Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Ray, Dec 27, 2012.
Rising Tide of Intolerance Threatens Pakistan's Existence
A spate of incidents targeting various minorities including Christians and Hindus as well as members of the Muslim Shia community have raised serious concerns in Pakistan.
This situation brings back echoes of the events preceding the rise of Nazis in Germany that led to the killing of millions of innocent people including a large number of European Jews. A German pastor Martin NiemÃ¶ller (1892-1984) wrote a poem at the time lamenting the silence of many in the face of massive atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler.
Here's how I express my fears about the current crisis of intolerance in Pakistan by paraphrasing what NiemÃ¶ller said in 1930s:
First they came for Ahmedis, and I did not speak out
-- Because I was not an Ahmedi.
Then they came for the Christians, and I did not speak out
-- Because I was not a Christian.
Then they came for the Hindus, and I did not speak out
-- Because I was not a Hindu.
Then they came for the Shias, and I did not speak out
-- Because I was not a Shia.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
I urge all sane Pakistanis to speak out against all agents of intolerance and work diligently to defeat them before it's too late.
Haq's Musings: Rising Tide of Intolerance Threatens Pakistan's Existence
^^ This chutiy@ Riaz Haq used to be a regular on PDF in 2010, when I used to post there. The bugger is a self-styled expert on "open defecation in India". All the fool knows is how to spin statistics and data to somehow prove the point that Pakistan==India, even when there is absolutely no substance in that.
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