Bina Shah Archive

Incorrect framing and glaring omissions at core of Bina Shah’s problematic analysis on Sufism: While Bina Shah highlights the Deobandi-dominated roots of religious extremism in Pakistan, her article Sufism won’t solve Pakistan’s problems is both flawed and problematic on several counts. Unlike many others, at least she maintains an intellectual integrity in pointing out the
Sufism in Pakistan: Bina Shah’s pro-Takfiri obfuscation and denunciation – by Laleen Ahmad: Bina Shah has published an article on the Al-Jazeera web site in which she has made unsubstantiated claims about Sufism and has advanced the Deobandi-Salafi Takfiri agenda for Pakistan. We can, for the moment, forget that the Al-Jazeera is
The inner tragedies of feudal life: A response to Bina Shah – by Ayesha Siddiqa:   A few days ago I chanced upon some writings of Bina Shah explaining the intricacies of feudalism. Her key point was that people must separate the wheat from the chaff  – the feudal system is not as bad
On LUBP’s ridiculous criticism of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – by Bina Shah: When Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won the Oscar in March for their short documentary Saving Face, about the victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, the entire nation erupted in joy. Obaid-Chinoy was hailed as a “daughter of the nation” (a phrase
Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related posts:  Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani There is a great pandemonium of
Social Media Summit in Karachi which never was! – by Laibaah: Related posts: How to identify liberal proxies of GHQ in Pakistani media and blogs Fake Civil Society (FCS) – by Shahid Khan At Pakistan’s first sever Social Media Summit (aka PKSMS) in Karachi, the following resolutions were passed: At
“I’ve been in a rickshaw”: Some critical reflections on the Karachi Literature Festival 2011: Related post: Comparing Karachi Literature Festival 2012 with Difa-e-Pakistan Conference Was the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) a gathering of the urban elite and their middle class flatterers (aka Fake Civil Society) and their foreign donors to (mis)appropriate Pakistani culture