Enemies of Pakistan: Now on Facebook

Published: September 17, 2012

Extreme attracts extreme. PHOTO: AFP

The uproar over the anti-Islam ‘film’ (if it can really be called a film) has finally become a fad for Pakistan’s youth. It’s hip. Its trendy now, and I can say this with surety, because its finally all over my Facebook wall.

If ever there was proof that social media is simply a tool reflecting the community that wields it, and not some glorious tool towards progressive change, that time for Pakistanis is now.

First I got the seemingly harmless (although the stat cited is obviously just cooked up) viral image demanding the removal of the video from YouTube:

I decided to follow the image to the actual page that my friend shared it from.

Catchy title: Enemies of Pakistan. Here are some more images they have created, with hundreds of shares to each:

At this point, I am starting to get a trifle worried about the campaign that seems to be emanating from here. Fascinated, I keep exploring…

India? What does India have to do with this?

Someone has obviously gone to a lot of effort putting these together. I know because my team works on such viral images as well, and it requires someone dedicated for anywhere from 20-45 minutes to make one of these. I’m starting to wonder about the agenda here, and about the language being used with some of the posts. For example:

These are the pigs of the anti Islamic movie “INNOCENCE OF MUSLIM” who are also involved in insulting our beloved Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him. Share as much as you can.
CAN WE GET 100000 + SLAPS FOR THE PIGS
1 LIKE = 10 SLAP
1 COMMENT = 100 SLAPS
1 SHARE= 1000 SLAPS

Extreme attracts extreme. I’m now more interested in some of the people responding to these images in the comments section. I follow a few of them through to their profile pages to see what other content they are consuming and liking. I see this image being passed around the community, calling for the murder of the film maker for a large bounty:

It is a trifle chilling to see how quickly, and how far I’ve come from my Facebook wall. It is also terrifying to think that my cousins, nephews and nieces, all on Facebook and in their teens, could very easily get here too. I keep browsing community members of Enemies of Pakistan, and inevitably it leads me to increasingly violent demands – all through viral imagery:

Emotive, unethical (using the images of random children) and extremely successful, the above image calling for burning US and Israeli embassies/consulates is making the rounds on Facebook. I could stop now, but there is a lot more going on in this community. One of the images above was shared from Jaan qurban sipah e sahaba dera ismail khan (Life sacrifice Sipah-e-Sahaba Dera Ismail Khan). I’m intrigued to find such a localised online community for a banned outfit. Yes they have the basic curses for the film maker:

But they also have a very unsavory group of friends sharing some very unsavory things. I have crossed over to yet another group of the SSP and I find an image with by far the greatest number of shares and likes yet (almost 5,000 shares):

Its hard to keep in mind I am on Facebook. I have written before about the fact that social media may be isolating people so they only see and experience things according to their preferences, thus polarizing society and perpetuating/creating greater divides. At this point, I am really scared, but I keep going – thinking less now, just absorbing the images one after another in silence… some are impossible to share here. I explore for another 20 minutes and then go back to my news feed. There I find this image waiting for me:

I don’t know how to react.

Add to the blog: share links to other such material circulating on social media in the comments section below

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Jahanzaib Haque

Jahanzaib Haque

News buff and Web Editor, The Express Tribune. Jahanzaib tweets @Jhaque_ twitter.com/jhaque_

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Sanwal Yaar

    A great blog. Good job Jahanzaib. Its a case of rotten mangoes exploding other rotten mangoes. And we sit here and watch in a complete disbelief. Did any one go out and burn Pakistani flags and embassies when we sent poor Rimsha to that horrible black hole on absolutely dubious charges?Recommend

  • Shan Nasir

    Pictures make the article very interesting!Recommend

  • https://twitter.com/pugnate Noman Ansari

    Great work. You are the Sherlock Holmes of the internet. Recommend

  • san

    Very true. Its all over on Facebook. After every five minutes your wall will be filled with such kind of hatred speech. One Example.
    “Curse on Pakistan government and PTA for not banning YouTube.If you are true Muslim then will share it and if you did not share it may Allah cruse on you”. What would you do. They are playing with your emotion and blackmailing youth if they don’t share or like it then they do love their Prophet. And our youth became their prey easily.
    If you starts convincing your friends that s/he just shared creates hatred among communities and our Prophet (SAW) never taught us to act like that. But s/he will not think for a moment and straight away tag you as infidel.
    Never in my dreams i though that social media have negative consequences. But spreading these pictures on Facebook and YouTube I am totally against freedom of speech in Pakistan. Jihadi and banned outfits are taking full advantage of spreading their hatred speech and our youth are sharing their hatred very proudly.
    Its the responsibility of government either to ban such kind of hatred material or completely ban all social networks. The situation is going beyond our hands. It needs serious attention. Facebook in Pakistan is like Mullah of Sipa e Sahaba or other extremist group. Recommend

