So what if she is 8-months old? She is Ahmadi, kill her!

Published: July 28, 2014
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As are most religious crimes of vengeance, this incident also has roots in our archaic notion of blasphemy. PHOTO: AFP

As Pakistanis prepare for the end of Ramazan and the arrival of Eid, we come across the news that an Ahmadi residence was set on fire by a mob, killing a mother and her two daughters, five-year-old Kainat and eight-month-old Hira. As are most religious crimes of vengeance, this incident also has roots in our archaic notion of blasphemy.

People are only too keen to take justice into their own hands when it comes to religious sentiments, as this incident shows. Minorities bear the brunt of such accusations, although blasphemy laws have been used against Sunni Muslims as well to settle land and financial disputes, Ahmadis are not the only ones being targeted – Shias and even Barelvis have been accused for not being “true” to Islam.

The blame for such hate rests not only with the extremist elements in our society who have hijacked religion for their degenerate purposes but also with the state. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s government adopted a law in the early 1970s, which declared Ahmadis to be non-Muslims. What was politically expedient for Bhutto then, and Ziaul Haq later, is a crisis for Pakistan today.

Even as Pakistan has sought to secure its physical borders, it is losing the battle for its soul within its boundaries. The biggest threat to Pakistan’s existence comes from within. Our children are growing up with a hatred for their fellow Pakistanis. Newspapers regularly publish articles bashing the Ahmadis. The prejudice against them is deep seated and officially sanctioned.

Blasphemy laws are being abused and those accused can rest assured that their last rites have been read, regardless of their religious affiliation. The Hindu community is heading east across the border due to forced conversion of Hindu girls, the Sikh community has seen its religious sites disfigured by extremists, the Christian community fears that another set of “Gojra riots” are just around the corner and no amount of military hardware can resolve our predicament.

There is an urgent need for the federal and provincial governments to take stock of this crisis of identity facing Pakistan. It is a crisis that could well have been avoided if the words of Pakistan’s founding father had been heeded to. On August 11, 1947, three days before independence, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spoke to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. He was adamant when he said,

“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the state. You will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus, and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the state.”

It is to these words that we should turn to for guidance and inspiration. We cannot just hedge our bets anymore and hope for the best. We cannot afford to lose another Kainat or Hira to such viciousness.

Imran Khalid

Imran Khalid

A PhD Candidate in Environmental Policy at State University of New York. He previously worked as a Capacity Building Specialist with the Planning Commission of Pakistan. He tweets @imran2u (twitter.com/imran2u)

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

  • Abbas

    when will these backward people ever understand that the real enemies of Islam are not the ‘minorities’ in Pakistan , but the jews and wahabis of the world, who slaughter innocent people decapitate them and commit other atrocities too painful to describe.Are you too cowards to do anything against them?Recommend

  • Anantharamiah Raja Rao

    you are crying in the wilderness there is no hope for pakistanRecommend

  • نائلہ

    And you will see the murderers reading the Eid namaz tomorrow; repeating ‘Allahhu Akbar’ and prasing The Lord who in his own words stated: “And never think that Allah is unaware of what the oppressors do. He only delays them for a day when (their) eyes will stare in horror”- Holy Quran (14:42)Recommend

  • http://batman-news.com Amazing Gross

    “When falls on man the anger of the Gods, first from his mind they banish understanding.”
    Lycurgus
    Muslims should get ready for the God ordained destruction that awaits them. Recommend

  • Feroz

    This murder and mayhem has to stop and the Political class has to immediately show leadership and purify the Constitution of the filth polluting it due to political expediency. A Constitution is never designed to empower obscurantists and religious demagogues, at the cost of lives of innocent unarmed citizens. With each passing day the loyalty of citizens is being eroded by injustices suffered. Fatal illnesses if not immediately addressed and treated, can kill a patient.Recommend

  • Jen

    What a heinous act. How does Pakistan call itself an Islamic state? Just an utter disgrace and shame.Recommend

  • David Billa

    For pakistanis Chapati in India got more concern than Ahamdi/Shia genocide in their own Pure landRecommend

  • raw is war

    Pakistanis want to fight for Palestine, but care less about Ahmedis.Recommend

  • WB

    I want to see how many Pakistanis will take to streets protesting this.

    You did create mayhem for a nonsensical video and you did protest a lot for Rohingyas, Gaza etc.Recommend

  • TSil

    Jinnah created a nation based on hatred…And you think just because he gave a politically correct speech in the assembly, things will somehow be different…?

