I left the US because of their hatred towards Muslims… this is my story

Published: February 1, 2014

Everyday I would see hate stickers against Muslims at Harvard Medical School. PHOTO: AFP

I was born in 1982, in the beautiful American city of San Jose, California. A proud patriotic Muslim American, my dad would decorate our house with lights every Fourth of July.

Fast forward to the year 2001, when I got admitted to one of America’s top medical schools – the Harvard Medical School in Boston. Moving from San Jose was hard. I stayed in the dorm. Every morning, when I went to take a shower, I saw a sticker on one of the bathroom mirrors on my floor that said,

‘Whoever is a friend of the Muslims is a traitor of Christianity and of America’.

In the evenings, sometimes, I would go to the reading room to study. Right on the entrance door, I would find the same sticker. I saw similar messages written on public vans and buses and plastered on walls across Boston. I heard fiery speeches against Islam by Christian clerics in downtown Boston, some calling for my death.

I felt intimidated, unwelcomed and unaccepted.

I often wondered why there was not a single Christian student, out of the thousands at Harvard, who had the moral integrity to tear down the hate stickers on campus – hate stickers that openly attacked me for being Muslim.

Would Christ not preach universal love and peace?

What had happened to those who claimed to follow him?

I waited and waited for my five years at medical school but these stickers never came down.

Then, when I found out that a group of Christian students had forced the administration of Mt Sinai Medical School in New York to expel all 23 of its Muslim students from that medical school, and were threatening widespread violence, I forgot my own pain for a bit. At least I was still able to pursue my studies. These other students had lost their careers merely for having an identity.

Soon after, I also found out that Muslim engineering students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were forbidden to eat in the university cafeteria and dorm kitchens. Christian student groups had complained that Muslim presence was making the food filthy and hurting the sentiment of ordinary Christians at MIT.

I forgot my pain once again. At least, I could still eat freely at Harvard.

The atmosphere of intimidation never grew calm. I had some Christian friends but most were friends as long as I did not express my religious views openly. Attacks on Muslims kept growing and discrimination against them had become an accepted norm. Even Muslim graves were attacked in cities across the US for polluting American soil. I still decided to stay in the US and help people in and around San Jose.

I continued to hope things would improve.

However, after a series of other targeted attacks on fellow Muslim doctors, I decided to leave the US in 2008. I could not take it anymore. I moved to Pakistan to pursue a career in cardiology. My friends ask me if I will ever return to the States. I think I will but not until the Christian clergy stops condemning me as ‘worthy of death’ and the American government stops jailing me for calling myself a Muslim openly and for professing my faith as I deem fit.

I miss the US a lot but I also love my new homeland. There are a few bigots here as well but I never have to worry about them. My friends come to my rescue before I know it. I am different but I am loved. I feel welcomed and accepted. I have the freedom to speak and profess my faith. Until my motherland is reformed, I shall stay in Pakistan God willing.

I am currently pursuing a degree in cardiology in Lahore and this is my story.

Key:

Pakistan = United States
United States = Pakistan
Harvard Medical School = King Edward Medical University
Mt Sinai Medical School = Punjab Medical College
MIT = University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
Christian = Other Muslims
Christianity = Islam
Christ = Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Muslims = Ahmadis
Boston = Lahore
Lahore = Boston
San Jose = Rabwah
New York = Faisalabad

kashif.chaudhry

Kashif Chaudhry

A graduate of King Edward Medical University in Lahore and Mt Sinai University Hospital in New York who is currently completing his Cardiology fellowship at Tufts University in Boston, USA. Kashif writes for various American newspapers and Pakistani publications and blogs at the Huffington Post. His interests include medicine, Pakistan affairs and Muslim-American community affairs. He tweets @KashifMD (twitter.com/KashifMD)

