Identity, Equality, Unity
I saw a shocking twitter discussion, where I was also tagged: Abduction of two Syed zadis which is intolerable for a lover of Ahlul Bait. I have posted the exchange on Twitter and what followed.
I was extremely saddened by this new low in the humiliation of the Shia community in Pakistan. I call upon the Superior Judiciary who have taken Suo Moto action on a slap or a couple of bottles of alcohol to take Suo Moto here. I enjoyed listening to the rant of a poor Shia poet. I would like to be proven wrong and for the Superior Judiciary to take action on this latest attack by the Army and FC on the Shia in Baluchistan.
If Mohammed Ali Jinnah happened to be on the Quetta-bound bus of Shia pilgrims on June 28, the self-proclaimed custodians of Islam would have killed him, along with 13 others. They would do so because Jinnah was a Shia and that would have been reason enough.
Comment by a good friend:
”Two prevalent myths in Pakistan about the perpetrators of pogroms and the reasons behind religious militancy obfuscate the issue.
Popular media portrays perpetrators as crazy and deranged Muslims. The fact is quite opposite. Religious militants are a product of socialisation, common in public and private religious education, where the emphasis is on certain denominational affiliation to override all other associations and treat other groups as potential enemies of Islam. Militants may be few in numbers but they are not a crazy lot.
Secondly, the idea that the religious militancy will simply go away when the Americans leave Afghanistan is another form of complacency. The American military presence in the region and the manner in which it has lost the battle of winning the hearts and minds of locals is certainly a contributing element but the rot of sectarianism coupled with militancy predates 2001 and, with the way things stand, will outlive American departure from Afghanistan. Ordinary Pakistanis generally hold no violent grudge against religious, ethnic and other minorities. What is worrisome is the hesitation of state authorities and non-Shia clergy to rein in on the rising tide of militant sectarianism in Pakistan.”
بیکنگ نیوز: دونوں خواتین جن کو متعصب پولیس اہلکاروں نے 4 جولائی کو گرفتار کیا گیا تھا رہا کردیا گیا ہے۔ شیعہ کلنگ نے خود اُن خواتین سے بات کی ہے اور اس بات کی تصدیق کی کہ دونوں خواتین کو رہا کردیا گیا ہے۔
Bhut Bhut Shukriya Ap sub ka…