Jibran Nasir and Saleem Safi’s questionable stance on ASWJ-LeJ’s terrorist Malik Ishaq’s death


A few days ago, Raza Rumi’s Pak Tea House blog published a video interview of US-based consultant Arif Jamal who actually condemned Pakistani State on the “extra-judicial killing” of Malik Ishaq and also tried to obfuscate and belittle the role of Deobandi Takfiri terrorism in Pakistan.

Now the same blog PTH has published a somewhat questionable and apologist article on the same topic by Jibran Nasir in which Malik Ishaq’s death has been condemned.

1. It is a fact that only a few hours after Ishaq’s death, Jibran Nasir (not unlike his mentor Beena Sarwar) acted as a jury, judge and investigator in a rush, and tweeted against the extra judicial killing of Malik Ishaq. We ask him who told him that the terrorist was killed extra-judicially? Also, we ask him how many more Shias and Sunnis is he waiting to be killed before the sellout pro-Taliban-ASWJ judges did something about Malik Ishaq.

2. How many more thousands of innocent Shias, Sunni Barelvis, Sufis, Ahmadis and Christians have to be killed before his notions of judicialness are met

3. Jibran, not unlike Saleem Safi, Mujib Shami, Tahir Ashrafi and Orya Maqbool Jan, claims that now ASWJ will make a martyr out of Malik Ishaq. Are we now going to risk our lives based on the martyr standards of ASWJ? For whom Hitler, Saddam, Zarqawi etc are all martyrs.

4. This talk of “grace” and “dignity” is laughable when tens of thousands of Pakistanis have been brutally killled by the same ASWJ terrorists who are supported and enabled by none other than the Ashrafi or elitist liberals’ progressive icon, the Deobandi hate cleric Tahir Ashrafi. Where is the grace and dignity in that. Or where is the grace, dignity and honesty in comparing LeJ with Balochs or Shias?

Jibran Nasir has often made such ridiculous comparisons. The lucrative company of commercial liberals such as Beena Sarwar, Sethi and Ashrafi seems to have affected his integrity and analysis. It’s the same Beena Sarwar who is busy in a blsphemy-motivated campaign against Zaid Hamid.

Is some selective notion of grace and dignity more important for Jibran Nasir than basic intellectual honesty and sense of proportion?

By making such dishonest observations, isn’t Jibran also “inching closer” to the dishonesty of the same people who are routinely exposed by independent Sunni Sufi, Shia and other Pakistani activists?

Jibran Nasir is not alone. Saleem Safi, Tahir Ashrafi and other liberals and Deobandi-enablers too are currently acting as ASWJ apologists and enemies of Pakistani State by condemning Malik Ishaq’s murder and comparing Malik Ishaq to innocent and persecuted communities such as Shias, Sunni Sufis, Barelvis and Balochs.


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