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

  • A. Khan

    Nicely put. Had me going initially.Recommend

  • Boston Wala

    Most of what is written by the author in this blog is pure
    hogwash. Unadulterated. There would be lawsuits flying
    right and left against Mt. Sinai Medical School, NY… MIT,..etc.
    These are revered learning institutions. They do not engage
    in this kind of behavior. The lawyers would have a field day.
    With millions of dollars worth of lawsuits. Lawyers would be salivating.
    Should we discuss the author’s grades??…Kicked out Harvard medical
    school??..Did not qualify for any scholarships??…Average cost more than
    $80,000. a year, for medical school …family unable to pay tuition??
    Doubt very much author is US citizen. Should desist from such blogs.Recommend

  • Dua_Go

    Shame on you for spreading hatred and helping out those insignificant weirdos you call christian clergy over there. One sees that you are back there after taking this cheap shot at populism like any other ordinary mullah inspired illiterate and ignorant followers of hate-mongering-mullahs in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Saad Ahmed

    Welcome back to Pakistan a refuge for muslims. Everywhere in the world there is a deep hatred of Muslims. Terry Jones, the Quran burner is allowed complete freedom to show his view. Geert Wilders in Netherlands was acquitted of anti-Muslim charges Jews and Hindus are working with Chrsitians. The movie Innocence of Muslims is openly on internet shown even though it hurts muslims.Recommend

  • JayMankind

    Good for you. We non-Muslims have our own tales of woe on our treatment in the Middle-East. But that is another story. Personally, I won’t quit just because somebody doesn’t like me or what I stand for.Recommend

  • rewq

    Why should anyone believe your story? There are 5 million Muslims in US. Why are they not moving back if what you say is true ?Recommend

  • umar

    This is exactly what the minorities in Pakistan have to go through. I think you can use your so that we can become an example for people in other countries. Now since you are part of the “majority”, you should spread love and tolerance.Recommend

  • zain

    i knew discrimination exist in USA .but this article is like a shock for me specially the story of 23 students…? how is this possible…?Recommend

  • Lindsay Jenney

    Good idea. Move to Pakistan because it is much safer and people are allowed A LOT more freedom. lol.Recommend

  • Nm

    That was simply brilliant, Kashif!!Recommend

  • stupidity

    Yes you don’t have to worry here now , only Hindus Christians shia ahmadiya and other minority worry here if they are still alive somehow even after continuos torture for more than half a century. What you faced in states was not even a bit of what minority faces in Pakistan everyday every single moment even when they actually belong here ethnically for hundreds or thousands of years Recommend

  • Annoynymous

    This is beyond bullshit !
    Boston and Harvard In particular are not dominated by Christians they are largely do
    Made up of atheists

    Anyone who’s lived in the states for less than 6 months can break this story apart Recommend

  • Annoynymous

    Ok I just read the key Recommend

  • Sami

    I dont know where you lived in America but it is not as much hatred as you stated here. Pakistani Community is more than 500,000 strong in USA and they are placed in good positions and they earn above average salaries than normal Americans.
    Kindly dont generalize at all. I have seen many Pakistanis whose fate has been changed by America but they key was that they never bothered for hatred and strive more harder and harder to make their mark.
    Look at Lahori Born Shahid Khan who became a billionaire and he always say that you will fell antagonism sometimes but it compels you to work more harder to be recognized and now he is a successful businessman. Also i know many stories of Pakistanis like in America who got successful.
    So my advise to you will be not to abandon your studies in America. Accept it as a challenge and strive harder to be recognized. In Pakistan you will see stickers of hatred in Universities as well especially against Ahmedis and Shias but they are still working harder to get themselves recognized.
    No Country is a Citadel of Sanity and Utopia. Every country have pros and cons but in my view you met the wrong people at the right time and that changed your perspective.
    American constitution gives you enough rights that Pakistani constitution and Pakistanis can never think of in their own home country.Recommend

  • U_SAF

    Well, I m not sure but some of my family stayed in US for 5 months, one of my brother studying in NY and they never complained about racism, instead they were surprised to see Americans were very kind, specially living in rural areas. We also haven’t faced any issues during visa appication in US embassy in UAE and interviewd by a Muslim in Hijjab. Bad people are in every society, if you think you are an American its your country since you were born there and took oath to protect your homeland, you shouldn’t have left and should have remain there convincing the fellow Americans that faith is personal, and you are as much American as they are and love your homeland… In some cases immigrants are more better Americans than the natives.

    US has given you identity, stay in the system to change the system…its your country. Don’t forget to watch the Documentary “Muslims are Coming”… Recommend

  • Alam

    I am surprised that this is happening in the US. To be honest, it is hard to believe.Recommend

  • Azhar

    Amazing story! You made your point in the best way!Recommend

  • Cuban

    Very well written piece and I feel for the discrimination. But with respect the problem is two sided. This sect in particular knows it violates a key principle which is important to the majority. Does this warrant such persecution? No. Should that one sect be allowed to inflame the uneducated majority? No.Recommend

  • Touseef Ahmad Rehan

    Very interesting article. Highlighting the plight of our society. For a moment I thought where does this happen in US until I read the key.Recommend

  • Tyrion

    Too goodRecommend

  • Mehdi

    @author

    I find your blog very incoherent. In your short biography, you state that you are continuing your medical career at tufts, why so. It is extremely misleading. There are close to 5-10 million Muslims in USA and there are 1000+ mosques. I am a Shia Muslim and I studied at a liberal arts college in Minnesota affiliated with Lutheran church and in my 4 years, I didn’t face any form of discrimination. Can you please enlighten the readers what was the exact problem and why you as an individual faced problem. You could easily sue Harvard for discrimination rather than writing a blog in pakistani newspaper, where you are sure to get some sympathy and free emotional counseling :) and a happy dose of anti american sentiment. By any chance are you a practicing Ahmedi Muslim ? If so please depart pakistan, since it is not a safe place for you. USA is a place where Muslims are welcomed and I am one of them. I would stay in USA any day if given a choice to live in USA or any of the so called 50+ Muslim majority country. Recommend

  • http://syedaabidabokhari.wordpress.com The Only Normal Person Here

    SpeechlessRecommend

  • Tamoor Haider

    Really sad to hear your experience. I wouldn’t say every other non-Muslim state has similar response towards Muslims but for a fact, it is a reality and must be dealt seriously by the respected authorities.
    I’m glad you found peace in your new homeland! Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Also – you state Muslim doctors were targeted in USA, but the reference points the audience to an Ahmedi doctor being attacked in UK. Are you sure that Ahmedis and shias are safe in Pakistan ? After all most of the well known terrorists have made Pakistan their holy abode. Are non-Muslims such as Hindus and Christian are treated well in Pakistan ? Please check the UN stats.Recommend

  • bukhari shah

    prejudiced thinking of USARecommend

  • Kisan

    Kudos to the author on an excellent article……..Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Also I would like to make sure the tribune’s editor didn’t censor your true intention :) many times the headline and the thesis statement and conclusion don’t match up. Recommend

  • Ali

    The moment I started reading the article I knew this is not the US I studied in for my doctorate. The key at the end clarified it :) Good piece and I share the same sentiments. Recommend

  • khurram

    i can not understand, is the doc a medical graduate of KE or Harvard?Recommend

  • nust

    You remind me of the people who associate all Muslims with terrorism because 13 alleged Muslims allegedly were behind the 9/11 incident. That being said, one also cannot relate Christianity v/s Islam to Ahmadis v/s Muslims. The former are two different religions, the latter is quite a different thing. Although humanity is what matters, yet to point out your shortcoming seemed an imperative thing to do.

