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.
Different stresses can be applied to things and they return to the original shape after the stress is removed, however, in Science, there is something known as Yield Point which says that after a certain amount of stress is applied to an object, it loses the resilience to return to its original shape and becomes more and more deformed on a permanent basis.
This is true for the environment as well and for communities of people too.
If the stress is applied at a gradually increasing rate, the object will continue to stretch until is passes its Yield Point and the deformation becomes permanent; the transition from original to deformed one is barely perceptible. In life, we know if we put frogs in a pot and heat it gradually, the frog will not notice the increasing heat and will die from the heat, this would be the frog’s Yield point. However, if the frog is dropped into a pot of heated water, it will jump right out.
American Muslims are currently the frogs in the pot and our society is being changed for the worse, but so gradually that we do not notice it and the realization will not come until our entire future generations have grown to be different people (our Yield Point) and there will be nothing we can do about it; the changes will become irreversible. Continue reading
Wonderful news! Today (Feb 16th 2013) we killed 64 Shia in Quetta and last month we killed another hundred Shia in Quetta, this is REAL progress! Jazak Allah to all the Muslim brothers and sisters who have helped us in this holy effort! Our struggle against Kufr and Shirk in the world would not be possible without YOUR help so congratulations are due to you…ALL of you.
You might wonder why we are sharing the glory of killing Shia with you because so many of you, our brothers and sisters in Islam, are living so far away…as far as America and Europe. Yes, some of you help us directly by Continue reading