Tag: Shia Islam

Freedom to Kill, Taliban Style

To say that the murder of 82 of our fellow citizens is an atrocity is stating the obvious: But to make the Laskar-e-Jhangvi and members of other such monstrosities to see it as a monstrous act is another questions. How did we get here? What has brought us to a place in our history where…

Minorities in Pakistan-Dead and Alive

Rimsha Masih, an 11 year old Christian girl has been arrested on blasphemy charges. According to some reports, she is suffering from Down syndrome and is a minor, between 11 to 16. Even if she is 18, it is laughable. Isn’t law supposed to consider the maturity level of the accused? Even in criminal trials…

Shi’a Muslims: halal meat?

Recently, those who have been following the news may have noticed an increase of terrorist attacks and the general persecution of Shi’a Muslims, particularly within Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and recently Palestine together with less reported, but still significant, events in Indonesia and Malaysia, among other Sunni majority countries. In the case of…

A Shameful Foreign Policy: Deploying Pakistani Troops In Bahrain

The news trickling out of Pakistan suggest that Pakistan is seriously considering deploying Pakistan Army to aid the dictators of Bahrain against their own people. This, obviously, is a humiliating and troubling turn in Pakistani foreign policy: it will put us on the wrong side of history and make our army into a mercenary force…

Terror Claims 8496 Deaths Annually

Image by nasirjumani2008 via Flickr (From Viewpoint Online). A total of 2,113 militant, insurgent and sectarian related terrorist attacks last year killing 2,913 and injuring 5,829 people .Taliban, have been terrorizing Shia, Christian, Ahmadi, Hindu and Christian minorities in Pakistan. Iran in retaliation is supporting Shias. President Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted in…