China can mistreat Muslims, but others can’t?

Published: May 3, 2015
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The imams are being forced to dance, fasting has been banned, women cannot wear veils and growing beards can land you in trouble. PHOTO: ON ISLAM

Since childhood, we have grown up listening, reading and watching the tales of Pak-China friendship. We were told that Pak-China friendship is ‘sweeter than the sweetest honey, higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the seas.

We were continuously reminded that IsraelUSA and India are enemies of Pakistan, Islam and Muslims and they would take any step to extinguish Muslims from the face of earth. Our curriculum, television channels, newspapers and mullahs propagated the same at every occasion. Every other day, we witness rallies and protests condemning these countries for their treatment of Muslims. If an Indian, US or Israeli somehow slaps a Muslim, even that becomes the world’s most important issue for us and the ghairat (honour) of Muslims – especially Pakistanis – lights up.

All sects and people from all ages start condemning the horrific incident and demand that the government cuts off all diplomatic ties with that particular country.

However, we have never witnessed this in case of China – a country that has been given indemnity by us. The treatment of Muslims by the Chinese government largely borders on cruelty but none of the Pakistanis dare to speak a single word against it. This simply means that our ghairat has different standards. It doesn’t feel anything when the Chinese maltreat Muslims but same ghairat is very critical about the treatment of Muslims in rest of the world. In the past few years, no government has maltreated Muslims more than the Chinese but we all are lulled about it.

There is a long list of such incidents in which the Muslims of China are being targeted for their religious orientation. Imams are being forced to dance, fasting has been banned, women cannot wear veils and growing beards can land you in trouble. These are just a few of the many incidents which depict how Muslims are being oppressed in communist China.

Now let’s come to the be-ghairat (dishonourable) brigade’s standards of ghairat. The brigade is always up against the tyrannies of Israel, US and India. They never consider that religious freedom in all these countries is much more than what their long standing friend is offering to its citizens generally and Muslims especially.

They never utter a single word against China. From the government and parliamentarians to the religious scholars and the common man, everyone is quiet.

However, I have a few questions.

When we are quick to feel the pain of Muslims living in other parts of world, why can’t we feel it for the Muslims of China?

Why is the oppression of Muslims by the Chinese government all right for us whereas a slight sense of injustice by other countries makes us boil with rage?

When will we stop our double standards and act fairly?

Our hypocrisy is what lands us in trouble every time. It is high time that we leave our double standards and act rationally and fairly in every situation. If any wrong thing is being done by our friend, we should stand up against it and if any right thing is being done by our enemy, we should praise it.

Asad Ur Rehman

Asad Ur Rehman

A Muslim, patriotic Pakistani, OD professional, Social Activist and a blogger, who is currently serving in Asia's largest textile unit." He tweets @asad_piracha twitter.com/asad_piracha

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

  • Akbar Mohamadzai

    So many would have read this article which is truthful and asks pertinent questions.

    Kudos to the editors for publishing it.Recommend

  • Fezan Bhatti

    During the cultural revolution it was official policy to suppress Islam in China. Tens of thousands of Muslims were butchered and hundreds of mosques was destroyed. Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity were also suppressed. Under communism all religion is seen as an opium which kept the people in the middle ages.Recommend

  • Mohammad

    No.. We have been reminded that India is our enemy, Israel to some extent but we have never been taught or said the USA is our enemy..!Recommend

  • Mohammad

    everyone is afraid of radical picture of Islam created by our fellas like Taliban and ISIS and several other thus every non Muslim is forced to suppress Islam in order to stop militancy and radicalism in their societies.
    This is just the beginning… due to bad behavior of Muslims we are going to see many more nations raising their voices against Muslims (currently Germany & France). Unless otherwise, Muslim countries on it’s own arrange the educate the west as well general public in Muslim hostile countries, nothing better is going to happen.
    And Yes I agree on the point of religious freedom and sympathies with Chinese Muslims but collectively we are responsible for this. The scenario is rapid changing on planet earth, where you can not achieve everything with AK47, a good behavior is must.Recommend

