Faiz Kazi Exactly there are people who respond in the wrong way, the problem is they also respond only when they are affected in such a way that makes them filled with rage. Such people exist but they would go on with their lives normally if they weren't bothered with. But then such cartoons and movies come out and then it happens that these people loose control. So both sides need to think carefully the aggressor and the Muslim who resorts to violence.
Faiz Kazi BTW I must tell you Islam does not profess this violence especially when it comes to blasphemy its more of a man made law or belief that the name of the prophet must be protected. The truth is the prophet PBUH himself chose to ignore those who dishonored, insulted and assaulted him. In fact he is known to have a visited a woman who threw garbage on him everyday when she had fallen sick to inquire of her health, this was his compassion!
Faiz Kazi We can't make movies or cartoons on Jesus because even he is sacred for us, what does that leave making cartoons and movies on the constitution of the USA or US political personalities? I am not saying violence is right but proponents of freedom of speech should understand there are some things better left alone. You don't go about degrading someone who is so important to so many people expecting to not enrage someone while at it.
Faiz Kazi Muslims don't comprehend what a man who lived more than 1400 years ago ever did to anyone in today's day and age to to receive such treatment. The ideology that anyone can say anything is flawed, what is chaos if not this freedom of speech? when you start doing what is in your heart you should be able to bear the results. One's freedom of speech is cartoons and movies for another it could be violence, who is at fault the aggressor or the avenger?
Faiz Kazi It would be fair to assume that Newsweek is racist. Some fanatics cannot represent the whole religion and Newsweek has just done that guess the editor and writers there must have skipped logic classes in favor of selling snake oil when it was their time to be educated. If all the Muslims in the world would turn into rage what would remain of anything they preferred did not exist?
Faiz Kazi There are those amongst us that do not bother, there are those that do not like what is happening but will not go ahead with violence and there are those who will do whatever they can show their rage. Frankly those who do not care or bother are a minority, those who care are a majority in our religion and those who commit violence in such a manner do not represent our religion whatsoever.
Faiz Kazi I never could believe that a US ambassador could ever be unguarded. I always thought these guys had some armed personnel with them its strange in today's world to hear that the only three other people who died alongside were diplomats too?
Faiz Kazi The best part is it took one guy to build a tiny organization, it took even fewer people to do what they did on 9/11. I like to look at it as one man who made Americans go to a war that has never been won and will never be won. It took more than a decade to catch the guy who started it all. The question is what cost? 2k+ kills 17k+ wounded 565 billion dollars and they keep growing, with those numbers even the devil will go easy on OBL in hell!
Faiz Kazi How can someone truly represent any religion after those actions? How can the people who fought and stay for oil in Iraq be considered to have any religion? How can the Taliban and other extremist Islamic groups have any religion left in them when they do not even spare their own? The muslims as a whole are not the problem!
Faiz Kazi 002.011 And when it is said unto them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peacemakers only. This is an ayat translated from the Holy Quran and it suits both the United States and the extremists. The US for meddling in other nation's and the extremists for meddling in the lives of innocent people.
Faiz Kazi I still remember how after this incident I got into a verbal argument with my mullah who used to come to my home and taught me the Holy Quran. He deemed it a good act while I was like this OBL has gotten us into a big mess. Who the hell told him to attack unarmed civilians that were not waging war against us. The mullah resigned after that LOL and I was hardly 15 then. I am from Pakistan and I know people who loved this incident sadly.
Faiz Kazi Trust me when the Americans leave this place will turn itself back into what it was. If Afghanis don't do the deed of disunity the ISI will help them by ensuring Afghanistan stays the way it was before the Americans came along. The Taliban were actually cunning they let everyone in, today they are everywhere in Afghanistan and only need Americans gone to come back. Al-Qaeda is hardly anything any more, its replaced with more messed up groups.
Faiz Kazi Oh did I mentioned those bloody "crazies" won't even pay taxes, I'd love someone to teach those guys the notion of paying taxes first. In fact those guys up on the north west hardly even consider themselves Pakistani's they like to live in their tribal bubbles.
Faiz Kazi Education is important and we have more school buildings than you can imagine and many among them decrepit. Massive amount of teachers in the government sector(pay 1.8k to 2k USD to get that job). How can cheap public sector education here ever improve if the corruption is not handled, its like blowing money into a building on quick sand!
Faiz Kazi traffic cops to keeping a share in pretty much any transaction where it is possible when in employ of others. We have 'Khancha' (undeclared middleman's share) or 'Top' (creaming - e.g 10 cent padlock will have cost 20 cents), we find a way to lie, cheat, steal, pretend to keep lives easy. Majority gets by and so no revolution will ever happen here!
Faiz Kazi Consider corruption in our ranks as follows, even when you are winning a court case you will get a call from the judge to make it easier for him act in your favor. Except for postage probably ever government department has corruption at all levels i.e bottom (gate keeper) to top (minister). Then there's corruption by ordinary people, bribing...
Faiz Kazi Keep the region unstable, dear old US officially does not want that so they will officially pay us to help out. This is in the benefit of Pakistan, but does it benefit the US. Unofficially we buy weapons off you guys from the money you provide us and the rest goes into our pockets. Consider it commission to help the US justify ;)
Faiz Kazi Where we are headed here in Pakistan education can't help us much. There's lots of that to go around if anything is amiss then that is a good moral compass. The corruption down here is inescapable, its seeped into every sector of the economy. Every one wants something on the side and those that do not or cannot are a minority now!
Faiz Kazi It will keep being unwilling so it can get whatever it can out of anyone who has to loose from these terrorists. Just like the Americans will always need to be engaged in one war or the another from time to time to stay healthy.
Faiz Kazi Frankly speaking the armed forces here are not interested in stuff that costs them money that they could save by not involving themselves in a conflict. It can all be done if the US pays enough money though, we're always for sale. There must always be the fear of water for fire, we keep these terrorists to make you keep paying and for the afghans;)
Faiz Kazi You actually have a wonderful point, wearing hijab and appearing on television if deeply interpreted in Islam's context is equal to someone working in a bar and praying 5 times a day. Well the bar metaphor is a little too shrewd but you got it better than many Muslims would ever want to agree with. Hell, even I as a Muslim forgot TV was wrong 4 us!
Faiz Kazi Was it rational to go on worthless evidence to Iraq where it was never bad as it has been since the allegedly 'rational' decision was taken by the United States. That is the first question of relevance to rationality so shouldn't US be a cause of concern for everyone everywhere in the world? rather than someone who has no track record of such crap?
Faiz Kazi 1) The US developed their nuclear program with the open intent of using it as a weapon first, the Iranians have clearly said it is for energy purposes. They are not foolish to use the weapon knowing it will be reciprocal. 3) The state is already legitimate and they don't need American approval to co-exist on this planet.