The Assassination of Salman Taseer.

There is no need of killing to make a statement, one can do that through many means, but one should never resort to killing. 

I am pretty sure that the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, would be just as corrupt as other politicians in Pakistan, but still no one deserve a horrific death like that. It’s true, that the opinions he voiced out through media or twitter were controversial, but one cannot stop someone to have such eccentric and unconventional opinions, especially not after this incident. These sort of events fuel more people to have these kinds of thoughts. On top of this, it also creates an embarrassing situation around the world for Pakistan, as if the Sialkot scene was not enough. 

If someone has a problem with an institution, law, or belief, the correct way to rectify is to create awareness in a positive way. One can use the power of pen to write down what they believe is right or wrong, they can gather people with similar mindsets to do a non-violent protest, or approach people with power who can change things, and convince them to support you. However, by killing, you ruin your life, your family’s life, and the life of the victim’s family. I know that all these solutions I have mentioned do not usually work in Pakistan, but it should, because it is the right way to go. Islam never preaches for one Muslim to kill another Muslim, then why are all these atrocities happening?

The worst part is that his own guard killed him, after seeing this, how is one suppose to trust another, how is one suppose to have a sense of security. A person that you have hired to protect you, he kills you, and other guards just stand there like statues and watch everything. Is that the kind of protection we expect from our police? I know, this is just one life, and maybe he even did something in the past that would justify this, and he is getting all this attention because he was a prominent figure in the politics, and injustices like this happens everyday with innocent civilians who get killed in shooting or in bomb blasts. But why have all these things happened in the first place, this fuels people to cause more riots and because of this more innocent people lose their lives. Why can’t everyone be good, seriously this world will be such a better place, but who am I kidding, this is not even possible in someone’s dream. 🙂

Anyways, I just hope people come to their senses soon, and this incident does not lead to other casualties.



  1. #1 by Hasan on January 5, 2011 - 2:42 am

    Pakistan is a hate driven country, I am sorry to say that but as a Pakistani I think these Maulvis should be put to justice for fanning the flames of hatred.

    If this continues, many more people who believe in freedom of speech will meet the same end.

  2. #2 by DS on January 5, 2011 - 3:45 am

    and mullahs learn their islam from the book, i bet if any one of you can defeat them… u were doomed the day ur ancestors accepted slavery … i know they did so under duress but u guys have knowledge now

    • #3 by Hasan on January 5, 2011 - 7:05 am

      Sorry but Islam is freedom, you or the Mullahs don’t really know Islam that is why you are skeptical about it. I invite you to learn more about Islam

      • #4 by neel123 on January 5, 2011 - 4:04 pm

        Islam is open to interpretation. People interpret Islam according to their convenience. The Pakistani clerics have welcomed this barbaric crime as an act of Islamic bravery ….. !

        Who is the custodian of Islam, you, or the Pakistani clerics that have millions of followers …. ?

  3. #5 by Sarah Memon on January 5, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    Thanks Hasan for posting up the link to your blog, it was very informative!

  4. #6 by Hasan on January 5, 2011 - 7:51 pm

    You are welcome Sarah. This might be a shock for you read my latest post

    @neel: I do agree with the fact that Islam is open to interpretation, but it should not be to the extend we start calling apples, oranges.

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