  • Mohammad

    “When will we stop our double standards and act fairly?” we have to keep some double standards in order to survive in this world, we become Muslims far after the Middle East, but when it comes to protect the radicalism of Islam, we are the at the forefront…why? Simple question.. why Youtube is not blocked in any other Muslim country but Pakistan? Don’t you think it is responsibility of a common man to avoid such content that is against Islam? The ban on youtube is keep millions of Pakistani from ready to grab “information” available. Youtube is “ocean of knowledge & information” and we are deliberately being kept out of reach by a fanatic judge.Recommend

  • Dr Kadar Khan

    A very brave analysis of duplicitous pakistani policies just like good and bad Talibans.
    The author forgot to mention about public executions of so called terrorists in Xinjiang, the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-executes-terroristsin-muslim-xinjiang-province-9541569.html

    Many thanksRecommend

  • whitesky

    there will be silence on the comments section too. This is untouchable subject.Recommend

  • wiserneighbour

    You have the guts to point out this hypocrisy. I still remember the France veil ban episode.Recommend

  • Ansh

    Rational approach is the one which Pakistan lacks as a nation if not on individual level.Recommend

  • Azeez

    Asad ur Rehman: Good one.Recommend

  • Jalal

    China can mistreat Muslims, but others can’t. Certainly the prevailing view in Punjabistan.Recommend

  • Usman Ali Khan Tahir

    No it is not untouchable…I have lived in China and I have witnessed the cruelty myself and I raise my voice on the plight of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.I do that on twitter as well as on facebook…Recommend

  • Dubya

    Obviously China has got you by the B*LLS…. LOL
    46 Billion has its price to pay ….
    No free lunches …Recommend

  • wb

    More than China if there’s another country that has mistreated its Muslims worse than Hitler’s treatment of Jews, it’s Pakistan.

    The way Pakistan treated Bengalis and it continues to treat Balochis and Mohajirs is appalling. Pakistan is also one of the few countries that has committed a genocide of Palestinians, all the time bawling about their rights.

    Pakistan’s treatment of Azad Kashmiris is brutal at best, despite all efforts to hush up the dissenting voices it is being heard. One such honest voice is the KNP.

    So, Pakistan needs to take itself to task for savage treatment of its Muslims and then it should talk about Saudi Arabia, followed by China. Contrary to that in India it’s the Muslims who create problem despite getting all rights. Especially the Urdu speaking Muslims, or as I would call them the MAIDA-muslims.

    But if 180 million Pakistanis were left with even a little bit of logical reasoning and honesty, they wouldn’t be such sorry wretches today.Recommend

  • pakimakaa

    For france ban….i am in favour….think of this…

    I study in school….all children wear same dress and while 5 students out of 200 Wear different dress and when the teacher points out this so that there is no discrimination….these people cry we are muslims….when people cant wear dress of choice in islamic countries..what is there right to tell people of other countries about anything…..hypocrisy….i am not against burkaa…i am just against hypocriscyRecommend

  • pakimakaa

    hey..u guys are already creating a lot of problems in kashmir..why dont u people care about urself and moreover all these are original muslims…ublike pakistanis converts…Recommend

  • Kaalchakra

    With all due respect, this is quite wrong-headed. A true Muslim has to keep his or her sights at the larger picture of Islam’s victory. China is helping Pakistan. Pakistan’s Islam’s base in the world. When Pakistan becomes strong Islam becomes strong. A day will come when China will become Muslim. Islam shall be victorious. When that happens, a few inconveniences to a few Muslims would be worth it for the larger glory of our deen and Pakistan.Recommend

  • law&order

    china mistreats without prejudice….thats the difference.

    Whereas other countries target only certain communities, in China ..buddhists…christians..muslims..all have complained of being mistreated.

    Its a communist country..duh..Recommend

  • law&order

    indians buy equipment worth billions from the israelis and at the same time donate millions to palestinians…what would you call that?Recommend

  • Raghu Reddy

    A nice slap for duplicity.Hope this awakens them from slumber. Why is this in blog section.?Should have been an editorial.Recommend

  • tut

    In other words, just like Christians or non-Muslims being treated in Pakistan or any Muslim countries?Recommend

  • 19640909rk .

