Desi Thoughts

Stick it to the Pakistanis

Posted by in Current Affairs, Pakistan, Politics

Stick it more i say, Pakistanis need to be pushed to the limit to realize how to work for their country and get rid of likes of Zardari, Sharif and everyone else. The problem with Pakistanis is that we will live in our cocoon and let the leaders of the country get away with everything. Pakistan cannot be fixed without the people rising up and taking care of the corrupt, Leaders are strong because the masses are weak, if someone would deal with corrupt politicians in a matter that sets an example…read more

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Karachi and Pakistan (A Solution)

Posted by in Pakistan, Politics, Thoughts

When we hit a 1000 dead then maybe we will do something about it. Until then we will just sit and watch. I don’t get it, Pakistan as a nation had become so ineffective that we can’t even fix our own house. I think the word castrated comes to mind. Our Armed forces can’t deal with the issues of security, Pakistani people are confused about whom to ask for help, we hate American help but can’t live without it. It is like a drug addict in denial that he/she is…read more

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Mukhtaran Mai

Posted by in Current Affairs, Islamabadi, Pakistan, Politics

  The case and the verdict in Mukhtaran Mai is very sad state of affairs of Pakistan. What is even sadder is that the judiciary is being held responsible for the failure to deliver justice. I may not be an expert but it seems people who are holding the judiciary responsible (liberals, Feminists and other judiciary bashers from the current government in Pakistan) keep forgetting that the judge can only pass a judgment on facts and evidence presented to him/her in the court of law. They have to be unbiased…read more

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Why have the British media killed the ‘Kill Khalid’ reviews?

Posted by in Books, Islam, Politics

Despite rave reviews in the US, Paul McGeough’s book about a failed Mossad assassination attempt has been ignored by British media By Phillip Knightley LAST UPDATED 3:10 PM, JULY 21, 2009 In April this year Quartet Books published Kill Khalid: The Failed Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas. It was written by an Australian war correspondent, Paul McGeough, an expert on the Middle East. The book had come out in the United States to ecstatic reviews. I had heard of McGeough and although I did not know…read more

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Britain expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai passport row

Posted by in Islam, Politics

The UK is to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of 12 forged British passports linked to the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the Commons there were “compelling reasons” to believe Israel was responsible for the passport “misuse”. He said: “The government takes this matter extremely seriously. Such misuse of British passports is intolerable.” Israel says there is no proof it was behind the killing in Dubai in January. But Mr Milband said it was “highly likely” the Israeli secret service…read more

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مقتولین سے ان کی پہچان تو نہ چھینو…قلم کمان …حامد میر

Posted by in Current Affairs, Politics

مقتولین سے ان کی پہچان تو نہ چھینو…قلم کمان …حامد میر یہ ہمارے بزرگوں نے کتنے ارمانوں کے ساتھ برصغیر میں مسلمانوں کی ایک آزاد ریاست کے خواب کا نام پاکستان رکھا تھا۔ شاعر مشرق علامہ اقبال نے کس اعتماد و یقین کے ساتھ اس خواب کی تعبیر ڈھونڈنے کیلئے محمد علی جناح  کا انتخاب کیا۔ نہ تو اقبال کی نظروں نے سنّی بن کر جناح کو دیکھا اور نہ ہی جناح  نے شیعہ بن کر پاکستان کیلئے جدوجہد کی بلکہ یہ بزرگ اول و آخر صرف اور…read more

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IN DEFENSE OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH

Posted by in Islam, Politics

Written by El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan SATURDAY, 02 JANUARY 2010 01:08 In Response to Attacks on Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki In last month’s edition of The Muslim Link, an article titled “Spokespersons Busy in Fort Hood Aftermath” (November 20, 2009) raised some serious concerns for this writer. The article quoted Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Imam Yahya Hendi and Asra Nomani in ways that required a response – both in the interest of balance and justice.The focus of the article centered around the controversies generated by Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki’s response to the Fort…read more

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AMERICA'S ONCE-SECRET WAR IN PAKISTAN BUSTS OPEN

Posted by in Current Affairs, Politics

Pakistan Blast Kills U.S. Troops, Children, Say Local Officials (AP/Huffington Post) — SHAHI KOTO, Pakistan — A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and partly destroyed a girls’ school in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack that drew attention to a little-publicized American military training mission in the al-Qaida and Taliban heartland. They were the first known U.S. military fatalities in Pakistan’s lawless tribal regions near the Afghan border and a major victory for militants who have been hit hard by a surge of U.S. missile strikes and a…read more

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