    This is delusionalRecommend

  • Moiz Omar

    How do you know?Recommend

  • Moiz Omar

    Shame. No freedom of religion in Pakistan anymore. Draconian laws like the blasphemy law must be repealed. And their un-justice un-done.Recommend

  • vasan

    When u realize your enemies are within your own country rather than on the eastern border.Recommend

  • shabbir

    I am ashamed to be a Pakistani, I am ashamed to be a muslim. Chritians in England treat muslims better than muslims treat other muslims and minorities in Pakistan. If pakistanis use this energy to build rather than destroy our country would have been a beacon for others. Power hungry imams are to blame for this… I truly believe the creation of Pakistan was a huge mistake. ShabbirRecommend

  • Kaleem

    Such a shameful & barbaric act & what is worse,
    “The act was carried on in the presence of state police” Yes in the
    presence of those fat belly watch dogs who are being fed over our precious tax money to safe guard.
    Nation is mourning over the misery of Palestine, Syria, Kashmir but will never
    protest against the killing of Ahmadies, Shias, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs etc.
    Bhutto’s reprehensible act of sowing the
    seeds of hatred in 1970’s has produced a
    LUSH GREEN CROP of hatred & bloodshed. 1st Ahmadies, then Shias then Brelwees…who
    is next …… You…me….who !?!Recommend

  • Kaleem

    Such a shameful & barbaric act & what is worse,
    “The act was carried on in the presence of state police” Yes in the
    presence of those fat belly watch dogs who are being fed over our precious tax money to safe guard.
    Nation is mourning over the misery of Palestine, Syria, Kashmir but will never
    protest against the killing of Ahmadies, Shias, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs etc.
    Bhutto’s reprehensible act of sowing the
    seeds of hatred in 1970’s has produced a
    LUSH GREEN CROP of hatred & bloodshed. 1st Ahmadies, then Shias then Brelwees…who
    is next …… You…me….who !?!Recommend

  • Sami

    The worst part is that almost all of the Politicians are enjoying in their homes and no one condemned it anywhere. Shahbaz Sharif is also enjoying his Eid while People are dying in this manner in his province. Shahbaz Sharif posted on facebook about the death of One journalist Majeed Nazami but strangely he forgot to post anything for the murder of women and children in his Punjab.Recommend

  • Sami

    The worst part is that almost all of the Politicians are enjoying in their homes and no one condemned it anywhere. Shahbaz Sharif is also enjoying his Eid while People are dying in this manner in his province. Shahbaz Sharif posted on facebook about the death of One journalist Majeed Nazami but strangely he forgot to post anything for the murder of women and children in his Punjab.Recommend

  • Sami

    According to Islamic teachings ( Both Sunni majority and Shia ) Apostasy and Blasphemy carry death and that is why it is a part of Law In Iran , Saudia and Egypt as well. All Muslims follow Quran and in Surah Nisa Verse number 89 it is explicitly stated to boycott Non Muslims and Kill those who are considered Apostates.
    So unfortunately some parts of Islam are being used to spread violence as well.Recommend

  • Sami

    According to Islamic teachings ( Both Sunni majority and Shia ) Apostasy and Blasphemy carry death and that is why it is a part of Law In Iran , Saudia and Egypt as well. All Muslims follow Quran and in Surah Nisa Verse number 89 it is explicitly stated to boycott Non Muslims and Kill those who are considered Apostates.
    So unfortunately some parts of Islam are being used to spread violence as well.Recommend

  • seb

    there is ALWAYS hopeRecommend

  • Broken heart

    Well,
    pakistanis are more concerned about muslims in India…Recommend

  • Imran

    It is truly a wrong doing however Indians should look into their house first:

    Last year, Hindu-Muslim riots in Muzaffarnagar, another town in Uttar Pradesh, had resulted in the death of 43 people. (Courtesy BBC)
    Three dead and 20 injured in communal riots this week in Muzaffarnagar.Recommend

  • Solomon2

    Well, if Pakistanis don’t like what’s happening to Ahmadis and other minorities then they’ll have to become less tolerant of intolerance and fight for their rights. If that seems like a contradiction to some people, that’s because they’re confusing methods with morals.Recommend

  • nidu

    There is no explanation for such action in any religion. People who do things like this should be identified and punished hardly and their punishment should be publicized as much as possible so to set example for others.Recommend

  • mfhussain

    You are right there is no hope…Recommend

  • mfhussain

    Exactly zero.Recommend

  • abhi099

    Indian muslims are doing the same thing in india. recently there were riots between sikhs and muslims. Four muslims from mumbai went to iraq to join isis.