  • Hassan

    Google does not do 500m+ business in PakRecommend

  • S

    for the writer and many the movie is insignificant, what they dont understand for many its matter of life and death. I support group Enemies of PakistanRecommend

  • nomi

    Protest is everyone’s right, but why not protest for people who die of hunger and crime and corruption.

    Hundreds of shias were killed, but no movement from online groups. And what can one say about the youth, this is the same youth that hates america but wants to go there for education.

    Wouldn’t it better if civilised protest is conducted and even products are boycotted and above all

    US visas that are desired by people decide not to go for US visas?

    Pakistan is direction less country and is drifting away dangerously into extremism. Recommend

  • Vikram

    Muslims are trying to crash YouTube, using Western technology (Internet), just like 9/11 when Muslims attacked US, using planes (Western technology). Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad

    I could not count the dollar amount. Perhaps its 1000 trillion dollars, also not sure these are US or Zimbabwian dollars. This shows the seriousness of posters..Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    By far, the image of that 4 year old child with machine guns is the most disturbing.

    Not that it will damage anyone else.

    I have said it once before and people did not like it then and are not going to like now.

    Muslims are self destructive. Muslims can only do some progress when they are living as a minority under others.

    Now, these are facts. Please prove me wrong with facts.

    Why hasn’t the muslim countries produced great minds like Salman Rushdie, A R Rehman, M F Hussain, Abdul Kalam?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad

    Peacefull protest is the only right way. Burning national flags, diplomatic buildings and properties is not what our prophet taught us.Recommend

  • Umer

    Interesting bounty amount offered. Do they really have this much money? Then why is Pakistan considered a poor country?Recommend

  • Raj

    awesome blog. appreciate your effort.Recommend

  • waqqas iftikhar

    the pic with the kid loaded with weapons is such a study in irony….he’s got all these weapons….but he hasnt got a pair of chappals to wear….us in a microcosm ladies and gentlemen…Recommend

  • Noman Ansari

    I must confess I read this blog when I was a bit sleepy, and it struck me hard even though. Having read it again, I am quite disturbed. There seems to be an organized effort at propaganda, and it is quite frightening how accessible it is, as you say. Recommend

  • Gibran

    A friend – who had poured his entire life savings into buying a W11 – his bus was burnt near Numaish by some fiends protesting against a film that they had never seen, to take offence from words they could never understand!

    As I try my best to console my friend – who of these real ‘pigs’ will pay for his loss?Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    I have a suggestion to muslims.

    To avenge Youtube, why don’t you hire Indian, Israeli and American hackers?Recommend

  • A. Khan

    @Vikram: Sometimes it is important for people like you to remain quiet and just appear stupid, rather than to make a comment such as yours and remove all doubt.Recommend

  • Nobody

    @mr. righty rightist:
    Look deeper into history of the some of the great’s Muslim societies HAVE created (none resembling the monkeys parading about today with AK-47s on their shoulders and hate on their tongue & in their heart).
    When one’s mind is closed, only one side of the coin is visible my friend. Among the atrocities and medieval behavior do reside a modest minded folk who have accomplished much. We simply don’t think of that because all we’re bombarded with day in and day out are images such as these, unfortunately not as scarce as we’d wish they were. But try flipping the coin over and do some reading. You seem so interested in Muslims and Pakistan in general; learn more about it. The overemotional, irrational & violent lot have and will always exist. Doesn’t mean every single follower has never achieved anything, regardless of who they are under. Recommend

  • ABC

    Amazing blog. 2 interesting things.

