Are we Screwed yet?The scenario for Pakistan Post-Osama!

It’s been a lot over 12 days now since the death of the most wanted man in the world! I know that the world and blogosphere simply went nuts after his death, but I wanted to wait for a while before I can say anything on it. The reason for this was simply that I wanted the dust of conspiracies to settle down!

However, this settling of the dust should in no way be confused with the truth being out or something. This is simply due to the realization, that whether it was the real Osama or not, it only means one thing for Pakistan, which is

WE ARE SCREWED!

BIG TIME! Continue reading

Simon Says, Shahbaz Sharif Says….

Yes sire, the man himself has spoken and this would be the change that we have all been waiting.. We all have been waiting for a man like Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, who has the courage and the conviction to tell those bloody Talibans exactly what to do… and the man has done it.. Rejoice world, for this is the final commandment… You would see no more terror unleash itself on the soil of Pakistan….excuse me, I meant Punjab….

Shahbaz Sharif...

Didn’t he mean Pakistan? I am sure he meant Pakistan..  “CM Shahbaz wants Taliban to spare Punjab” ..

Oh so he did really mean Pakistan.. maybe he doesn’t believe in National Politics.. Maybe he has never claimed to be a Paksitani Leader… Maybe his Party stands for the rights of Punjabi’s … What ? Oh..They have seats in the National Assembly.. So they are National Leaders, having representation in the biggest National Representation Body… hmm so how does one rationalize what he said in his speech?

HMMMMM.. He is a national leader.. yet he says something like that! His party claims to have strength in all provinces… they have representation on the national Level also… so then what could it be.. Why would he say something so so Stupid? …Hmmm..thinking.. thinking…Oh, Eureka.. I got it..the answer is… CAUSE MAYBE HE IS STUPID!

Today in News…Sudan, Iran and Pakistan!

Well, today was a weird day.. and I am not saying that just from a personal point of view. There were certain items in news that got my attention and even shocked me.

The first one was about a Sudanese journalist woman who has been sentenced to be flogged as her clothes were “degrading”. The woman, Lubna Al-Hussein was wearing jeans which were considered not appropriate and now she has been sentenced to be flogged. There are voices that have condemned this and say that this is more of a government reaction towards her articles which do tend to criticize the government at times.
Apparently the government can always find a way to make those people suffer that only want the best for the country by saying what is right and true. Incidents of these sort have always been seen around the world.

The girl who became the symbol of the Iranian Protest against the rigged elections

The girl who became the symbol of the Iranian Protest against the rigged elections

Case in point is the post-election disaster that is still continuing in Iran. Today in Iran the 40 day mourning period would end for the family and friends of Neda Aga Soltan. Protests were arranged all around the country and the program was to gather at the graves of those who died during the protest.

The spirit of the people of Iran are still high, as they now say that this is no longer just about the Elections but about all of those innocents who have died and about those who are still in the detention center, and the government needs to answer for all those.

It feels like Iran and its government are following their own desires now and not those of the people. These are the same people who had supported the Iranian Revolution and now have spoken only when they found a fault with the system, which according to me should have been considered as a omen by the Iranian Government and they should have seen to it that where is it that they were at fault and corrected it. Continue reading

Obama and the 12th Imam

Barrack Hussein Obama should be unanimously accepted as the official 12th imam that was to come upon mankind to save us from the demons of the material world. And I think that his speech in Cairo would help to affirm that claim.

Bear with me as I reveal my thesis on this topic…

In the wake of the 9\11 massacre all of us, Muslims and non-Muslims started as one after the other the towers collapsed, and we sat deciding on how to react to it.. should we rejoice on the fate of the infidels who for so long have interfered in our socio-economic decisions, have overthrown our government, has given us the gifts like the Mujaheddin ( Now with a brand new name, The Taliban) – or should we be sad about innocent lives lost on that tragic morning.

