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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Re: [mukto-mona] Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy? Can it? Would it?

The problem with Farida is that she brings more irrelevant semantics rather than addressing the real issue. Some Pakistani politicians did not like the blasphemy laws and consequently, they were either physically eliminated or sidelined from the government platform because most Pakistani Muslims are for blasphemy laws. Bangladeshis are not that much different. Needless to say, some Muslim manufactured FB posts had created problems for Bangladeshi minorities and bloggers while Hasina government and Awamis looked the other way. A headmaster was humiliated publicly because Muslim mob wanted to see street justice and kill that poor fellow for no good reason but on a false allegation. Many more were assaulted, beaten and killed for the same damn reason.   Did Hasina government do anything against that Jatio-party gunda, MP Osman? No! She rather loves to wine and dine with Olama leaguers and Hepazotis as if she does not know what they would be demanding next?

By the way, majority Bangladeshis and Pakistanis would not even care for parliament to legislate the laws.... but take the laws in their own hands and go for 'alleged blasphemers'. Can government stop this crazy mob? Probably not!

Bringing Christians to this equation is rather very shameful. Christians have moved forward with their secular system and state while Muslim mass are still living in the 7th century mentality. Blaming what Christians did some two hundred years ago is pretty much irrelevant and redundant. That should not be a Muslim excuse.     

On Monday, March 20, 2017 9:44 PM, "Farida Majid [mukto-mona]" <> wrote:

Mr. Cocoanut 'Pat' cannot fathom what his being talked about when the subject is blasphemy.  One would think that he would make a 2-paisa effort to add to his boiled brain knowledge on the subject.  

Mr Cocoanut PAT should read (if he can) before he blames everyone for not being able to defend logically a subject that he has no comprehension of -- logical or illogical.
<< Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and incendiary issue in Pakistan.
Critics say blasphemy laws, which allow the death penalty in some cases, are often misused to oppress minorities.>>  
It is a silly idea trying to "fight" blasphemy -- in fact, such a statement does not make sense. Any old thing can be imagined to be "blasphemous' now in Pakistan in order to start a religious riot.
It is a fact of history that blasphemy was a punishable law in Christianity, and not in Islam. No amount of Cocoanut giri on Mr. 'Pat's part can change that history.
Does Cocoanut Mr.Pat know why blasphemy laws are difficult to implement and the Pakistani judiciary is torn about it, with a valiant man, Gov. Taseer ( a nephew of the great poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz)  already murdered brutally trying to abolish it? 

From: <> on behalf of Dristy Pat [mukto-mona] <>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [mukto-mona] Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy? Can it? Would it?
Why do you need to fight Blasphemy? 

You fight Blasphemy because you can't logically defend it. So, you try to prevent Blasphemy by law, by force, by terrorizing and killing violators. Still, you can't do it. So, you are seeking help from Facebook.  That's a sign of desperation to strangle free speech.

Facebook usually boosts free speech, but, who knows its liberal admin could abandon free speech  mantra and join your fight against blasphemy. 

Do you know why it is so hard to stop blasphemy? It's because, free speech is a devine intrinsic right of the human being. It comes from God. Obviously,  you claim to have a different God.

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 4:01 PM, DeEldar [mukto-mona] <> wrote:
It sounds like a child's tantrum. Respect should be earned and not to be imposed onto others. That does not work.


Posted by: Shah Deeldar <>

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