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Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

By Umer Ali Ever since Pakistan came into being, it has faced different challenges of various magnitudes. Right after its creation, Pakistan lost its father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. With his body, the hope for a better, progressive Pakistan was gone as well. After the death of Jinnah, a campaign started which led Pakistan to where it is now – radicalized, intolerant and on the verge of destruction. Pakistanis are living through lies and myths presented to them. … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, India, Islamism, Pakistan, Partition, Secterainism

Pakistan wants to be ‘Arab’

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi explains how the Prophet condemned the discrimination between Arab and non-Arabs. [View the story "Pakistan wants to be 'Arab'" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Twitter

حجاز پھر خطرے میں؟

حجاز پھر خطرے میں؟

تحریر: علی ارقم زمانہء طالبِ علمی میں اردو کہانیاں اور رسائل پڑھنے کے شوق کے باعث جن رسائل سے تعارُف ہوا، ان میں ماہنامہ نونہال، ماہنامہ ٹوٹ بٹوٹ، ماہنامہ آنکھ مچولی اور جماعت اسلامی کی ذیلی تنظیم کا ماہنامہ ساتھی شامل تھا۔ آخرالذکر رسالے کی ایک خصوصیت یہ تھی کہ وہ ہمیں مُفت پڑھنے کو میسر آجاتا تھا اور اُس میں مواد بھی بڑا دلچسپ تھا جیسے حکیم سعید کے ادارے ہمدرد میں ‘مونٹی کرسٹو کا … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, Middle East, Pakistan, Religion, Urdu

Pakistan should not join Regional Sectarian Conflict in Yemen

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi on the dangers of Pakistan joining another conflict. Instead it should play the role of an arbiter. [View the story "Pakistan should not join Regional Sectarian Conflict in Yemen" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Iran, Islamism, Middle East, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Religion, Secterainism, Storify, Twitter, war, World

A war of narratives

A war of narratives

By Saad Hafiz Apart from the security challenges, the struggle against jihadi extremism is primarily a ‘war of narratives”. Extremists have been able to cleverly manipulate, promote and reinforce their master narratives, which are largely based on the west’s hegemonic designs in the Muslim world and its crusade against Islam. They have also been able to exploit, to great effect, narratives related to the weak political, social, and historical conditions of Muslims. Jihadi narratives are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islamism, Pakistan, Religion, Society, Taliban, Terrorism

ہبڑ دبڑ

تحریر: عندیل علی بم پھٹا، دہشت گرد پکڑو! ٹیمیں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! فائرنگ ہوگئی! سی سی ٹی وی فوٹیج لائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! تھر میں لوگ بھوک سے جاں بحق ہو رہے ہیں! بیپر بنائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! سیلاب آگیا! ٹکر چلائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! بجلی چلی گئی! پھر سے موم بتیاں جلائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! سیاسی کارکن کی ویڈیو منظرِ عام پر آگئی! موم بتیاں (نہیں) جلائو! ٹیمیں (نہ) بنائو! کمیٹیاں (ضرور) بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! طوفان کا خدشہ ہے! موم بتیاں (نہیں، نہیں) اگر بتیاں جلائو! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan, public policy, Society, Urdu

A time for introspection

A time for introspection

By Saad Hafiz There is a growing desire to understand the root causes of Islamic extremism. This is a natural reaction to the unspeakable horrors that transnational terrorist groups, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Boko Haram (translated as western education is forbidden) and Daesh or the Islamic State (IS) are carrying out against innocent people, the majority of whom are Muslims. It is recognised that extremism now poses the greatest challenge to universal human values and world peace. See More: A new realism President Obama has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Islam, Islam for Peace, Society, south asia, Terrorism

Good for Nothing

Good for Nothing

By Taj Siddiqui Last week we were invited to our friend’s home, Abdul and his wife Katharine. We have known them for over 30 years. Our children grew up playing together. During the dinner, their daughter Salma asked me, “Uncle I want to marry a boy in my college. His name is Mike. My father tells me that I am not allowed to marry him because he is an infidel”. Instead of answering her, I politely … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Egalitarian Pakistan, Islam, minorities, Pakistan

Free speech and sensibilities

Free speech and sensibilities

By Saad Hafiz The ghastly terrorist assault in Paris at the office of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo is a direct attack on freedom of speech, thought and expression, the basis on which all open, democratic societies are created. The bedrock of such societies is the protection of life, pluralism, openness and freedom of religion, conscience and security. Whether we agree or not, the value of publications like Charlie Hebdo lies in what they represent: an … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islam, Pak Tea House, Religion, secularism, Terrorism, violence

Milaad Events Over, Advertisement Continues!

