“Religious intolerance must never be tolerated” says Adil Najam, when he posted on this same issue over at Pakistaniat. I agree with him whole heartedly. I believe Islam holds a little higher moral ground in the world seeing that it teaches us to be toelerant of other peoples and their faith. Yet, i find muslims to be among the least tolerant among all faiths.

The story was originally broken by The News. Butchers have been using part of a hindu temple in the old part of baghdadi in Lyari Town as a slaughter area. Cows, considered sacred among hindus, being slaughtered in their very own temples! How’s that for a slap across your face? Thats kind of like one of those ‘cartoons’ being printed inside a mosque. Would any of us ever tolerate that?! Yet, we let this go on under our very noses. The good news is that “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has rightly demanded that the Sindh government and the city nazim take immediate action to stop this encroachment”. Alteast one right step being taken by someone.

Most of the details are at Pakistaniat and the associated News article, so i wont go there.

Why do people forget that we have a full QUARTER WHITE part on our flag as well????? That its not all green!

13 Comments so far

  1. IHATEBURGERBACCHAY (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

    I hope they do what they can to protect the poor Hindus! This is very sad indeed… People should be more sensitive to other cultures/customs.

    This is Pakistan after all, not India where religious minorities are slaughtered day in and day out and the elites lie about harmony in their society to attract stupid white people to invest. We need to continue standing up for things that are wrong and continue help people have a heart for everyone – including the religious minorities.

    After all…. That is what makes Islam and Pakistan special….. unlike Hinduism and India where bloodthirstiness and murder are encouraged on a daily basis.

  2. IHATEBURGERBACCHAY (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

    Sorry i meant stand up AGAINST things that are wrong… not FOR…


  3. Cy (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    IHBB: your comments on hinduism are disgusting. i’m guessing anyone who makes a similar observation on islam based on all the killing and mayhem in the muslim world would be denounced and branded as disgusting.

    sheesh … what happened to karachites?

  4. Kumail (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    Mansoor I guess people plain and simple forget any colour thats on the flag, white or green, for such atrocious behavior is not a reflection of any shade of the said colours.

  5. UnholySaint (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    “I hate burger bachay” – Nothing unbiased about you pal.

  6. yo yo (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

    Good POST Mansoor…If Pakistani Hindu community
    is suferring in any way. Our goverment should take immediate action against perpetrators. This is what Islam teaches us.

    The whole world might be against Islam nowadays but we can set an example by treating our minorities in best possible manner.

  7. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

    Its very sad to hear that this is going in our city. I hope we learn to treat our minorities with equality and fairness.

    @IHBB: one can tell that u r full of hatred for India and Hinduism. That makes u no different from a member of Shiv Sena.

  8. kidal (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    Unfortunately there is a lot of ignorance in our society. We must put an immediate end to this atrocity. People must be educated that this is not what it means to be a Muslim or a Pakistani.

    IHBB, it is true that bigotry and fanaticism exists in India. But we can not and must not generalize. Or else we’ll be no better than them. And as Mansoor’s post clearly indicates we have our fair share of nut cases.

  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    and we talk about atrocities, ragging of minorities in India and other non-muslim countries of the world. Pity !

  10. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    Our goverment should take immediate action against perpetrators. This will greatly help uphold the minority rights,.

  11. turab (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    like i said at the other side, lets make it the best example for our neighbours and not the other way around….

  12. mansoor (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

    IHBB: disgusting man! get a life

  13. Jamash (unregistered) on October 13th, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    Your views about Hinduism and India are simply disgusting. I don’t know why we keep forgetting that the people on that side of the border are just like us.

    Nice Post Mansoor. In Pakistan Every one has an equal right to practice their religion and faith. We must respect all religions and faiths.

    Such an act specially from a Muslim country is indeed regrettable.

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