Paris Attacks and our Extremist Mindset

By Foaad Hassan

Paris

Being victims of worst terrorism since more than a decade, we still need to learn how an attack on innocent people including men, women and children can be condemned, most of us are not ready to denounce terrorism and acts of extremism whether it is in Pakistan, France, United States, India or anywhere in the world because we always carry a logic “The illogical radical logic” founded by Mr. Hamza Ali Abbasi a famous TV star and social activist.
Last night Facebook and global news and twitter trends divided us again and questions were “Why should we pray for Paris”
“Why should we use Facebook filter (French flag) to condemn attacks in Paris as Facebook did not created cause during attacks in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan”
Some said there 14/7 is our 24/7 or Palestine’s 24/7.

facebook filter
I cannot speak on behalf of Facebook but first time I saw this profile picture filter was during LGBT Rights declaration from US Supreme Court and recently Facebook has introduced safety check feature.
Everything aside first of all let me ask you how someone who is showing solidarity with France does not feel pain for Palestine, Beirut or Syria? When APS was attacked everything was black and whole world stood with us. I know I was out on roads with many friends, there were families, Government officials, activists in-fact a large amount of people, we arranged vigils and denounced terrorism with such great voice for the first time. Jibran Nasir’s movement was an eye opener for many but people who criticized those who were showing solidarity with France defamed us in Pakistan when we raised voice against terrorism and let me say that I loved that there were many out on roads against terrorism but it was just a small minority who were labeled as “liberal fascists” “secular minded” (I take it as compliment). Even we were called “infidels” by some religious groups and by the way what happened when self-confessed murderer of Governor Salman Taseer was welcomed with roses and lot of love in Court and our cities were decorated with banners praising his act of terrorism?
Yes we are always ready to criticize those who criticize terrorists, who criticize those who are involved in murder of our minorities, who always stood up with Shias, Ahmadis, Bohris, Christians, Hazaras when they were being murdered brutally and persecution was at peak and it’s on rise again but we can never condemn acts terror anywhere, when we cannot say good for Dr. Abdus Salam, Malala or Human Rights activists in our own country then how can we condemn acts of terror and violence across the globe? There was a time when we created Taliban and extremist organizations and now it backfired, still you cannot criticize a fanatic in Pakistan, Our council of Islamic Ideology is trying to find whether Ahamdis should be killed or they have to pay “Jizya” as they are staying in Pakistan.
So brothers and sisters Does it happen in Paris? , London or Washington? When you go there, can you practice your religion freely or not? No one has right there to question your religious beliefs and these cities have never seen such attacks in decades. Yes there are political decisions and wars going on all over the world but every single human being living in those countries is not part of it like I am not part of creating Taliban. It was Germany and France who opened borders for Syrian refugees when Saudi Arab and UAE refused to help their people.

As far as Kashmir, Iraq, Syria and Palestine are being compared, it is just lack of knowledge or state of denial, these cities and countries are occupied territories or either indulged in wars unlike Paris and we always condemn acts of violence there too without discriminating.

Still it is being believed that attacks were carried out by Daesh militants, so why Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS all are from Muslims? My friends will say they are created by US, Israel and other European countries but why Muslims are always easy to manipulate, why they accept money and create such organizations? Whose failure is this; I guess it is of Muslim countries that were unable to feed their people and manage proper resources and introduced culture of militancy like we did in Pakistan. Islam teaches us peace, compassion, love for everyone but we issue shocking statements like this one I am sharing.

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Let’s try to kill this extremist mindset and love humanity, as Quran and Sunnah both emphasis on compassion, love and peace.

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Writer is a Lahore based Journalist and Consultant Publicist, working as Bureau Head of Education Informer.
Tweets @foaadhassan

  • hellfire

    I saw that one coming for sure since canines are the only avenue of interaction you can handle. but…Pray tell, massadi, does this mean you do not mourn the deaths of the innocent black folks or brown folks who were slaughtered in france?

  • tajender

    he speaks from a&& not from mouth.a donkey and idiot.

  • dunkirk

    tajender has informtion about everything 12 days earlier.
    in his earlier incarnation he was Aurangzeb.
    what tajender writes is what the highest level of islamic intelligence and intelligence-gathering is.
    he has learnt certain english language phrases which he uses with great “islamic (s)kill”.
    how lucky that PTH has this gem – along with other islamic gems and stratagems – to enrich its search for the final truth (which however is “already given” in an arab book).

  • tajender

    what tajender writes is what the highest level of islamic intelligence and intelligence-gathering is

    dunkrik,….this is the only language jahils understand.aurangzeb ruled 25% of earth.took indias gdp to 35%of world.had 36%hindu ministers in his cabinet.demonized by britishers out of jealousy.all glittering temples of chitrakoot were built by him.

