The following is cross-posted from Khawer Khan’s blog.
These videos have recently come to light. In them Zaid Hamid admits his links to Yousef Ali (disparagingly called Yousef Kazzab by opponents). Zaid Hamid had always denied any links to ‘Yousef Kazzab’. A sessions court found that Yousef claimed to be a false prophet, a charge that Yousef (and Zaid Hamid) denied.
These videos are reproduced without extensive comment. I will be commenting, but just don’t have time right now.
I must add that I support religious freedoms for all, including Zaid Hamid. However, the problem is that Zaid Hamid does not support secularism himself. I will later argue that Zaid Hamid and Yousef Ali are far more likely to enjoy their freedoms under a secular as opposed to a theocratic framework.