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I am a Blasphemer


For those unaware of the context, recent debate on the reformation on the Blasphemy law has triggered a spate of violence. With high profile targets like Governor Salmaan Taseer & Minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti being the recent targets. Those who targeted them have justified it under the name of ‘blasphemy‘. Being a muslim, nothing hurts me more than cold-blooded murder being justified in the name of Islam. The term blasphemer or blasphemy is no longer used in it’s true context, instead everyone can be killed and dubbed as a blasphemer. A dangerous precedent that needs to be dealt with.


I am a blasphemer

I am a blasphemer because my heart cries every time a human is slaughtered in the name of religion

I am in shambles whenever the ‘up holders’ of religion use it to justify murder.

I am a blasphemer because my tears do not recognize the difference between an Ahmedi, Shia, Wahabbi, Barelvi, Christian,Hindu, Muslim or an Atheist

It pains to witness the mosques being used as the barracks of demagogues instead of as a place to unite believers in remembrance and prayer.

I am a blasphemer because my faith in God is stronger than any offensive word, or action committed. I refuse to be offended by people who disagree with me.

I am appalled when sermons, meant to deliver messages of faith, call out for blood.

I am a blasphemer because inciting violence in the name of Islam offends me more than caricatures.

I disown every single sermon, fatwa, and cleric that uses my religion, my scripture, and my hadiths to validate their thirst for authority.

I am a blasphemer because I choose to speak; to question.
I want to ask, why?
Why are people allowed to silence words with bullets?
I want to ask, what?
What religion, ideology or culture justifies celebrating cold blooded murder?
I want to ask, where?
Where are all the promises of peace, co-existence, plurality that were promised by God’s men?
I want to ask, how?
How did the word of God, which was meant to guide us and hold us together in compassion, became the decree for murder?
I want to ask, who?
Who will put an end to this madness?

When will we realize that bigotry feeds intolerance?

But I know you wont answer me.
Ignore me. Oppress me.
Silence me with your bullets.

Because, I am a blasphemer.

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    1. Ahmed: You have raised a fundamental question and then answered it yourself in the post: you accept ignorance of how Islam is being used to murder people for blasphemy. According to your own quoted ahadith, killing non-Muslims (or bad Muslim) for expressing opinions was not practiced during the time of the Prophet and the righteous caliphates. This ignorance on our part emboldens criminals to malign Islam by engineering narrow interpretation and hiding them under the Islamic façade. This can be prevented by us being aware of the issues and then asking probing questions and condemning such criminal acts. Just to reinforce your ahadith, the Qur’an forbids compulsion in religious matters and allows for freedom of expression.

      If Sana’s article has indeed caused you to self-analyze your beliefs, that in itself is a major accomplishment; that was the intent of her piece. To further your familiarization of similar issues, let me recommend that you read the investigative report of the Munir Commission that was published in Pakistan in 1954; this will provide the historical understanding of how Islam has been exploited by vested interests, political, religious, and common criminals alike. This report will clarify the requirements for the (mythical) Muslim state which is the politicized clergy’s stated objective and its impracticality in today’s world. Maybe, that entire concept developed in the 1940s after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the termination of the Muslim Caliphate, is flawed! The second recommendation is to become aware of why the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference) rejected the UN Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 as un-Islamic in 2008 after having originally accepted it in 1948. Could that be another case of engineered doctrines at play?

      As for not belonging to a madrassa, or not having a beard, or working for a multi-national corporation, or wearing a hijab, these are personal choices and do not enter this debate. Let’s focus the discussion on issues, identify the causes and propose solutions. Is it not sad to see that your quoted ahadith are not practiced in Pakistan where exploitation of poor, corruption, dishonesty, suicide bombings, etc., have become part of the social fabric?

      What is the basis of your assertion about the author being xenophobic? Do you know her that well? I don’t believe personal characterizations should be part of a public debate on issues. By the way, xenophobic means “chauvinistic, intolerant, racist, nationalistic, or prejudiced”. Which of these traits did you see in her writing? She did what other great leaders have already done: raised awareness on issues that are holding back Muslims’ progress and defaming Islam. For example, I would classify Alama Iqbal’s epic Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa Maulana Hali’s classic Masadas-e-Hali in the same category. I hope you know that Alama Iqbal was also characterized as a non-Muslim for Sikwa.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum Sana,

    (NOTE: I am not from a Madrassa, I am a professional in a multi national and I do not have a huge beard. But I am a Muslim Alhamdolillah, and will never be a blasphemer InshaAllah).

    Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) said: Whoever hurts a Non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim state hurts me, and he who hurts me annoys God.” (Bukhari)
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    It was great piece of work. I am surprised at your overall appearance of Hijab and at the very same time, I find your articles to be very deviating also. I think you get emotional and also too much xenophobic. :D

    I was sitting in my office when I heard from someone that Salman Taseer has been assassinated, and I could see all kinds of reactions. A very decent and good individual (not a practising Muslim though) sarcastically suggested that it was the time to celebrate. Some of my colleagues started to post statuses such as it has been the worst day of their life and some were showing an entirely 180 degree different attitude. Funny to say, most of us did not even know that there was some blasphemy issue going on.

    Why were so many non practising and unaware Muslims showing happiness? Why weren’t they grieved or horrified when rose petals were being thrown on the killer? What happened to all those engineers, doctors, lawyers, scholars etc.? I think people were happy because a non serious politician was killed, the whole nation was going through extreme difficult times, and basic needs such as food, drinking water, medicines, education etc. were not met. Infact, the government never took these issues seriously. It reminded of the French revolution when the those ‘brutal’ but ‘suffering’ people celebrated after executing the whole Royal family.

    Salman Taseer was a PPP poltician, and I’ll be modest enough to call him a dedicated PPP worker. What was his role during these tough times of the nation? Quite frankly, his role was never positive and one does not require religion to prove it. The nation suffered a major blow in the form of this government (the one that came with 45% bogus votes and is blessed with the medal of NRO). No matter how cool or charming he was, he behaved as the Devil’s advocate we all saw his negative role in Punjab. Allah knows about his stand for Aasia BB, and his Niyyat will be determined by Allah. Allah knows better whether it was a sincere effort or if it had anything to do with political science and international relations.