  • hellfire

    you delusional whacko…you have no idea what my educational background is. I have reaveled my undergrad work, some family info and nothing else. but you of course, being the all great and powerful massasi know all yah? Like I am “verzie”, i am also CIA and FBI.

    you fool. keep it coming man, you provide endless amusement.

    btw, i took a look at dbb. you post was not “censored”. it was moved to gali galoch which is where garbage is placed. You wonder why you remain jobless and friendless? its because you yourself are gali galoch. Have a nice day sweetie mwah!

  • hellfire

    sure, i am quite obviously “illiterate”.
    Do you know the definiton of the term and understand its meaning? You should google it dude. meanwhile, Haldol. Mega dose. thats the key for you.

  • hellfire

    and here we have it folks….full blown hypermanic episode.

  • HP

    There is no reason to mourn the death of dogs Parisian or otherwise. Dogs have been actively taking part in the war on terror in all the world’s major battlefields. The special-ops dog that was involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is but one of the canine warriors who are fighting terrorists around the world.

  • hellfire

    sure…dogs are lining up by the tens of thousands to escape the war in Syria. and they shoud be given precedence over actual humans.

    like I said…Haldol.

  • HP

    masadi Saab, Isn’t it the same with the ordinary Parisians who went to a soccer match or a concert hall? Isn’t it the same with ordinary New Yorkers as well? Why wouldn’t you mourn them then if you are mourning the dogs who are caught in the crossfire?

  • tajender

    Weapons manufacturers had a good opening at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday 16 November, with Lockheed Martin trading 3.5 percent higher, Northrop Grumman up 4.4 percent, and Raytheon up 4 percent.

    Stocks of French defense giant Thales were up 3 percent, even as French markets were down overall, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

    The Western security services put both the Ayatollah Khoemini and Saddam Hussein into power and then manipulated them into having a war. This made lots of money for the arms dealers.

  • HP

    Well, some of the largest anti-war protests were held in Rome, Paris, London, New York. Aren’t these people along with blacks and browns living in the west also caught in the crossfire that one should mourn?

  • Kaal n Kaal

    The Dadri Truth: A Personal Grudge Twisted Into a Communal Killing
    …….
    http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/11/17/was-the-dadri-lynching-really-a-murder-based-on-a-personal-grudge
    ……….
    Will media conduct talk shows telling, how they were wrong? Will all those writers take back the awards and apologise? Their job is done, BJP lost Bihar and everything is forgotten. We will again see such incidents in next elections.

  • Rex Minor

    Tajender,

    why except isreal isis is threatening and killing person of every nationality.

    Because Israel like IS( no longer ISIS)is a competitor looking for more land grab in the middle east.

    Rex Minor

  • tajender

    Because Israel like IS( no longer ISIS)is a competitor looking for more land grab in the middle east.

    competitor should fight each other.it means they friends.

  • CM

    Summary of how Rahul Gandhi may have created a web of deceit to bag one of India’s biggest Defence Contracts.
    https://performancegurus.net/ragasaga-connecting-the-dots/

  • Parliament certified Muslim

    @masadi (November 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm)

    The ONLY Parisian whose death I am going to mourn, RIP…

    Dearest brother-in-Certified-Islam, well said. All “Ulama-certified Muslims”, “Constitution-certified Muslims”, and “Parliament-certified Muslims” in Pakistan, feel obliged to agree with Your Eminence on this matter of national importance. Your touching words of condolence remind me of the profoundly wise fatwa issued some time ago by a prominent Aalim-i-deen of ours – Maulana Fazlur Rehman (President Jamiat Ulama Islam). The fatwa runs as follows:

    .
    “Even if a dog is killed by the anti-terror forces (in other words by the Pakistan Army), the dog will be a “Shaheed” (martyr)…” [Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JUI]
    .
    Your words of heartfelt condolence for the late “Diesel” are well-meant. According to the general tone of the fatwa of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the late Diesel definitely falls into the category of martyrs.

    This issue of Shahadat (martyrdom) is a tricky one. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has touched merely one aspect of this subject. This intriguing subject, has however, been dealt with, in more precise detail, by another member of the community of the infallible Ulama of Pakistan – Maulana Munawar Hassan (former chief of Jamaat-i-Islami). Adroitly handling this delicate issue, he issued the following fatwa:
    .
    “All TTP who have been killed by Pakistan Army are “Shaheeds”, while all Pakistan Army soldiers who have been killed by the Taliban/Mujahideen/Ulama are mere “Maqtools”…” [Maulana Munawar Hassan, Jamaat-i-Islami]
    .
    Thanks to Maulana Fazlur Rehman of JUI and Maulana Munawar Hassan of JI, we are now, finally able to grasp the meaning of the term “Shaheed”.

