Posts Tagged ‘Government’

Recently, I’ve started getting more interested in South Asian history and culture. I think it’s because I feel they were more secular, but Muslim leaders in the past that governed or ruled the sub-continent than they are now.
The historical figure that I relate to the most is the founder of Pakistan, the country I’m originally from, who felt conflicted, like me, about his secular and Islamic beliefs. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, or Quaid-e-Azaam, as he is respectfully called, was worried that religion had too much of an influence on politics in the Indian sub-continent, which he originally believed shouldn’t (it is unclear whether he stuck with those beliefs after Pakistan was formed). At first he believed that India could work as a secular nation, where everyone would be treated equally, and was extremely passionate about achieving this goal. But after facing facts and reality, he realized that majority of the people in India from all religious groups were way too conservative for that to ever work.
However, if you see India today, it’s working great with a secular government, as they are less reports of clashes between ethnic and religious groups than they are in Pakistan. On the other hand, one could argue that that’s the case because the Indian founders had more time to set up their country than Jinnah did, as he died within a year Pakistan was formed. Moreover, because unlike Pakistan, India’s government wasn’t in the midst of getting sabotage by the British (Lord Mountbatten).
Some historians say that Muhammad Ali Jinnah would want Pakistan to later turn into a more secular state, although, it is impossible to say that’s a hundred percent true. I feel that most Pakistani’s would want a more secular state, especially, because majority of the people in the country are more liberal than they are conservative (which I’m not saying is a good or bad thing) and because of the decline in religion (again not saying that’s good or bad). Either way I see no politician in Pakistan really trying to make that happen except former president Pervez Musharaf, who is certainly not the right man for the job because of the reasons he had for trying to make Pakistan a secular state, which in turn later cost him his presidency.
Imran Khan isn’t going for that notion either (which I think most of his young supporters aren’t aware of), which is one of the key reasons why Fatima Bhutto isn’t supporting him. Nonetheless he’d probably be the one I would vote for if I lived in Pakistan, as he’s the only candidate, who doesn’t have any corruption charges against him, which is quite seldom in Pakistani politics.

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P.S. if you’re really interested in Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the partition between India and Pakistan, I suggest watching the film, Jinnah. It’s a really amazing film about him and isn’t biased at all and shows both the Indian and Pakistani perspective (although focuses more on the Pakistani side since its primarily about its founder), and justifies why the Pakistani founder did what he did, and why the Indian founders did what they did.

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One of the main things majority of Pakistani children are taught during the process of Primary¬†Socialization¬†is how their country was formed. They are told about the sacrifices Muhammad Ali Jinnah, or Quaid-e-Azam as many Pakistani’s call him, and many other Indian Muslims had to make to form a Muslim State so that their children can practice their religion in peace unlike them.It’s been sixty-four years since Pakistan’s independence and a lot has changed which makes people wonder whether Pakistan is a Muslim Country or not?
According to Wikipedia, an Islamic state¬†¬†is a type of government, where the primary basis for government is¬†Islamic religious law. However, if you see the politicians of Pakistan, if you hear or look at what they do, you will see that it is the complete opposite of Islamic religious law.Take a look at this article and you’ll know what I mean: http://pkpolitics.com/2011/08/26/the-most-corrupt-shameless-government-ever/


Further more, it is not just the government we should just blame but the people of Pakistan who have slowly slipped away from Islam. Take a look at this video that shows British Muslim Scholar, Abdur Raheem Green’s view on whether Pakistan is a Muslim country or not:
If you’re still not convinced by Abdur Raheem Green on whether majority of Pakistan are not practicing Muslims then take a look at this article from a Pakistani news blog and read the comments as well:¬†http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/10185/why-porn-is-popular-in-pakistan/
In Islam, sex before marriage is not permitted, yet we see so many Muslims watch pornography. Does this mean that they have sex before marriage too?  If you were too busy to read the article. Watch this video: 
So if the government is not practicing¬†Islamic Law and the people aren’t, the question arises:¬†

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I don’t think war is really part of the American culture because as you may know that more than half of the country is against war. However, all the factors Andrew Gavin Marshall mentions seem to be true. So let’s vote for Ron Paul and end these wars?