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Follow up to “45 slaughtered in Pakistan bus”

I received some responses to my last post (“45 slaughtered in Pakistan bus“), two in particular were such that I had to respond to them. I will combine the two as one below and then reproduce my response to them further down.

  • I appreciate all the time & effort you put in sharing your thoughts.  But, I take issue with this statement of yours, “I am not sure if it is shocking that there is little reaction in Pakistan, on the murders of so many people.”  This is not the first time I’ve noticed you making statement about a country you have not visited in eons.  It appears that your views on Pakistan & it’s peoples’ reaction to this tragedy are not based on any facts or reality on the ground. 
    I am currently in Pakistan and am witnessing the impact of this tragedy on this nation first hand.  The whole country is reeling from this incident because of the special place Ismaeli community holds for this country in terms of providing public services to rest of the nation. 
    I wish you would give a second thought before making such blanket statements about a nation that leads the world in food donation and its culture is renowned for its hospitality & generosity.
    The deteriorating situation in Pakistan is so complex that in reality no one knows who is behind all this killing. Forgive my ignorance but I’m lost how such Posts can bring +ve change in Pakistan…..  I respect Jafar for spending so much of his time on writing emails and Blogs.  MaShaAllah he is very knowledgeable and he knows our Prophet (saw) was always humble, polite, and used Hikmah in his conversations. We all should do the same.
Many thanks for sharing your thoughts on this message of mine.

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May 14, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Indonesian “Anti-Shia Alliance” condemned by United Muslims of WA

United Muslims of WA is a new group formed to try and bring the various Muslim communities and schools of thought together so that we can learn from each other and love each other (Quran 5:48). Our goal is to bring the different schools of thought (sects) together in spite of our differences and to address issues of common concerns such as discrimination against and persecutions of, Muslims.

 

Below is the resolution of condemnation of a viciously anti-Shia alliance of religious and political leaders of Indonesia whose recent meeting and call to destroy Shia belief “by all means necessary” is no less than a call to genocide which has the potential of spreading worldwide.

 

The copy of the resolution is followed by copies of letters mailed to the President of the United States and the President of Indonesia. Similar letters were also mailed to the Secretary-General of the UN and the Indonesian Ambassador to the US.

 

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May 9, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Will we…should we Muslims grow up to be like our Jewish cousins?

The admirable thing about Jews of today is that even while they might dislike each other between groups, there are some issues over which they come together like a solid rock and thus scare the devil out of self-promoting politicians who in turn, make sure that Anti-Semitism or, even a shadow thereof is caught and fought before it ever raises its ugly head.

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August 5, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments