A Pakistani liberal blogger Ali Chishti praises ASWJ’s Ludhianvi, wants tighter blasphemy laws against Shia Muslims


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Let’s deflect tattoo scandal from Deobandis to Shias: Liberal blogger Ali Chishti and Sipah Sahaba in action

Onward march of an agency-connected propagandist

A few days ago Pakistanis watched in horror when a relatively unknown Karachi based blogger they had known for his seemingly liberal (Fake Liberal), progressive and anti Jihad views, claimed on a TV talk-show that the the Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ) and its leaders had nothing to with violence against the Shia Community. The blogger’s name is Ali K. Chishti who writes regular columns for Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi’s The Friday Times and is also affiliated with Sherry Rehman’s Jinnah Institute.

This statement shocked not only the Shia Muslim community but also a vast majority of peaceful Sunnis. Sipah-e-Sahaba and its various aliases (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi LeJ, Jundullah etc) have been implicated in thousands of attacks on Pakistani Shias and Sunni Barelvis claiming thousands of innocent lives, their violent and brutal methods are infamous around the world.

Ali Chishti expressed these views on a political talk show on TV One (hosted by notorious Shiaphobe Saifan Khan). He also went on to praise the SSP Chief Maulana Ahmed Ludhanvi and told the bemused audience that the primary branch of Al Qaeda in Pakistan, the SSP-ASWJ  have nothing to do with violence – Wonder what he has to say about their publically declared hate manifesto against Shia Muslims.

Ali Chishti also advocated for making Pakistan’s notorious Blasphemy Laws even harsher!

He reiterated the demands of the Taliban/Al Qaeda affiliated ASWJ-LeJ/SSP to also include blasphemy against the Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet) in order to further witch-hunt, persecute and kill Shia Muslims.  This tactic of widening the already controversial Blasphemy Laws seeks to squash the historical criticism of Caliph Yazeed bin Muawiya, the murderer of the Holy Prophet’s grand-son, Imam Hussain and his family.  Throughout the show this journalist acted more like Sipah e Sahaba’s spokesman rather than an independent journalist.




According to informed sources, Ali Chishti, a murky character from an educated, middle class family in Karachi first emerged on the scene masked as a member of MQM's social media team, a few years back. Initially he claimed to have a law degree from United Kingdom and added the title "Barrister" before his name, that changed after questions were raised about his degree and he subsequently stopped using Barrister before his name. He since then has been discredited and sidelined by the MQM as he had started flirting with intelligence agencies and known touts of the military establishment. The pseudo-liberal has made many outlandish claims most of those have been proven to be false. He claimed to be writing a biography about MQM chief Altaf Hussain, a claim MQM strongly refuted. On Twitter, he tries to act smart often bragging about his connections with the high and mighty, most of these claims like all his claims carry very little weight and often a figment of his own imagination. Those who know him personally describe him as a borderline psychopath with a lust for power, fame and money. They also describe him as a person willing to go to any length to acquire favors from the high and mighty.

For most in the journalistic community Ali K Chishti's statement about the Sipah e Sahaba was a complete reversal of some of his earlier statements but for those who follow the Pakistani media scene with a keen eye, this didn't come as a total surprise. Pakistani media is littered with the ISI touts passing on as journalists. Most of them have no credentials as journalists but make a living out of fooling the masses. Ali is no exception.

To guage the extant of hypocrisy of Pakistan's celebrity-NGO "liberals" one needs to go no further than to see this news clipping of Ali Chishti and others filing an FIR against a local Imam for the latter's alleged apostacy of Sherry Rehman.  The same Ali Chishti is now hobbnobing with the chief of ASWJ-LeJ; an organization which has publically stated its goals to apostasize the 20% of Pakistan's population that is Shia Muslim.  The same ASWJ is also at the center of violent campaigns against Christains, Ahmadis and Sunnis since the last two decades.

Ali Chishti's association with a shady character in the Pakistani military known as brigadier Shaukat Qadir is well known. Shaukat Qadir is the same man who was given special permission by General Kayani to write an extensive and detailed report about Abottabad raid which killed OBL. Qadir was also given special access to OBL's Abottabad compound. Pakistani right wing is often accused of having close ties with Pakistani military establishment, the pseudo-liberals are no different, Ali Chishti is a shining example of the close bond enjoyed between pakistan's fake liberals & military establishment. Readers can now understand that Ali's statement about the banned terrorist organization came directly from the GHQ.