    They have dragged India into this somehow once again. “India film dikhanay walay” But I thought the Indian government has banned it before any other countries could.
    The Saudi flag reminds me of how Saudia has not done anything to protest against this clip. Weird

    I would like to protest but in ways that are in good taste and make people listen to your cause. These images make all muslims especially Pakistanis look like a tribe from the 2nd century in Africa. Everyone will laugh at us. No one will even bother with the message.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    @Ch. Allah Daad

    Peacefull protest is the only right way. Burning national flags, diplomatic buildings and properties is not what our prophet taught us.

    Then he must have not been a very good teacher. Muslims have never been peaceful throughout history and react with violence to anything and everything. Recommend

  • zehra

    it is all a huge paln to cash in for the anti india us sentiments!! they dnt see that jis mei agg lagri ha that is thier country!! but who cares for countrey, country property, fellow country men property we ware protestin adn that makes us great!! i have refused to share any such thing, hide it from my wall but yes i did sign a petetion for remving it, for i guess that is the peacful way to portest!! we can get a change if there is unity and through dialouge shouting oursleves hoarse wont make any difference!! the main prob is the lack of education!!Recommend

  • Sajjad Shaikh

    PLEASE UPDATE YOURSELF… I FOUND BELOW GEM ON FB VERY NEW (More Popular these days). Our mulla’s have all done IELTS and TOEFL now. :P

    For Those Who Say That “PROTESTING” on the FACEBOOK or the INTERNET is LAZY & STUPID should know the Hadith Sallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Summarized as) “The highest part of Iman is when any person does wrong and you stop him with your hands, the second highest part of Iman is when a person does wrong and you stop him using your tongue & the weakest part is to know and accept in your heart that the person is wrong-doer.”
    They should know that back then in May 2010, when PAKISTAN & Other MUSLIM COUNTRIES boycotted Facebook on such similar blasphemy, Facebook had to Remove that particular Blasphemous EVENT. That’s The Power of Protesting! SO I WILL PROTEST HERE & I SHALL CONTINUE TO. You ALL Can KEEP YOUR SHAITAN with your Ownselves.Recommend

  • Ali

    We have the right to protest against acts of disrespect towards Islam. But keeping in mind such protests should not be self destructive. and should not lead us towards playing with lives of other humans.Recommend

  • Haven’t lost my sanity

    I’ve been using internet since 1996, and I’ve received a zillion e-mails in the past telling me about some blasphemous website or article etc. I am a practicing Muslim who offers prayers five times a day and do not have any extremist inclinations. I don’t issue & believe in Fatwas against Muslims belonging to other sects either. And at the same time, I love & respect my Holy Prophet (PBUH) with all my heart, and can never tolerate a single bad word about him. It is this love for him that makes me stay away from all such e-mails, messages, websites and movies. I simply do not watch or read such stuff cos I know that being human those negative stuff may get registered at the back of my mind, and that’s something I would never want to happen to me. My love for the Holy Prohpet (PBUH) is simple, honest and sincere. I love him by trying to follow his deeds of compassion, truth, honesty and integrity.Recommend

  • http://www.facebook.com/saira.zulfiqar.9 Saira Zulfiqar

    I would want to see a blog talking about the offensive content of the movie and how it offended millions of Muslims. And its condemnation. But then again it would be too much to expect from ET bloggers who are hell-bent to see all the wrongs with us only.Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    @Nobody

    You have failed to prove me wrong, instead gave a generalized answer.

    You look at your country, your country produced one of the geniuses named Abdus Salam. What did you do with him? Declared him non-muslim, forced him out of the country and even vandalized his grave.

    The other day someone gave me the example of Mohammed Younus. He is another genius. India has borrowed so much from his experience. What happened to him in the end? He was stripped off of his title and marginalized and criminal charges slapped on him.

    My friend, I don’t believe that a religion/race/ethnicity/sect can produce brilliant people and the others are failures.

    My point is, muslims have always (since millennia) lived a violent, ignorant, extremist culture. This is true to even this day. This culture is even prevalent among the muslims of India. However, as a minority who cannot enforce this culture on the entire nation, honest/hardworking muslims thrive.