    That also being said, this was a very well written article. I liked the way you used irony.Recommend

  • SAK

    My God! I couldn’t believe a word throughout the blog and was thinking to write an “appropriate” reply in the comment box until I read the “keys”… I was thinking the same!!! This is so sad :(Recommend

  • A SJC person

    You had me going for a couple of minutes, until I clicked on one of the references.
    I can suggest couple of changes to the Key, not the NSA kind.
    Great reverse psychology in style : -) .

    I hope we all get it. Hope you actually make to San Jose (and the Bay Area)
    ..CoolRecommend

  • mahrukh

    wow! on the spot!Recommend

  • http://none Sjhahid Cyrus

    I live in Chicago and there has always been peace here, yes there may have been some incidents against Muslims due to misinformation on mass media, but I dont think 23 Muslim students go kicked out because of how you say, if that would have happened in any American University, then there would have been a huge law suit against MIT. America is the greatest country for educRecommend

  • Stephanie

    What absurd lies. Lol Recommend

  • Saad

    That twist at the end though.Recommend

  • http://samikhanistan.blogspot.co.uk/ sami

    Hi kashif,
    Really sad to know your story.But you are spot on.Recommend

  • Akbar

    Have patience, Islam is the worlds fastest growing religion and the USA will revert one day.Recommend

  • Zaigham

    @khurram:
    read the whole story after replacing the words mentioned in the Key.Recommend

  • Zaigham

    @bukhari shah:
    you didn’t get the article, see the key.Recommend

  • Haq

    The role reversal is jarring and should help open people’s eyes about discrimination in Pakistan, but unfortunately most people don’t even get that it is an intentional role reversal. This kind of behaviour would never be accepted, or forgiven at places like Harvard or MIT. Not in a million years.Recommend

  • http://- What happened to discus?

    This blog was more preposterous as it went along. Then I read the disclaimer and it made more sense.

    What didn’t make sense, are some of the comments below, believing Muslims are met with such treatment in the US. Kinda reminds me of a recent Nadeem Paracha’s satirical work. Prejudiced extremists took his article as evidence thinking Malala was really a CIA spy kid..Recommend

  • Yumna

    So many people commenting here have totally missed the point.

    Hint: refer to the key at the end of the blog.Recommend

  • usman

    @Mehdi:
    I would recommend you to read article again. This is exactly what author is trying to tell that hatred against Ahmadis is so much in the public that no one comes to help. Now imagine an Ahmadi living in Pakistan with the hatred from everyone around and on top of that the same threats that sunnis and shias receive. You see the point? And lets start living beyond the phrases like “look sunnis and shias are dying too” this all started because no one spoke for Ahmadis when they were getting killed. If you see your neighbours home burning and you dont help to kill the fire remember that sooner or later the fire will come to your house and it will be twice as much because now it is burning two houses.
    May Allah grant peace to all Muslim’s. And yes I also mean Ahmadis as well. Recommend

  • shadow

    @Sjhahid Cyrus: Please read his article again and read the key words. He is not talking about States but Pakistan. Recommend

  • http://- Clues

    Some people don’t get the clues here. The blogger is challenging the extremist narrative, which state the Muslims are horrible abused and repressed by Americans. He is showing the mirror to all those people with these views that such treatments are not transpiring in the fictional accounts of radicals, but in Pakistan, in their own backyard, where sectarian Muslims and others feel the brunt every day, despite being in the same country and even adhering to the same religious orientation. My guess is that the author is of the same religious group as in the blog. He studied at both Pakistani and American university. While in Pakistan he faced hostility and scorn, in the much hated America he probably found indifference to his being, and respect as any other. This probably prompted him to write such an article.Recommend

  • abubakar

    Wow,, I didn’t pay attention to the key but I did click on the links throughout and it was then when I realised what you did there! And its a real great article I mean the way it is presented, disguised and all it was great. I can’t believe there are thickies who couldn’t understand the article and thinking that it all happened in U.S.ARecommend

  • http://@net Kublai

    Don’t be hasty in judging this article..
    Read the key and think. And you will
    understand what the author is saying !Recommend

