Tag: Zaid Hamid

  • Takfiri Deobandis are the biggest threat to Pakistan and Islam – by Zaid Hamid

    Related post: Thank you, Allama Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, for bold fatwa against Takfiri suicide bombers Editor’s note: Adapted and edited by LUBP for clarity and coherence. Indeed, we continue to respect moderate Deobandis who must not be confused with Takfiri Deobandi terrorists. The article does not exactly match with the original version published on ZH’s facebook […]

  • Judicial coup is the only solution now! – by Ahsan Abbas

    Hell be upon the people of NA151 who broke all the hopes of an “Improved IJI” The “Pious and Patriot” Jihadi coalition of PMLN, PTI, JI, SSP, under the leadership and command of “Leader of the Faithful” Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry (commonly know as #IftikharMental in Pakistan’s social media) equipped with the “Sword” of Media […]

  • Of conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists – by Abdul Majeed Abid

      Source: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinions; he is not entitled to his own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan A Conspiracy theory can be defined as “collection of distorted or misrepresented facts presented to propagate a particular agenda”. Conspiracy theories consist of one or two established facts and a fantasy story woven around them. Most […]

  • … Meanwhile in the Land of the Pure – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    * Photo illustrations by Nadeem F. Paracha Source: Dawn

  • Google this, Your Honor! – by Nargis Khan

    Yesterday, Justice Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court issued orders to the Ministry of Information and Technology, asking to block access to all those websites that spread religious intolerance. This order was given out at the conclusion of the case that seeked to permanently block Facebook for hosting a competition of allegedly blasphemous caricatures. […]

  • Concern for Marvi Sirmed’s Safety – by Alamdar Mengal

    Editor’s note: We at LUBP are deeply concerned for Marvi Sirmed’s safety and will not see her being left at the mercy of wolves. We appreciate Marvi Sirmed’s attention to human rights issues which are simply not being talked about. We urge all the prominent journalists, especially those who consider themselves as liberal/progressive, to come […]

  • Marvi Sirmed takes apart Zaid Hamid and his hypocrisy in Shahid Nama

    Marvi boldly confronts  Zaid Hamid and his double standards and lies on the genocide of the Baloch, Hazara, Turis and the mistreatment of Hindus in Pakistan on  Shahid Nama (talk show by Dr. Shahid Masood, 25 August 2011, Express News TV). Zaid Hamid brought with him print-outs of Marvi’s writings. His “evidence” that she is a RAW agent […]

  • Well said Nawaz Sharif, well done SAFMA —Dr Mohammad Taqi

    Related : SAFMA sends defamation notice to TV channel The security establishment frets that a strong politician from Punjab, who always had the wherewithal to cut them down to size, has been consistently expressing his will to do so too “Your Excellency doesn’t understand. A man is a Punjabi or Bengali before he is a Hindu […]

  • Nusrat Javeed on Zaid Hamid‏: lal topi wala maskhara

    Source: Daily Express ——– PS: Apparently General Kayani was a bit generous with the truth. He too seems to have good relations with Zaid Hamid who was specially invited to PMA, Kakul, Osamaabad Abbottabad – in 2010

  • Why do private and state-owned campuses in Pakistan remain ideologically polarised? – by Nadeem F. Paracha

    Divided they preach A lot of young people wonder why last year Zaid Hamid was chased out from Peshawar University by the students. He had gone there to speak and spread his call for a ‘revolution’ that (not so surprisingly) was squarely based on the usual right-wing clichés about patriotism and pride. A call aimed […]

  • Priest wanted for BBB – by Junaid Noor

      The government of Pakistan is desperately looking for a Christian priest to perform the funeral rites of the slain minorities minister, the late Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti. The government has requested several bishops, cardinals, fathers and even the pope, however, all the Christian clergy believes that Shahbaz Bhatti was a blasphemer, hence, he does not […]

  • Zaid Hamid on Wikileaks: yahoodi bandar, amreeki haathi (and khaki gidh)

    Related articles: Wikileaks on General Kayani and his ‘democratic’ puppets WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters? Who is behind Zaid Hamid’s crush India brigade? – by Kamran Shafi Two apparently unrelated pieces. The first one is a TV interview by Zaid Hamid in which he terms Wikileaks as an Israeli conspiracy which is as […]

  • Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas

    Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military operations in that region. Conspiracy theories facilitate Pakistan’s establishment and Army to overshadow the following issues […]

  • The finest intelligence agency in the world – by Omar Ali

    I was trying to figure out why our security establishment (rated number one in the world, according to the 200 emails I have received in the last few days from army officers and their cousins and admirers) is so helpless in the face of these killers? How is it possible that the ISI, the “finest […]

  • What’s on Pakistan TV talk shows? Extremists.

