What Do Pakistanis See When They Look In The Mirror These Days?
March 17, 2011
by: Mauri Saalakhan
I begin with a question: How can Pakistanis look at themselves in the mirror and not feel absolute contempt for the tribal image they see glaring back at them?
As soon as I heard about the deal struck for the release of the CIA connected murderer, Raymond Davis, I made an inquiry into the terms of the agreement. Was Aafia Siddiqui's release part of the deal? The answer in one word: "No."
How disgustingly shameful this is! A foreign mercenary working under diplomatic cover can reportedly shoot two Pakistani citizens in the back (killing both in the process), and a court of law can find this murderer "Not guilty" – using the aggrieved families' acceptance of "blood money" under coercive circumstances, and in violation of the applicable terms of Islamic law, as a feeble justification.
Meanwhile, the same spineless and corrupt Pakistani government (and corrupted Pakistani court) that buckled under the yoke of their U.S. taskmaster, could not muster the wherewithal to insist that one of its own citizens currently being held under a brutal imprisonment regime in the United States – a committed Muslim woman who killed no one! – would be part of that "deal."
What Shame! What Shame! What Shame!
If there are Pakistani-Americans who have the conscience and courage to join other socially committed Muslims and non-Muslims for a demonstration scheduled for Ft. Worth, Texas (where Aafia is currently being held in solitary confinement) on Saturday, April 9, 2011 – then let us hear from you. Volunteers are needed to assist with the mobilization especially in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.