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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

45 slaughtered in Pakistan bus

Pakistan gunmen kill 45 on Karachi Ismaili Shia bus    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32717321
It has happened again, mindless fanatics have slaughtered 45 people in Pakistan…in the name of Islam and in the name of God.
I am not sure if it is shocking that there is little reaction in Pakistan, on the murders of so many people. One can understand that the country has become rather numbed to news of yet another butchery.
There are people being killed/murdered/butchered at the hands of fanatics almost every day in Pakistan. Fanatics come in different colors and different fanaticisms, some accepted and some tolerated but few are rejected.
The first line of fanatics is the government, its Police and Military which regularly disappears and kills civilians in the name of “protecting the nation”. These agencies are so fanatical about “protecting the nation” that any number of murders is acceptable and actually, a duty. The government is also so interested in keeping the fanatics under some reasonable (from their point of view) control, that they take little or no action when some fanatic kills a person because of “Blasphemy”, “insult to the prophet Mohammed” or another similarly idiotic excuse.
The next line of fanatics are the United States and its “Coalition of the Willing”. These folks have hyped the fear of being destroyed by a diminutive number of ill-equipped people so much, that they now have unlimited supplies of highly-murderous weaponry to direct at the faceless people the “Coalition” has identified as “Terrorists” and “Suspects”. Hundreds and thousands of people, almost every one innocent, have been slaughtered every year, by the US and its ready-to-kill allies.
The last and most continuous line of fanatics are the ultra-religious Muslims for whom, anyone who does not toe their precise line of thinking about Islam, is a “Kafir” (Unbeliever or Apostate). As such they believe, these “Kuffar” (Plural) are more dangerous to Islam than the other enemies, because these “Kuffar” will dilute and dissipate Islam and before you know it, Islam turns into a corrupted version of its ideal and is gone.

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May 13, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

From “Kuffar” to slaughters

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

June 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

In the Headlines: Syria, Egypt, Israel & Maj. Nidal

There is enough material in the headlines regarding Syria, Egypt, Israel and Maj. Nidal, to fill a small book…for each!
Syria.
This is a most difficult area to be considering, the choices are ALL unpleasant, the repercussions awful and good answers are Zero. We already know the horrors Bashar Al-Assad has been raining down on his people, on the majority Sunni population. What began as a Sunni speaking out, joined by many Shia, was quickly turned into a factional war between Shia and Sunni and is now on the verge of becoming an Shia-Sunni existential civil war from which there is no going back. The situation created by Assad and now the “neighbors” is such that the Shia and the Sunni are each afraid that should the other win, they will be annihilated, so the battle is on.
We have an number of countries that are arrayed against Assad or, the Shia or, both. These countries include the USA, Arabia, Qatar and to lesser degree, Egypt, Turkey and Israel; an interesting alliance of distrust, all for their own, differing reasons, but since the enemy of my enemy is my friend, these countries are happy to dance with each other….for now.
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August 29, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

We Killed 64 Shia…Rejoice!

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

February 17, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 26 Comments