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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?: Question: What exactly are Hamid Mir’s motives when he poses as a vocal supporter of the Balochs? The pro-Taliban sectarian bigot who callously contributed to massacre of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Lahore (May 2010), also to Colonel Imam and Khalid
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 Abadali and Shah Waliullah: Pioneers of Shia Genocide in Subcontinent: Related posts: Why are Pashtun nationalists mute on Deobandi ideology and identity of TTP-ASWJ terrorists? – See more at: http://lubpak.com/archives/306125 Role of Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the spread of Deobandi ideology in Pashtuns – See more at: http://lubpak.com/archives/306211 Historical
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: http://lubpak.com/archives/306125 Editorial: What is Pashtun nationalism? http://lubpak.com/archives/301247 Historical context and roots of Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and India http://lubpak.com/archives/306115 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: http://lubpak.com/archives/tag/ahmadiyya-muslims 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: http://lubpak.com/archives/tag/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
KLF 2014: Some questions for organizers and participants of Karachi Literature Festival: According to media report, the 5th edition of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) began in Karachi at the Beach Luxury Hotel (5-9 Fev 2014), which will have 100-plus sessions featuring 200 speakers from 11 countries. It has been reported that
Is generic rightwing bashing by Pakistani liberals any good?: Generic rightwing bashing by Pakistani liberals doesn’t help when the only CLEAR condemnation of radical Deobandi terrorists of TTP-ASWJ comes from the rightwing eg Sunni Barelvi SIC and Shia MWM. Rightwing-liberal binary is increasingly irrelevant in Pakistan given than
Colourful Sindh Festival and the Shade of Grey: There is a shade of grey between the usual bashing of Bilawal and PPP by pro-Taliban Deobandi thugs and pro-establishment fake liberlas and the uncritical promotion of Sindh festival particualrly at Mohenjo Daro by some PPP loyalists. In my
Ahmad Noorani’s clear stance on ASWJ-SSP terrorists shames elitist liberals: While elitist liberals, known for selective morality, commerically-oriented liberalism and populist bashing of easy targets (eg pro-Taliban thugs such as Javed Chaudhry and Orya Maqbool Jan), remain silent or vauge on systematic terrorism against Shias and Sunnis by Takfiri
شیعہ اور سنی علما کو حضرت محمد (ص ) کے والدین، دادا، چچا ابو طالب رضی الله عنہم کی توہین کرنےوالے دیوبندیوں اور سلفیوں کے خلاف قانون سازی کا مطالبہ کرنا چاہیے: Summary in English: Sunni and Shia ulema of Pakistan should demand legislation against apostatizing (takfeer) and insult (blasphemy) of the holy grandfather, parents and uncle Abu Talib (r.a.) of Propeht Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) by
Ignore Salafi, Deobandi bigots. It’s perfectly Islamic to wish Merry Christmas to your non-Muslim friends: Recently, some Muslim friends asked me if it is okay to wish Merry Christmas to Muslim or non-Muslim colleagues, friends and neightbours. On futher probing, it transpired that quite a few of them were affected by the Wahhabi-Salafi and
تین عظیم دوست جو پاکستان میں جاری شیعہ نسل کشی کی لہر کی بھینٹ چڑھ گئے: تین عظیم دوست جو پاکستان میں جاری شیعہ نسل کشی کی لہر کی بھینٹ چڑھ گئے پاکستانی قوم کے تین مایہ ناز بیٹے کالعدم دیوبندی تنظیم سپاہ صحابہ (جعلی اہلسنت والجماعت) کی دہشت گردی کی نذر ہوگئے - محسن
شیعہ نسل کشی کے خلاف لاہور میں دھرنا دینے والے شیعہ اور سنی مظاہرین کے مشترکہ مطالبات: Post in English: Allama Nasir Abbas’s murder: Joint charter of demands by Shia and Sunni protesters in Lahore http://lubpak.com/archives/296993 معروف شیعہ عالم دین علامہ ناصر عباس کی شہادت پر لاہور گورنر ہاؤس کے باہر دھرنا دینے والے ہزاروں مظاہرین
کیا وہابیوں اور وہابی شدہ دیوبندیوں کے طرف سے اولیا الله کے مزارات پر حملے جائز ہیں؟: بد قسمتی سے گزشتہ چند عشروں میں پاکستان، افغانستان، ہندوستان اور دنیا کے دیگر ممالک میں اہلسنت مسلمانوں کے اندر سعودی وہابی نظریات پھیلتے جا رہے ہیں جس کی وجہ سعودی عرب کی جانب سے دنیا بھر میں ہزاروں