    But in muslim countries, you self destroy. This is a fact my friend. You cannot disprove it.Recommend

  • http://www.zaidzamanhamid.wordpress.com zaidu

    India comes free with America and Israel. Some local vendor were running promotion of buying USA n Israel flag n get Indias flag free to burn in protests.Recommend

  • http://www.zaidzamanhamid.wordpress.com zaidu

    More to it…I read users comments that Indians work in Google and this is why the contents are not being removed.Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    @Zaidu who writes “India comes free with America and Israel. Some local vendor were running promotion of buying USA n Israel flag n get Indias flag free to burn in protests.”

    That’s the best comment on this topic. But I can recommend you only once.Recommend

  • sarwar kiani

    To All here this movie is blasphemous one, this is confirmed, the world now should understand and learn to respect the religious sentiments of the Muslims, we should protest on every opportunity and force the the Islamic Countries to make America and the Western world to engineer a kind of law that prohibits such notorious designs, those who object the right of peaceful protest, should ponder over what happens if some one uses bad language for their parents, think about the fact that the ill language is used against Our Prophet (PBUH).Recommend

  • M.Ahmer Ali

    The many more non-muslims shall grow and increase blasphemous materials and activities in the world in any forms and manifestations against Islam,sacred Islamic personalities and the muslims the more hatred shall grow in the conscience-stricken muslims’ heart all over the world against the non-muslim world and non-muslims……Recommend

  • Muzzamil

    I think the message they want to send is right, but the way they are sending it is wrong. Arms is not the way of Islam, peace is. I personally dont like the US, but some images are just an insult to Islam itself. Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    @Sarwar Kiani

    The world will not respect the sentiments of the muslims, even more so now.

    On the contrary any anti-muslim elements in the west will push for more such films and content to make Muslims self destroy. You don’t need drones, you don’t need nukes, you don’t need missiles. Make 100 such films for as cheap as 1000 bucks a piece and you will cause considerable damage to the muslims.

    Peaceful protest is good. But are you capable of holding back your violent nature?Recommend

  • Xara

    No Wonder …You Wrote such blog….wot else can we expect a Veena Malik’ fan :) (Referring to your another blog)Recommend

  • alicia

    Can someone actually tell me if Google does 500 million dollar business in Pakistan and can Pakistans blocking of google have any affect??Recommend

  • Mustafa Moiz

    Correction: This person doesn’t really care about the film, but needed to add that last part as a saving grace.
    You really just look for any excuse to attack Pakistanis and their religion don’t you? I really didn’t care about any of the other protests to do with blasphemy before, because I thought they were best ignored. I’m for the most part ignoring this one as well, but I cannot condemn the protestors this time. Such a malicious film was designed precisely to attack Muslims.Recommend

  • Close_enough

    @Sanwal Yaar:
    Rimsha is neither proved guilty nor innocent. Her case is under trial in the Supreme Court, may be she proved guilty of the committing blasphemy or acquitted. Before the final verdict it does not make any sense to held responsible Pakistan Government for this issue. As you said burning Pakistani Flag in other countries, it is just pointless. It seems that you don’t have believe in Pakistani Judicial System. Recommend

  • Gulabo

    Wish your blog be able to 30 million Pakistani internet users and you would see the response. Everyone Pakistani loves the Holy Prophet (SAW) except 80% of tribune readers who represent hardly 0.5% of the total Pakistani internet users. Recommend

  • Gulabo

    @san:
    Are you against of the blasphemous film which is also uploaded on the internet? Are you also against of the Freedom of Expression in west which led to certain circumstances? Recommend

  • Gulabo

    @Sanwal Yaar:
    What is the similarity between Rimsha case and Blasphemous movie against the Holy Prophet (SAW). Do you think that if the Muslims would arrest one of their Holy Men (Pops) and they would be silent? They would turn your country into ashes in that case. Recommend

  • http://lonepkliberal.wordpress.com Loneliberal PK

    I don’t know how to react.

    I get a feeling that you do. You’re just afraid to express yourself as you’d like to.

    I can relate to that..Recommend

  • zeeshan sheikh

    I understand why non muslims attack Islam. but I am unable to understand what is wrong with liberal muslims of Pakistan . But now I understand why there is a full chapter for hypocrites. the chapter fits absolutely correct even after 1400 years.Recommend

  • zeeshan sheikh

    It is no surprise ET hasn’t have a single article condemning that blasphemous movie . but we have an article condemning the peaceful protest on social media but more shockingly defending the makers of that movie. hypocrisy at the best. I protest ET.