    Not only that just yesterday mumbai police got a letter threatening to take revenge for gaza. Dont know what surprise muslims are planning!!Recommend

  • Fighter Man

    Qadiani community is equally responsible for this incident. First they play the sentiments of Muslims and then leave the poor Qadianis to dead.Recommend

  • Saad Mubashar Malhi

    Why did they kill women and children?
    Fine you kill the men..But now the defenseless?
    You people dont follow Islam you are munafiqoon of the modern age dirty Islams name.Ahmadis work so hard to protect Islam and the Holy Prophet SAW character.
    We distrubute hundreds of thousands flyers telling people Islam means peace and submission.
    But you help spread misconceptions about Islam.

    Where in the Qur’an, Sunnah, or Hadith do you people justify this?Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Muslims are always hopefull of Allah’s mercyRecommend

  • imran

    There is no excuse for the loss of life in such incidents whatsoever. Incidents like this one make me think in different ways in search for motives and true reasons behind.

    People have interpreted teachings of Islam in different ways and trying to impose on others either verbally or forcefully. There is no excuse for a waste of human life at all regardless of what sect or religion does he belong.

    However there are some elements in Pakistan which are trying to destabilize it due to its posture towards future as a nation. Trying to divide us in different sects by their ill fated explanation of Islam and trying to start sectarian or communal riots at whatever opportunity they got. For example there is a clear pattern of target killings in Karachi which shows that some mysterious power is trying to start sectarian riots there.

    I think this incident is another of its kind and its timing make me think that it is not mere ritual incident but a conspiracy.

    Solution: We should do what Jinnah tried to do at its very first opportunity after inception of Pakistan; Revive true spirit and modernize Islam. He created an institution for it as well which we nothing about today.Recommend

  • http://khurrams.net khurram

    this is ignorance, inhuman and madness. Criminals must be brought to justice.Recommend

  • vick

    Humanity have failed over and over again.Recommend

  • http://www.tet.com.pk Jibran Siddiqui

    We definitely condemn it. Though, here you people trying to relate a minor occuring with a gigantic genocide. Anybody realize the total count of Christian, Sikh and Hindu minorities in Pakistan or the total number of the places of worships like Church, temple or Gordwara we have. The above told incident is about a remote rural areas.. On contrary its highlighted as huge as Ghaza. We have street killings, sectarian killings too and that can’t be termed as huge termoil.. As we are a nation of 200 million people. I see Hindus, Christians commonly around me going there worship places. Being that extremist one can’t experience it. So stop propagating it. Worthmentioning, when we talk about Gaza, we mean the innocent and armedless people regardless the Muslim concerns as whole.Recommend

  • tintin khan

    Do u have hope ? India is super power ?
    Just check the happiest nation index ..poverty index .. hunger index ..living standard index …every where Pakistan is batter than you ,its a matter of click check the fact and stop propaganda against us . it is act of terror not act of State like in India BJP and shivsina sitting in Parliament kills minority.Pakistani nation and its military Army is fighting against foreign funded terrorRecommend

  • tintin khan

    Jinnah said “Enemy of today will be friend of tomorrow ”
    He was hopping for best .He created Pakistan not to have perpetual war but to have peace here.And it is media which only highlights minority killing.Minority is killed in minority .Majority mosques are attacked in majority. And after all state isn’t involve in it nor it is act of state.It is done by foreign funded terrorists and foreign elements unlike India elected members of Parliament and states govt kill people compare than say BJP and ShivsinaRecommend

  • MAQ

    I did not find this kind of Verse.
    Sura Nisa Verse 89?
    There is not mentiones to kill the non muslims, maybe you mixed the number?Recommend

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

    Jinnah in Karachi in 1948 after giving the oft quoted speech by liberals and Jinnah-is-a-secular group.

    ““I could not understand a section of people who deliberately wanted to
    create mischief and made a propaganda that the constitution of Pakistan
    would not be made on the basis of Shariat.”

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/484417/as-nation-remembers-jinnah-speakers-fear-his-legacy-has-been-forgotten/

    Aug 11 speech made irrelevant by Jinnah himself by these words. This matches his tone during the 40s.Recommend

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

    Lets not forget the Pakhtun Genocide underway in Pakistan.

    1 Million are displaced, thousands dead(figures shown as militants dead are actually innocent civilians. No guerilla fighter will stay in the area when the operation was announced several days in advance), but Israel killing 700 is bigger news.