    We thank our reader, Humayun, for sharing the article with us. What’s on Pakistan TV talk shows? Extremists. Source: Christian Science Monitor Pakistan TV talk-show hosts like Zaid Hamid and Amir Liaquat Hussain peddle anti-American conspiracy theories and bash minorities. By Issam Ahmed, Correspondent posted June 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm EDT Lahore, Pakistan — When […]

  • Rant of the day: The dead parrot

    By Dr. Omar Ali Communications from well meaning leftist friends indicate that some of them misunderstand my criticism of Islamism. They seem to think that my objection is primarily moral. That I somehow think orthodox Islam is very uniquely evil and that I don’t know that capitalism and imperialism and Christian evangelicals and Sarah Palin […]

  • The fascist struggle in Pakistan — by Naveed Afridi

    We have seen the fusing of religious symbolism in the narrative of modern Pakistan, the worship of the armed forces and promotion of adventurous militarism from TV personalities as well as in charismatic figures like Zaid Hamid. We have seen a new generation of Pakistanis willing to completely write off democracy and democratic ideals. They […]

  • Ideology of Pakistan – this is what we are teaching our kids.

    Photo Comments from Ali K Chishti FB Profile Some selected Comments on this by Pakistani and Indian friends Vj Shiraz ; damn wth is ths :s Ideology is set of ideas not a science of ideas :s Rakshi Rath ; Funny how much this resembles the Saffron brigade’s version of history and ‘arguments’ for Hindu […]

  • Mullahs vs Zaid Hamid: The hypocrisy of juggernaut vs juggernaut – by Fasi Zaka

    Zaid Hamid once looked like an unstoppable juggernaut. It didn’t matter that much of what he said was inaccurate, or that he posed every problem in the context of himself being the only saviour. Self-serving arguments were lapped up without question. Then the ulema challenged him on account of his admitted ties to the false […]

  • GAME OVER: Zaid Hamid Lost, Zia ul Haq Won. By Anas Abbas

    By Anas Abbas Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid, a darling of Pakistani elite, a motivator for Pakistan army officers, an absurdity for Pakistani liberals and an idol for Pakistani conspiracy theorists, has been in the headlines of Pakistani media for almost three years now. During this time, he has been popular because of his motivational and […]

  • Intelligence Dumps Zaid Hamid?

    Cross-posted from Khawer Khan’s blog. Zaid Hamid’s meteoric rise and recent fall has been analyzed by a number of commentators. One aspect of his story that has been missing is Zaid Hamid’s connections to the Pakistani intelligence community. In any case, at this point it seems that the intelligence community has withdrawn its support from […]

  • Zaid Hamid, the phoenix, flops on 23 March – by Nadeem Paracha

    For months the Zaid Hamid brigade had been congesting cyber space and the two TV channels that the haughty ideological quack is a regular fixture on, with promises of holding a ‘massive gathering of youth’ at the Minar-e-Pakistan on this year’s Pakistan Day (23rd March). However, the no-show by Zaid and his fans at the […]

  • Zaid Hamid’s Hate Speech – by Fasi Zaka

    PART ONE Source: The News, September 18, 2008 This August 14 I was bored out of my mind late at night, and started scanning TV channels for fodder to feed my idleness. I came across a programme where a man was seated in an open air forum delivering a talk with many eager devotees listening. […]

  • Zaid Hamid and Ghuzwa-i-Hind — by Tayyab Shah

    Zaid Hamid and his followers will not shy away from using religious texts of doubtful authenticity, with totally wrong and self-serving interpretations, to promote war. But the Pakistani youth is no more willing to be at the receiving end of this twisted interpretation of Islam Zaid Hamid is the latest tool in the arsenal of […]

  • Encountering fundamentalism — by Nizamuddin Nizamani

    Extremist Islam is encroaching deeper into the Thar Desert and almost all district and tehsil headquarters of Sindh and Balochistan, where large numbers of seminaries, with new buildings and equipped with every kind of infrastructure, have been erected during the last few years Lethal suicide blasts in Lahore on March 13, 2010, which killed more […]

  • Who is behind Zaid Hamid’s crush India brigade? – by Kamran Shafi

    The crazy Right and rump Pakistan I was to regale you with other stories to do with our security establishment’s tortured and seemingly futile hunt for the very elusive holy grail of strategic depth in Afghanistan (I ask you) this week, but the ever-increasing assault on our poor country and its innocent people by unlettered […]

  • Pakistani media and the romance with “Secret Map” – by Anas Abbas

    Source: AAcounterterror Lately, Pakistani media has been propagating the perception that a secret map by U.S. military official Lt. Col Ralph Peters was issued in 2006  to safeguard Israeli security interest and to balkanize Pakistan. This map has been quite frequently used by Zaid Hamid, journalist Ahmed Qureshi, DR Shireen Mazari, DR Shahid Masood and many others to […]

