Ilmana Fasih is an Indian gynaecologist, health activist, silk painter and blogger, who writes on social and health issues. In her own words, she was raised by an atheist father and a Sunni mother, married to a Syed, non denominational ultra moderate Sunni, she is anti religion to be
Chanting Ya Ali, takfiri Sunni Sufis or/and takfiri Shias join takfiri Deobandis to kill four innocent Ahmadis in Gujranwala
Brainwashed by anti-Ahmadi hate speech by some takfiri Sunni Sufi and takfiri Shias, you can see in this video clip how some Sunni Sufis or/and Shias participated in the takfiri Deobandi-led hate mob which killed four innocent Ahmadis in Gujranwala, Pakisan (27 July 2014).
MUMBAI! INTERFAITH UNITY AGAINST HATE is a response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai from US-based Hindu, Muslim, Sikh & Jewish communities, along with members of all faiths and secular supporters.
• Part 1: INTERACTIVE CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL
As an interfaith community we will pass a candle in a display of hope, interreligious collaboration, and unity, providing a safe and inclusive space for South Asians and others to mourn the victims in Mumbai and stand together against interreligious hatred. Opening prayers to be lead by faith leaders.
• Part 2: TALK BACK TO HATE FORUM
Attendees will share personal accounts of their response to hateful speech and actions, giving practical and powerful guidance on how to counter extremism in our daily lives and in our communities.
Terrorism has no faith. To those who seek political gain by further dividing humanity and our faiths, stop doing so in our names! Together, as people of all faiths, we all honor the victims of these attacks, and while we may disagree on many points, we reaffirm the underlying unity of all faiths in the face of murderous hatred.
To reach out to the South Asian public through regional language TV and other media conveying an interfaith message of interreligious solidarity and tolerance. By posting a videotape of TALK BACK TO HATE stories on YouTube, we aim to inspire more and more ordinary people to stand up and speak out, giving a voice to hope
ISLAMABAD – 23 Feb 2013: Amidst calls from Pakistan’s religious parties for talks with the Taliban, President Asif Ali Zardari has said there is a need to adopt an “approach of peace and reconciliation to eliminate the menace of extremism and terrorism”.
Zardari made the remarks yesterday while addressing the concluding session of a national conference on inter-faith harmony at the presidency.
He called for unity and harmony among the people to address the challenges of extremism and terrorism.
He said he had been pleading with the world community that the way the issue of terrorism was currently being addressed would not lead to success.
Editor’s note: Given that this specific post has been banned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the advice of ex-CM Najam Sethi, we are cross-posting it to express our solidarity with LUBP and support for free speech. The post was banned on 6 June 2013 by Pakistan government
Compiled by Hina Farooqi
Abdul Nishapuri’s resignation from LUBP: http://criticalppp.com/archives/240095
October 9, 2012 World bleeds as Malala Yousafzai a 14 years old ‘Children Rights Activist’ from the town of Mingora in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan was shot by Taliban. Malala at the age of 13 started blogging for BBC about the atrocities of Tehrik-e-Taliban regime. The international children’s advocacy group ‘KidsRights Foundation’ included Malala Yousafzai among the nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize, making her the first Pakistani girl nominated for the award. She was awarded the first National
As my title suggests, this is probably what Pakistan’s brilliant doctor-inventor-Son Arsalan Iftikhar thought. Once again, his Daddy and uncle judges were there to protect him. This is what good parenthood is all about. If your Daddy’s Supreme Court is not there to protect you from such trivial things as corruption,
A RAW-CIA-Mossad funded critical post on Jinnah and Pakistan’s patriotic history – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji
Please see how the pious history of Pakistan is being re-written. Please raise your protest and write against this rubbish post in your newspapers and Blogzines. After reading this I lost my appetite and couldn’t even finish my 8th helping of Biryani. Beghairats keep bringing up these events under the guise of adding nuance to the debate. This is a typical Neo-con Zionist tactic. Please protest this on facebook and twitter, otherwise Pakistan’s history will be damaged beyond repair and even the great Zaid Hamid will not be able to rescue it.
This too was Pakistan (1947-71): A response to Nadeem Paracha’s “Also Pakistan”
A Tale of Two Awesome Ghairatmands, Hazrat Iftikhar Chaudhry CJ and Hazrat Imran Khan PTI – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji
It is with a heavy and Nihari addled heart that I write my latest news roundup. In this week, two very sad developments have happened. First of all, Pakistan’s two ghairatmand parties, PML N and PTI are fighting. PML N is rehashing liberal fascist propaganda that was discounted by me on Pakistan Press over a year ago. I am referring to this post Imran Khan’s Real (ty) “Investments” – Zulfiqar Ali http://criticalppp.com/archives/222545
A few days ago I came across an article written by Robert Fisk published in The Independent. The article was titled “If Alawites are turning against Assad then his fate is sealed”. Interestingly, there was nothing in the article to
If you are still mourning over the loss of the PMl N-PTI-JI-Supreme Court-Sipah Sahaba-backed candidate, the Independant Bhosan, dry your tears like the Righteously Guided Super Journalist, Hamid Mir did. Two days ago, Hamid Mir sahib was upset that his prediction of a Bhosan victory did not
[Rehman] Malik had flown into Karachi where he addressed some of the Indian and Pakistani delegates of the groundbreaking first Pakistan India Social Mela 2012 (SMM2012) that took place on July 13-14, organised by Peaceniche [sponsored by the US Consulate]. It wasn’t a press conference or an organised media event, but the media turned up in full force – those that got wind of it, that is. An
The newly appointed Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence may have attained an understated and unsung victory for his intelligence agency considering the recent and highly surprising statement by Human Rights Watch‘s Pakistan head Ali Dayan Hasan that the ISI may not be involved in the Saleem Shahzad murder AT ALL!
Mr Hasan made this statement at the recently concluded India-Pakistan Social Media Mela held at a local hotel in Karachi. He was invited as a speaker for the session titled ‘Negotiating complexity: human rights and social media.’
Apart from his condemnation of ‘trolls’ (read his notoriously egotistical irritation on being questioned by critics in general and Twitter activist @Laibaah1 Marri in particular) on social media, Mr Hasan said “My position and HRW position is clear. We never say that he was killed by the ISI. Who killed him has to be determined by an independent probe.” Could we be correct in considering this latest statement by Mr Hasan a recanting of the previous allegations that HRW has made, all but implicating the ISI in carrying out the Saleem Shahzad murder?