Tag: Mumtaz Qadri

Mumtaz Qadri: A Case of False Hero Worship

That we Pakistanis are always seeking larger-than-life figures to, somehow, lead us out of our mediocrity is almost a cultural truism. We have Maulvis, cricketers, businessmen, ex-generals, and now–thanks to our inner micro fascist tendencies–a murderer to give us hope of a better future. As you might be aware, Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered Governor Salman…

Pakistan’s Deadly Blasphemy-Seeking Vigilantes

The blasphemy laws that led to the murder of Salmaan Taseer are as serious a threat as the Taliban. Mustafa Qadri, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 February 2011 18:43 GMT The murder of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer by his own guardhas prompted an ever growing witch-hunt, driven by religious groups but controlled by no one. The threat of this…

Religious Intolerance Sweeping Pakistan

(From mustafqadri.net) The brutal murder of a senior politician in Pakistan apparently for his opposition to a religious blasphemy law proves no one is safe from the intolerance sweeping the country. It also suggests that the battle against militant Islamists must be fought with ideas, not just guns. On the face of it the assassination…