Related posts: Blood of Shia Muslims flows freely in Pakistan – by Amir Mir
A significant number of prominent Shias in Pakistan seem to be repeating or reinforcing the military state propaganda misrepresenting the ongoing Shia killings as part of foreign conspiracy by the USA, Israel, India etc.
Quite a few Shias seem to recycle other obfuscating narratives of the Deep State, e.g., by misrepresenting the systematic and on going Shia massacres as some kind of Sunni-Shia sectarianism ignoring the fact that there is little or no sectarianism between Sunnis and Shias in Pakistan. There is only Pakistan army-facilitated terrorism against Shia Muslims through jihadi proxies such as TTP, SSP and LeJ.
Some Shia operatives of the military state are actively involved in misrepresenting the Shia massacres as some kind of ethnic cleansing against a particular ethnicity (e.g., Hazaras of Quetta) while ignoring the fact that LeJ-SSP-TTP killers are killing Shia Muslims of all ethnic backgrounds in Pakistan and the region.
This is all too familiar. kul yom ashura, kul arz karbala, kul opportunists kufi shia! (every day is Ashura, every land is Karbala and every opportunist is a Kufi Shia). Kufi Shias were those who assured Imam Hussain (AS) for support but instead participated in his slaughter in Karbala on the day of Ashura or looked the other way.
There are currently four types of Shias dominant in Pakistani media and society:
1. Sajid Naqvi types, IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) + ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) infected mullahs who burn USA and Israel flags to protest Shia killings by KSA-ISI;
2. Abdul Khaliq Hazara types, who mislead their own people by selling the ethnicity card to blame the Pashtun and/or Baloch instead of LeJ-SSP-TTP terrorists backed by the KSA-ISI duo;
3. Ejaz Haider types, who are confessedly champions and advocates of the Deep State (like several urban fake liberals such as Abbas Brothers);
4. The last type comprises those Kufi Shias who claim to support progressive causes or parties and may opportunistically utter an odd vague statement but either serve as apologists of the Deep State or misrepresent the Shia massacres. Some of them are known to be paid operatives hired for flattery and propaganda (e.g. some PPP office bearers) or have their financial interests aligned with pro-military establishment institutions (e.g. some members of the Aman Ki Asha project of the Jang Group).
And certainly this is not a case of naiveness but deliberate complicity with the killers. They are anything but naive or uninformed. It’s the same old story of opportunism and deception which was witnessed in Karbala.
A very clear example is the JANG/GEO group. On the one hand, GEO gives the maximum air time to right-wing extremists, conspiracy theory mongers, pathological liars (Ansar Abbasi and Shaheeh Shehbai, please take a bow) and ISI mouthpieces (yes Imran Khan, we are referring to you) all of whom variously promote the anti-India, anti-West propaganda that is churned in the bowels of Aabpara. On the other hand, they also sponsor cosmetic gestures like “Aman ki Asha” and “Bol” to ensure that their funding from the likes of Voice of America (VOA) continues.
On the surface, both these gestures (Aman ki Asha and Bol) appear to have some utility. However, when examined closely, they are hollow gestures that weakly highlight a few symptoms but skillfully avoid the core issues of why conjoined phenomena like extremism and anti-India schizophrenia persist. How can these issues ever be resolved without examining the central role played by the probable main backers of Jang Group, i.e., the military establishment.
For greater exposures of JANG/GEO one can view other blogs like Pakistan Media Watch and Pakistan Blogzine. Suffice to say, GEO is the same channel that was promoting the ISI-Taliban-Al Qaeda-Jamaat-e-Islami backed “Lawyer’s Movement” as a Pro-Democracy movement!
For every single Toori, Hazara, Saraiki and other Shias, and other ethnic and faith minority groups, killed by the LeJ-SSP-TTP etc, we consider the above described affiliates and apologists of the Deep State responsible.
Video report on how Pakistan army is supporting Taliban in killing Shia Muslims