I read these words by a dear friend today while checking my Facebook. And these words touched my heart.
کل تک قرآن کی بے حرمتی پر شور مچانے والے مسلمان آج قرآن کی وارث بی بی زینب (ع) کے مزار پر ہونے والے حملے پر چپ سادھے ہوے ہیں-”
اے مسلموں کیا رسول پاک (ص) کی نواسی عافیہ صدیقی جتنی اہم بھی نہیں جس کے لئے صبح شام شور مچاتے ہو – علی(ع) کی بیٹی کے مزار پر حملے پر خاموشی؟
This sounded like a plea from a heart that was badly wounded by the silence of his fellows. I was compelled to write this article because I have been in that place when people have remained silent when Pakistani Christians are persecuted or our Churches are burnt down. Yet when it comes to issues like Afia Siddiqui, Palestine etc the whole nation is shaking with hate and ready to desert their own country to support them. It is high time the people of Pakistan who declare their allegiance to other countries instead of Pakistan set their loyalties straight. Where are the people now who are ready to burn and blast? Why is there silence by the people and the mullahs. Is it because this was done by the mujahideen who are supporting without realizing that they are operatives of Al Qaeda and TTP? If this was carried out by the West the nation of Pakistan would have been in uproar. This would have been blasphemy. Why is there silence? Is it the hypocrisy that reigns in our hearts holding us back? Let us break our silence and stand against the desecration of holy places. Let us stand against the agents of war and hate. Let us stand for peace.