    Also remove @Gratgy comment it is offended.Recommend

  • Tahir

    Congratulations!

    We are getting the fruits of all those seeds of hatred, intolerance and extremism which were planted back in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

    I’ve read a few comments here where people have shown surprise and concern.

    Indeed this is a sad thing, but all this gives me no surprise at all my friends. This is supposed to happen. And it will continue to happen. Things will get even worse.

    Just wait for more insanity and be ready for further surprises.Recommend

  • Tanzeel

    @alicia:
    It’s not hard to imagine the actual figure being even higher given the massive size of the Pakistani market but in the grand scheme of things, it won’t really make much of a difference. Google’s revenues this year are something to the tune of $40 billion so losing out on a $500 million(1.25%) market will have a pretty minimal effect on them.

    On topic, Pakistani Muslims and the greater Muslim world can protest all they want but very little will be accomplished because Muslims, even though they constitute roughly 24% of the world’s populations, are of very little importance to the world in general. They constitute less than 7% of the world’s economy, don’t produce anything of note without which the world will not survive(with the exception of oil but even there they don’t have an absolute monopoly nor the military means to defend themselves if the west decides to take over the resources by force in a desperate situation), don’t have the military power to take out a single American carrier battle group let alone the combined forces of the western world and don’t really contribute anything positive to the world in general.

    Sincerely,
    A disillusioned resident of Islamabad and a native of Peshawar (for the benefit of those ready to pounce on me for being an anti-Islamic Indian propagandist troll on the payroll of CIA/Mossad/Raw/KFC/Hardees).Recommend

  • Ozymandias

    @S:
    Amazingly, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would not react in the way you are asking people to react. Do you think you are wiser and better than him?Recommend

  • mr. righty rightist

    @Abdullah Ansari

    On the request of so many Pakistanis, can you write something protesting the film?Recommend

  • Ozymandias

    @Gulabo:
    TRULY loving the Prophet (PBUH) would mean to ACTUALLY follow what he taught and what the Quran teaches: “…but indeed they uttered blasphemy,…If they repent, it will be best for them; but if they turn back (to their evil ways), Allah will punish them…”

    Allah will punish them. Who appointed you God?Recommend

  • Tanzeel

    @mr. righty rightist:
    For the love of god, no. Whilst internet bandwidth has become increasingly cheap over the years, it’s still far too valuable for one of Mr. Ansari’s infantile and, quite frankly, embarrassing rants.Recommend

  • Nadir

    What would the Prophet do? None of the above!Recommend

  • Gulabo

    @Ozymandias:
    Neither I can punish someone nor I am appointed by God for this. But can I condemn someone who is resembling the case of Rimsha with the Holy Prophet (SAW). I think in my comments I have never supported any thing to protest in ill manner. Recommend

  • samar

    ALLAH clearly have said in Holy Qura’an “yahood o nasara kabhi tumhary dost nahi ho sakty” (jews and Christians can never be friends of Muslims – this is referring jews and Christian community and not individuals).

    Phir behs kis baat ki? jab Allah ne Keh dia!

    Jews and Christians na kabhi Musalmano k dost thay na hen na hon gay includings Hunood (hindoos) kyun k hindoos hamesha sehooni agenda pe kam karty hen.Recommend

  • Saleha

    @Gibran:
    Your friend had some people jealous of his investment and they were probably waiting for the right time to burn his bus down. This is the delimma that there are evil-doers who wait for such riots to take revenge. Hope he recovers from his loss and God save Pakistan.Recommend

  • Ahsan Ikhlas

    “Persecuted by rich, powerful Quraish cheftains, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) found refuge in Medina and established a confederate of different communities on the principles of mutual respect and tolerance.”

    you call someone’s god false, deride them for their reverence to it, mock them, and the maximum you get is thrown out of city, so that you spread your religion outside.

    now, in ISLAMIC nations, the moment a non-muslim tries to even criticize your god or prophet, you label him fit to be murdered, and infact kill him too.
    so, that brings me to the point:

    who is more civilised: pre-islamic arab pagans or the muslims?Recommend

  • Usman

    I think only you wants to go America@nomi: Recommend

  • UHS

    All these posts are shared by none other but our friends, or the people we know (otherwise why have added them as our friends on fb?). So instead of of talking/debating with them, why are we making a fuss out of it?