I think that it was important for us to decide – but the decision wasn’t that Grey as we made it out to be – it was simply black and white. Are you with the good guys or the bad guys?

Oh.. by good guys I in no way am referring to USA .. but simply mankind.

But this is what is really astonishing… as all of us chose are sides, and the majority being on the side of the Good guys.. We voiced our concerns and displayed our newly selected side everywhere – from media to blogs, from drawing room chats to rallies.. Lots of Muslim religious Leaders also blabbed about how this doesn’t represent Islam and these people are not Muslims.. But here is the twist..

When Allama Iqbal wrote Shikwa an epic poem in which he complained to God about the affairs of the world, our same religious leaders in that time, hired a chartered plane.. went all the way to Kab’ah and got a Fatwa against him..

But no one has since the 9\11 bothered to do the same for these terrorist who claims lives every single day. If we have made up our choice that they are the “BAD GUYS” then why not get it done with and officially declare them the “BAD GUY” ..

So what link does that has to Obama being the Imam… See he is the one person who has finally voiced it that this religious war can only be won by taking religion as an arm against these terrorist. And as he is the only one to follow on the epiphany we should all hail before him..

For such a long time, these Taliban’s have taken shelter under religious quotes and justifications to make their acts “OKAY” and none of our God-fearing religious leaders have had the guts to say that they are wrong.

But here rises a leader from the west.. hailing from the land of Islam itself.. who is the son of a common man .. and he voices what is necessary and he defeats the evil with he word of GOD himself and using no other rational, than the arms that the enemy has used for so long.

We in the Muslim world had the opportunity to do that, yet we once more were kicked by “THE OLD WHITE LORD”.. or the “BLACK LORD” now actually…

So then why not accept this son of Hussein as to be our savior and to protect us from the enemy of Islam ( I am sure that the the majority of us have accepted that we are on the side of the Good Guys . It is he who has taken upon himself to solve our issues of Palestine and Israel and Iran… SO lets all hail the son of Hussein!

What is Islam?

It is a sad situation that in a country called – or so called – Islamic Republic of Pakistan..that we as a nation lack the knowledge of our religion. Maybe this is the reason that we haven’t been able to fight the war of Talibanization with the weapon of religious discussion itself.

Whenever the argument is given that the Islam of the Taliban’s is right.. it really makes me wonder that on what basis is this being said and done. As Muslims we derive half of our interpretation of Quran and religion from the life and Sun’nah of the Prophet.. so then someone needs to tell me that at what point did this happen in the times of the Prophet?

At what time did women cover themselves up the way they do now with the hideous burqas (veils) that they have chosen to drape themselves in now?

At what time did veiling yourself was radicalized to a point where you even had to cover your eyes completely?

At what time did talking to men become wrong?

When were women not allowed to go out in Public during the times of the Prophet?

At what time were women told not to work or study?

The only way that this could be achieved today is by opening up different schools of thoughts, let it be religious or liberal. to come and research together the meaning of religion and what is it that is right or wrong according to the limits of the Quran?

It is only in religion that we would find the remedy for this epidemic called TALIBANIZATION.

we need to change the minds of people,we need for them to understand what Islam is. And that can only happen when we start to understand our religion again.

Recently, Arundhati Roy was in Karachi to be part of a program held under the banner of “Women reclaiming their place in society” and i asked my teacher who also attended the show about her views regarding this program. Her answer is something that we all should be working on. She said that the time for idealism is long gone and it is now time that we start taking some concrete steps to find a solution to the problems of Talibanization. It is now time for us to chalk out strategies.

Turkey recently did the same. To clear up the years of religious junk, exaggerated by wrong Hadiths and Sun’nah, they asked a panel of Religious Scholars to sit down and separate the genuine ones from the fake ones. This would result in clearing the religious understanding of so many people, and might even open up their minds to realize what is wrong with the Taliban’s version of Islam!

Islam, Taliban, Karachi and Me

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.