    Mullahs dancing is really funny.Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath

    Thank you for calling out the hypocrisy that defines Pakistan.Recommend

  • kamacho

    Pakistanis want to teach India,while taking loans from China to please themRecommend

  • kamacho

    India can have friendship with Israel and Iran at the same time.Recommend

  • cautious

    Ever notice that Muslims in Israel, USA and India are free to leave but they don’t? Ever notice that Muslims in Israel, USA and maybe India are better off than Muslims in Pakistan – coincidence?Recommend

  • siesmann

    So china resembles Pakistan in this regard.It targets all minorities.Recommend

  • Rishabh Jain

    Salute sir, for this courageous article. Salute to this newspaper for publishing it. I have wondered this for so long. I know it might not get picked up but yet, it is important to write about everything.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    When you do not want to fight someone else’s war, that is what you would do.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    Funny, so all one needs to do is to wear the mask of being an atheist and persecute the Muslims as they like, why did you fight the Godless Soviets though?

    The Buddhists who complain are the Tibetans, the rest either do not have the guts or the means to complain in a country which is one of the most authoritarian state in the world.Recommend

  • Abdul Sattar Qamar

    You have unvieled the Chinese atrocities in very simple way.China is highly terrified with Islam and it is trying its utmost to suppress the religion of MuslimsRecommend

  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin

    Muslims are probably maltreated more in Pakistan than in China unless they belong to the right sect. They can be killed while they are praying in their mosques, their children can be killed while attending schools, their families can be killed while traveling in buses, they can be declared “non-Muslims” by their government and they can suffer a myriad indignities and injustices based on prevailing ignorance and blind hatred. Pakistanis should concern themselves with Pakistani problems first.Recommend

  • ajeet

    They are the good mistreators and others and the bad mistreators of Muslims. Recommend

  • ajeet

    You sir made my day. Good sense of humor that you have.Recommend

  • sylmarkhan

    Economic Corridor is not very good move 4 west pakistan & western china.

    Since pakistan does not want to develop western region what is the use of gwadar.

    china does not want to stop bad treatments of muslim of western region.

    pakistan and china are doing bad parts for selfish reasons. if they did good for people then this misery will be over.
    sorry state no economic paradise. lost paradise.Recommend

  • Dogandcat

    Smart…………..create a reformation by law.Recommend

  • Pir Roshan

    Are we calling Communist China – Islamic Republic of Pakistan Bai Bai? Hypocracy?Recommend

  • Justin St.Denis

    A nice touch on the part of the Chinese, I agree! ;-)Recommend

  • Justin St.Denis

    Lots of entertaining blasphemy on YouTube. But Pakistanis care FAR, FAR more about accessing porn online. They lead the world in porn consumption, year after year after year. Hence, Pakistan is INHERENTLY hypocritical. Truth can hurt like too-small shoes, I know.Recommend

  • Rhea

    Because, Pakistan is a tributary state of China. The Satrap serves the emperor. So much for the pure land.Recommend

  • Muz

    “China can mistreat Muslims, but others can’t?”
    Others also do, and both of them ought not to do that!Recommend

  • Din Buzdar

    I dont know what is wrong with us.In my view curriculum is problem;We taught lies to our children.Recommend

  • very sad

    You see this is lack of total morality and esteem in the foreign policy of Nawaz Sharif and his sibling. This does not include an iota of national interest. Recent corridor stuff is buying time to complete 5 years term. Nothing in electronic Medium. And only ‘tribune’has taken it up. The timing of this PEMRA notification is also intriguing. Our gang of pseudo ulema is also in league with those who desecrate our beliefs.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Common Sense and humanityRecommend

  • bimal william

    Imagine If India had done such things with our Muslim population,all religious and political parties would have organized big processions and criticized our govt.But your trusted friend had done all this so nobody cares. You want 46 bn dollars or not.Recommend

  • wb

    One is business. The other is charity.

