Friday, December 07, 2007

The Battle for the soul of Pakistan

So much has happened in Pakistan in the last 9-10 months. The lawyers' movement has inspired the youth of Pakistan to mobilize and stand firmly in support of civilian institutions. The pressure that is being exerted by the lawyers, students and the media is starting to bear fruit - the major one being Musharraf being stripped of his khaki wear.

Pakistan has seen itself through one major hurdle and as it now faces its next biggest challenge, some politicians might end up playing the roles of pimps and sell Pakistan's soul to the powers-that-be. Two names stand out amongst this list of sellouts: Benazir Bhutto and "Maulana" Fazlur Rahman. These selfish scoundrels have ridden on the popularity waves of the lawyers movement and manouvered themselves into a position where they are now bargaining for the PM house. So much so that these 2 opportunists have trashed these same lawyers who resurrected their all but dead political careers. Brutus would feel shy at such treachery!

Pakistan is fortunate to have a batallion of good men and women who have given some hope to the people of Pakistan. Just when we were about to despair, God sent us not one, but a whole host of brave souls! Today, these brave persons are being incarcerated and punished for their honesty by Musharraf's goons. They are being forced into early retirement so that the good are thwarted and the bad continue their stanglehold on the jugular vein of the nation. Benazir and Fazlur don't give 2 hoots for the lawyers. They have stated clearly that they are willing to contest elections whether these honest men and women are re-instated or not. This treachery is equivalent to treason!

Are we Pakistanis going to let such power-mongers take control of our destiny and let the good folks fizzle out? Have we not learned anything from the struggle of Imam Hussain (AS)? Will we let wrong triumph over right again? NO! Pakistanis need to take a stand today and force these 2 scoundrels to boycott the elections if the Judiciary is not restored as it was pre-November 3rd. Anything short of this will just take us back to the status quo of the last 60 years and we will murder future brave souls who would have lost hope in the system; we will rape the ambitions of young aspirants who want to contribute positively to the country's growth; we will deflate the exhuberance of those who dream of saving the ummah from the shadows of despair. This fight should be waged unabated!

I am glad that Aitezaz Ahsan is already devicing plan B in case "Ugly and the Beast" take part in the elections. It speaks volumes of the level-headedness of the man and how he is able to transcend the rotten scenario and think outside the box. His open letter is well worth a read.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Child Molester said...

Do make sure jr. republican gets admitted in my school!

December 08, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger al-republican said...

What school is that? I have often wondered where one can find a good Islamic school?

I am far from being a father, but it would help to know good schools with an Islamic curriculum, environment and competitive education.

I am not making the same mistakes as my parents - no bloody British/American education systems for my children, in sha Allah.

Any suggestions?

December 08, 2007 11:47 PM  
Blogger rosh said...

lol Al - a stinky troll from SD's blog, found it's way, exterminate immediately :)

December 09, 2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger the real nick said...

Al,
try schools in Afghanistan or Sudan.

December 09, 2007 11:31 PM  
Blogger rosh said...

nick - you are just relentless, damn :)

December 10, 2007 6:20 AM  
Blogger Veiled Muslimah said...

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December 11, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger Veiled Muslimah said...

Assalam Alaykum Al,

I hope all is well at your end Insha'Allah.

There is an Islamic seminar happening this weekend on the Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasallam. It's organised by the new organisation thats come up: Kalemah. For more information go to their website: http://www.kalemah.org/mercy.html

I thought you might find it of interest. :)

December 11, 2007 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Kalemah's admirer said...

Yaay! inshaAllah! I'm going to be there!

December 11, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger i*maginate said...

al republican, yes re: the troll...seems to be from SDs blog. Pretty sure the same moron posted comments on my blog of the same nature...which I didn't publish.

December 25, 2007 11:58 PM  

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