Fanaticism

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“Ay Allah humaray hukumranon ki beghairti or kam-himati per humain maaf farma” is what this message is.
Now what do we have to say about this? Many must have read it painted across the city but what do they want to deliver?
Any views???
I feel unanswerable. Are we trying to bring about a revolution, are we crazy about our political parties getting into power in the name of religion? Or what?

60 Comments so far

  1. imran (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 2:15 am

    Fanaticism with a CAPITAL “EFF”.

    Thats said, hun are u sure nobody was watching when you took that picture? I fear for your safety, because the last time I took a picture like that, (we’re taking about good old college days), I ended up in the dumpster behind the canteen. The wierdos in question were some outfit by the name of ‘Shaba-e-milli’ or something if i recall correctly … some kind of political student wing of the fanatics-in-power, Jamat-islami.


  2. Yahya (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 5:33 am

    “because the last time I took a picture like that, (we’re taking about good old college days), I ended up in the dumpster…”

    Yep that’s Jamaat Islami alright.


  3. saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 6:59 am

    @d0ct0r,
    Yes,I truly believe in the fact, that I can change my fate, if I am serious about it. I also believe, we are the biggest hinderance and stumbling blocks in our progress and happiness, and thus the nation in general.

    I totally, agree with the fact that democracy is the best mode of govt. and we as a nation, should have insisted on it, but the lack of eductaion has been the biggest problem.

    Lets make education and human development our priority and see how we as a nation, can look into the eyes of the west, you can’t force people or nations to respect us, we have to prove that we are worth the respect that we are asking for.

    We will make a positive change in the society, if
    we perform our duties as a ‘citzen of Pakistan’ in complete honesty, forget everyone else , lets start with “ourself only”. “I feel and am responsible for myself only”, lets do that much atleast.

    We have avenues for that change, TCF (schools), The Garage School(read the latest post on KMB), SOS Villages for children, they all need our ATTENTION more, than ,what the Talibans were doing or not doing, in their or our part of the country.


  4. Original-Anon (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 7:02 am

    Unaiza,
    You wrote :
    Unanswerable to the questions that wereraised inmy mind.That nade ask people for their views.

    Actually, the question was ‘unaswerable’ by you and you were unable to answer it. Unanswerable means a question that is not capable of being answered. It is not an adjective applied to people.


  5. saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 8:51 am

    @Original-Anon ,

    Thanks for the correction! (I feel this forum can be used as an excellent educational tool)I was reluctant to do it myself as it is taken rather personally, if corrected.

    The author probably wanted to say that ‘she feels unable to answer the questions raised in her mind’ and therefore, asked for different opinions. I appreciate the fact that you made a correction.

    To further clarify your explanation, “It is not an adjective applied to people” , below is the detail of what the word means. It would make it clear, as how the word can be used, in speech and in writing.

    Main word: UNANSWERABLE
    Part of Speech: adjective
    Definition: definite
    Synonyms: absolute, all out*, clear, clinching, cogent, compelling, convincing, deciding, decisive, demonstrative, determinant, determinative, final, flat out*, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefrangible, irrefutable, irrevocable, litmus test*, precise, resolving, revealing, settling, straight out, telling, ultimate, unambiguous, conclusive, unarguable, unconditional, undeniable, unmistakable, unquestionable

    Antonyms: iffy, inconclusive,indefinite, questionable, uncertain

    Source: Roget’s New Millennium‚Ñ¢ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.3.1)
    Copyright © 2006 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

    * = informal or slang


  6. ash (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    saima
    completely agree with you and would never have mentioned taliban if i wasnt acutely reminded that our own society to some extent has fallen prey/been vulnerable to their crass ideology.
    I felt the truth about them merited a couple of sentances – not sure why, maybe i felt unanswerable :)
    ps unaiza i hope you dont take our b.s too seriously we’re just goofing around here.


  7. saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    @ASH,
    You’re soo sweet and kind, but I was replying to D0CT0R. I know you mentioned taliban because of KASHIF’s post…. but anyways, thanks for reading so seriously and hats off to you for replying KASFIF in Roman(needs real effort, i mean it)…it kills me, even though, I am just reading, let alone typing it out. I love your spirit, It is invincible! Hope it stays the same always but be cautious as well.


  8. ash (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 11:10 am

    saima,
    thank you for your note, ive wanted to thank you for some time for being on the blog and for being so very cool :)
    guys dont feel nauseous or anything – girls tend to be supportive of each other , its just the x chromosome at work.


  9. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

    i’ll just repeat what i have said earlier.. coz of the dictator in power the west has made us do things that it won’t have been able to get them done had it been a democractic setup in this country… offcourse am not insane enough to even think about a
    military showdown with the west , Turkey was under pressure pre iraq war to hand over its bases to United States, $40 billion incentive package was put on the table ,colin powel then sec of state flew down to turkey him self to convince them… and the result? well the turkish parliment bluntly
    rejected the proposal(the stakes were high for them) keep that in mind that turkey is trying its best to get into EU so displeasing the west was the last thing it should have been doing but it did’nt compromised on its stance…. on the contrary what happened in pakistan case as well all know.. powel phoned and the pakistani dictator melted away(can’t get any easier then that can it?)

    secondly on taliban’s comment i would just like to say that offcourse taliban were not perfect(their treatment of women was the worst negative point) but still were definitely far better then the current ruling warlords and opportunist of Northern Alliance..

    *my concluding comment for this post*


  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

    turkey was’nt bombed to stone ages btw if you might have noticed ;)



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