    What’s the correlation between the two?Recommend

  • bimal william

    Is Pakistan not accepting Aid and buying arms from US. But US is justifying the brutal act of Israel.Being an Islamic country can you afford to refuse? What do you call that?Recommend

  • bimal william

    So in the meantime China had been given license by Pakistan to kill Muslims.What a joke! Think before you write.Recommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank youRecommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank you RaghuRecommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank you sir for your valuable commentRecommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank you Akbar sbRecommend

  • bimal william

    I agree with your views.But how many people in Pakistan think like this.The rise of religious extremism during Afghan war,when US, western countries and some islamic countries spent billions of dollars giving arms training to jehadis to defeat Russia. But the result was terrible. The impact of this jihad were felt worldwide.Today Pakistan and Afghanistan has become the epicenter of terrorism.The senseless killing of innocent people and destruction caused by extremists is terrible. They have given a very bad name to the religion.The govt and the armed force of Pakistan is fighting a war with his own people.But as you have rightly said we can not achieve everything with guns.Pakistan must stop to differentiate between good and bad Taliban,otherwise you only have to face the consequences.Recommend

  • islooboy

    Punjabistan lolRecommend

  • nishantsirohi123

    Then what’s with the burning of USA flags and chanting death to amreeka in the mobs Recommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank You for valuable commentRecommend

  • http://www.thesixthsense.co/ Asad Ur Rehman

    Thank You for valuable commentRecommend

  • Gul Zaman Ghorgasht.

    Must compliment you on your improved English. Interaction with tourists?
    Consider what the hindus are doing in Bharati Bengal. The reign of terror
    in Arunachal Pradesh. the butchering of indigenous people in Nagaland,
    Bodoland. Burning Muslims alive in their villages in Tripura, Mizoram.
    Shooting and killing Bangladeshi crossing into Hindustan. Snipers killing
    Pakistani farmers near border in Punjab. Ongoing genocide of Muslims in
    Bharati occupied Kashmir. There is now an insurgency in Assam. Bharati
    Prime Ministers, are forbidden to visit Arunachal Pradesh by the Chinese.
    Insurgency in Kerala. The eastern half, from Calcutta to to the Myanmar
    border is under Army Control. Should we go into burning Churches and
    Cathedrals? Forcing converting illiterates Christians and Muslims..a very
    long shameful list for a country of 1.8 billion hindus….and Sadhvi Prachi
    blaming Rahul Gandhi for earthquake in Nepal !
    Recommend

  • Gul Zaman Ghorgasht

    Nope, hindus don’t have that kind of money. They make
    promises of donating millions. But that never materialize.
    Just empty pledges. Typical hindu MO.[mode of operation]Recommend

  • third_worldeer

    doing business with the perpetrator and giving charity to the victim…what hypocrisy! and all in all deriving benefits and appearing humanitarian.Recommend

  • law&order

    more like hypocrisy.Recommend

  • Indian

    ha ha ha.. pakistan is not THEKEDAR of muslims…. ask your Arab mastersRecommend

  • Hameedullah

    “When we are quick to feel the pain of Muslims living in other parts of world, why can’t we feel it for the Muslims of China?”

    Because we are not really feeling the pain of muslims anywhere, what we respond to is pure sentimentalism not principle.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    How? unless you divide the world into “US” and “Them” or something similar to Dar al Harb and Dar al IslamRecommend

  • alikhan

    i dont believe it,
    all BS propaganda. Recommend

  • alikhan

    indian and israeili supporters always trying to damage China’s image
    china has been a good friend throughout history its not just in stories
    check ur facts read some history
    u ll see china has always supported us while India has been the greatest enemy, US has always been abandoning us.Recommend

  • Hameedullah

    Mistreating is prejudice. It doesn’t matter if China mistreats all. Its still wrong. Are you saying you would be fine with discrimination of muslims in say US or Israel if they also discriminate against christains and buddhists?Recommend

  • Hameedullah

    I stopped taking you seriously at this; “Pakistan’s Islam’s base in the world”Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    You are right but to an extend. China or Saudia Arabia are countries which declare themselves as conservative and not FREE !!!…France or USA on the other hand declare themselves as free country and grauntee your rights but altogether don’t give you….like i wont say USA didnt give any right at all but you see double standards which is why …..So basically you are asking a fruit seller to sell you a mobile and complaining why he is not able to sell you one…!!!!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    Again you are talking about a country which says that it gives right to all religion but on is unable to give it…!!!!
    France stands for a secular country and is not a communist…If France tommorrow declares itself as conservative communist than no one will point fingers…!!!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    Is India a communist or a world largest so called Democracy..Secondly India is doing such activities…Visit KASHMIR ONCE..!!!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    OK now please better in USA ..YES..better in India or Israel..BIG NO..!!!!Recommend

  • wb

    You’re confusing humanity with hypocrisy. Recommend

  • wb

    Are you sure HIndus don’t do the opposite…that is promising donations and then stealing from the victims?!!!! Isn’t that a typical baniya MO?Recommend

  • Arshad

    Pray tell me who holds the belief?