    He advocated the bloody Basant festival, that killed approximately 15 (I am not sure though, it was above 10) people and cost millions to Wapda. 15 is not a big figure, is it? Did you ever bother writing about those parents who lost their angel while the poor soul was sitting on a motor bike tank and a ‘blade’ just appeared from nowhere? No one bothers as it was a mere bug that got squashed and at the very same time, it doesn’t attract much foreign attention (I am not judging you, I believe you’re sincere). Also, the dad was too poor to afford a car and that was also his fault (should have preferred cake over bread, as the French Royal family put it). Interestingly, I even found a tweet of a Taseer daughter who had been advocating Basant. Its quite interesting to see one criticizing the ‘flower treatment’ of a murderer, and at the very same time advocating something that results in deaths while people dance, celebrate and drink. Oh! I made a mistake, I am comparing a 1st degree murder with an accidental death !?! No I didn’t, and I am not drunk. Those people were also murdered, and were victims of our selfishness.

    Where do the hearts of these people at that time? Why do they feel the need to criticize the blasphemy law only?

    People are committing suicides due to hunger in this country. And yes, I blame these liberals for everything … these corrupt opportunists, these bloody imperialists. They have done more crimes than these exploding Mullahs. Infact, they are the roots of all the non sense that has engulfed Pakistan. Mullahs are responsible for a lot of crap, but these liberals have a greater part. Mullahs didn’t start the target killings in Karachi, Mullahs did not take Bhatta in Karachi, Mullahs did not oppose Kala bagh Dam, Mullahs were not the main beneficiaries of the NRO, Mullahs did not cause food shortages, Mullahs did not start the Balochi Sindhi Pathan conflict, Mullahs were not behind the steel mill scenario, and it was a liberal PPP female MNA (I mean no offense to women here) that stood with the killers of the Butt brothers of Sialkot ………………………………………………….

    As for Shahbaz Bhatti, I agree with Junaid. I recently read an article about Shahbaz Bhatti by some pakistani Christian who did not give him the status and regard which you are trying to put. It also came out that some land issue and some other possible ‘affair’ could have been responsible. But good for you, many foreigners have already read this article and they are sure that Pakistan has always suffered because of the abuse of Islam.

    Believe it or not, I am really thankful to you. Because of you, I started to analyze myself and went to the Mosque for Fajr after a very long time. I really feel the need to blog against writers who miss no opportunity of maligning Islam.

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    Qura’an says: “If one among the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him so that he may hear the Word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure.”
    ——————–
    Qur’an says: “This day, are all things good an pure made lawful to you. The food of the people of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. Lawful unto you in marriage are not only chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the people of the Book revealed before your time.” (5:6)
    ——————–
    When Omar(RA) entered Jerusalem victoriously, he visited the Holy Church. When the Muslims prayer was due, the Christian Patriarch asked him to perform his prayer in the church. But Omar refused, saying: “ I fear that once I have my prayer in this church, the coming generations of Muslims would say that in this place Omar had performed his prayer and therefore it has to be converted to a mosque. I want the church to remain a church.”
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    The son of the Muslim governor of Egypt once slapped a native Christian when he had raced ahead of him. When the complaint was brought before Omar, the second Caliph, he ordered the son to be beaten by the Christian.
    Omar said to the governor: “ How could you make slaves of these people who had been born free?”
    It was narrated that Saalim ibn ‘Abd-Allah said: I heard Abu Hurayrah say: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “All of my Ummah will be fine except for those who commit sins openly. Part of committing sins openly is when a man does something at night and Allah conceals it, but in the morning he says, ‘O So-and-so, last night I did such and such.’ His Lord had covered his sin all night, but in the morning he removed the cover of Allah.”
    (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5721; Muslim, 2990)

  3. Assalamu Alaikum Sana,

    (NOTE: I am not from a Madrassa, I am a professional in a multi national and I do not have a huge beard. But I am a Muslim Alhamdolillah, and will never be a blasphemer InshaAllah).

    Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) said: Whoever hurts a Non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim state hurts me, and he who hurts me annoys God.” (Bukhari)
    ——————–
    It was great piece of work. I am surprised at your overall appearance of Hijab and at the very same time, I find your articles to be very deviating also. I think you get emotional and also too much xenophobic. :D
    I was sitting in my office when I heard from someone that Salman Taseer has been assassinated, and I could see all kinds of reactions. A very decent and good individual (not a practising Muslim though) sarcastically suggested that it was the time to celebrate. Some of my colleagues started to post statuses such as it has been the worst day of their life and some were showing an entirely 180 degree different attitude. Funny to say, most of us did not even know that there was some blasphemy issue going on.
    Why were so many non practising and unaware Muslims showing happiness? Why weren’t they grieved or horrified when rose petals were being thrown on the killer? What happened to all those engineers, doctors, lawyers, scholars etc.? I think people were happy because a non serious politician was killed, the whole nation was going through extreme difficult times, and basic needs such as food, drinking water, medicines, education etc. were not met. Infact, the government never took these issues seriously. It reminded of the French revolution when the those ‘brutal’ but ‘suffering’ people celebrated after executing the whole Royal family.
    Salman Taseer was a PPP poltician, and I’ll be modest enough to call him a dedicated PPP worker. What was his role during these tough times of the nation? Quite frankly, his role was never positive and one does not require religion to prove it. The nation suffered a major blow in the form of this government (the one that came with 45% bogus votes and is blessed with the medal of NRO). No matter how cool or charming he was, he behaved as the Devil’s advocate we all saw his negative role in Punjab. Allah knows about his stand for Aasia BB, and his Niyyat will be determined by Allah. Allah knows better whether it was a sincere effort or if it had anything to do with political science and international relations.
    He advocated the bloody Basant festival, that killed approximately 15 (I am not sure though, it was above 10) people and cost millions to Wapda. 15 is not a big figure, is it? Did you ever bother writing about those parents who lost their angel while the poor soul was sitting on a motor bike tank and a ‘blade’ just appeared from nowhere? No one bothers as it was a mere bug that got squashed and at the very same time, it doesn’t attract much foreign attention (I am not judging you, I believe you’re sincere). Also, the dad was too poor to afford a car and that was also his fault (should have preferred cake over bread, as the French Royal family put it). Interestingly, I even found a tweet of a Taseer daughter who had been advocating Basant. Its quite interesting to see one criticizing the ‘flower treatment’ of a murderer, and at the very same time advocating something that results in deaths while people dance, celebrate and drink. Oh! I made a mistake, I am comparing a 1st degree murder with an accidental death !?! No I didn’t, and I am not drunk. Those people were also murdered, and were victims of our selfishness.
    Where do the hearts of these people at that time? Why do they feel the need to criticize the blasphemy law only?
    People are committing suicides due to hunger in this country. And yes, I blame these liberals for everything … these corrupt opportunists, these bloody imperialists. They have done more crimes than these exploding Mullahs. Infact, they are the roots of all the non sense that has engulfed Pakistan. Mullahs are responsible for a lot of crap, but these liberals have a greater part. Mullahs didn’t start the target killings in Karachi, Mullahs did not take Bhatta in Karachi, Mullahs did not oppose Kala bagh Dam, Mullahs were not the main beneficiaries of the NRO, Mullahs did not cause food shortages, Mullahs did not start the Balochi Sindhi Pathan conflict, Mullahs were not behind the steel mill scenario, and it was a liberal PPP female MNA (I mean no offense to women here) that stood with the killers of the Butt brothers of Sialkot ………………………………………………….
    As for Shahbaz Bhatti, I agree with Junaid. I recently read an article about Shahbaz Bhatti by some pakistani Christian who did not give him the status and regard which you are trying to put. It also came out that some land issue and some other possible ‘affair’ could have been responsible. But good for you, many foreigners have already read this article and they are sure that Pakistan has always suffered because of the abuse of religion.
    Believe it or not, I am really thankful to you. Because of you, I started to analyze myself and went to the Mosque for Fajr after a very long time. I really feel the need to blog against writers who miss no opportunity of maligning Islam.
    ——————–
    Qura’an says: “If one among the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him so that he may hear the Word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure.”
    ——————–
    Qur’an says: “This day, are all things good an pure made lawful to you. The food of the people of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. Lawful unto you in marriage are not only chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the people of the Book revealed before your time.” (5:6)
    ——————–
    When Omar(RA) entered Jerusalem victoriously, he visited the Holy Church. When the Muslims prayer was due, the Christian Patriarch asked him to perform his prayer in the church. But Omar refused, saying: “ I fear that once I have my prayer in this church, the coming generations of Muslims would say that in this place Omar had performed his prayer and therefore it has to be converted to a mosque. I want the church to remain a church.”
    ——————–
    The son of the Muslim governor of Egypt once slapped a native Christian when he had raced ahead of him. When the complaint was brought before Omar, the second Caliph, he ordered the son to be beaten by the Christian.
    Omar said to the governor: “ How could you make slaves of these people who had been born free?”
    It was narrated that Saalim ibn ‘Abd-Allah said: I heard Abu Hurayrah say: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “All of my Ummah will be fine except for those who commit sins openly. Part of committing sins openly is when a man does something at night and Allah conceals it, but in the morning he says, ‘O So-and-so, last night I did such and such.’ His Lord had covered his sin all night, but in the morning he removed the cover of Allah.”
    (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5721; Muslim, 2990)

  4. I would love to read something about “Terry Jones’ by Sana Saleem “A Blasphemer”, But i know she cant do this because she is a coward writer. She cant write against her masters. She can write against Pakistan and Muslims Only, but can’t have a word for such shameful act. You have proved what you have quoted.

    My Friend Arif: Will you please say something about your heaven ” America” now . A small incident in Pakistan hurt you very much what happen to you now. Not a single word from your side or tens of reader of this article. Astonishing! At least Qadri is in Jail here in Pakistan. What American Government have done so far about Terry Jones. When he is going to be punished? Never ………………………..

    Dont let Pakistan down for your personnel reasons. What so ever you could do, do it but you will stay a third class citizen.

    1. AA, SHOAIB (SANA: PLEASE DISREGARD THE EARLIER POST)

      Every thinking person in the world condemns Terry Jones. There are no two ways about it. This is also old news. Terry Jones leads a non-descript church with about 60 members in a country with more that 250 million people. This crazy person seeks cheap publicity and uses such events to achieve his objective. It is best to ignore him and crazies like him because “if you sleep with dogs, you get up with flees”!

      Jones first announced his intention to burn the Qur’an on 11 September 2010. In the small town where I live, seventeen religious leaders, representing various denominations of Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and other faiths assembled in a mosque to forcefully condemn him. In the small mosque which can hold no more than 40 people, the entire parking lot and the sidewalks were occupied by people, estimated to be more than 500, where we had to put TV sets for them to see the universal condemnation. Three major TV networks covered this event and reported this widely. I wish you were here to see it.

      Jones desperate actions to gain notoriety have again failed to accomplish his objective. He should be ignored as even mentioning his name helps him accomplish his objective.
      The American government, at the highest level, has condemned this despicable action, allowed its citizens the right to condemn, and protect them against any repercussions (unlike Governor Taseer and Minister Bhatti who could not be protected by their government for expressing their views!).

  5. Dear Sana,

    I will not identify myself as a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew or any of the other religons of the world but only as a global citizen and human like all of the bloggers that have responded to your ‘I am a Blasphemer’ piece. Your words are truly applicable to all of us. Thank you for your bravery and your articulation of a global mindset that must be erradicated if we are to ever live in peace with one another.

  6. Saad, AOA. Further to yesterday’s response, the recently defined concept of Islamic State requires that: (1) Muslims cannot be faithful citizens of non-Muslim governments, (2) the Islamic state is to be ruled by a caliph with a large standing army ready to wage jihad, (3) the Islamic state is perpetually at war with its non-Muslim neighbors who have to be subdued by force or treaty (meaning they accept the Muslim states’ hegemony), (4) minorities in Islamic state have reduced rights than Muslims, (5) minorities in Muslim states must pay jizya, in addition to normal taxes, for protection by the state, (6) apostates must be killed, etc. Please tell me if this was the practice during the Prophet’s times?

    Another requirement of the Mulism state is that apostates must be killed. Please remember that each sect has declared the other non-Muslim and apostate and liable to be killed as a religious obligation. According to this convoluted interpretation, if one sect is in power, they are obligated to kill other Muslim sects for apostasy. When the other sect comes to power, they will be obligated to kill the followers of the previous sect that was in power. This blood bath would be never-ending. It is also interesting to note that in 1954, the Munir Commission asked several leading “ulema” to define a Muslim. Each alim had a different definition and no two could agree on a common definition. Was this the practice during the Prophet’s time?

