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Shia genocide, Sunni Sufi genocide and the laundry list: I wanted to say that the genocide of Shias and Sunni Sufis or Barelvis in terms of sheer numbers far surpasses the target killing of any other faith group in Pakistan. According to an esmiate, more than 22,000 Shias
The Furqan Battallion: The historical role of Ahmadiyya community as Pakistan army’s Jihadist proxy in Kashmir: The historical and important role of Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya community as willing participants and volunteers in Pakistan army’s Jihadist operations for the intended liberation of (Azad) Kashmir remains largely under-explored. In this post, we are collecting some of the material
The Muawiyan admirers of Ali: Today is 21 Ramadan (Ramzan), the day when almost 1350 years ago, Ali (a.s.), the first Imam of Shia Muslims and the fourth Rightly Guided Caliph of Sunni Muslims was killed in Kufa, Iraq by a Kharijite or Takfiri
Evidence of Hamas and other Palestinian militants’ crimes against Sunni Sufis, Shias and Christians: The purpose of this post is to build an arhchive of articles, reports and other materials which confirm how Hamas and other Palestinian militants have directly or indirectly participated in attacks on and massacres of innocent Sunni Sufis, Shias,
In Imran Khan’s Naya KP, fathers and sons of ‘a community’ continue to die: Four days ago, a father and son were target killed in Abbottabad. Now, a father and son have been target killed in Hangu. Syed Hussain Shah gunned down along with his son Syed Qaiser Abbas in Hangu (15 July
Selective human rights causes of Iran and its Pakistani Shia blind followers: A few Pakistani (and other) Shia blind followers of Iranian Ayatollahs who claim that they support Hamas and Palestinians based on principles (justice, resistance to oppression etc) must answer this: Why are they silent when China bans fasting for
Sunni is not my enemy: A Pakistani Shia’s perspective: Lately I have noticed a trend in a few Shia activists of Pakistan, Iraq and elsewhere who seem to categorize or perceive all Sunnis as their enemies holding them responsible for Shia genocide and persecution. This trend is worrying
Israeli aggression vs Salafi Wahhabi and Deobandi aggression: A perspective from Pakistan: According to media and other direct reports from Gaza, Israeli army often gives clear warnings (date, time, area) to Gaza civilians to evacuate clearly identified areas. Simultaneously, Israel phones independent civilians asking them to leave their home within a minute or
To Brazil with love from Pakistan – by Paul Rockower: In 2012, the Grammy-nominated Bluegrass band Della Mae visited Pakistan and Central Asia as part of their American Music Abroad tour. While visiting Islamabad and Lahore, Della Mae conducted performances, music collaborations with local musicians and bluegrass workshops at universities. The American Music Abroad
In Pakistan, Deobandi militants pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: In daily Telegraph (11 Jul 2014), Rob Crilly reports: This week a Pakistani militant group declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS or Daish) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Salafi. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Islamic State
We condemn ASWJ terrorists’ brutal attack on Pashtun nationalist students in Science College, Quetta:   Two students were injured when members of banned Deobandi terrorist outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba (aka ASWJ) attacked Pashtun nationalist students of PSO in Government Science College here on Thursday (11 July 2014), police said. (Source) Members of the banned Ahle
Palestinian takfiri militants help ISIS in massacring Sunni Sufis, Shias and Christians in Iraq:    A year ago, I read an article by Fatima Rajput, a cultural critic based in Islamabad, who wrote: No matter how many Al Quds rallies Shia Muslims of Pakistan organize, they will continue to be demonized and murdered
پاکستان کے عجیب لبرلز اور عجیب ملحد: پاکستان میں کوئی بھی نظریہ اپنی اصل حالت میں قائم نہیں رہ پاتا یہی وجہ ہے یہاں کا لبرل ازم بھی باقی دُنیا سے نِرالا ہے- یہاں کہ لبرلوں (بالخصوص سوشل میڈیائی) کی لبرل ازم نیو ائیر اور ویلنٹائنز
Dilemma of two identities facing Pashtun intelligentsia: I don’t contest that Pashtuns are the most suffered ethnic group in Pakistan particularly since late 1970s due to the so called Afghan Jihad, increasing Deobandi and Salafi radicalization of their youths and the post-9/11 war on terror. Also,