RIP Amir Haider Kazmi: The Forgotten Jiyala: On 5 December 2013, former federal minister and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leader, Syed Amir Haider Kazmi, passed away after fighting a long battle with ill-health in London. Mr Kazmi served the government of Pakistan as a federal minister
تکفیر اور تبرہ کی بحث کی آڑ میں شیعہ نسل کشی کا جواز ڈھونڈا جا رہا ہے: Summary: In the guise of the debate on Takfir vs Tabarra, apolologits of the banned terrorist outfits Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP aka ASWJ) and Taliban (TTP) are trying to justify Shia genocide in Pakistan. پاکستان میں آج کل تکفیری دہشت
Hazrat Abu Talib, the first Muslim!: Distortion of history is a common tactic of agents of darkness, intolerance and deception in Pakistan and entire Islamic world. Villains such as Ahmad Shah Durrani Abdali, Muhammad ibn Qasim, Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Muawiya, Aurangzeb Alamgir, Hakeemullah Mehsud, General
Why do the Taliban and LeJ-ASWJ terrorists disown or remain silent on certain terrorist attacks?: It’s a known fact that almost all incidents of terrorism and violence against army, police, civilians (inlcuding Sunni Barelvis, moderate Deobandis, Shias, Ahmadis, Christians etc) in Pakistan are carried out by Takfiri Deobandi terrorists belonging to the Taliban, Sipah
دیوبندی طالبان وسپاہ صحابہ کے دہشت گردوں کے ہاتھوں شہید ہونے والے پاک فوج کے سینئر ترین افسران: انیس سو اسی کے عشرے سے وطن عزیز پاکستان بد ترین دہشت گردی کا شکار ہے پاکستان میں منظم دہشت گردی کا آغاز گیارہ ستمبر دو ہزار سے کم از کم بیس سال پہلے ہوا جب تکفیری دیوبندیوں کی
A research article on differences and similarities between Deobandis and Salafis/Wahhabis: Related posts: Historical context and roots of Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and India – See more at: http://lubpak.com/archives/306115 متحدہ ہندوستان میں شیعہ نسل کشی کی مختصر تاریخ – از وسعت الله خان – See more at: http://lubpak.com/archives/245395 Wahhabism or
Shaheed Irfan Khudi Ali’s contribution to LUBP’s disocurse on human rights and Shia genocide: Shaheed Irfan Khudi Ali was a leading Shia rights and human rights activist of Pakistan. Originally a Shia Hazara from Quetta, he was a regular contributor to and supporter of LUBP’s discourse on Shia genocide by takfiri Deobandi terrorists
Do Shia Muslims have to convert to Sunni Muslims to earn the right to life?: Jang Group’s Geo TV’s Islamo-evangelical anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain has proposed that Pakistan’s Shia Muslims should participate in the Yom-e-Farooq (celebration of the birthday of second Caliph Hazrat Umar Farooq) in order to escape the ongoing Shia genocide and
The Baloch poet who must die – by Niaz Betab: The hand grenades damaged his house, wounded his wife but failed to kill the Baloch poet, Mubarak Qazi. Qazi, as he is simply known in the dwellings of Baloch all around the globe, was apparently attacked for the transformative
First death anniversary of Mohtarma Fauzia Wahab:   Exactly one year ago, on 17 June 2012, progressive female politician and PPP’s senior leader Fauzia Wahab passed away. Her legacy and struggle for human rights, women’s empowerment and egalitarianism is sorely missed in Pakistan today. In her death,
Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Aamir Hussaini: LUBP is currently conducting a series of interviews with Pakistan Peoples Party’s long-time supporters (Jiyalas) and independent political analysts to have their views on the party’s electoral debacle in 2013. The aim of this series is to provide constructive
Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Ali Wahab: LUBP is currently conducting a series of interviews with Pakistan Peoples Party’s long-time supporters (Jiyalas) and independent political analysts to have their views on the party’s electoral debacle in 2013. The aim of this series is to provide constructive
Why did PPP lose elections 2013? Interview with Junaid Qaiser: LUBP is currently conducting a series of interviews with Pakistan Peoples Party’s long-time supporters (Jiyalas) and independent political analysts to have their views on the party’s electoral debacle in 2013. The aim of this series is to provide constructive