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Jamaat-e-Islami’s rag “Daily Ummat” Asks Me To Leave Pakistan !

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

In his recent column (“Mera beta teri fauj ka sipahi hoga”) in the rag, Daily Ummat,  Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui  has asked all Pakistanis like the “Qadiani supporter” Yasser Latif Hamdani who speak of a secular Pakistan to move to India.   Could things be more ironic?

I find it strange sometimes that Jamaat-e-Islami claims positions thinking that everyone reading their lies is going to buy their crooked distortions as facts.  In a campaign not long ago against Aga Khanis, they claimed that Aga Khanis were Zionists and opposed to the ideology of Pakistan.   Ofcourse such inconvenient facts as the first president of the Muslim League being Aga Khan are of no consequence.

In his aforementioned article Mr. Siddiqui declares – with what one can imagine is a very straight face- that Pakistan was made by his parents under the slogan Pakistan ka matlab kiya La illah ilallah.   The controversy of the slogan Pakistan ka matlab kiya la illah ilallah ought to have been put to rest when Jinnah himself denounced this slogan as being nothing but the handiwork of a few people who wanted to “catch a few votes”.  Continue reading


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Jamaat-e-Islami: The Fountainhead Of Religious Extremism

By Yasser Latif Hamdani – Daily Times

Pakistan will have to undo the Maududian infiltration of its state and society. It means liberating our campuses of organisations like the IJT. It means purging the state and its machinery of elements that are furthering the Jamaat’s hate-filled agendaMy article last week on Faisal Shahzad’s radicalisation elicited unprecedented response on the issue of Islamic organisations operating in the US, thereby necessitating this sequel. There are things that need to be said before it is all too late. Continue reading


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More on Pakistan Fashion Week


karachiDawn Reports:

KARACHI: Pakistan’s fashion week was to kick off with an opulent opening ceremony on Wednesday Nov 4, 2009, against a backdrop of militant violence and security fears that delayed the event and kept away foreign glitterati.

Models will sashay down catwalks for four days, flaunting the latest creations by local designers in the nuclear-armed Muslim nation, where most women cover up and observe varying degrees of Islamic dress. Continue reading


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The Dishonest Crooks of Our Urdu Press

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Ladies and gentlemen I have long harped on about the paucity of honesty, integrity, intellect and just common sense that is common place in our Urdu Press.   Needless to say the googlies of people like Hamid Mir,  Oria Jaan Maqbool,  Javed Chaudhry etc can make anyone’s headspin.   A Lahore based English weekly has a special section dedicated to  the bloopers of the Urdu press which is comment enough on such matters. Continue reading


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