In the coming days pakistanis should prepare themselves for more such "revelations" from Pakistan's fake liberal circles. Ali’s statement about SSP being a non violent organization is part of the establishment's plan to bring the violent Jihadi-sectarian Deobandi organization in the mainstream. It is also part of the Sipah e Sahaba’a election campaign. In the coming elections Sipah e Sahaba will be presented as a viable and pious alternative to “corrupt & incompetent” PPP government in South Punjab. In other words Ali Chishti has kick-started SSP’s election campaign through his lies.

The onus is on the Pakistani media circles and genuine liberals to shun agency infiltrators from their community. Associating with the likes of Ali Chishti would also give genuinely sincere analysts and media persons a bad name.

PS: Another Good Liberal too has been seen endorsing a moderator of an anti-Shia LeJ hate site:

Source: https://lubpak.com/archives/241085





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PS: An MQM activist Farheen Rizvi, who appears to be a Kufi Shia, a follower Jaada binte Ashas, supports Ali Chishti Deobandi's stance against Shia Muslims.



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23 responses to “A Pakistani liberal blogger Ali Chishti praises ASWJ’s Ludhianvi, wants tighter blasphemy laws against Shia Muslims”

  1. On the contrary, our ‘liberal’ ‘Twitterati’ will now gang around ALi Chishti and express their displeasure with this LUBP post that is a veritable smear on the paak daaman (clean record) of ‘Barrister’ Chishti!

    In the past I had a few interactions with him. This guy is also a Muhajir supremacist and a supporter of the controversial Muhajir sooba (province) movement that seeks to divide Sindh province into two.

  2. Ali Chishti started blogging on “Mohajir Perspective” blog. Where he tried to twist established and well documented facts about the genesis of ethnic violence, the rise of MQM, the Bushra Zaidi affair and many other issues.

    Once a fellow editor at LUBP published a post written by him, which has been proven plagiarised by another MQM activist Raza Ali Abidi in the comments section of the post.

    Then, he has been introduced to Dailytimes as investigative journalist and he published a fake interview of Baloch separatist Baramdagh Bugti where Baloch arm fighters were called terrorists, Sher M Bugti strongly denied happening of such an interview, though DT sticked to their claim that they have audio tapes of the interview, however Ali has to publish a disclaimer that Baramdagh has never used word ‘terrorists’ for Baloch fighters, its a typo.

    After this, he has never been published in DT, though TFT has him as reporting from KHI.

  3. Could this be the result of ongoing shia-sunni conflict within MQM. I have it from reliable sources that Karachi’s problem this time is internal rift of the two factions within the party.

  4. This guy is a fabricator. You are right that AK Chishty works for some agency or at least presents an impression that he does and has insight info which is mostly made up or a story he heard from someone.

    He is friends with Raza Rumi and because of Raza, he is published at TFT. Also, he can barely write English, so what is published with his byline at TFT is most likely written by Raza Rumi.

    He not only published a fake interview of Brahamdagh, but once he created a fake page of a DIG of one agency on Facebook. The account was used to write some nice words about Ak Chishty on his wall. That is how vain this person is. That DIG’s Facebook account was closed only after comments appeared on his wall.
    Yes, he claimed on many places that he was writing a biography of Altaf Hussain and that too in English. Then he switched gears and became a PPP supporter to please Raza Rumi. His tweets usually are written in poor eighth grade English.

  5. کالعدم تنظیم کا سربراہ (احمد لدھیانوی) پاکستان کا سلمان رشدی ہے ،پاکستان کے تمام بزرگان کا فیصلہ ہے کے سپاہ صحابہ کے ساتھ کسی پلٹ فورم ،کسی ٹی وی پروگرام میں نہ
    یں بیھٹیں گے ،ان کے ساتھ بیٹھنا ملت کی توہین ہے ،سُنی بھائیوں نے انہیں سنیوں سے خارج کرار دے دیا ہے یہ کسی فرقے کی نمائندگی نہیں کرتے ،جو ٹی وی چینل انہیں تقویت دیں رہا ہے وہ فرقہ واریت کا فروغ دے رہا ہے،

    علامہ سید شہنشاہ حسین نقوی کا مرکزی مجلس نشتر پارک کراچی سے خطاب


  6. Ali Chishti is Ansar Abbasi of Friday Times; the only difference being that Ansar Abbasi is more transperant then Ali Chishti.

