as I'm aware, Afghanistan may SOMETIMES come under the label of "Greater Middle East", but doesn't REALLY count as the Middle East.
Pakistan is not Middle East at all.
But yeah, the reason so many people make the mistake is their assumption that Muslim country==Middle East, which is pretty hilarious, considering that
the countries with the most muslims (Indonesia, India, Bangladesh etc.), don't count as the Middle East at all.
It'd be like using Africa (accounts for more than 20% of the world's Christian population) as an example of Christian behaviour, and assuming all
Christian countries must be part of "Africa".