    That the world is rooted in faith and justice

    The World Wars imposed on humanity

    Luckless people thrust into atomic hostility

    Ancient citied – Basra, Kandhar, Kabul ravaged by successive waves of invaders

    Jews tormented and eliminated in holocaust noxious

    Paradise on earth Kashmir turned into to hell inexorable

    Chechens with indomitable spirit facing brunt of a ruthless super power

    Grim tales of Balkans targeted by ethnic cleansing

    Palestinians hounded off their hearth and homes

    Welter of blood and gore in Sabra and Shatila

    Officially planned massacre of Gujarat

    Against these realities harsh

    He must be naïve inveterate

    Who holds the belief ?

    This world is rooted in faith and justice.Recommend

  • wb

    Is that the real reason why Pakistanis are quiet? Recommend

  • Arshad

    Pray tell me who holds the belief?

    That the world is rooted in faith and justice

    The World Wars imposed on humanity

    Luckless people thrust into atomic hostility

    Ancient citied – Basra, Kandhar, Kabul ravaged by successive waves of invaders

    Jews tormented and eliminated in holocaust noxious

    Paradise on earth Kashmir turned into to hell inexorable

    Chechens with indomitable spirit facing brunt of a ruthless super power

    Grim tales of Balkans targeted by ethnic cleansing

    Palestinians hounded off their hearth and homes

    Welter of blood and gore in Sabra and Shatila

    Officially planned massacre of Gujarat

    Against these realities harsh

    He must be naïve inveterate

    Who holds the belief ?

    This world is rooted in faith and justice.Recommend

  • Pannun

    talking about Kashmir ,its the Kashmiri Pandit community
    which is being persecuted by majority Muslims so much so that they had to leave their home and hearth.now the radicals are reaping what they had sown.bad karma,i guess.secondly so much noise for Kashmiri Muslims and not a whimper for Uighurs ? are they lesser Muslims ? instead call the perpetrators ”brothers” and that honey and oceans BS.Recommend

  • ModiFied

    China’s Pakistan friendship is purely at state level. At people to people level Chinese think of Pakistani Muslims exactly the way they think of their own Muslims. Basics of Pak China friendship are very weak and will last only till India and China sort out their relations. China will suck blood out of Pakistan’s economy and turn it into another North Korea. Sooner or later Pakistanis will realize the truth. Pakistan’s Indo-phobia often drives her in wrong camps. There is a very small minority like author in Pakistan who appreciate the reality of China Pakistan relations. Pakistanis at large are highly emotional people and not pragmatic.Recommend

  • Meshuga

    Arshad, Is this a poem? What does it mean? Do only Muslim lives matter to Muslims?Recommend

  • Meshuga

    Are you “zak” from another blogosphere? You sound just like him/her. Peace anyway,Recommend

  • Sarah Uzair

    So, what you are suggesting is, we should bombard China and drop their aid?
    Think
    smart, not emotionally. Use their help, develop your failure of a state
    and be strong enough tomorrow to not let anyone insult your citizens.
    We
    can be insulted, degraded and underdeveloped or we can slowly rise to
    the challenge, slap on a fake smile on our faces, work hard like monkeys
    and compete with these countries in future!
    That is the way the world works!
    Not bickering over short term inconveniences!Recommend

  • Meshuga

    What is the connection between the Pakistan-China deal and how the Chinese treat everything and everyone at home? China is a top-down, micro-managing autocratic country. A few at the top make all the major decisions. China is an officially atheist country from 1945 onwards. It determines which religions are official and it interferes in the practice of all of them, not just Islam. They appointed the Panchen Lama, not the Tibetans. They now want to identify the successor to the Dalai Lama, who has been saying that he is the last one. So, there, Chinese! By the way, a system that killed off 35 million of its own people during the Cultural Revolution does not care for human life or rights.Recommend