    Regarding the roughly 30-year period of khulfa-e-rashideen, except for Hazrat Abu Bakr who died after 2 years as caliph, the other three were murdered. This shows the turmoil and unrest during that period. Do you mean to say that Pakistan was formed to replicate that time. I am afraid to say that the unrest in Pakistan matches or exceeds that observed during that period.

    I do not want to prolong this response but urge you to study history with an open mind. The starting point should be the Munir Commission Report because that will provide an objective overview of events during several centuries of Muslim rule. Till then, Allah Hafiz.

  7. Aoa,

    Arif there are certain things that I agree with you and certain things which i strongly disagree. Definitely we all need guidance from Allah. :)

    I have read different views about the causes of creation of Pakistan, and about quaid-e-azam and Iqbal etc etc. Yes I agree Mr Jinnah was not a good practicing muslim, infact a number of the leaders of muslim league of that time were not good practicing muslims. Infact its a coincidence i was just reading a small book discussing objectively about the causes of the creation of paksitan. Some said it was because of religion, some said for economic reasons, some said for political reasons, etc etc. And they had their arguments to support that. But please understand when i said that quaid-e-azam did not wanted a secular state but an islamic state i did not meant he wanted mullaiyat or some extremist ignorant mullahs ruling the country, but instead he wanted a state based on the principles of khilafat-e-rashida. And secularism and khilafat-e-rashida do not mean the same. : )

    I have read shikwa and jawab-e-shikwa infact alot of iqbal’s work, and i also recently read a number of quaid’s speech which he gave BEFORE that famous speech of his AFTER the creation of pakistan. Which by the way has been used almost by everybody to suit their cause. And all the later life writings of iqbal (who by the way WAS the main inspiration for the creation of pakistan, and also for quaid-e-azam) and a number of speeches of quaid-e-azam shows that they BOTH wanted a state based on khilafat-e-rashida. And any state which would be made on those principles will be much more giving and caring for non-muslims than the secular one. I can bet anyone on that .

    And as i said earlier jinnah was said kafir-e-azam thats true, BUT it is also true that a number of MUSLIM ULEMA (all authentic ones) supported him as well. Infact it also led to a political partition between the famous scholars of the deoband institute. So please understand that NOT ALL said that he was a kafir. Infact his namaz-e-janaza was conducted by Maulana Shabbir Usmani a very famous muslim maulana.

    AND, im sorry if i misunderstood you, but you said something about jihad, apostasy, muslim state, blasphemy being a more recent concepts. Wow, that’s far from truth, or i think i have been reading the wrong version of islamic history through “authentic traditions”. Mr Arif, there are a number of authentic traditions through which one can prove that all of the above “recent” concepts did exited in the times of Prophet PBUH. So please don’t make such baseless claims.

    Thanks,
    Saad

    1. Saad: AOA. I am traveling and have to be brief in this response. I said “Muslim clergy” and “politicized clergy” when referring to those who opposed Jinnah; I did not mean all scholars. In my view, we cannot judge Qauid-e-Azam’s faith as being a “good” or a “bad” Muslim. That is for Allah to decide.

      Secularism does not mean irreligious. Secular people can also be religious because religion is a personal matter. It is not a label.

      Regarding Jihad, apostasy, blasphemy, etc., I said that their current interpretation or understanding was developed recently. For example, the basis for the capital punishment for apostasy is a Deobandi fatwa issued in the early 1900s. Similarly, the capital punishment for blasphemy is based on Zia ul Haque’s ordinance of 1984/86 which is now part of the criminal code. Please read the Munir Commission Report for a detailed commentary on the current interpretation of Jihad for which the political clergy accepted that certain verses of the Quran have been abrogated. Also read Jaswant Singh’s recent book on Jinnah for details.

      I thank you for your interest in exploring details. I again pray that Allah grant us the courage and strength to explore facts.

    2. AoA Saad,

      Bro, you’ve stated:

      ‘ But please understand when i said that quaid-e-azam did not wanted a secular state but an islamic state i did not meant he wanted mullaiyat or some extremist ignorant mullahs ruling the country, but instead he wanted a state based on the principles of khilafat-e-rashida. And secularism and khilafat-e-rashida do not mean the same. : ) ‘

      The Quaid-e-Azam also didn’t want some dishonest people to take over the country bro. Just look at the past 60 years of Pakistan, and tell me how many ‘non ignorant’ leaders or politicians did we have that did any thing positive for the country? Were they all Mullahs ?

  8. Aoa,

    And by the way, in one of those strike calls to protest against any change in the blasphemy law, the WHOLE group of muslim scholar and ulema joined hands in Pakistan. It was so overwhelming that Kamran Khan of Geo did a special report on it in his daily programe. And there were scholars from deobandis, barelvis, ahle hadees, wahabis, shias ALL of them UNITED in this one. (many of them you have mentioned in your above posts : ) ).

    Just goes to show the seriousness of the matter.

    Saad

  9. Aoa,

    It is very obvious that you have written a very emotional, and subjective article on the sensitive issue. To be honest it is a bit extreme : ) But some points:-

    1) Why did the MNA, became angry at the 2 min silence. As far as I know that is a sign of respect for the one who has gone?

    2) She is not right in saying that no Christian would disrespect a prophet. Many do that.

    3) There is some comment saying that the whole history of Islam is full of killing. Nothing can be farther from the truth. He either does not know any thing about history let alone that of Islam, or he is plain and simple biased.

    4) Then there was somebody who said that why aren’t muslims not jailed for blasphemy is Pakistan? Please correct your records; muslims have also been jailed because of this crime. And that is why I prefer not to use the word Christian before that maloona Asiya. NO WHERE in the law is it written that only non muslims can be jailed because of this, muslims have also been jailed.

    5) Then there was somebody named chris, who would have got in serious trouble if he was in front of me. Why the heck do you even let such comments on your site?

    6) People also need to correct their stance on quiad-e-azam. He was not secular, he wanted an Islamic state. You want to tell me that all these years he and Iqbal kept chanting islam, islam, islam only to make a secular state out of it. : )

    7) And NOT ALL Islamic scholars were against him. Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi RA was a very close ally of quiad-e-azam. The letters that those two have shared are now readily available. Again set your record straight. And there are many more.

    8) AND if any body wants to say what is blasphemy or what is not, he or she should provide strong reference from Quran and Sunnah. What is part of Islam, and what is not will ONLY be judged by what was preached 1400 years ago by the great man PBUH himself. Everything else is just your or mine point of view. : )

    9) And lastly if asiya did commit that grave sin, then she should have been punished according to the law. I don’t understand when people say that no innocent man or woman should be punished by this law. OFCOURSE that goes without saying, do you say that with the murder law, with the robbery law etc. Simply put, IF someone commits insult against ANY prophet then he should be punished.

