Gojra Riots a conspiracy against the Blasphemy Laws

The discussions and views expressed on different English language blogs and websites comes as no surprise. At least I have been expecting all this media drones attacks on Islamic Law after the riots. Which true Muslim will not condemn attack on any minority, Hindu, Christian or Jews or person believing in any other faith, even if the member of the same has committed the crime of blasphemy? The law of the land doesn’t allow individual or group of person or any party to give the punishment to anyone for committing the blasphemy act. No one has pointed out that the attackers, if they were Muslims, have not only violated the Pakistani Laws but also the blasphemy Laws which give the right of awarding punishment to the state and not individual.

The elements waging a Media War on Islamic and blasphemy law have been successful as according to Daily Times Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani hinted at a review of the blasphemy law.

This comes as no surprise but shocking is the fact that some of the strong believers in Khatam-e-Nabuat to believe in which is indispensable for Muslim, have been made to believe that blasphemy law is responsible for suppressing and attacking the minorities in Pakistan so the Law should be scraped out. One of our friends Dr Awab has put all his effort to prove that blasphemy laws and Khatm-e-Nabauat’s “fanatics” are the real problem.(see here, here , here , here , here , here , especially here ) although he himself had written a post  on or say against the successor of one the “victim”( see the screen Shot of Dawn page on the timeline of blasphemy) of blasphemy Law.

 

Dawn

While writing the timeline of blasphemy cases Dawn has call Yousaf Kazzab a Muslim cleric who had been vocal in condemning religious extremism. This is not surprising as our English Press and English readers have been trained on how to attack the blasphemy laws if grounds are made for it.

Details of Kazzab and Zaid Hamid story can be found here.

It is believed that the present situation is the creation of Liberal fascists who fashioned it in order to defame the blasphemy laws so that the same could be worn out. Had all those discussing the issue been sincere, they would have condemned the attackers and not the blasphemy Law.

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  1. #1 by Danial Burki on August 7, 2009 - 7:53 am

    You really think that “liberal fascists” (oxymoron, btw) “fashioned” this to defame blasphemy laws? You really think that the Khatm-e Nabuwwat nutjobs were paid by liberal fascists to burn down the houses of Christians and set people on fire?

    I would laugh if this wasn’t such a serious issue.

  2. #2 by talkhaaba on August 7, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Yes it has been done overtimes. It is very easy to send you recruits to the lower cadres of Khatam-e-Nabuat or any other religious group and lead the emotional mobs towards destruction of Christians’ houses which is not allowed in Islam. Look at the Yousaf Ali case. His Successor Ziad Hamid is considered a great leader of Muslim Ummah as he barks against the Jews. I say barks. This is an irony that our literate masses are fooled by using rhetoric against the Jews by those who are paid by Jews. If your Burki and understand Pashto there is a saying in Pashto. “Da Kor Kandaray Da Kor Khalaq Kavi” The Neo-liberal fascists are the blind creature on this world.

  3. #3 by Danial Burki on August 7, 2009 - 8:15 am

    It’s clear that you will not argue your position with evidence and reason (the position is irrational anyway), so I’ll take my leave.

  4. #4 by Teeth Maestro on August 7, 2009 - 9:53 am

    Mind you, the problem here is the misuse of the Blasphemy laws, the judge jury and executioner cannot be left at the hands of people like Sipah Sahiba or the Khatam un Nabuwah people. The case must and should be presented with facts to a judicial court which should be the adjucator

    The problem with the Gojra incident / Sheikupura incident etc is that the mob was mobilized on wrong facts and they took the lives of people mercilessly. IT HAS TO STOP

    Yousuf Kazzab was [rightly or wrongly] proven by court – I cannot challenge that as a direct comparison to Gojra

    When you stipulate that Blasphemy Laws are being defamed — well to be honest it is being portrayed that the Muslim cleric is being the executioner in this fiasco, paid or not is beside the point – WHY isn’t the Muslim brotherhood standing up to condemn this misuse – THEY aren’t as they are scared themselves of being labelled un-islamic

  5. #5 by talkhaaba on August 7, 2009 - 10:06 am

    @ Dr Awab
    You’re right the laws are misused sometime. The owner of factory in Shekhopura was the sympathizer of a religious organization and donor of Al-Khidmat, a religious charity organization. But even his Shahadat at the hand of factory work doesn’t justify that the blasphemy laws should be repealed. We should work on how to ensure that the law is not misused. The second fact is that you have given much coverage to the issue than what it deserves. I agree that law is misused but which law is not misused in Pakistan?

  6. #6 by nadeem ashraf on August 7, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Please have a look at this article. It is relevent.

  7. #7 by Teeth Maestro on August 7, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    Talkhaaba – two wrongs dont make a right – a murder is a murder – cold blooded murder MUST be condemned at all costs –> comment more towards your “which law is not misused in Pakistan”

    Secondly I must come to terms with who is labeled a Shaheed and who is not –

    I fully respect Najeeb Zafar and have friends amongst the family who are stunned at the cold blooded murder, but shaheed, id like to honor him, but im confused at how we categorize the lost souls – please I do not mean to disrespect the departed, I ask this question in full respect to all.

    This Shaheed business is also extensively used when Political activists are killed, MQM uses them, Jamiat uses it and god knows every party in Pakistan uses it to honor its members – but does that signify anything – or is it merely a respectful way to address the dead ? –> apologies to have deviated from the topic

  8. #8 by Talkhaba on August 7, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    Khatm-e-Nabuat’s role in the riots?

    I just contacted Maulana Saeed Jalapuri, Ameer Almi Khatam-e-Nabuat Karachi on phone and he repudiated the charges, saying it was conspiracy. “The moment Khatam-e-Nabuat came to know, the whole episodes had ended”, he told me. His version in form of article will be published in Jang and other newspapers in the next two or three days, inshaAllah. Maulana Saeed Jalalpuri condemned the incident.

  9. #9 by talkhaaba on August 8, 2009 - 6:13 am

    Update;
    The only evidence I found is:

    A group of armed miscreants, with masked faces had come from Jhang and led the violence against Christians in Gojra on the pretext of desecration of the Quran. Still our friends are bent proving the hands of Khatm-e-Nabuat behind this heinous crime against the community.

    And that Qaeda-linked terrorists behind Gojra riots on the basis of assumption that;

    “Government received an intelligence report two months ago suggesting the Taliban were switching from suicide bombings to inciting sectarian strife”

    May be those seeing KN’s hands in it have got magnified glass (of sort) that show the real faces of Masked Man.

  10. #10 by Adnan Siddiqi on August 9, 2009 - 1:05 pm

    Okay if every crap on Pakistani soil is due to “Brutal” Islamic Laws then can pseudo intellectuals mind to share that why women re still suffering despite of theire is no “Hudood” ordinance anymore? Why is like that women like Asia Siddiqui and others are still being mistreated in and out of Pakistan? What about the woman in interior Sind who was not actually “Flogged” by some Talibans but was raped by “Chamchay” of some powerful feudal who runs away from the religion just like liberals run away? If repealing laws can make everything lovely and rosy then we should burn the constitution of Pakistan since we don;t need a single law. Guys! kindly don;t exhibit your mighty ignorance just to earn few points in the eyes of West.

  11. #11 by Adnan Siddiqi on August 9, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    BTW, I liked your term, ‘Media drones’

  12. #12 by hamarapakistan1947 on August 12, 2009 - 5:43 am

  13. #13 by Bill Bartmann on September 2, 2009 - 10:33 am

    I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work

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