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Phone interview with Dr. Syed Taj US congress contender – by Ali Taj

Today I caught up with Dr. Taj for a telephone interview when he was about to go for his Maghrib prayers. Although the name implies that he may somehow be related to me, yet the only relation I bear with him is of belonging to the Sub-Continent. He was very kind to take some time to talk about his congressional race for United States Congress from the state of Michigan (D). He believes in secular values and his own demeanor is a true representation of a “Desi”


Race for United States Congress from Michigan;

From among my friends who monitor congressional races, most are of the opinion that Dr. Taj has a pretty good chance of winning. He has been an elected official to the local city council and thus possess the necessary know how to participate in the congressional race. Dr. Taj believes that the United States is a land of immigrants. He intends to give America the Asian or more likely a Desi trend there – by making it a true melting pot of Desi- America aspiration and goals for the collective good of all Americans. I believe that all Desis, Pakistanis and Indians, in the United Stated, should give Dr. Taj their valuable support and inspire all fellow Americans to join them in this promising effort.

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Secular Values:

Dr. Taj believes that the secular values have helped him prosper in India, in England, and finally in the United States of America. He has risen from among the most basic associates, from being an intern to join the rank of those who lead, by becoming the head of the Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Taj views secularism as a pacifying force against aggravating practices of any given faith which tend to inflict the pursuit of happiness of aspiring societies of this nation regardless of their native origins. In all earnestness, he intends to contend the forces pernicious to the existence of secularism in the United States. I see in him the qualities of an ambassador at large for the people of the Sub Continent in the United States Congress. I’m sure that he will inspire others for tolerance and will indulge in bringing down extremism of all forms and will subsequently succeed in bringing the people of Pakistan and India closer together. We must never forget that the founders of both India and Pakistan desired for the twin countries to be the best friends.

Dr. Taj has genuine concerns about the civil rights and prosperity of various ethnic and sectarian sects of the Pakistani society. Particularly the Shias, Ahmedies and Hindus and Sikhs. He seems to refer to the beliefs of the founder of Pakistan who at the inception of that nation assured his people that they were free to go to their temples, mosques and churches in a free Pakistan. He intends to keep a keen eye on the prospects of an alternative media in Pakistan to

assure the flow of uninhibited news and information for the defense of the rights of those whose survival at present is gravely uncertain.

Definition of “true DESI”

According to Dr. Taj a “true Desi” would be someone who can only converse, but can also read and write his native dialect. According to Dr. Taj, not only is he the first “True Desi”, by his own definition.

About the author


Ali Abbas Taj is the Editor of Let Us Build Pakistan.
@aliabbastaj on Twitter


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  • This is a wonderful initiative. I commend Mr. Taj and LUBP on their efforts to present Pakistan’s alternative media to Western decision makers.

  • Great interview with Dr. Syed Taj. Wish him luck in the next round of elections.

  • Very interesting interview. Dear Taj, please tell Dr. Taj about sites like LUBP which are doing such bold work on human rights. When I refer to mainstream media, they are lying about this issue and giving false impression that it is a war between Sunnis and Shias. this is all lies. Samething with so-called liberals who are saying samething as media when they get time from their exclusive gatherings at 5-star hotels. I think they even ask for money before they take up any cause and as for the cause of Shia Genocide, they are cold- hearted to plight of Shias.

    Please make Dr. Taq aware of the alternative media that is doing work on Shia Genocide. Shukriya.

  • Looks like this Ali Taj is another troll, you know those anonymous terrorists who obsesses about Shia, Ahmadi and Baloch rights while staying silent on the plight of drone victims. Their site is full of criticism against Pakistan’s most clean citizens like Hamid Mir, Ejaz Haider, the Marvi twins, Ansar Abbasi, Beena Sarwar and respected religious scholars like Maulana Ludhianvi and Dr. Hafiz Saeed.

    LUBi = Let Us Build Israel is the correct name for this site. They are all on the payroll of Israel and get millions of dollars from Israel and India. I bet Taj is their bagman who makes a mill a year while peddling this nonsense. Notice how he has interviewed an Indian-American but has never interviewed patriotic Pakistanis like Ejaz Haider and Hamid Mir. Shame on LUDI.

  • @”European Liberal Club” what a disgusting comment – it speaks volumes about both your friends and you. Your comment is utterly nonsensical and is typical of the criticism of LUBP. Just say whatever rubbish that comes to your mind without backing your arguements or even quoting the relevant LUBP source.

    This is a very good interview and it is the sensible thing to engage with elected representatives – something that is alien to the kitty-party types that you hang out with. The type of elites who can abuse PPP but lack the guts to call out the dishonesty of their media comrades. Or the Judiciary and killer Jihadi terrorists.

    LUBP has a team of dedicated volunteers who have grown this website through the dint of their efforts. Have you even bothered to listen to the interview conducted by Ali Taj. Please do before you start spewing your hate for this site. Tell your friends (Ejaz Haider, Beena, Hamid Mir) that such tactics are not going to work here!

  • @Bashir, ignore karein aisay comments ko. European Liberal Club is probably part of the maim-sahib groups of rich activists who pretend to care for selective causes but are filled with contempt for the poor and are probably bigotted too. LUBP has exposed them and they are simply burning with jealously. Just see their work on alternative media.

    here Ali Taj is conducting nice interview with US politician. some days back, another well educated Harvard scholar was attacked by the notorious Hamid Mir and then also LUBP as one of the leading alternate media voices, took on this ruffian Hamid Mir thug.

  • Izaat Maab or Izaat Mob European Liberal Club: In regards to drone attacks please understand ” Jub Mian Bibi Razi Thu Kyya Karay Qazi”

    The Predator planes that launch missile strikes against militants are based in Pakistan, the senator Feinstein suggests a much deeper relationship with the U.S. than Islamabad would like to admit. It is an agreement between Pakistan and United States, How do you expect Ali Taj Abbas to speak up against a legal agreement.