    May Allah guide us all.

    Saad

    1. Saad, I agree that Allah may guide us understand the truth.

      Let me first correct some misconception. I believe your views have been shaped by the incorrect history taught in Pakistan. Please read several sources to form and express opinions. The last 150 years saw the colonization of Muslim lands, particularly India (in 1857), the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and the termination of the Muslim (Ottoman) Caliphate. The great Muslim Empires of Turkey and India were defeated and a leadership vacuum existed among Muslims till Quaid-e-Azam became the undisputed leader of the Muslims in India. It was during this period of leadership vacuum that Muslim politicians and clergy, under a defeatist mindset, established convoluted interpretations of Islam and misrepresented Quranic teachings to form distorted concepts like apostasy, jihad, Muslim State, etc. Blasphemy is a more recent invention.

      Please understand that Jinnah’s demand for an independent Pakistan had nothing to do with religion. Muslims had refused to accept the change under British rule and had refused to learn English and change from their old cultural habits. Please read Mussadas-e-Hali (Maulana Hali) and Iqbal’s Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa to understand the poor intellectual and economic state of the Muslims. Jinnah’s main demand was that the Congress Party gives Muslims greater representation in the National government after the British departure from India; Jinnah demanded 33% representation for Muslims as against their being roughly 25% of the population. The Congress first agreed to this demand in 1916 but later reneged. Jinnah even agreed to support an undivided India as late as 1946 when he accepted the Cabinet Mission Plan which the congress rejected. It was after the Direct Action Movement in 1946 that the partition of India into two countries became reality.

      Jinnah was a secular Muslim who consumed alcohol and did not restrict himself to the normal Muslim dietary restrictions. He had even wanted to return to Bombay after his retirement as Pakistan’s Governor General. His speech to the constituent Assembly and other press interviews clearly establish that he was not after forming a Muslim State. Please be aware that the Muslim clergy opposed Jinnah’s demand for an independent country and called him Kaffir-e-Azam.

      The idea of the Muslim State was first floated by the political clergy when the Constituent Assembly debated whether to implement the Presidential or Parliamentary system of government. The concepts developed to justify the Muslim State are simply frightening. Please read the 600 page Munir Commission Report to understand the dynamics of the time and how the history and Islamic teachings have been distorted. That report was funded by the Government of Pakistan and published in 1954. It is available the on the web. A study of that report will give you a good idea of the history of Pakistan’s formation and how it has since been distorted

  10. Tomorrow Sana will come up defending Whores,………..She will raise a slogan saying ”Yes I am a Whore……..shame on your parents to have given birth to you……..

    1. Rizwan shame on u that ur parents havent taught u how to respect women and shame on u again because u dont know how low u have sunk by displaying this vocabulary. Shows what type of an environment u have been brought up in, definately where women r treated like crap and have no respect in the household.

  11. Well said Sana. Love how you are appropriating the term “blasphemer” from those who are misusing it. Is this a movement you’re seeing among civic-minded Pakistanis? What can those of us who are abroad do to help you and your allies?

    1. Hey Kaizar, thank you for your comment. The best way to help us is to help fight the perception that the majority in Pakistan favors cold blooded murderers. It is not true. Will be doing a detailed post on it soon. The whole ‘liberal’ Pakistan deal needs to go, labels are counterproductive. Thank you once gain for your support!

  12. i am moved by what you have said..it has been said with conviction..with courage..and without any fear whatsoever of those who may choose to respond in a manner which is bloody,..barberic,…inhuman..and cowardly..MAY GOD GIVE YOU AND YOUR ILK MORE STRENGTH TO FIGHT THESE RELIGIOUS TERROR MONGERS..

  13. Hey Sana,

    This was a great piece of writing, really hits home. I would say though that you should make it a bit more poetic and rhythmic so that it can be even more powerful. Read Khalil Gibran for some ideas.

    octagonaltangents.blogspot.com

  14. Dear Sana, My niece in India forwarded this article to me. I posted it on my blog and got numerous comments. Thank you for all you do.
    With you, in your search for justice, peace and for the senselesness of innocence that is tortured… Zakiah.

  15. Arif: will you please elaborate Aafia’s case, What happened with Aafia Siddiqui if it is an example of Justice then i must say we should be thankful to GOD that we are living in Pakistan. Aafia Siddiqui’s case had exposed the nepotism of American Judicial System. This is not the only case, will you please comment on the death of Ali Ayaz ( Son of Jameel Fakhree). what kind of justice is it that Dead body handed over to the parents after one and half year.If you are still not convinced then i can forward you the list of thousands of Innocent Pakistani People Kill by Your Human Rights Champion in Pakistani Boundaries. I am not talking on the bases of Internet Knowledge just Like “Sana Saleem”. Such type of personalities are demolishing the true identity of Pakistan. IF Qadri is Extremist then Sana Saleem is also representing the Liberal Extremist thoughts and we should condemn her. And by the US is not the only Christian Country if you are exercising the Islamic Principles in US then I am glad to know that.What about the rest of the countries?

    1. What do you know AUTHORITATIVELY about the Aafia case? Your information is probably based on media reports. You are totally missing the point and as usual, blending politics and religion. And the US is not a Christian country like Saudi Arabia which is a Muslim country. Irrespective of the religious affiliations of the US, your consider yourself living in a beautiful country that has reduced itself to being totally dependent on aid from “Christian” countries, even to the point of its existence? I would say that our standards of self-respect and esteem are diagonally opposed. The country that Quaid-e-Azam formed to be a model of tolerance was reduced to a non-functional state which is unable to protect the life, honor and property of its citizens. No self-respecting country, fulfilling its international obligations as a stable and independent country, would tolerate others from attacking it. India is a shining example of what I am trying to say. Sadly, blaming others for Pakistan’s own failings is responsible for dragging the country to a point where it is treated with contempt around the world. It saddens me and I wish people could understand the bright history of Islam’s rise as the greatest power in the 10-15th centuries and then the consequences of its fall starting from the 16th century and continuing to this day. The issue is not Islam but Muslims who have “engineered” flawed political interpretations of this noble and peaceful religion.