    While reading the article, I was keenly looking for a solution (or a thorough observation/point of view) to this by the writer. But instead of giving any thought, writer just shared the images (in a dramatic way).

    If you are against such posts, then why don’t you suggest some alternate way of protesting (which doesn’t hurt your feelings)?Recommend

  • djxeeshan

    Good Job, nicely compile!Recommend

  • Jan

    How much is it easy to expolit us ? Anybody from any cornor o the world can post a pic, clip etc on internet and we start buringour own public/private properties. Above-all not a single sane voice is here to ask people how to behave in situations like this. Mullahs have got a chance to play politics I can understand but what our inteligencia is doing why they are also silent? Like me are they also afraid that if they say someting they will be lablled with them? I can understand that state has a direct advantage if people come on roads for issue which are not related to them. If the protests become violent and damage some public/private property so what? If a dosen people are killed who will ask? . If people will not come out in street for event like this they will come out for loadsheding, hiking fuel prices and other issues for which this state is directly responsible… So it is an oppertunaty for Pakistani public to ventilate some of their frastrations.Recommend

  • http://www.myfrequentranting.wordpress.com Farwa

    This attitude is what motivates these ‘pigs’, to use their words, to make such movies. The producer himself admitted he intended the film to be provocative because he wanted the world to see how Islam is (God forbid) a cancer and viola! we played right into his hands. Bravo you Prophet-loving-righteous-Muslims.Visited the page and it’s so full of hate content, it’s nauseating. We really need to know the difference between the teachings of Islam and our self-formulated Sunnah. Good job Jahanzaib, thanks for bringing this up. Recommend

  • Sonia

    Mr. Author alias Sherlock Holmes! it would be more informative for your audience to know about the facebook page operators. You would be be surprised to know that the page Enemies of Pakistan run by one of your very strong establishment in the country. Its one of their 50 pages. :)Recommend

  • http://India vasan

    I think the americans have found out the easy way to destroy pakistan. With movies like these and the reaction like those in Paksitan, pakistanis have hit the self-destruct button. They only have to go fast-forward and that will be done with the production of some more clips like these. Come on guys, enough is enough, dont spoil your resources, waste your time and energy and destroy yourself on some useless crap. Dont ever bother to see such crappy things and dont get aroused. I am sure we all have better things to do than watching these movies and going mad on them.Recommend

  • G. Din

    @Gratgy:
    “Muslims have never been peaceful throughout history and react with violence to anything and everything.”
    Partly wrong! They are the first to incite violence. When they receive retaliation in return, they always cry foul!Recommend

  • Salma

    excellent post Jehanzeb! Thanks for doing this – it reflects on the educated who use the social media.Recommend

  • Concerned

    I manage a busy group on Facebook, our group is about Pakistani freelancers, and we are getting darood sharif, violent messages, requests for boycotting youtube, and what not. I am silently deleting those things. I am afraid that if I asked the users not to share such things because they are irrelevant, they would teach me a lesson I will not forget. Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Percentage wise the Muslims are in a minority, but I still worry for India.

    The recent arrests of Islamist Terrorist group members; the recent hate mongering towards the North-Eastern Indians, which led to their fleeing from important metros; the recent hungama in Mumbai where Muslim protesters torched public property when they were demanding justice for Muslims from some other country (!). These are all worrying trends.

    While it is trends for India, it is a reality in Pakistan. Recommend

  • curious

    @Jehanzaib Haque

    Thank you for your exposition.

    Now, let me try the maths.

    A. How many non-Muslims are out there? — Billions

    B. How many non-Muslims made this movie?– May be 10.

    C. How many non-Muslims had actually seen this movie till the protests started?- 500? 5000?

    D. How many have seen this or become aware of this since the protests?- Billions?

    E. How many are still inviting attention to the film and who are they?– Millions of Muslims.

    So, who should be held responsible for PROPAGATING the slander?

