Tag: Terrorism

Lahore Massacre: Mourn and Then Stand Up for Our Children!

Another day, another massacre: target, our children. This is the sad reality of Pakistan, a country gone so wrong that to put it on the right course of history (if we can collectively figure out the right course) seems to be a task beyond human capabilities. This time the same perpetrators–those who claim to know…

A critique of the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

 12:30 a.m. – A review of the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, hunting Obama Bin Laden (Oops)!                      http://www.google.com.pk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster.jpg/ ‘Waterboarding’ in the first two minutes just puts you off. A CIA thriller however, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark ‘Freakin’ thirty; despite its many wonderful qualities could be classified as just another technically proficient pile of balderdash. And it…

South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW) Condemns Taliban Attack on Malala

SOUTH ASIA DEMOCRACY WATCH (SADeW) Dallas, Texas NEWS RELEASE DALLAS. Oct 13, 2012. South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW), a U.S. based group that supports democracy in the region, has strongly condemned the savage attack in Pakistan by the Taliban on an unarmed, helpless, 14-year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, who was championing the cause of…

An Open Letter by Senator Raza Rabbani

In the name of the people of Pakistan OPEN LETTER This letter is of a concerned Pakistani, who is seeing the State and its constitutional structures rendered helpless at the hands of terrorism. It has brought into question the writ of the State. It has brought into question the ability of the civilian government to…

The Osama Kill: A New Era of Hi-tech Death Squads

In a spectacular night operation US gunship helicopters flew to Abbottabad, Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden: This has been the biggest story in the last week and if you are not aware of it you probably do live in a cave. I have no qualms about Osama’s death: He was a mass murderer of…

Osama Killed: In a House in Abbottabad

As per the latest news, Osama bin Laden was killed by the US special forces in a highly protected “custom-built” house in Abbottabad. This raises a few questions about the role of Pakistani intelligence agencies, especially since Abbottabad is not a remote mountain town: the town houses, of other important things, The Pakistan Military Academy…

Open letter to The President, Prime Minister, Interior Ministry, Chief Justice, Chief Ministers, and heads of all political parties, Pakistan

(From Citizens for Democracy) March 9, 2011: Over 300 prominent individuals – academics, columnists, writers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and women, IT professionals, students, journalists and others – from Pakistan and elsewhere (including India, France, Italy, USA, UK, Canada) besides over 80 organisations from Pakistan and abroad have endorsed this Open letter to The President, Prime…

Blasphemy, Theirs and Ours, By Adnan Farooq

These acts of confessional desecration have claimed 1152 lives and maimed another 2780 innocent people, mostly co-religionists. Not a single incident has provoked any mullah, Media Mujahid or any media house to cry blasphemy. (From Viewpoint Online) In last ten years, beards have desecrated— in the literal and violent sense— 53 places considered holy by…