  16. There is no such thing as blasphemy. Prophet PBUH, never retaliated against physical, mental or intellectual abuse in his lifetime. He made no laws to protect himself against criticisms. If such was the his character, who was, is and will always remain above all muslims, what right these illiterate, ignorant bearded baboons have to make such ridiculous laws.

    In fact, these people themselves be charged under these laws. They are not only insulting the Prophet but also Quran by killing women, girls for going schools and acquiring knowledge which is clearly made a obligation for every muslim by the religion.

  17. Whereas i agree with you Sana about the senseless murders in our country but please lets not discount the requirements of religion in our society. A muslim society is different in its existence than any other .. that is because we are bound by our oath to Allah. Till our lives become about implementing the relgion in our personal life as well as of the country (this being the resp of the muslim govt), we will not succeed in this world and definitely would loose the akhirah.
    I strongly condemn the gentleman who points out Islamic history as one bloody coup after another. Our Prophet SAW led wars at the command of Allah and fought with utmost justice. Please compare religious crusades and you will understand how Islamic fighting was just where others were about annihalating wntire civilisations for personal agenda
    I disagree with all the people who claim Pakistan was not made in the name of Islam… you guys better man up and accept this blatant truth… Pakistan would not have come into existence if it hadnt been acquired for Islam. A land for muslims, is a land of Islam… the more we deny it the more we will fall in the depths of despair.

    1. Mariam: Please read the history of Pakistan’s independence. Quaid-e-Azam was a secular persona and the religious leaders opposed the creation of Pakistan calling him Kaffir-e-Azam and similar slurs. The religious leaders sided with the Congress party to oppose the creation of Pakistan. This face, with additional detials, is captured in several publications, including the Munir Commission Report of 1954 whihc was funded by the Pakistan Government and also Jaswant Singh’s recent book on Jinnah. Aitzaz Ahsan and Aisha Jalal have also acknowledged this fact in their respective writings as have several other historians. The concept of Islamic state was engineered by the defeated political clergy who was forced t come to Pakistan after its creation. After failing to establish themselves in business, they took up the cause of Islam and claimed Pakistan to be an Islamic state for Muslims. Please get the facts right. History taught in Pakistan is distorted and that is the reason for your factual errors in your post.

    2. I am smelling gusty Dollors all around in the name of so-called journalism. The purely paid so-called writers.

    3. Ok so that means we should treat all non-Muslims as second-class citizens? What about all the hindus, christians, atheists/agnostics/etc.? What about their human rights?

      Of course you don’t care about their rights. But it’s time to join the modern world or else our country will be in serious danger of being isolated. Why would minorities want to live in our country and why would non-Muslims want to visit?

  18. Salams, Sr. Sana. It’s hard to quarrel with yuour words, simply beacuse they are true, for the most part. However, strictly speaking, not one of the things you have written about in this post constitutes blasphemy.

    Jamal

  19. This essay by Sana Saleem is encouraging. It reflects the outrage all civilized people experience when humans kill other humans – just because of their religious views. Obviously, the Creator of the Universe would not want that. That said, it is much easier to take a stand against blasphemy laws in a country like India where Muslims are in a minority than it is in a country like Pakistan where Muslims constitute 95% of the population. There, those who kill people for blasphemy or opposing blasphemy laws are considered heroes.

    The real issue here is not blasphemy per se but someone using God’s name for evil purposes. The Mosaic Third Commandment condemned this. I have attached a highly acclaimed article by Dennis Prager who calls this the “greatest sin.” Muhammad was notorious for using God’s name and God’s supposed revelations to justify evil acts – including taking spoils of war which is an international crime today (33:50), marriage to a daughter-in-law (33:37), absolution from oaths involved with marital fidelity (66:2), and cruel and unusual punishments (5:38). If you are truly a blasphemer of those who use religious ideology for evil purposes, then you also have to condemn any and all commands by Allah and his Prophet which contradict God’s commands found in the previous scriptures – the Torah and the Injil. Then there will be the kind of peace, co-existence, and plurality that we all strive to achieve.

  20. Hi sana,More power to you girl!! i read ur blogs.just have one concern some of the links and mafia sites have connected ur writing matter with anti islamic theories and criticism,what come from ur mind must indeed be the thought which no one knows better than u
    u know power of words itself is a big judgmental factor where u fight between ur inner concious to urself before putting it on paper itself and needs alot of attention and courage to speak but sometimes we might not be able to uter exactly the same what is projected in our brainbox, i respect and understand ur feeling,i am a pakistani living in UAE and when we hear about such news of Taseer n bhatti’s mishaps we don’t feel our selves good about what ever going on in Pakistan. but ur written pieces like I am a blasphemer,i would say it’s courageous and i also agree with your sentiments but that doesnt mean that we should start narating ourselves as blasphemer your title would be more projected if you given it the title of I AM MUSLIM –becase 4 Pakis like us living outside the country even if somebody refers that o u know some muslims killed some other people it hurts and also when they additionaly say that also now muslims are referring them selves out of islam zone and classifying them selves as blasemphier it hurts even more !! all of the values which you speak are the ones which have been overshadowed by“wrong & corrupt faces” of our very dear religion. Killing is wrong, the one who do it in the name of religion is even more wrong i agree with u but sarcasm should b killed in our writings4Islam or it may led usin totally different direction! I really admire your writings and the way you potray the perspectives hence this was the observation i wanted to share with u !

    God Bless u ! :))

  21. @Abdul Rehman

    What Allah wants from Muslims is tolerance, humility and forgiveness. All of
    which Prophet (PBUH) was an example of. Going against their teachings is a sin. Playing politics and passing it off as religion is a big, big sin. Making light of ‘jis ne ek begunah ka qatl kiya uss ne puri insaniyat ka qatl kiya’ is a huge sin.

    What is our purpose? To create fitna and fasad or harmony and peace? Saza aur jaza ek ke haath mei hai…uss he ko kisi ki jaan ka faisla kernay ka haq hai. Humain nahi.

    We who cry out ‘do not commit murder or promote hate’ don’t only do so on ‘humanitarian’ grounds. We also do it on religious grounds. Anybody with the fear of God and the belief that they have to face Him, every single day and finally on the last day, would never hurt another human being, much less kill. Those who kill in the name of God and religion do not fear God and have no respect for religion and its message. They are not afraid of being punished.

    God has said he will forgive matters between you and Him. What He will not forgive is an injury caused to another human being by words or hand, unless he/she forgives you first.

