Divided we stand

Shahzad Raza's Blog

By Shahzad Raza   Chaudhry Shahzad talks the way he drives: fast and with little regard for stop signs. And while he drives, his favourite topic of conversation is  Pakistani politics. A Washington DC taxi driver by profession, he proudly tells his customers that he is the secretary general of Pakistan Muslim League-Q, Virginia Chapter. … [Read more…]

Fatwa Fears

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At least 200 recognized clerics of Pakistan recently issued a landmark declaration denouncing individual clerics giving fatwas that go as far as calling people apostates. At a conference coordinated by Maulana Ziaul Haq Naqshbandi in Lahore, they said suicide attacks were un-Islamic and terrorists who were killed by the security forces were not martyrs. But … [Read more…]