  • Well done, students of Peshawar University and Pashtun Aman Committee – by Nasir Ahmad

    Pashtunkhwa Peace Forum, a worldwide group of Pashtun students and professional, lauds students of Peshawar University and Pashtun Aman Committee for stopping Zaid Hamid from speaking at the Islamia College Campus. A belligerent hate monger, racist, chauvinist and thug, these are all the precise characteristics of a person known as Zaid Hamid. But in a […]

  • Suicide attack on SIU Centre, Lahore. Wake up, Punjab, against the PML-N, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Taliban alliance – by Nadeem Paracha

    Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N’s political alliance with a terrorist organisation Sipahe-e-Sahaba (an affiliate of Taliban and Al Qaeda) seems to be paying off. Only recently, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered release of two most dangerous terrorists belonging to Sipah-e-Sahaba; the gang seems to be back at work sooner than any one expected. Today, a suicide car bomb […]

  • Zaid Hamid faces tough resistance in Peshawar

    This was really a bad day for Zahid Hamid in Islamia College Peshawar when he was fully resisted by workers of Amn Tehrik and both factions of Pakhtun Students Federation. Zaid Hamid arrived today with full VIP protocol to address youth at “Takbeer Hall” of Islamia Colege Peshawar. Young children from Islamia Collegate School and […]

  • Amn Tehrik protest in Peshawar

    We strongly condemn arrest of Amn Tehrik leaders; Governor NWFP should be removed immediately because of his support for a pro-terrorism cleric. Members of Amn Tehrik and leaders of various students organisations who opposed Zaid Hamid’s entry into the Islamia College University were locked up. Zaid Hamid, a pro-terrorism speaker, came to Islamia College University […]

  • Zaid Hamid admits links to Yousef Ali

    The following is cross-posted from Khawer Khan’s blog. These videos have recently come to light. In them Zaid Hamid admits his links to Yousef Ali (disparagingly called Yousef Kazzab by opponents). Zaid Hamid had always denied any links to ‘Yousef Kazzab’. A sessions court found that Yousef claimed to be a false prophet, a charge […]

  • Strategy to demonize civilian government? – by Anas Abbas

    One of the main aims of Pakistan Army and its pro Taliban media sympathizers is to launch campaigns against the civilian government structure in order to justify its controversial interference. The strategy employed here to achieve this objective by the army and its media agents is to present a picture in the Pakistani public that […]

  • Zaid Hamid’s conspiracy theories — by Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Conspiracy theories and theorists Conspiracy theories and their authors become a cause for concern when they begin to hallucinate and can no longer distinguish between their own flights of imagination and the world around them. When they hijack a whole nation or community into another world, then they ought to be held accountable These are […]

  • Zaid Hamid’s Ghazwa-e-Hind Brigade – by Anas Abbas

    According to Zion Hamid, Ghazwa-e-Hind is an event supposed to take place on August 14, 2012 at 4:40am in India. See the source: GHAZWA-E-HIND on facebook Please find below the Ghazwa-e- Hind Brigade. Commander Zaid with burger mujahedaas Here are some more pictures related to the Ghazwa-tul-Hind

  • First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards – by Nadeem Paracha

    Awards night Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off this grand event, but first, a choti se break, and a word from our main sponsors, Aafia […]

  • The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment

    What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand the importance of those grey areas in our History and our Politics. From 1977-1988 Pakistan’s youth […]

  • Sexy Islamism – by Khawer Khan

    Sexy Islamism |ˈseksē ˈisləˌmizəm; ˈiz-| |ˈseksē ˈɪsləˈmɪzəm| |ˈseksē ˈɪzləˈmɪzəm| noun Like conventional Islamism, Sexy Islamism is a political ideology that holds that Islam is not only a religion but also a political and economic system. In addition to this, Sexy Islamism is also a genre of rock music and a fashion aesthetic. Sexy Islamism is noted for its use of Fashion and […]

  • The curious case of Aafia Siddiqui and the conspiracy theorists – by Ahmed Naqvi

    Aafia Siddiqui’s legal case has done its round in Pakistan’s media. From the anti-government newspaper The Nation, to the relatively liberal and seemingly unbiased Dawn, everyone has taken a swipe at this jaw-dropping, mind-numbing political situation. Yes, political situation. Though her curious case may have been shrouded under a dark cloud, the manner in which […]

  • The myth of Ghazwa-tul-Hind – by Ale Natiq

    Ghazwa-tul-Hind: Pakistani flag hoisted at Red Fort, Delhi, India. This image was created and circulated by the Brasstacks.biz (ISI mouth-piece Zaid Hamid’s organization) team. Religion has quite frequently been used as an excuse for military motives. Talking specifically about Islam, hadees has been used as a tool to invent excuses for political motivations and military interventions/attacks […]