    Just like Uighur Genocide by China is non-news compared to Israel’s action against Palestinians.

    Cognitive dissonance.Recommend

  • Prashant

    With all due respect Sir:

    “People are only too keen to take justice into their own hands when it comes to religious sentiments, as this incident shows”

    Ahmediyas or the Kadiyanis as many would like to address them as are not non Muslims. They are Muslims because they are proud to be Muslims.

    “The biggest threat to Pakistan’s existence comes from within. Our children are growing up with a hatred for their fellow Pakistanis. Newspapers regularly publish articles bashing the Ahmadis. The prejudice against them is deep seated and officially sanctioned.”

    If I say this, I would be an anti Muslim as my name sounds Indian and I am indeed an Indian Hindu.

    “The Hindu community is heading east across the border due to forced conversion of Hindu girls”

    How many would head east sir? India could not protect the Pundits in Kashmir, how would it protect a Rinkle Kumari in Pakistan? It is just a matter of time before you would have a 100% Muslim country if you can somehow get rid of your Shias and Ahmediyas as many of your countrymen would not be satisfied enough with the way they follow Islam.Recommend

  • hellboy

    how can a religion can be so insecure so that it commands death for
    apostasy and again its religion of peace.i can’t understand this types of double talk.

    To boycott nun muslims is it true.i donot believe. then how humanity can survive.Recommend

  • Prashant

    None will. What was done to Rohingyas and the Palestinians is equally wrong.Recommend

  • Prashant

    What if he really meant what he said or if he got carried away for that moment?

    ” A man is judged by his acts and not by his words”Recommend

  • Prashant

    “Nation is mourning over the misery of Palestine, Syria, Kashmir but will never protest against the killing of Ahmadies, Shias, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs etc.”

    You forgot us Indians in the list of victims Sir.Recommend

  • Prashant

    “Shahbaz Sharif posted on facebook about the death of One journalist Majeed Nazami but strangely he forgot to post anything for the murder of women and children in his Punjab.”

    Leave alone giving political mileage, it will backfire if he is seen as supporting a hapless Ahmedi. Have you forgotten the episode of Salmaan Taseer.

    It is easy for the so called liberal to turn their representatives secular when it suits them but not to support them rather support their killers when they are history.Recommend

  • Prashant

    Jews and Wahabis?

    Take a break Abbas. Jews are not an ideology but a community and many of them support your stance on the present situation in the West Asia. The Wahabis are a particular ideology among your community and you need to fight them internally. How can you fight the Wahabis when you are convinced by the hatred spread by Wahabis about all Jews.Recommend

  • Fasih

    @Sami Have u ever read the Quran yourself. Or are you one of those who blindly follow tge Mullahs. That verse u quoted is taken completly out of context. Have u not studied the life and charachter of Prophet Muhammad. How is this act following the Sunnah. Muhamnad (saw) said, whoever so kills a person, it is as if he has killed the whole mankind. Dear Sami, I suggest u start studying the Quran urself and stop blindly takibg Mullahs words. They are nothing more than bigoted terrorists using religion as an excuse to murder innocent human beings.Recommend

  • bigsaf

    Unless there’s an attempt to undo the political Islamist laws or tackling Sunni fundamentalism, its not going to get better.Recommend

  • siesmann

    happens when mullas take up the functions of God upon themselves and bent to their inherent hatred.Poor God is pushed into the gutter..Recommend

  • siesmann

    when people quote Quran to murder other human beings,Quran becomes a heretic text and worth the laughter of the world.When Al-Rehaman and rehmat-al-aalmeen are used to kill people,the words lose their meaning and just become mouthfuls of nothingness.Recommend

  • Kamran

    Its the price Pakistanis are paying for keping silence on Zia ul Haqs non islamic blasphemy laws, where police was given orders to book any non muslim in the name of Blasphemy without evidence and truth, why Pakistanis accepted it simply they want to go to heaven even at the cost of slaughter of an innocent non muslim.Recommend

  • Raj – USA

    Had Jinnah been alive today, he would make the ideal target for the killer. He is a shia and a lawyer too.

    Every evil started with conversions …… raped conversions of hindu and christian girls. Those who kept quiet that time and still are silent today, are facing elimination, one by one. First to be targeted after the targeting of hindu and christian girls were the ahmedis who kept quiet on conversions. Then followed the killing of shias who had to be killed because they cannot be converted. Muslim woman of all sects supported and assisted their men in raping kidnaped hindu and christian girls right in their homes. Now will come the purest of all muslims in the form of ISIS. They shall target sunnis and shias alike, and also any female muslim below the age of 46.

