Posted by jazzyteach65 , Wed Jan 05, 2011 09:36 AM
"Salman Syed, Uncle Ashar's close friend and a collegue of mine in Karachi and Dubai was gunned down by his own body gaurd."
Like usual, this news was no shock to me. For I have seen the violence and corruption that plagues the streets of Pakistan first-hand. I know the situations are only getting worse.
"He was on the Punjabi legislative board to reform the law and do away with the independent tribal religious law of the land (which still takes presedence over Pakistani law) He was at his home in Lahore, and his own guard shot and killed him. The man will be tried and hanged, but he did it for the money. Religious tribesman probably paid the man off to kill him, and that man had no choice as the money offered would be enough to help feed his wife and probably 5-10 kids."
Sadly, this is not the first time I have heard of such thing happening to family friends and even family. It seems every other month if not every month now my father or uncle bring up that someone we know has been killed. If one is an outsider, one must consider the following facts that will explain why this violence takes place:
There is far too much poverty, class divide, caste systems, British conception of "labout working," 35% literacy and employment rate and a religion that has been more perverted in Pakistan than it has in any other part of the world.
Born a Muslim and having been to mosque and studied Qu'ran with my grandmother, I know good and well these people are not Muslims. They are fucking animals. They (the corrupt religious leaders) beat their women, fight each other, kill each other and they don't give a fuck, all in the name of "Islam." This perversion is NOT Islam. It's insanity. Now looking back, I am glad I left Pakistan and didn't return. I shouldn't say that, because I have family there and I love the way of life, the culture and the people (the nice ones) If one hears the "call to prayer" and doesn't feel something of elegance and grace, then said person doesn't have a pulse.
Any way, I digress.
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