Who's Human Rights?

Certainly not those of the dead and discriminated of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad.

I guess posh Islamabadis regard the recent arrival of the less well groomed, 'rustic' and religiously convicted people in their city as a pest control issue. The numbers of city people recommending big forceful action on the news channels was really saddening. This is a city that has many mosques, but few mosque goers from a certain part of the population. Where in a post death milad that section will be socialising and exchanging business cards and another section reciting Quran, Dhikr and eating, with very few in between.

It is hard to know what really went on and picking apart sequences and escalations of events by remote through the distorting twisted prism of the media is not my favourite past time.

One question i do have is whether this was a case of 'foreign'(not my definition, Ummah is Ummah) fighters proving themselves to be a hopeless liability yet again, bringing ruin on their hosts. Here is an interesting write up by on the Late Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi. --> http://www.slate.com/id/2170251/

He was a student at the Quaid-e-Azam University(English Lit?!?), apparently the best 'secular one' in that country. This doesnt fit into the stereotype and will no doubt spell fear and trouble for islamic leaning thinkers there at the moment.

What really bites about these Muslim-on-Muslim conflicts is our inability to solve them, or learn from bitter experience that this is not in our interests and exactly what 'those who do not wish us a blossoming time' are after.

Mushy has really made even more problems for himself, his own soldiers are endangered throughout the country. Weirdly he seems like the only thing standing between the various social elements which all seem to be pulling in a different direction.

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