  • abubakar

    @bukhari shah: you’re not serious are u? It’s pakistan and it’s prejudices that writer is talking about. Recommend

  • Eddied

    No doubt this ” creative writing” will be misinterpreted by many…it appears to be a long anti American diatribe until the end when the author adds a series of ” keys” that completely change the meaning of the article…how many will read to the end and understand it is actually a criticism of Pakistan?Recommend

  • Anshuman Tripathy

    I dont want to demoralise you further but let me just start off with a hypothetical example. Say a bunch of European Christians carried out the biggest Terror Attack in Pakistan’s History where more than two thousand innocent people died. The sole purpose of this attack was to make the Infidels feel wrath of Christ and to establish their terror outfit as a force to reckon with.

    Now take a deep breath, place your hand on your heart and tell me with brutal honesty what the backlash would have been in Pakistan against the Christian community?

    Compare that with the treatment meted out to you (although completely wrong & unjustified) and you will come to realize the amount of tolerance the USA has for its immigrants.Recommend

  • abhi

    I think most of the readers are having hard time in understanding that this all happened in Pakistan and not in USA.Recommend

  • lahori

    One of the parts of being a muslim is that one has to believe in the finality of the Holy Prophet (SAW).Recommend

  • jawad

    @Mehdi: read that article carefully, he got shot in karachi, but could not be operated in pakistan due to the operation being too risky, so he went to uk to get surgeryRecommend

  • ramsha baluch

    Satire; some people just don’t get it.Recommend

  • Salman Danish

    Its sad that no one even read the key
    Without the ‘Key’ the article cannot make the impact that the author intendedRecommend

  • TaimurAhmed

    BrilliantRecommend

  • Mehdi

    @Author

    My apologies. Key was what I needed. It would have been well suited under poetic justice section. Sorry my comprehension level went down because I was sleepy.Recommend

  • Mehdi

    @lahori:

    Being a Muslim requires you to believe in oneness of god, nothing else. Recommend

  • Mehdi

    @Akbar:

    You will find a humble abode in Cuba. Recommend

  • Saad

    @Sjhahid Cyrus:

    Read the keys at the end. Its directed towards Pakistan, not USA.Recommend

  • Kashif Imran

    Can sumbody kindly illustrate….what the “Key:” at the end of this blog is meant about specifically??Recommend

  • Kashif Imran

    Can somebody tell me.. what the “Key:” at the end of this blod is meant about specifically???Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Ok author had to riddle the blog as puzzle to communicate the message of intolerance, discrimination that is happening in Pakistan. Now as I read the article carefully, I appreciate his writing. But my only concern is why can’t people express the view more openly without any fear of repercussion.

    Whether shias, Ahmedis, Ismailis and bohris are Muslim or not, please leave it to the maker to decide. Recommend

  • Shail Arora

    A well disguised article mate. Good luck with your future endeavors!Recommend

  • Suhail

    After reading this, my craze for studying in MIT has decreased a lot. However, there are other alternatives too, like studying in England.Recommend

  • Shail Arora

    @Kashif Imran: Just replace the words in article with their corresponding ones specified in the key.Recommend

  • http://twitter.com/bohotsaara Sarah B. Haider

    Amazing!!Recommend

  • S Bashir

    Kashif, simply brilliant! I am surprised many readers didn’t catch the satire. Recommend

  • ahmad

    Thats how you get away with writing an article in favor of Ahmedis and have plausible deniability as well.Recommend

  • Talha

    USE THE KEY!

    Pakistan = United States
    United States = Pakistan
    Harvard Medical School = King Edward Medical University
    Mt Sinai Medical School = Punjab Medical College
    MIT = University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
    Christian = Other Muslims
    Christianity = Islam
    Christ = Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
    Muslims = Ahmadis
    Boston = Lahore
    Lahore = Boston
    San Jose = Rabwah
    New York = FaisalabadRecommend

  • TUNG

    a bunch of crap!i ve been to mount sinai as an elective student!everone was really help fulRecommend

  • http://bigsaf.newsvine.com bigsaf

    I see what you did there…well done. Unfortunately some don’t get satire.

