why are we so ignorant?
Link to Article: The Tragic Case of Aasia Bibi
Excerpts from the article:
Last Friday, a Christian woman was sentenced to death by a court in Sheikhupura, near Lahore.
Some Muslim women laborers reportedly refused to drink the water, claiming it was “unclean” because she, a Christian, had touched it, subsequently “sparking a row.” You see, Aasia Bibi felt it was in her right to speak out against this brazen prejudice that has plagued our society for decades.
The most tragic part of Aasia Bibi’s case is that it was not the first of its kind and it’s by no means the last. Last April, more than 50 houses were set on fire by an angry mob in Gojra, again in Punjab province, burning at least seven Christians alive.
Intolerance and prejudice in Pakistan are encased by the pristine cowardice of law. And that, over all reason and rationale, reigns supreme.
I’m honestly getting really tired of quoting Jinnah, but he clearly stated that every citizen of Pakistan was free to practice his/her own religion and rest assured that they would be free from any discrimination. This was a major facet of his speech to the first assembly of Pakistan.
I keep on saying this, but we are Pakistanis first, we are muslims second. We cannot let our differences divide us, we continuously allow ourselves to be classified as sindhis, punjabis, or lawyers or politicians or anything that prevents us from forming a common identity.
It’s really disheartening to realize that we still have bigots like these considering our history. Pakistan was created to rid ourselves of problems like this, we were facing massive discrimination at the hands of the hindu majority, and now we’re doing the same to others.
Don’t drink her water if you don’t want to, why hang her because she offered you some? Why slander her for even thinking of offering you any? And then set a mob on her when she spoke out against the prejudice? Tainted water? You’re hands are now tainted with her blood, and the blood of her 4 children whose lives will now be spent without their mother. All because you didn’t want to drink her water.
Fuck you, i’m ashamed of all of you. The mob who attacked her, the cops who registered a case against her, and the judge who sentenced her to death. All of you are a disgrace to Pakistanis, and should be hanged for your ignorance and lack of compassion for your fellow Pakistani.