    The Answer My Friend Is Blowing In The Wind.Recommend

  • maida

    mr jahanzaib, it should be enemies of islam, not pakistan :)
    so do u think, one should sit back, relax and enjoy the movie???
    common dont show ur too kool…whats worng is wrong!! Recommend

  • Saqib

    Fools are everywhere especially on social media. These extreme pictures will distroy our youth. For God sake stoop this nonesence. Be positive.Recommend

  • Cautious

    It seldom dawns on some Muslims that there are 5.5 Billion people on this planet that don’t share your religion – I doubt they want your filtering what they can say, read, write or watch. I would further observe that to the best of my knowledge no one has forced a single Muslim to watch this film. And lastly — I would observe that the technology you want to control wasn’t developed by Muslims – that includes computers, internet, smart phone and the like – so if you don’t like it don’t use it.Recommend

  • Arfaa Idrees

    Alright. So let’s get this straight. The glorious United States of America has all the authority to burden the world with the deaths of 9/11 and that’s completely justified since hey? the gora just can NOT be wrong. But just because some of us decide to raise our voice against a complete violation of religious respect, it’s not acceptable. Haina? Recommend

  • ZBMissesPakistan

    Get rid of this Facebook News Feed.Read REAL NewsPaper.Social media news feed which are becoming more written images then conventional status updates I would like to stay away myself from brain jammer NEWS FEEDS. I like your article and efforts. Recommend

  • http://usamarehman.blogspot.com/ Mohammad Usama

    its ironical that you have big mouths to complain about this over-reaction of certain Muslims in our society but you dont have guts to write or paste the better image of Pakistan or ISLAM?!!
    have you ever posted a Quranic intrepretation or Hadis explanations on ur FB account? or have you EVER tried to write something about your religion…..describing its Beauty, its Depth and Islamic Systems and Values!

    No! you havent, because this would prove you to be a Fundamentalist! and you FEAR this! why dont you accept this simple truth that you can only open your mouth to criticize but never to praise(on your own) the Islamic values!! Stop showing and propogating this bad picture (which i also condemn) instead devote your time in producing better compositions than these as you mentioned, about Islam, without FEARING……..Recommend

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11375793199898765321 Pakistani 1414918

    Very immature response by Muslims and hypocritical by those who defend it. The West lectures the world on free speech yet make any material critical of Jews punishable by law.

    And I’m sure Muhammed would be ashamed that innocent people were killed in his name. Islam means worship of God, yet has turned into worship of the Prophet(s) and worship of the Kabaa.

    Shame.Recommend

  • Haider Hussain

    $1000 trillion!!! LOLzzzzz….Recommend

  • Tehreem

    May Allah bless uRecommend

  • Jaahil

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    I think Pakistani Government should approach these filthy rich Jan-nisars of Holy Prophet SAW and beg them in his name to pay the loans owed by Pakistan. These loans will be less than 0.01 percent of the amount posted but will definitely help Pakistan become free of external shekels. I think People of Pakistan deserve this favor.Recommend

  • gp65

    @alicia: “Can someone actually tell me if Google does 500 million dollar business in Pakistan and can Pakistans blocking of google have any affect??”

    There was an article on ET that initially indicated that Google’s revenue from Pakistan was $500 million. @jamshedd questioned this number by stating that$500 million is the TOTAL ad revenue from all souces, digital, TV, newspapers, outdoor etc @Imtiaz clarified that the total digital ad revenue from Pakistan was $5-6 million and goole’s revenue would be a subset of that. ET acknowledged their error.

    (FOr reference please read this article http://tribune.com.pk/story/434461/up-and-coming-google-pakistan-earns-500-million-in-revenue/ and the comments from @jamshedd and @imtiaz.

    Hope that helps.Recommend

  • Ali Raza

    I think the amount offered is $10 trillion; kind of amazing, as the United States entire production output for a year is above $13 trillion. Did I miss the memo that granted madressahs the right to print currency or what?Recommend

  • Cautious

    @gp65. I don’t know how much Google makes in Pakistan – I do know that after Pakistan banned Youtube the stock of Google went up – that would indicate that shareholders are not concerned about threats from Pakistan.Recommend

  • IndianMuslim

    Muhammad (PBUH) would forgive his enemies, and even inquire after them when they didn’t show up to mock him, abuse him, or even dump their garbage on him.