    Regarding Boston…even after the Chechen brothers’ attack, there was surprising restraint, if not a relatively decent atmosphere, with few exceptional incidents of vandalism and bullying.

    Some, but not all, American Muslims, or similar minorities, did feel a terrible 9/11 backlash and long-term prejudice. Most has subsided with exceptions. But there was more societal/state protection and kindness than those incidents, which Pak, unfortunately, cannot match even in ‘relative’ best of times, well before 2001, for it’s own minorities’ rights and treatment, Recommend

  • Aamna

    Hahahhaha, ‘pun intended’. Good one, at least it will get the Jamatis to read it out too. Recommend

  • Muhammad Javed Iqbal Khan

    Can somebody please refresh my memory, when was the last time a ”Muslim” was killed in ”USA”? Because all I can remember is ”Christians” and ”Jews” getting slaughtered by the hands of so called ”Christians” and I don’t really remember a ”Muslim” getting killed since 2007 just because he was a ”Muslim”. All I can see is these very ”Muslims”, after becoming well educated in the most prestigious institutions of ”USA” and capable of giving something back to the country, leave the country and seek asylum in ”Pakistan” so that they can avoid the troublesome procedures of visas. And then they start spreading lies and propaganda about the very own ”USA” that they claim to love so much. Please, just tell me of a single incident where ”Muslims” have been targeted specifically and killed like the ”Christians” and the ”Jews” have been.

    Jis k je mein jo aata hay baknay lagta hay Pakistan k baray meinRecommend

  • G. Din

    @Kashif Imran:
    Substitute terms as the “key” indicates and then read the article.
    @Salman Danish:
    “Without the ‘Key’ the article cannot make the impact that the author intended”
    Without reading the “key”, the impact is exactly the opposite.
    Author should have emphasized this. Recommend

  • SAMMY C

    @lahori:;; REALLY?? SAYS WHO?Recommend

  • http://@net Boston Wala

    @Boston Wala:
    My sincerest apologies to the author Mr. Chaudry.
    After reading the first few paragraphs it sounded like
    hogwash. Never bothered to really analyze the KEY.
    Which looked inconsequential. My apologies.Recommend

  • abubakar

    @lahori: and your point is??Recommend

  • abubakar

    @Saad Ahmed: a refuge really? Is thqt what you call it ? Almost every sect of muslims hate every other sect. Do some religious research on thatRecommend

  • abubakar

    @Mehdi: really? Do you even know the translation of first kalma?Recommend

  • x

    @Annoynymous:
    Lol lots of others like you here judging by the comments. Typical frothing at the mouth reactions from both pro US and ‘welcome to tolerant and inclusive Pakistan’ types. Open your minds people!
    ET please publish, I don’t know why my comments get censored needlessly. Recommend

  • http://www.rizwanmumtaz.blogspot.com Rizwan Mumtaz

    What a great read.Partly because this was a fantastic satire and the rest because of reading some of the dumbest comments ever. Wow! So many people here know fancy words in English but can’t understand simple sarcasm :DRecommend

  • farhat

    People, please read the whole article before you fly off the handle.Recommend

  • Talha

    Hey Kashif,

    You have highlighted a very important issue that still exists in modern pakistani societies, whether in lahore, karachi, or islamabad. A very good article for the hypocrites in Pak ….and all those hypos still dont get your article as you can see in their comments. :DRecommend

  • murtaza khwaja

    @Boston Wala: Read the whole article, and get ready to feel dumb.Recommend

  • hard stone

    purely exquisite. what a brilliance. and the comments of troll intellectuals made me laugh. I rarely comment but u made me. kudosRecommend

  • moa

    PLEASE READ THE KEY. It’s a shame that a man has been rendered so afraid that he can’t even write a blog that he’s an ahmedi facing oppression in Pakistan without using satire. But this is what they all go through. Shame on our government and our mindsets. And this is not a problem only of the uneducated. It exists in the most (allegedly) intellectual minds in our country. Our religion stands on 5 pillars. None of them incite hate or violence or intolerance. People do that. Recommend

  • Saif

    @Boston Wala:
    “I waited and waited for my five years at medical school but these stickers never came down.”