  • FF

    Turkish football fans boo during minute’s silence for Paris attack victims
    ……….
    http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-17/turkish-football-fans-boo-during-minutes-silence-for-paris-attack-victims/

  • tajender
  • tajender

    mujhse pahlee see mohabbat mere mahboob na maang

  • tajender

  • Kaal

    A Madarsa on the outskirts of Agra becomes such a nuisance that even local Muslims demand it’s closure
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUJ6mKSUsAE82Vu.jpg

    The latest in the series of nuisances is an attempt by a Madarsa student to molest a 10 yr old. Town is on boil for the last 4 days

  • Kaal
  • sta

    @Parliament certified Muslim (November 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm)

    …All “Ulama-certified Muslims”, “Constitution-certified Muslims”, and “Parliament-certified Muslims” in Pakistan, feel obliged to agree with Your Eminence on this matter of national importance. Your touching words of condolence remind me of the profoundly wise fatwa issued some time ago by a prominent Aalim-i-deen of ours – Maulana Fazlur Rehman (President Jamiat Ulama Islam). The fatwa runs as follows:
    .
    “Even if a dog is killed by the anti-terror forces (in other words by the Pakistan Army), the dog will be a “Shaheed” (martyr)…” [Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JUI]
    .
    Your words of heartfelt condolence for the late “Diesel” are well-meant. According to the general tone of the fatwa of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the late Diesel definitely falls into the category of martyrs.
    This issue of Shahadat (martyrdom) is a tricky one. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has touched merely one aspect of this subject. This intriguing subject, has however, been dealt with, in more precise detail, by another member of the community of the infallible Ulama of Pakistan – Maulana Munawar Hassan (former chief of Jamaat-i-Islami). Adroitly handling this delicate issue, he issued the following fatwa:
    .
    “All TTP who have been killed by Pakistan Army are “Shaheeds”, while all Pakistan Army soldiers who have been killed by the Taliban/Mujahideen/Ulama are mere “Maqtools”…” [Maulana Munawar Hassan, Jamaat-i-Islami]
    .
    Thanks to Maulana Fazlur Rehman of JUI and Maulana Munawar Hassan of JI, we are now, finally able to grasp the meaning of the term “Shaheed”.

    Your “Ulama”, more specifically the two notable gentlemen you have quoted, seem to have reduced the status of a real martyr – someone who dies for his homeland, to “lesser than a dog”, and that too a dead one, and have simultaneously exalted the status of a terrorists to a martyr.
    .
    @masadi (November 19, 2015 at 11:28 am)

    Even though the Mirzai parliament certified wants to turn this into a theological issue which it is not, we know why he wants to do it. His bigotry against Islam and his hatred of Muslims…

    Have a heart, Sir. By calling “Parliament-certified Muslim” a “Mirzai”, why do you wish to deprive him of the sole and single joy he has, which is of being a “Muslim” certified by the parliament and constitution of Pakistan? Would I be wrong in assuming that you too, Sir, are annointed by the same certificate? Inasmuch as I may disagree with him on other issues, PCM does seem to have a point when he says that in Pakistan, only a “Parliament-certified Muslim” is recognised as a “Muslim”. Secondly, you are being a bit unfair to him, Sir, by suggesting that he wants to turn this into a theological issue, and also by alleging that he is bigoted and hates Muslims. There is nothing theological at all in his post. His comment, which unnecessarily has disturbed you, is more semantical that theological. If I have understood PCM correctly, which I believe I have, he has tried to educate us all on the definition of the term “Shaheed”, in light of the scholarly narratives offered by two of Pakistan’s most illustrious religious scholars. Moreover, how could PCM conceivably hate Muslims, when he is a “Parliament-certified” one himself?

  • Rex Minor

    PCM says,

    “Even if a dog is killed by the anti-terror forces of the Pakistan Army, the dog will be a “Shaheed” (martyr)…” [Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JUI]

    It is good to know that the dogs have friends in Pakistan.

    Rex Minor

  • Arzu

    “It is good to know that the dogs have friends in Pakistan.”
    Yeah.. Rex.. that,s the reason Masadi bhai loves you… he likes german dogs.

  • sta

    Masadi :
    .
    Seriously Sir, I don’t see any sarcasm in the comments of “Parliament-certified Muslim”. What is sarcastic about enlightening readers on the the definition of the term “Shaheed”, with the explicit help of scholarly narratives offered by two prominent religious scholars of Pakistan? One can disagree with PCM or with the fatwas of the Ulama in question, but to suggest that PCM is being sarcastic, would certainly not seem fair.
    .
    Regards

  • kaalchakra

    On this, PCM is right. Not every maqtool is a “shaheed”.

  • kaalchakra

    Much much better than an idiot who hoodwinks the world by confusing Islam with naturalism.

  • Rex Minor

    Arzu,
    The German Shepard carries less chit than a human, some of whom are full of chit. You along with Masadi fit into this category.

    Rex Minor

  • dunkirk

    Finalism leads to fascism.
    Final prophet, final revelation, final religion – all are stepping stones towards and into the abyss of fascism.
    Islam and muslims prove this.
    But they will not open their eyes for their so-called god and his propagandists have hardened their hearts into it.
    But some muslims did or do manage to escape this.