125 Hindus will travel to Iraq to defend Imam Hussain’s shrine from Salafi and Deobandi terrorists: Great initiative by the Interfaith Unity against Terrorism (IUT) project led by Ali Abbas Taj, Editor in Chief of LUBP and leading human rights activist. It is also a great example of Muslim-Hindu Unity against Deobandi and Salafi terrorists
What is common in Deobandi Pashtuns of North Waziristan and Sunni Arabs of Mosul?: This fact is widely acknowledged that honourable Pashtuns of Kurram Agency fought with Pakistani, Arab, Chechen, Uzbek Deobandi and Salafi terrorists for more than two decades refusing to provide safe haven to Al Qaeda, Taliban etc. Pashtuns of Parachinar
Silence of the liberal lambs on CIA’s dirty role in Iraq and Syria: What we are currently witnessing in Iraq is neither Sunni Shia war nor Saudi Iran war. This false discourse manufactured by the CIA and Saudi intelligence and uncritically promoted by pseudo-liberals (in Pakistan, Middle East and West) serves neither
Pashtun scholars’ mysterious silence on Pashtun massacre in Taftan, Balochistan: Pashtun scholars, including nationalists, progressive or right-wing scholars, remain consistently silent on Deobandi ASWJ (Sipah-e-Sahaba aka Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat)’s atrocities against Shias, Sunni Barelvis and other communities. In most recent incident, on 8 June 2014, at least 30
چیف جسٹس افتخار چودھری اور خفیہ اداروں کے بارے میں آصف زرداری کے موقف کی صداقت پر تاریخ کی مہر – امیکو میرو: اے ہمارے رہنماؤ، ہمیں آپ پر فخر ہے بھٹوز سے زرداری، حق بات کہنا ہمارے رہنماؤں کا شیوا ذاتی مفادات نہیں، ملک و قوم مقدم – قلابازیاں نہیں، نپی تلی حقیقت پر مبنی تنقید عدلیہ کو جانبدار کہا تو
شیعہ ناموں کی وجہ سے شہید کے جانے والے سنیوں کی داستان کون لکھے گا؟: گزشتہ چند دہائیوں میں کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ (نام نہاد اہلسنت والجماعت) کے تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گردوں نے شیعہ اور سنی بریلوی نسل کشی کے علاوہ درجنوں ایسے سنی بھائیوں کو بھی شہید کیا ہے جن کے نام سے شیعہ
Not every Deobandi who is killed by TTP-ASWJ terrorists is a moderate Deobandi: Is there a moderate Deobandi cleric? If one carefully reviews speeches or statements of almost all top Deobandi clerics (Taqi Usmani, Hanif Jalandhri, Sami-ul-Haq, Ahmed Ludhyanvi, Adnan Kakakhel, Tahir Ashrafi etc), the answer is no. For example, Tablighi Jamaaat’s
Bilawal kicks out Faisal Raza Abidi, PPP’s most vocal anti-Taliban activist, from his party: Thanks to PPP and PML-N’s appeasement of the banned terrorist outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba (aka ASWJ, the urban face of TTP), Ahmed Ludhyanvi Deobandi has entered the parliament while Faisal Raza Abidi is shown the door. In December 2013, PPP’s chairman
Media must boycott TTP-ASWJ and provide a powerful counter-narrative: A worthy example from Afghanistan: I am writing these lines in view of the TTP-ASWJ’s continued attacks on Pakistani media, particularly the Express media group but also others, and also in view of how certain sections of Pakistani media have either surrended to TTP-ASWJ’s
قیصر حسین طوری کی رہائی کے لئے کون آواز اٹھائے گا؟ – از گلفام حسین: یہ نہ تو سابق وزیر اعظم یوسف رضا گیلا نی کا بیٹا ہے اور نہ ہی پنجاب کے شہید گورنر سلمان تاثیر کا بیٹا جن کے لیے میڈیا یا پھر کوئی سیاستدان آواز اٹھائے – یہ بیچارہ تو پاراچنار
Pashtun nationalists have every right to criticize PTI’s resolution in support of Hazara province but…: A resolution moved by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for creating a new Hazara province was adopted with majority vote by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on 21 March 2014. The resolution read that the provincial assembly should request
Diverse views on Putin: From Iran-infected Shias to Tarek Fatah type Shia-phobes: Those Deobandi and Salafi/Wahhabi Islamists who are currently praising Putin should pause and reflect about hundreds of Salafi/Wahhabi and Deobandi terrorists killed by Putin in Chechnya. Those Shias who are valorizing Putin should consider the fact that until only
We condemn target killing of Sikh community in KP: Sikh community’s silent protest is the first of its kind in Peshawar’s history against the target-killing of a Sikh shopkeeper in Shabqadar last night (13 March 2014). The protestors carried black flags and demanded that government should protect the
