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Imam arrested in Pakistan blasphemy case, stirring tensions-Reuters of Sept 2,2012
A Christian girl who was arrested under Pakistan’s controversial anti-blasphemy law may have moved a step closer to freedom on Sunday after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence to frame her.
Still, Rimsha Masih, whose arrest last month angered religious and secular groups worldwide, may be in danger if she returns from jail to her village.
Some Muslim neighbors insist she should still be punished, and said the detained imam was a victim.
Here is a news that makes anyone in the right senses wonder what it is to live in Pakistan? Pakistan is a failed state where law and order is non existent. From the time Islam went a-conquering they relied on each believer to do the only thing that brought the man on the top some peace and security. They were encouraged to spy on one another and report everything suspicious so law could nip the trouble in the bud. So law is meant law of the ruler. Thus we have seen in Libya where Moammar Gaddafi laid the law so he and his family could have peace and security. For extra security he had foreign mercenaries brought in. History of Islam is replete with examples how the powers that be relied on mob rule. If three witnesses come forward to damn a mentally deficient girl of blasphemy she can be summarily executed in the most heinous manner. This is what we have seen here. In Russia the other day we have seen how some girl’s punk group Pussy Riot was dealt for ‘blasphemy’. The Church leaders publicly interceded for clemency since the clergy is like shepherds and they are on earth to plead for mercy and understanding. In Pakistan all the religious schools (madrassas) are working overtime for only one thing. To descend to the lowest level of the rabble who may take away lives of all those they find as different. In their eyes Christians are different, women are different and mentally challenged are different. So they must be brought to heel over the trivial reasons in most cases. For example ‘Under Muslim Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy law, the mere allegation of causing offence to Islam can mean death. Those accused are sometimes killed by members of the public even if they are found innocent by the courts.
“Pour petrol and burn these Christians,” said Iqbal Bibi, 74, defending the imam on the steps of the mosque where he preaches in Masih’s impoverished village of Mehr Jaffer’. These religious fanatics cannot see worth in their only one Nobel Prize winner,they cannot even appreciate what is fair play. ‘This is not cricket but matter of human dignity and brotherly love. How can such a nation made up of brutes ever succeed? This will not raise the GDP of the nation;nor will it make Pakistan come anywhere within the top hundred among the Happiest nations. I am compelled to think religion was man’s biggest mistake since it gave the brutes among mankind to pontificate and judge from some madman’s incoherent outpourings. These brutes in their specially cut robes explain away these as ‘sacred text and doctrines and so on.’
No Prophet is without honour except in his own country. I consider Abdus Salam (1926-1996) a prophet who predicted how things work. He was a prophet who did not predict rivers of blood from Lahore to Karachi on a matter of belief but strictly within scientific inquiry. It surpasses narrow sectarian prejudices and instead opens the door for the benefit of humanity. Abdus Salem made it his life-work. What a noble service than prophets of doom and of ‘nonsense’!
‘AP reports,’The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic “God particle” last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school textbooks.
Praise within Pakistan for Salam, who also guided the early stages of the country’s nuclear program, faded decades ago as Muslim fundamentalists gained power. He belonged to the Ahmadi sect, which has been persecuted by the government and targeted by Taliban militants who view its members as heretics’.
I consider Pakistan a failed state because religion has blinded them. Can anyone think Abdus Salam merits less for his original work than of AQ Khan? Whereas AQ’s fame, unfairly by his own doing, is forever clouded by the nature of his clandestine work.
A country that makes a thief as honorable and gives the saint a rope deserves no attention from civilized communities around the world. Pakistan has a serious credibility problem.
For Salam, not even death saved him from being targeted.
His body was returned to Pakistan in 1996 after he died in Oxford, England, and was buried under a gravestone that read “First Muslim Nobel Laureate.” A local magistrate ordered that the word “Muslim” be erased.
I rest my case.
Higgs Boson will be around even if Pakistan evolves into something else.
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Aesop Fables– Friend or Foe? ©
Chin- Chin the panda saw a bamboo grove and he was sure that it grew so thick and juicy was for his sake. He announced that the grove was his private preserve. He saw in his path a fence with notice stating it was out of bounds for Pandas. He jumped past denting the fence here an there. He excused his conduct saying that he was about to become a giant around the region and that allowed him certain license to cause some damage. He had to negotiate another fence where to his surprise grew briar bush that grew so wild and the thorns were so sharp and it bled the Panda while he pledged his eternal friendship.
Because the bush did not say ‘No’ he took it as yes. He straightaway leaped to get hold of bamboo stalks. He missed and fell into the thick of a tangle and thorns bled him.
‘Friend I thought these kind of thorns never existed.’ Panda cried, For one thorn had got into a sensitive part of body which is called Xinxiang and made him dizzy. He hollered and said, ‘ Are you a friend or foe tell me!”
The Briar bush called Pak-Pak said, ‘I am a failed state and nothing but troubles grow here’
Chin- Chin knew that he had invited himself to this trouble. As he turned away, ‘Pak-Pak called,’ I am still friendly toward you.’
Chin-Chin spluttered and bruised all over he said, ‘Tell that to your worst enemy.’