    Recommend

  • Cacha Cricket

    @Writer… You seems to be a big supporter of Zionist state.Recommend

  • zedan runi

    enough is enough!!! USA…
    as a youth i have many questions in my mind …
    where are the muslin leaders….
    why we Muslims are destroying our self by fighting within our country..
    why we are destroying properties of our government…
    why we are not giving a positive and a better response instead of destroying our self… Recommend

  • Nobody

    @mr. righty rightist:
    Re-read what I wrote in my answer to you again. No where did I mention anything about the rest of what you stated in your post; the ONLY part I addressed was your view that no Muslim has ever achieved anything unless under non-Muslims. No where did I deny what may come next, nor did I defend it. Nor did I imply an answer to anything else you stated. You have your opinion. I have mine. I made a simple statement that seems a bit difficult for you to grasp OR you simply can not miss an opportunity to express your rather condescending views against Muslims as you have many, many times in the past. You don’t like us. We get it. Any more on that? Do tell please. And try reading my response again. I can’t put it any simpler. Good luck and cheers. Recommend

  • Kashif

    What is the point of all these debates ?

    Protest against this movie is right or wrong ?

    For me if i follow the Hadees (you will not be true momin until you love Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) more than your children , parents and your beloved one.

    Expressing your love against someone you have to act, but being a Muslim this is our great responsibility to follow the teaching of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

    Start protest within your self by stop falling under others agenda.

    I think the agenda behind this movie is more likely successful, they got the result how they wanted to.

    Blocking YouTube, Facebook etc. will not change the reality that on the other hands we are begging in-front of them to feed us.

    In Pakistan what we are sharing we don’t know exactly, but expecting more LIKES or SHARE hit to satisfy our-self regardless of the outcome.Recommend

  • She

    HE was sent as a mercy to mankind. Forgiving, Generous, Gentle, Trustworthy, Truthful, kind to childres, elders, muslim and non-muslim alike. Don’t express your love for Muhammad PBUH by spewing hatred towards those who don’t believe in him. Express it by following his character and his teachings and let the world know that in reality its not #Muslimrage, rather its # Americanhate!Recommend

  • Khan Gul

    Point to Ponder: I did not even know that such a movie existed until the protests started.

    According to the image in the blog:

    Dikhanay Walay: India
    Bananay Walay: Amrika
    Paisa Denay Walay: Israel

    I would add a new one:

    Promotion karnay Walay: MusalmanRecommend

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  • Ali

    Salam .. yh a very balanced and truly stated reality abt the extremists and the banned outfits giving rise to the extreme culture of arms . .!!Recommend

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  • fz

    @mr. righty rightist:
    i think we should choose u Recommend

  • furqan

    rimsha has been freed.. did we do anything when people like you killed millions in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan.. 100s of wars have been launched by Americans, most of them christians.. take out your personal grudges..Recommend

  • skippy

    @Pakistani 1414918:
    . emphasized textThe West lectures the world on free speech yet make any material critical of Jews punishable by law.

    You are wrong. Living in the West, we can criticise Judaism and Israeli’s all we want. No problem, we can do the same with Christians, Buddhists and Non-believers as well.

    But what we can’t do and what is illegal is to encourage others to go and kill them. That is illegal and immoral.

    Can you understand the difference?

    @Farwa
    he intended the film to be provocative because he wanted the world to see how Islam is (God forbid) a cancer and viola! we played right into his hands.emphasized text

    The most insightful comment yet. He childishly provokes Muslims and they respond like children as he expected. Lot of growing up to do here.

    Good luck with it all.Recommend

  • http://www.beep9beep9expressmail.com Samantha Darville

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.Recommend

  • EL CID

    @A. Khan: He has as much right to express his “stupidity” as you did to manifest yours here. It’s called FREEDOM OF SPEECH! A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT, EVEN RECOGNIZES BY THE USELESS UN!Recommend

  • YOU RETARDz

    You got the “FILM-MAKER” wrong, do some homework and stop acting retarded over a documentary…. you see in Ah-MURIKA, we are free to film what ever we like…. and if the truth hurts then maybe you should adjust YOUR reality…. or simply dont watch it… thats our free-dumb – dont watch such blasphemy… maybe your “prophet” will take care of things him self…Recommend

  • http://www.jihadwatch.org FreeSpeechForever

    @S:

    No, a movie trailer on Youtube is not a “matter of life and death” for anyone offended by it. Get over it and move on with your lives. Grow up already.Recommend

  • Steve

    @Gratgy: so true…. Over all, from history of the prophet to recent days, not so peaceful..Recommend

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