Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sufi Music, Peace, Love, Islam & New York!!!

Islam is all about peace; history of subcontinent is witness to it through Sufism. Unfortunately, tolerant, colorful and green land of subcontinent is being merged with desert land of Arabia through adopting Wahabi brand of Islam i.e., based on intolerant and puritan religious beliefs.

It is a known fact that there are few bad apples trying to use reign of terror to hijack peace loving society to promote their limited agenda.

The issue is, only bad acts of bad guys get global coverage, however peace loving majority is nowhere in the news. Lately Coke studio did a wonderful job through presenting Sufi fusion music, an effort to show true picture of peace loving society to the world.

Lately an interesting event “The Pakistani Peace Builders (PPB) Sufi Music Festival” organized at Union Square in New York. An independent cultural diplomacy campaign sharing the love and peace of Islam in sub continent through the universal language of music that reaffirms shared values of tolerance and peace.

Festival showed solidarity with the victims of Mohamand and Data Darbar shrine bombing and failed attend to bomb Times Square.

We need more voices from peace loving majority.








Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pakistan or Pornistan!!!

One may wonder what the connection between Porn & Pak is, it is an interesting correlation. Pakistan ‘The Land of Pure’, “ranked No 1 by Google in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world in searches per person for certain sex related contents”. Statistics published by Google and comments published on Fox news web.

Article mentions that the country which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material is the world’s leader in online porn search.

Guys come on, don’t term this ‘a Jewish, Indian or Western conspiracy’, let’s accept the fact and smile over our national hypocrisy.

Report published interesting statistics and Pakistan tops in various searches per person such as;

‘horse sex’ since 2004, "donkey sex" since 2007, "rape pictures" between 2004 and 2009, "rape sex" since 2004, "child sex" between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009, "animal sex" since 2004 and "dog sex" since 2005, according to Google Trends and Google Insights, features of Google that generate data based on popular search terms” . Who says Pakistanis don't love animals !!!!

"The country also is on top -- or has been No. 1 -- in searches for "sex," "camel sex," "rape video," "child sex video" and some other searches that can't be printed here".

Reporters contacted The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan but they did not reply to a request for an interview.

At times I wonder why Pakistan is officially monitoring Google, Yahoo, Bing, Youtube, Amazon, MSN and Hotmail!!!!

Generally speaking people in our society say ‘sex is bad, taboo, lets not talk about it’ but on the other hand sexual frustration and Google results say one thing about our society “Hypocrite”.