Milaad Events Over, Advertisement Continues!

By Kasim Osmani Every year the month of Rabiyul Awal comes with streets of my town glittering with iridescent flashing lights hanging down from top of every house like a necklace, while in a few streets, the enthusiasts fix rows of tiny electric bulbs on either sides of the street that looks as if you stand beneath a ceiling decorated with multicolored stars in the night. All these arrangements are made by local Milaad committees comprising volunteers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anniversery, Blasphemy, Islam, Islamism, Pakistan, Religion, Society

Peshawar Army Public School Attack – Time to prepare

Peshawar Army Public School Attack – Time to prepare

Dr. Jahanzeb Effendi The anger, frustration, disappointment, and rage cannot be expressed in words. The dastardly terrorist attack on 16th Dec, 2014, targeting the students and staff of the Army Public School on Warsak Road , Peshawar has shocked not just Pakistan, but the entire world. It is time Pakistan realizes that they no longer have the luxury of fighting conventional warfare. War is no longer limited to the battlefield. It has come into the streets, neighborhoods, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Children, Pakistan, Peshawar, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war, Zarb-E-Azb

ملٹری کورٹس

ملٹری کورٹس

تحریر:محمد شعیب عادل سوشل میڈیا پر کسی نے خوب کہا ہے کہ کوئی سال پہلے سویلین حکومت ایک فوجی کو سزا دینے چلی تھی مگر سال بعد فوجی اپنی عدالتیں بنا کر سویلین کو لٹکانے چلے ہیں۔۔۔ ملٹری کورٹس کی نوبت کیوں آئی ؟اس میں نواز حکومت کی نااہلی کا بھی عمل دخل ہے جو دہشت گردوں کے خلاف کوئی ٹھوس کاروائی کرنے کی بجائے ذاتی رنجشوں پر آگئی اور ایک میڈیا گروپ کے ساتھ مل … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Judiciary, Pakistan, peace, Peshawar, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu, war, Zarb-E-Azb

Terrorism in Rawalpindi

Malik Omaid This short peom of Raza Rumi uncovers the hypocrisy of the leadership and the Muslim world which is helping the terrorists to continue their ‘Holy mission’ in Pakistan and all over the world. The Usual routine. Terrorism in Rawalpindi: Outrage Condemnations Sectarian point-scoring Foreign Hand Arrests Bails Freedom Until next target… #Pakistan — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, 2015 The apologetic behavior with out countering the narrative which helps to fuel extremism. “This is not Islam” “Muslims can’t do this” “Well OK they are misled” “Hang them – now” “Relatives of victims forgave them” The End. — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, 2015 The Irony. You incited Provoked me I had no option But to kill I can’t draw,can’t write I can’t rally My killing is not the issue Your provocation is! — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islam, Islam for Peace, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poetry, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter

Not in my name! #JeSuisCharlie

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi tweeted after the brutal attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as a ‘revenge’ to provocative cartoons on Islam. 12 People were killed in this attack.   [View the story "Not in my name! #JeSuisCharlie" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islamism, journalism, Raza Rumi, Storify, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, Writers

ملا قطبی کی قطبیاں

تحریر: عبیداللہ خان ہمارے ایک دوست، جو نہائیت ہی پڑھاکو قسم کے واقع ہوئے ہیں معاشرے سے اکثر نالاں ہی رہتے ہیں۔ ہم اس جگہ انکا نام ملاقطبی فرض کرلیتے ہیں۔ انکا بنیادی مسئلہ یہ ہے کہ وہ ہمارے معاشرے میں رہتے ہوئے بھی نہیں رہتے۔ یعنی اول تو لوگوں میں اٹھنا بیٹھنا نہیں ہے جس سے انکو میل جول اور معاشرتی معاملات کا پتہ چلے اور زیادہ تر گھر میں ہی پائے جاتے ہیں۔ دوم یہ کہ خاصے روائیتی قسم کے اور بعض معاملات میں پرانی سوچ کے حامل ہیں۔ چونکہ بچپن سے مزاج اس قسم کا پایا ہےاس لئے اکثر ایسی حرکتیں کرجاتے ہیں جو انکی دانست میں تو درست ہوتی ہیں مگر انکے نتائج نہائیت خطرناک نکل آتے ہیں۔ نتیجہ یہ ہوا ہے کہ دشمن تو دشمن دوست … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Politics, Society, Urdu