  • Meshuga

    If you read REAL history (not the one you were obviously brainwashed with), Pakistan, Mr. Shah of Berlin, was created for Indian Muslims and enough land was given to the Western part to resettle ALL Indian Muslims. But, a third were not able to leave and stayed. Their numbers have gone from 30 million to 180 million, same as Pakistan. So, those numbers speak louder than your baseless comment, Mr. Shah of Berlin. All lives matter, not just Muslim ones.Recommend

  • Meshuga

    People in the West did not get where they are by being stupid. If a group of unenlightened immigrants from non-European, non-Christian, third-world countries are unwilling to fully assimilate and adopt fully the Western cultural norms (while at the same time whine about “hypocrisy” about rights supposedly denied them in those host countries), then you are going to see big changes. No more immigration from certain countries. Threaten their Western Civilization with mutually exclusive non-Western medieval values, you will see more than Islamophobia and other forms of xenophobias. (Even white Eastern Europeans – such the Poles – are facing discrimination in the UK as their numbers increase and threatens Britishness.) Just taking into account just Muslim numbers, France, at 10 per cent, Germany at 9 percent, and UK at 5 percent are reaching that “fish or cut bait” threshold in just 50 years or so. The small Scandinavian countries – small populations and huge influx of a Babel of third world people – will also start to resist their generous asylum and immigration policies if their unique cultures are threatened. So, Mr. Shah of Berlin, you are within your rights to complain of the inconsistencies/hyprocrisies of the West all you want, but do not forget you went there willingly and enjoying other benefits.Recommend

  • Meshuga

    As a matter of fact, Kashmiris are converts from Kashmiri Pundits whose ancestors discovered and founded Kashmir. That is a reason why Kashmiri Muslims and Hindus lived in harmony for centuries until 1989 when certain “splittist” (the term favored by the Chinese) outside forces started interfering.Recommend

  • third_worldeer

    if you really are such a humane people …stop doing business with the perpetrator.Recommend

  • abhi

    this is really beutiful reply. So what is your problem with Israel? Because Israel is also very clear on their intentions.Recommend

  • You must be crazy!

    “thousands of Muslims were butchered and hundreds of mosques (sic) destroyed”. Tell me, honestly, where did you get These figures? From your local Mullahs?Recommend

  • Parvez

    The article is akin to kite flying….devoid of reality. Coming down to earth lets ask…..does China need us or do we need China ? The answer is obvious. Who is going to take the measures suggested by the author……our leaders ? Leaders who have their wealth and interests stashed abroad.
    Suggest you should dispassionately take a good look at the Muslim world and ask yourself if China as an ambitious independent economic power is being ‘ cautious ‘ ……is it wrong.Recommend

  • Minerva

    So if a communist country does the atrocities your heart does not bleed for your Muslim brethren, but for Kashmir it does. Typical and hypocriticalRecommend

  • cautious

    Muslims in Israel make money money, have better health care, have more rights (voting, hold office etc), and live longer than most Muslim countries – easy Google.Recommend

  • Umer Rasheed

    Nailed It!Recommend

  • Umer Rasheed

    Nailed It!Recommend

  • nishantsirohi123

    You been watching lot of Ahmed qureshi lately, haven’t you? Recommend

  • Surya

    Sorry, my community has had 7 major exoduses from Kashmir, starting in 1400. Many left to Allahabad/Gaya and Varanasi to preserve the vedic traditions. People have been forced to leave over the centuries so it was not all hunky-dory in Kashmir.Recommend

  • cautious

    Most Muslims don’t have a clue that 25% of Israels population are Muslims and those Muslims choose to stay in Israel because they have the right to vote, hold office, and otherwise have a life style that is far superior to most Muslims and clearly better than even the upper middle class in Pakistan. If those Muslims think Israel is acceptable – who are you to say otherwise?Recommend

  • abc

    the world needs to get together and change the regime in chinaRecommend

  • An Indian

    That’s because the agenda for protest is set by the establishment. The screws against specific countries and on specific occasions are turned on or off depending on what the establishment construes to be in the pakistani national interest – although to be fair, the establishment’s enunciation of national interest, is more often than not, at variance with that enunciated by civil society.Recommend

  • An Indian

    We don’t claim to be the god-sent saviour of your ummah. We are supposedly plain baniyas, aren’t we?Recommend