    Has anyone read even one comment from any muslim wanting to find out the present whereabouts and marital status of the thousands and thousands of hindu and christian girls? No muslim, man or woman, and of any sect, and from any country be it Pakistan, India or any country in the West will ever demand it. They all know the truth themselves. Google search for “Saving Neha”, a four year old christian girl who was brutally raped by Pakistani muslims as her family refused to convert to Islam. Canadian activists evacuated her entire family from Pakistan and settled them in Canada.Recommend

  • harry

    I always thought all the religious texts were written by men, and God had no role in it. May be I was wrong all along.Recommend

  • harry

    Pakistanis are more worried if a Muslim in India is force fed in Ramzan. It does not bother him when Chinese stops Muslims to fast at all. Pakistanis are more universal people. They are worried more what happens outside their country rather than inside. They are the thekedars of Islam even though nobody cares.Recommend

  • Lalit

    i can bet he had India in mind when he uttered these words.
    Recommend

  • koshur_batta

    because he has a brain and can compute analytically.Recommend

  • NotIndianButPaki

    Okay. So i’m in no way trying to justify the acts above, But one thing i don’t get. Why do Ahmadis, Qadiyanis, and people belonging from any other sect or religion have to call trouble upon themselves? I mean minorities are safe and sound in Pakistan as long as they stay so. It’s like playing with fire, then complaining because you got burnt! If you’re going to mock and insult people’s religion, beliefs and someone they love most. Noone is going to tolerate that. Specially when you’re in minority. And who would post picture of a holy site with a scantily clad woman?? who does that utter nonsensical out of this world, stupid act?? Look at what happened in Burma, India Gujrat, Gaza, This is what majority is, this is what’s ruled by masses, Democracy is about Majority. Learn to live with it or get out. This is simple as that.Recommend

  • siesmann

    exactly the attitude of people like yourself that keep the mullas on the loose to wreak havoc on a civilized people.Recommend

  • siesmann

    dont try to malign your own citizens for actions of a lost people and a failing countryRecommend

  • siesmann

    Blasphemy law is in the constitution,the only function of which is to kill AhmadisRecommend

  • siesmann

    well God’s wrath is already visiting them in the shape of USA and the civilized world.Recommend

  • siesmann

    they should also fear His wrath for their sins against their neighborsRecommend

  • Prashant

    Eid Mubaraq to all.Recommend

  • Moiz Omar

    I still think Pakistan can come back from this primitive thinking culture. Recommend

  • نائلہ

    And it’s own people. Recommend

  • Kaleem

    Minorities are safe in Pakistan…!!!! What are you? a complete ignorant… Open your eyes and see what is happening around you. Why did Sikh community protested in the capital few days back, why Hindoos are being forced to accept Islam, Why Shias are being killed from north to south, What is happening with christians in Pak, what happends in Gojra, Lahore?? Let me tell you one thing very clearly & loudly… What ever sect or religion you belongs to, the day is not that far when you will also be declared as a “Kafir” & the same will be repeated against you….Recommend

  • abhi099

    Dont blame hindus for muslim’s problems like they blame jews everytime.Recommend

  • Sid

    I wonder, how come still the number of muslims dead in India in violence is just in hundreds vs thousands muslims dead in Pakistan in last decade. Looks like BJP and Shivsena are pretty inefficient, aren’t they ? They should learn from militants who have made this their daily job to kill people.Recommend

  • Adam Zarwan

    It’s barbarous and it reflects a society that after decades is still unable to come to terms with itself and its diversity.Recommend

  • SamSal

    A minor occurring? Wow!!
    Street killings, sectarian killings can’t be termed as a huge turmoil? Another wow!!Recommend

  • SamSal

    They called it upon themselves? How exactly did a pregnant woman mock your religion?
    This comment of yours insults people’s intelligence. Should we come and burn you down and say you called it upon yourself?!