  22. How madness is this” i am blasphmer” some very minimum people here try 2 be pro us,indian and agents.How a muslim can bear abusing 2 their Prophet.And the death punishment is proved from Quran o sunnah.
    All so called liberal have 2 need study the religion Islam.Its strange that liberal extrimist saying muslim to leave love their Prophet.Why they r not saying other 2 leave abusing Prophet.
    So we bound 2 say that
    “Hurmtay Rasool Pay Jan B Qurban Hy”

  23. Thank you Sana Saleem for the encouraging words that you have displayed in your article.True no religion justifies killing and this should not happen in our society. When Pakistan was being built certain percentage of minorities was needed for them to form it. Christians, hindus and other sectors did acknowledge that they will stay on this side of the line. Why then when we were part of the foundation of this country are we ignored because what u needed from us has finished. You have your own country now. If this is a region of right then let me tell everyone that Christianity reached india long long way before Islam reached its shores and not because the British came to India. Read your history…..Asiya Nasir has a right to ask why is she and her community are being treated as second grade citizen. As for what happens in America and Europe, kya Pakistan ke saare Christians ne Theaka le rakha hai dono ka ke that everyone wants to start killing from them just coz so and so is happening somewhere else. Agar hum loog itne un ke kareeb hote then we would not be sitting in Pakistan. Well aap log dosre countries mein where Muslims ko mistreat kiya ja raha hai protest karte hain, why cant we in our own country.
    Why arnt Muslims in Jail for Blasphemy laws??? This law in Pakistan was made in the time of Zia ul Haq who ransacked our churches at that time, and burnt our Bible. Hey they even shit on our Holy Bible.
    Allah says in the Quran that the Quran was sent to confirm (but not to correct or make obsolete) the previous books such as Torat, Zaboor and Injeel (S 2:40-41,89,91,101; 6:92; 5:51; 12:111; 26:192-195; 35:31) Then why are we mistreated. I dont care what happens anywhere else, I care what happens in my country.
    Let me tell everyone that today Pakistan’s education and medical system if is anywhere is because of our Nurses, our teachers, our schools and colleges.
    We are a part of the Pakistnai Society and I demand that we have a say and our voices are heard NOW.
    Shahbaz Bhatti was killed and the government watched it, I beleive that they must have a part in this.They denied his right to be heard when he was alive are they still going to deny his right to be heard when he is dead???????
    I would say HATS OFF to Asiya Nasir for saying things that every christian in this country wants to say.

  24. I really like many of ur posts .. i like this one as well .. but for the record .. i will kill anyone who will abuse, sorry even try to abuse my prophet(pbuh). and i dont even care what the liberal clergy have word for me .. It is not the matter of being human, my friend, it is matter of being muslim .. and i dont care if people call me an animal, but i do care if Allah call me muslim.
    and about the fatwas and sermons.
    till the 1900’s means about 1300 years these were the people who were telling population about the religion .. now i dont know what the hell have happened that now people dont want to listen to them .. and want their own definitions … please dont do it .. more to say but namaz time, so baki phir kabi

    take care

    1. The Prophet (PBUH) showed forgiveness to the people of Ta’if and others who abused him. If you want Allah to call you a Muslim, you should follow the Prophet’s (PBUH) example.

    2. Abdul Rahman: I admire your sentiments and acknowledge that blasphemy is a heinous crime. But please understand that the Qur’an – the word of Allah – does not prescribe death to the blasphemer. Nor does the Qur’an authorize any human to punish the blasphemer. It is a matter between Allah and the blasphemer.

      As a Muslim who submits to the will of Allah, you have no right to rewrite the rules. For your information, the blasphemy rules were first established by the British in the 16th century and repealed in 2008. Pakistan has not only kept that rule alive but has also accorded it divine status. So, please be a Muslim and understand and follow the Qur’anic position.

    3. Yea go kill for Him(SAW). The One who had the choice to destroy the ones who had pelted Him out of their town but instead He chose to forgive them……….Go KILL them all.

  25. Jazakallah for this sister, I pray that more pakistanis especially pakistani muslims awake to the real Islamic virtues of love and peace.

    This blasphemy law is itself a blasphemy against Islam and the last prophet pbuh.

  26. Your words add beautifully to the utterly simple wisdom expressed a century ago http://theotherpages.org/poems/2000/t/tagore01.html

    Where The Mind is Without Fear

    WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
    By narrow domestic walls
    Where words come out from the depth of truth
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
    Where the mind is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening thought and action
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
    —Rabindranath Tagore

  27. The fact of the matter is that when a people have lived on a land for thousands of years for them to be driven out under whatever ideology, religion, etc., is morally reprehensible, inhuman and therefore unacceptable. Pakistan was founded on communalism and religious bigotry. It has no valid basis.

  28. Why is killing in the name of Islam such a shock these days. Look at the WHOLE history of Islam .. right from the very beginning – Muslim concquered, plundered and killed in the name of Islam – from Arabian peninsula to china to central asia to North Africa. Look at the history of Muslim invasions of India – all killing in the name of Islam ..
    So why does it surprise anyone if present day muslim picks up a gun and shoots dn ayone who doesnt agree with him.

  29. Bravo! I hundred and one percent agree with your views. You are a brave woman. People around us are mad and we are afraid of speaking against Blasphemy Law.

  30. Why do we always choose to be on the extreme edge?? Whether it is this article or people like “Qadri”.

    Pakistanis irrespective of their religions knows why Pakistan came into existence. It was because of “Islam”. All minorities need to respect that and this can be avioded.

    I’m from Denmark and when the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad were published, it was worth seeing how Danish muslims who are “NOT” extremists at all still reacted to that….This is how we feel about Muhammad SAW, we love him and respect him and will not tolerate spiteful things against him.

    NO, it does not mean that we should kill people or make them silent however, my point is when you write, since you’re an inspiration to many, please keep in mind both the aspects. Don’t choose an extereme that may cause much more voilence. JazakAllah!!

    1. Pakistan came into existence for Muslims, not for Islam. It’s an important difference that we fail to appreciate.

      Secondly, there are no ‘howevers’. Murder is always, always wrong.

