Taliban, The Extremists?

I’m really tired of the Pakistani media right now,  for the sake of  getting top views is it really important that you stop caring of the image your portraying. More importantly the authenticity of the fact/news. Every time something happens they tell it  like its the end of the world. Our beloved reaper is standing right on the head of Pakistan waiting for the lord to say, Chop it off!

Let’s take a little thing here… In Saudi Arab not too long ago , if I want to be more precise I’d say in January. A Egyptian thief’s hands were chopped off and there is a small heading in news and that’s about it. And its there because he wasn’t a Saudi but a Egyptian. Back in 2007 in Somalia they start chopping off hands of theif’s . A headlines comes and it goes away, the government says they’re militants no body bothers to look again. No Aid is stopped saying take them out or we will invade your country. No political leader go crazy while sitting out of the country.

Now here in Pakistan the Alleged video of “Taliban” beating up the girl comes and Hallelujah a video we can put on sell on international media twist it a bit and show how cruel we really are. No it doesn’t really matter investigating the reason of the beating it never does. But what does is that it sells and people go like awww. That’s just awe full, why don’t we do something about it. The awwwww gesture goes such a long way. That our beloved Altaf Bhai who hasn’t seen the land he so loves but doesn’t want to live in for fifteen years. Goes all crazy on how cruel these militants are, like our beloved MQM is just the right thing for the country.

You need to realize there are harsh penaltiess in Islam but only on things that ruin the society. The whole point is in the positivity of the society anything which is banned/prohibited is because it doesn’t let the over all humanity to grow. Something that is causing damage to people and the overall peace in the society.

The point of the punishment isn’t to ridicule anyone or leave a mark on his ass for life, the point is making people afraid . If you do this , you’ll get this in return. Some people just do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Others have to motivated and some well they only do well as long as they know they’ll get some lashes.

So before we go all judgmental and crazy, take a moment to think. What your showing representing rather the way your presenting has what impact around the globe.

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7 thoughts on “Taliban, The Extremists?”

  1. No since you mentioned the handcuttings, you can provide some after-event about it? Did it provide the adequate level of ‘fear’ it was supposed to give? I can bet on the negative.

    Inculcating fear is not the only way to make a society better. In fact it is a restrictive, narrow minded approach towards it. There is a difference between punishment and penalty. Hand cutting is a penalty, not a punishment. And its a price too much to be paid for a mere theft. In fact there is no strong constitution to define when is hand cutting permissible or not. If i steal your toffee, do you cut my hand? How about if I steal ur pen? car? house? How do you justify that it does not ruin the culprit’s life. Does he deserve it for a mere theft? Is there a social study of theft to support hand cutting? Why does one steal?

    There is an anectode of a khalifah sitting on his throne ordering to cut hands of a person for theft. The thief asked for last comments and he was allowed. He said that his hands should not be cut infact the khalifah’s hands should be cut. The khalifah asked an advisor/scholar (who happens to be a major name in islamic school of shariah) if the thief’s claim is right. and the scholar replied he is right. And there was no hand cutting of the khalifah.

    so before you justify and put a ‘pretty picture’ of ‘everything is good – hand cutting is okay, public execution is awesome’ etc. prepare a valid argument and not just link to one resource on internet.

  2. Besides, is there no robbery in Saudia and Somalia after those ‘for-the-good’ hand cutting? … just a thought! Probably you should watch DeathNote.

  3. Complete bullshit. The video of the girl beaten up, solidiers slaughtered and shit like that is showed so that you know about THESE ANGELS who are trying to bring in a NEW BETTER more HUMAN system, and want to RULE your country don’t give a jack’s ass. You could only quote 2 incidences, there are 100s of videos of these taliban doing them every friking day for no reason what so ever. There are videos of people who have their hand cut without any substaintial evidence against them. These are the people who are challenging the pakistan army and government, launching sermons from their pulpits declaring YOU and YOUR COUNTRY as infidels, hence ‘deserving’ to die. These are the people with ‘divine’ authority to do whatever the fuck they want to do. Oh and ofcourse these videos are not authentic because a guy gets up one day and says I made it myself 100 years ago. Whatever. Maybe you should watch some real nice and cute stuff at: http://islamabadobserver.com/2009/04/25/new-leaked-videos-of-taliban-beheading/

    Media is right, it should show every fucking face of these bastards. Why? because religion is a strong sentiment. It transcends every other dimension. It makes you do things you have no logical justification about. Which is not wrong. It is wrong when it is exploited by these fascist bastards.

    Now ofcourse you would want to support Sufi Muhammad when he says well, women and education have no place in islam and some other nonsense like that. You have to be clear in your writing who and what are you supporting. If you are supporting taliban and sufi muhammad and their version of the sharia then two words “fuck you”.

    Now don’t give me shit about taliban and islam. No my friend, this is not an anology, its a fudging antonym! And as far as MQM and all that is concerned, well the government is only as intelligent as its people.

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