  7. What does his Mahajir identity have to do with all this? Why do I always see one or two people on every LUBP pos target mahajir identity as if that is the issue here..

    As regards the talk show.. it really did come as a shock to his friends an d acquaintances..

  8. A good post that makes a mistake in the conclusion.

    “The onus is on the Pakistani media circles and genuine liberals to shun agency infiltrators from their community. Associating with the likes of Ali Chishti would also give genuinely sincere analysts and media persons a bad name.”

    Which genuine sincere analysts and media persons is LUBP talking about. Such ppl are the exceptions while dau numbris like Ali Chishti are the norm.

    LUBP, please stop becoming an apologists for the fake liberals. It was good that you finally got a back bone and took a stand against them. Don’t try and reverse that with this weak ending to an otherwise good post.

  9. @Mirza Ali, I agree that we should not make somoene’s ethnic background the basis of comment – unless ofcourse that person in question engages in ethnic politics.

    However, why are you surprised to see Ali Chishti endorsing a hate monger like Ludhianvi. Both of them are dangerous and you should find out more from those who may have known AKC better.

  10. As a European liberal I endorse Barrister Ali Chishti’s endorsement of inter faith and peace activist Maulana Ludhianvi. Ejaz Haider must be so proud of Barrister Chishti.

  11. Do well known human rights activists of Pakistan see no problem including this Ali Chishti. On my last visit to Pakistan, It was puzzling to see well off suburbanites spouting Marx and Lennon in one breath and scolding their army of servants in the same breath. Many of them are running NGOs and milking foreign donor agencies. They abuse politicians especially PPP but are worse hypocrites themselves. I am sending this post to my sources at the Beeb. I did not expect Beena Sarwar to fall for this

    Xenia Khan


  12. Ali K. Chisti endorsing trade of corpse

    November 14 ,2012
    Ali K. Chisti
    Mullah Baradar along with 10 other Quetta Shura members being released by Pakistan afteran understanding with Afghan Government and US. A right-step for peace.

  13. @Ravez Junejo and for all other who malign ALi Chishti just because he is ‘Muhajir’ apart from apposing his political/ideological inclinations..

    I follow Ali K Chishti like other bloggers from different backgrounds and to be fair Ali K Chishti opposes division of sindh based on language and wrote on his facebook that it is unfair and a historical mistake to proceed in that direction.

    Ok I agree with LUBP and everyone here who critically see everyone from Najam Sethi to Romi and Ali K Chishti for alleged khaki connections from backdoor but if one places the doubts merely based on ethnic and irrational hatred then we are not getting forward..

    For ethnic, racist and some time religious biases displayed on LUBP make me wonder what is the difference between the so called progressives and the biased and bigoted Sipah sahaba and Taliban???

    Humanity is above all and if one dont like the others point of view then the displeasure can be expressed without maligning any particular sect, community, race or creed.

  14. So you mean to say no law for respect of sahaba? This means you people curse Sahaba! So you should not be killed but burned to death!

  15. Everyone should read their own books when it comes to sect before blaming others.

    Will anyone raise the question of respecting Abu Talib(as) and Mukhtar-e-Thaqavi(as)?

  16. the atmosphere soars to a higher, The very first step is to acknowledge,com justice for all, connections to get justice,” human rights lawyer Anwar Bunni said on Saturday. the Syrian National Council,”It is kind of a neat race and we wish them all the best,The square spacecraft weighs 2453 kilograms and will launch aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.“Pakistan is trailing behind in terms of safety of babies and mothers than even the neighbouring countries as 500 children die daily in the country and disproportionate deaths occurred in Tharparkar due to lack of medical and transport facilities and failed family planning system.

  17. Boko Haram translates from the local Hausa language to mean “Western education is a sin”, according to most media reports. But a few have been raised. How could two words convey so much information?

  18. Ali K Chishti works for ASWJ – LeJ. He provides information about Shia and Sunni Barelvi leaders of MQM to LeJ-TTP hit squads. An agency tout.