  31. First of all i would like to comment on the Aasia Nasie speech. It is a ridiculous attempt to mend the harsh reality. I would advise her to ask these questions from Ghangi who was champion of secularism and what Hindus are doing with Christians is not a hidden truth. If Aasia is comparing her forefathers decision then she should be ashamed for her ideology, and i feel pity for her. Secondly she must take a look of Muslim minorities in Christian Empires. They are not allowed to construct Mosques, They cant offers prayers, They cants wear Scarfs, and tens of innocent Muslims have been crushed by the So called Humanitarian Champions only in America just because they are Muslims, and what they have done in Europe in recent past i believe no need to discuss here as everybody knew that. I am Talking about Serbia & Kosovo. I would like to ask from Aasia whether she have any Kind of restriction in Pakistan. Instead of this what Christians are doing here in Pakistan. They are burning Quran (Naawazbiallah). They are playing with the sentiments of Muslims Majority. In the end i must say the entire history is evident , what Christians Majority have done with Muslims Minorities. So it is very emotion Speech but have nothing to do with the reality.
    @ Sana Saleem: Your article is completely ludicrous as you are trying to merge contradictory issue. Every Muslim is a Fundamentalist and we are proud of it. Things you are mentioning in you article are condemnable but you cannot allow others (Muslims & Non-Muslims) to disgrace the undisputed personality Holy Prophet(PBUH). If they want to live In this country they must obey Law of land. Any attempt to mend the law according to their own wishes and against the Islamic ideology is condemnable.I am surprised why liberal forces are so much eager to change the law ” whether they have hidden ambitions to provoke Muslims” after gaining a relaxation in law, if not then why they are so mush scarred from it and dont take it as a normal clause of law. Why they are not scarred from 302 Clause Although it is the most widely misused clause in Pakistan. Why you people dont go for change of system instead of Law. If their will be a fair and free trial system every law will be implemented with his true spirit and their will be no need to change any law. Hope to hear you soon!

    1. Shoaib: What is your source of information about the plight of Muslims living in the US? I hope it is not the radicals’ inspired mosque and maulvis because it is totally wrong. Have you experienced it first hand? You seem to represent that group that lives in denial and thrives on conspiracy theories.

      Having lived in the US for more than three decades, I can assure you that we live in a system that is the best (not ideal) in providing peace, justice and equality to all citizens. And this is exactly what an Islamic system is. While you aspire and dream of building an Islamic system in Pakistan and go down the slippery slope of discrimination, destruction and violence, we live in that system that you can only dream of. Please open your mind and see how many mosques have been built in the US and how many people are accepting Islam. Do tell me if non-Muslims can freely preach their religion in Pakistan? Or Saudi Arabia? Or Afghanistan?

      Sana is doing a wonderful job at her young age to identify issues that have pulled Pakistan backwards and made it dependent of the aid of those whom you despise. Please start living in reality and do not rely on wrong information.

  32. Dear Sana

    I totally agree with your sentiments but that doesnt mean that I would start calling myself a blasphemer – I would have loved your piece more had you given it the title of I AM MUSLIM – becase all of the values which you speak are the ones which have been overshadowed by the “wrong faces” of Islam. We need to bring the right face to Islam so I would strongly suggest that we all start labeling our religion with positive thoughts – I am NOT a blasphemer (taken in its true sense) but YES I AM A MUSLIM who believes in humanity and peace because that is what ISLAM is truly about. Kick off the sarcasm and let us be stronger in our branding efforts.

  33. Greetings Sana from Mauritius

    I entirely agree with you. Islam is a tolerant religion but unfortunately some extremist so-called Muslims are not. Shame on them and Allah SWT will undoubtedly punish them in this dunyia and in the Hereafter.

  34. If the Prophet of Islam himself did not hate those who hated him, who are we to decide and kill?

  35. MNA Asiya Nasir’s heartfelt address poses pertinent questions to Quaid-e-Azam and the entire Pakistani nation. These fundamental questions must be responded in a convincing fashion. We have allowed these questions to remain unanswered and for its very existence, Pakistan can no longer sweep these critical questions under the proverbial rug.

  36. WoW!!
    Sana Baji, I just loved each & every word of this piece. And for the same reason mentioned, I will not hesitate at all to say; Yes, I’m a Blasphemer !!!

  37. salam
    this is blog which should be question n thinking of every muslim!!great article great work!!

  38. I am a blasphemer.

    Inspirational. I think this should become a theme, with many many people saying they are blasphemers.

    More people need to be claiming to be blasphemers than are silent.

  39. I’m from India, and I’m very glad to see liberal voices speaking up from Pakistan. The value of a life, whether that of an Indian or Pakistani, is the same, and it hurts when people are killed in the form of religion.. May you guys over there find more strength in fighting these gross inhuman actions..

  40. you already know how I feel about this but for the record, Thank you Sana for giving so many of us (or the ones that are left) a voice!

  41. Asalam o alaikum Sana,
    I always enjoy reading your articles and this one also mashallah very brilliantly put. But i have some comments, as i can guess you wrote this article after killing of Salam Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti. My view points are totally differet, i dont totally that sole reason for there murder was blasphamy. Yes QArdari killed him and he is a murderer and shd be punished, but Taseer has always been hated for his other useless and non-serious, girl students refused to take ceritificates from. At that time he was not called blasphamer. I believe Taseer made people hate him just for no reason, just for his non-serious way of speeches, but i still say his murder and apparently cause of blasphamy (which i dont agree) is totally wrong.

    Secondly Shahbaz murder, i refuse to paint this murder as murderer. It it unfortunate but true that minorities has never been listened, protest against blasphamers were also stopped and govt also cleared the they are not willing to ammend this law; then how a minister of minority who has no power and unfortunately no say in govt will be killed for this reason.

    I strongly belive as shia sunni fights were not successful, so now may be majority hating minority well suites pakistan political scenario. Coz after Ramond Davis thing, i have started believing foreign intervention with help of our local trators.

    Baqi Allah knows, Allh keep everyone safe and as it was agreed upon in Objective Resolution … Pakistan will be an independant state Wherein the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice as enunciated by Islam shall be fully observed.

  42. great article..i appreciate u because u r brave human being.u are great woman who speaks truth who writes realty..
    unfortunately our nation is sleeping and have no sense of pain of any person’s murder,our nation is going backward rather than forward..
    unfortunately we have forgotten the islam’s great message peace in society..
    we have crushed liberty and freedom..
    and once patrick said..”
    give me liberty or give me death”

    1. Dear Child,
      I came across your wonderfully heartfelt words and felt that I must search you out to compliment you for a job well done.
      Keep it up.
      Regards.
      SQ

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