Tag: Racism

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…

The Disturbing case of Faisal Shahzad

As a Pakistani-American who has lived, studied and worked in the US for 30 years and raised a family with a man who, like me, came here from Pakistan as a student, the case of Faisal Shahzad has raised more disturbing questions than any others involving accusations of terrorism against Pakistani-American citizens. The most prominent…