Last night browsing through channels as i spent my Saturday evening home, I found this movie.. and i caught it from the start.. The movie is absolutely hilarious and real. This is how the modern documentaries should be.. about the people.
The documentary has achieved it.. with contacting people on the streets and asking their views directly instead of interviewing people sitting in their highly polished offices having no idea about how the people – the majority actually feels about a situation.
I think that for Morgan himself it turned out to be more than just the ordinary search for the most wanted man in the world. For him it was an emotional connection with all the people. The documentary had a personal touch to it.
The documentary follows the footsteps of Osama Bin Laden himself, and what is astonishing is it that it was the common uneducated man, who clearly pointed out that in the midst of all the poverty, it is a very difficult job to keep the kids from following the path of fundamentalism, which promises you not only haven but also VIRGINS in the after life.
What was most astonishing to me was his interviews or his efforts to interview kids from the high school.. not only does it become obvious the lack of freedom that they hold to speak their minds out but also that they have absolutely been brainwashed and have no thinking of their own.
It also became obvious that the Saudi are more than anything are afraid of their position in the world. They want to make sure that the world thinks that they are on the American side while they keep supporting the radical Wahhabism that they have created.
Overall, the mission might have failed for Morgan, but it was an excellent movie!
As the threat of Islam grows increasingly in the backdrop of this country, it is becoming more and more a tool for many to use. It is shocking how groups and individuals within this group have been able to comprehend how they can use it for themselves.
No doubt about it that the events of Swat and the girl being flogged publicly is a great reason for my concern. With the amount of purdah clad increasing fanatically without any reason or know how of religion – thanks to the brain washing propaganda of Maulvi and the much supported project “Wahabism” of Saudi- the insanity has double-folded in the recent years.
In the Karachi University you would find it common for young people associated with Jamiat (student wing of Jamat-i-Islami) to take the responsibiltyof being moral police and deal in their own manner with the students that they think are indulging in “unislamic” activities. There is no one to ask them or check on their definitions of “islamic” and “unislamic”
Dance shows -reference to the recent cancellation of girls dance show at a cultural program in Larkana- are forcibly closed down in the name of Islam. Private Jirgas are being set up in universities in Sindh… But how much of this is happening with the Islamic Spirit or personnal interest in minds or as a result of some other social factors????
Then there is the threat of land mafia disgused cleaverly as Talibinization by MQM… according to their definition all Pathans and Afghans- settled on government lands without any proper documentations since the refugee influx during the afghan war- are now synonymous with Taliban and the MQM too like- any morally upright group of citizens – have taken it upon themselves to clear the “land(s)” of such a threat.
All said and done, Talibanization is a genuine threat – maybe a man-made (read USA) created threat – but it exists and is now too large to be controlled. Its ugly head is popping up ever so often from different places (currently Pakistan). But the threat needs to be seperated from these factors of self propogating righteous men.
Media has also turned out to be a threat in itself.. with the slogans of free media still fresh it is about time that they find out the truth behind these things instead of entertaining people by converting such events into a circus performance.
Freedom is not having the choice of whatever you want.. Freedom also means responisbility.