Ahmad Rashid

Ahmad Rashid

An alumni of a religious university who has specialised in the studies of comparative religions. He also holds an MA in English Literature and Linguistics. He currently working for a community in London and tweets @rashid_zafar

Explaining the garlands for Qadri

You may argue that a large number of people in Pakistan condemn the assassination of Salmaan Taseer. But the truth, though bitter, is that many instead of condemning the heinous act of a murderer, condemn the verdict of the court which proclaims capital punishment for Mumtaz Qadri.  There are campaigns running throughout the country that pay tribute to a murderer. Huge posters of Qadri, decked with Quranic verses and beautiful roses, are plastered all over and yet there is no one to remove such aberrations. Some believe that the reason for this queer phenomenon is illiteracy, and talk about it in a ...

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