Comments on: Pakistan: The politicisation of death http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47170 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:18:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47170 007

Resist evil and tyranny so that human Freedom can survive and live longer. Think positive and be good to others for your sake. India will certainly face the music for its torture agaist Kashmiris.

Rex Minor

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47169 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:11:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47169 007xx, Keep cool I did not call the guy Nigger, but simply used the name which the Italian former Premier gave him? You see any problem or did you want me to call him a constitutional law Professor, a noble prize Laureat for peace, who is carrying out extra judicial killings. Why blame Reuters moderators? Perhaps you should be blaming free press and CNN reporter Miss Amanpour who showed surprise that Drones killings are illegal since the targets were being approved By the President of once great Republic himself. Pax America is going down the route of Pax America. I better stop, since I am hearing the Drone noice above in the sky.

Rex Minor

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By: 007XX http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47161 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:09:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47161 Anyways, this is my last visit here now, since the only thing allowed here is thrashing of everyone non-muslim. Standards have fallen!!

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By: 007XX http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47160 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:07:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47160 Dear Shameless Reuters Moderators,

You find all the problem in anything anti-pakistan or anti-afghanistan, but you surely allow the highly racist comments by your best poster RexMinor with latest being: “The dark sun tanned people are not very popular in the non anglo saxon world.” If Islam is so dear to you then go fight in Afghanistan instead of spoiling reuters name here. You have converted this blog into a jihadist and anti-America/anti-India/anti-Israel/anti -non muslim propaganda site.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47145 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:03:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47145 Myra,
The latest from Miss Amanpour of CNN is that the targets for the Drones are identified personaly by Mr Obama, implying that how can hey be illegal in International law? The Chicago man is getting ready for the Hague, but please keep the guy there in Hawai, America. The dark sun tanned people are not very popular in the non anglo saxon world.

Rex Minor

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-47144 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:03:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-47144 Myra,
The latest from Miss Amanpour of CNN is that the targets for the Drones are identified personaly by Mr Obama, implying that how can hey be illegal in International law? The Chicago man is getting ready for the Hague, but please keep the guy there in Hawai, America. The dark sun tanned people are not very popular in the non anglo saxon world.

Rex Minor

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-46684 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 01:36:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-46684 I find it incredible that Pakistanis will take to the streets to condemn drone attacks which more often than not do find their mark.

But not a peep when an innocent young woman, fighting to improve the lot of her neighbours is assassinated by Taliban thugs.

The silence is deafening.

More evidence that every day that goes by Pakistan is becoming more like Afghanistan than the other way around.

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By: Orbala http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-46535 Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:18:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-46535 Excellent article, Myra! Thank you for publishing it here!
It’s very disheartening to see how little attention Farida Afridi’s murder has received, and few are talking about it even if they know about it. I’m not sure if it’s because people fear that any association with–even supporting–Farida and her work would put them in trouble as well, or if it’s because they feel like she “brought it upon herself.” This event unfortunate reaffirms traditional Pakistani’s/Pashtuns’/Muslims’ belief that women should stay at home and not do anything “controversial,” even if it’s only to help others; mothers and fathers are now likely to discourage their daughters from pursuing such paths rather than supporting them and encouraging them to do it because the only way to put an end to this madness of killing women like Farida Afridi may be to have more women like her. Of course, there will always be the few exceptional parents like Afridi’s. Ultimately, few are willing to die themselves (as martyrs) or put their own families in danger even if their intention is to save more others.

On the killing of the man accused of blasphemy — perhaps it got so much attention worldwide because it confirms everyone’s (especially Westerners’) suspicion that Pakistan is a backward country where anything and everything is defined as blasphemy. Whether this is true or not may be a different story. But then, one could ask, “Could Afridi’s case not be highlighted to confirm everyone’s suspicion that Pakistan is a dangerous place for women, especially for women working for human rights?” True, true … but it may have something to do with the people’s personal/political beliefs about women like Afridi, or it may just be the troubling idea that many people think she brought this upon herself and by doing the kind of work she did.

Again, thank you for writing this :)
Peace be with you!

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By: safeworld http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-45564 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 02:47:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-45564 Myra you said on this blog that you would have liked to know more about Farida
Our organisation worked with Farida and her sister’s org Sawera…
You can see our founder’s blog about hearing the news here
http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/about/ safe-world-blogs/chris-crowstaff/2773-mu rder-of-farida.html

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/07/06/pakistan-the-politicisation-of-death/comment-page-1/#comment-45412 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 17:06:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9010#comment-45412 Myra,
You certainly have a problem! Just remember certain basic changes in the background;

1) A very new USA, traumitised by the shock it received from the arab youth on sept 11 and followed by a second shock of having an African as the President.

2) Pakistan being run down by the miitary and then having a civilian President known for his ten percent fee.

3) Afghanistan being occupied by foreign forces whose marines are now urinating on dead bodies after frustation of over ten years fighting an enemy which is more brutal than any other force in the world.

Now you want to report on deaths of individual people caused by the evil Americans with their drones or those who lost their lives at the hands of lunatic criminals.Take your pick, but please do differentiate between the victims and the perpetrators.

Rex Minor

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