    Going by the logic of your comment, Is Israel justified in doing what it is doing in Gaza? I mean Gaza called the trouble upon itself, bro! Recommend

  • SamSal

    Gaza is equally responsible for the current situation, then.Recommend

  • siesmann

    that is what I meant by neighbors-co-citizens;i guess neighboring countries also can use some peace.Recommend

  • Virendra Kaul

    As long as Pakistanis remain India centric, they will never go beyond religious bigotry, hostility towards minorities, fear psychosis of an attack, aspirations for a Ghazwa e Hind, claiming Arab lineage, hating their own roots, language and culture. These are negative energies that prevent any progress and keep people entangled. The day you give up obsession with India, you will feel truly emancipated. Recommend

  • PakiPakiPaki

    Samsal, If you read my comment carefully the first thing i said was none of these acts were justified. But actions should not be provoked by any sides at best possible. That’s how you keep peace and harmony. “Because what goes around comes around too” The burning of houses was a bad thing, and i really felt for it. And what’s happening in Palestine is no way justified and is a war crime and genocide of innocents. Israel is going to face the same sooner or later. Please ET submit this comment and not the one before it. The other comment had spelling errors!Recommend

  • SamSal

    How exactly do we know that Ahmedis ‘provoked’? You know, in our country, it is very easy to accuse someone of blasphemy. I can scream blasphemy right now and people will come running after your life. No one is going to even check the authenticity of my claim.Recommend

  • Kaleem

    Now Jibran Siddiqui you would say that killing of a 7 month’s baby in the mother’s womb is also “A minor occurring”. May God gives you the vision and enlighten you to understand the misery and pain of loosing a single loved one, a human being (Amen).Recommend

  • tot batot

    by calling Ahmadies as Qadiyani you have played with my sentiments, shall I torch your home ?Recommend

  • Muhammad Saim

    It makes me sick to see headlines flashing on all channels today morning….new born baby dies in GAZA.

    and what about the baby which was denied life inside her mothers womb in Gujranwala….no one is bothered about that?Recommend

  • thinktank

    haha you are funny fighting ttp is now bad maybe you should spend an evening with a ttp mullahRecommend

  • tintin khan

    Dear Brother ..
    Our political parties and election campaign isn’t Indian based like in India BJP and shivsina and many other political parties totally run their campaigns on basis of Pakistan and Muslims indeed.People of my country i am proud to say encourage and vote those people who wants good relation with India unlike India who claim secularism but even in parliament religion rocks.You won’t see these things in Pakistan same is your media . The day you give up obsession with Pakistan, you will feel truly emancipated.Recommend

  • tintin khan

    first of all Blasphemy law is not alone for non-muslims and 2ndly how many peole have been killed by this since its existence.1,2,3..
    and how many pepole had been in Gujarat,U-P ,Kashmir by BJP and elected governments and shiv sina and its politicians ?Recommend

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

    If you are fighting TTP why are a million people homeless?

    In what world Carpet Bombing entire villages and towns fighting?

    You are treating Pakhtuns like USA treated Afghans. They at least have better weapons and drones never forced 100000+ people to move out of their homes.. Recommend

  • B . L. Kaul

    Religious bigotry and intolerance go against the spirit of all wod religions.Recommend

  • OnBehalfOfPkMinorities

    Dont forget the hundreds of Christians,Sikhs,Hindus,Parsi’s and other non muslim minorities who are killed legally or illegally…Recommend

  • SUDA

    First of all thanks alot Khalid, at least some body took the initiative and wrote an article in the favour of Kainat and Hira. Definitely I can’t say anything on this attack on Ahmadis Homes as I don’t have words to express my feelings. When Quaid-e-Azam states that everybody is free to practice their religion so who has given the right to the politicians of Pakistan to amend the constitution of Pakistan. These people don’t know that how much Ahmadis contributed towards the independence of Pakistan and today they are being treated as they are not human beings. I completely agree with Khalid that we can’t afford to lose another Kainat and Hira. We should have to stop doing these things and revamp ourselves. I would request to the people of Pakistan that please come out of these things and respect everybody in Pakistan what ever their religion is. As I have we are not thinking about the day of judgement.Recommend

  • Prashant

    “vThough, here you people trying to relate a minor occuring with a gigantic genocide. ”

    A genocide being Gigantic or not depends upon how large is the numbers of the community at receiving end and whether the killers really intend to annihilate their perceived/real enemies.

    When 1947 was not a genocide, how can whats happening in West Asia be a genocide?

    There is massive difference between a thousand and a million.Recommend

  • harry

    And still number of Muslims increase in India every year. Other minorities have no problem in India, it is the Muslims who have problems but then this is nothing new. Muslims have problems in every non-Muslim countries because Muslims like problems. They live by violence.Recommend

  • harry

    No, not his home, there are others who live there and who did have nothing to do with what argument you had in between.Recommend

  • Moiz Omar

    That is a horrible thing to say.Recommend