PTI’s good governance in KP province and Shia genocide: 1 June 2013 to 10 March 2014: Here are some actual statistics on Shia genocide (target killed due to faith) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since Imran Khan’s PTI came to power on 1 June 2013. A higher number of innocent Sunnis has been killed by the
Hamid Mir, a champion of the Balochs?: Related posts: Hamid Mir, the murderer! Sympathize with Hamid Mir but don’t turn him into a hero of human rights or liberal values جیو اور حامد میر بمقابلہ آئی ایس آئی: عاصمہ جہانگیر اور فہمیدہ ریاض کا
External and internal stereotypes about Pashtuns: Misppropriation of Pashtun nationalism by Deobandi terrorists – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Editor’s note: In this valuable analysis (Dawn, 2 March 2014), Nadeem Paracha shows that not only colonial and non-Pashtun writers but also Pashtuns themselves have played a role in constructing and reinforcing certain stereotypes and myths about Pashtuns. For
A candid conversation with two Pashtun nationalists on Deobandi terrorism: Recently I had a candid conversation with two Pashtun nationalist friends, both of them supporters of Bacha Khan and ANP, on the issue of the Salafi-inspired Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and also its export to Syria under the auspices
Ahmad Shah Durrani Abdali and Shah Waliullah: Pioneers of Takfirism and Shia Genocide in South Asia: Related posts: Why are Pashtun nationalists mute on Deobandi ideology and identity of TTP-ASWJ terrorists? – See more at: Role of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the spread of Deobandi ideology in Pashtuns – See more at: Shah
Role of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the spread of Deobandi ideology in Pashtuns: Related posts: Why are Pashtun nationalists mute on Deobandi ideology and identity of TTP-ASWJ terrorists? – See more at: Editorial: What is Pashtun nationalism? Historical context and roots of Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and India Ahmad
A response to Shia bigot Abdul Nishapuri’s maligning post against Ahmadis – by Malik Omaid: LUBP’s note: Our Ahmadiyya Muslim friend Omaid Malik has written a post in response to what he describes as “a maligning post by bigot Abdul Nishapuri against Ahmadis”. In line with LUBP’s policy of free speech, we are publishing
Ahmadi and Shia activists must support, not confront, each other!: Note: This self-explanatory exchange with an Ahmadiyya Muslim friend has been cross-posted from facebook, with minor edits and explanations. Our support for Ahmadiyya Muslims is archived here: In our considered view, Takfeer (apostatizing) in all of its forms, whether
RED ALERT: TTP and ASWJ have planned systematic target killing of Sunni Barelvi and Shia professionals in Punjab: A section of Pakistnai media has received credible information from national security agencies that two banned Deobandi terrorist outfits, namely Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (aka ASWJ) and Taliban (aka TTP), have planned to jointly target kill leading Sunni Barelvi and Shia
کراچی میں دیوبندی دہشت گردوں نے مزار پر حملہ کر کے دس سنی بریلوی شہید کر دیے، سنی بریلوی نسل کشی بند کرو: پاکستان کے صوبہ سندھ کے دارالحکومت کراچی میں ایک سنی بریلوی صوفی آستانے پر سپاہ صحابہ کے دیوبندی دشہت گردوں کی فائرنگ سےدس عقیدت مند شہید اور سولہ سے زائد زخمی ہوگئے ہیں۔ یہ حملہ رواں برس کا تیسرا
Increasing attention to Deobandi terror in Pakistani and international media: There is evidence of an increasing attention to the Deobandi identity of terror in Pakistani and international media. This is encouraing. LUBP has a useful archive on media discourse on Deobandi terrorism: Some recent examples from the last
Why do we insist that liberals must clearly condemn the Deobandi terror?: At times, some well-meaning friends, from Shia and Sunni communities, ask us to tone down our “insanely blunt” or “cynical” criticism of those liberals (in Pakistani media and politics) who do not clearly condemn Deobandi terrorists. They present a
اچھے دیوبندی اور برے دیوبندی: طالبان اور سپاہ صحابہ کی مخالفت کرنے والے مذہبی طبقے کا طرز عمل تکفیریوں سے کس طرح مختلف ہے؟: ہم طالبان اور سپاہ صحابہ کے تکفیری دیوبندیوں کو ان کے مسلک کی وجہ سے نہیں بلکہ ان کے جارحانہ اور عدم برداشت کے رویوں کی وجہ سے ناپسند کرتے ہیں – ایسے رویے جو بھی اپنائے گا خواہ