    Medical school in all MD and Do schools is 4 years, unless you were in MD/PhD program; which apparently you were not.
    Sounds a fictional account to me. I personally know muslim medical students in NY who graduated from medical schools in NY and attended their graduation ceremonies at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.
    Quick Google search showed no current registration with Board of registration in Massachusetts.
    One search showed that he was working in NJ.
    NJ Board of Registration physician search showed that he was first registered in 2012 and his registration expired in August in 2013. Following information is direct copy and paste from the physician profile look up.
    Chaudhry, Kashif N, M.D.
    NJ License Number: 25MA09184500
    Initial License Date: 2012
    Date of First NJ Licensure: 2012
    License Status: Expired
    Status Date: 20-Aug-13
    Another link showed his affiliation.
    https://www.doximity.com/
    Sounds like Baron Van Munchausen type account to me!
    Recommend

  • Saif

    @Boston Wala:

    Me too!
    He got us, didn’t he:)-
    Recommend

  • Saif

    Enjoyed making a fool out of myself. Apologies to Dr Chaudhry for calling him Baron Von Munchausen! Recommend

  • unbelievable

    I am surprised that ET would even publish an article loaded with so many blatant falsehoods – shameful.Recommend

  • ElinOfNorway

    @Boston Wala: Oops seems you forgot to read the key? Maybe you should start over, migh be able to understand how malplaced your comment is… I personally would say you seem like much more of a ignorant and intolerant human being than the blogger – whom btw had you completely fooled from the start…Recommend

  • view from far away

    In a country where people cant even get an article that does not require a key, to write this kind of nonsense just fuels the hatred even more, as most of the people even who commented here , did not get the intention of the article. God save us from these so called graduates of punjabi/pakistani med schools! Recommend

  • http://www.twitter.com/omaidus Omaidus

    Every one in comments condemning the Discrimination and prejudice in USA against Muslims is actually accepting same discrimination of state and Pakistanis with Ahmadis and other minorities. oh the Irony is unmistakeable.Recommend

  • Dr. Syed

    A very creative and catchy writeup with an equally mesmerizing finish. To make a human point with such simplistic splendor deserves a pat on the back.

    Ma sha ALLAH Dr Chaudry :)

    P.S: To all the angry friends commenting; please check the key, go through the linked references and it might make more sense :)Recommend

  • Areeb Shaikh

    This was brilliant and it is sad that most people didn’t get it (says a lot about the education standards in “United States”, I mean Pakistan). As long as politico-religious parties keep running the show in Pakistan, nothing will ever change. When people praise Mumtaz Qadri for killing an innocent human being just for having a difference in opinion and don’t take pride in Pakistan’s only Nobel Prize winner, how can we expect change?Recommend

  • http://[email protected] Aerohead

    Author is an Ahmadi and this piece is is a chest beating parade. Everything about US, Harvard, MIT has been used to malign Pakistan.

    Let me tell you that your Kazzab Prophet declared us as infidels over a 100 years ago. Why so much pain when we did exactly the same thing to you as a response?Recommend

  • Haq Sach

    Brilliant piece by the author. Never thought of the pains and suffering of oppressed minorities in Pakistan. Pakistan need to rethink the route it has taken towards extremism and intolerance.Recommend

  • Guru

    Most people confused and unable to inter prate keys words. You should be written straightway Recommend