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@AQpk #Musharraf is a warning to #Pakistani politicians and generals: Don't sell Pakistan, don't sell Pakistanis, don't appease foreigners, and don't get too close to #US.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
@implanner Question is: why FP give credibility to someone proven to be a liar by the highest court? Why Americans always protect and promote liars and thieves in other countries?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Access denied | The AfPak Channel
@marty martel You make me laugh. Reciting a spreadsheet of Pakistani 'failures' from an American newspaper doesn't make you any more informed about Pakistan than the American writer who wrote it!
Farahnaz Ispahani @fispahani on #Pakistan! Before publishing this piece, FP should have done due diligence and checked the background of the author. Ms. Ispahani's Parliament membership was canceled after petitioners proved she LIED UNDER OATH to the Election Commission about her non-Pakistani citizenship. Imagine Barack Obama lying in his official papers about his Indonesian citizenship, running for office, becoming president, before voters discover he lied his way through! The author takes revenge here by smearing Pakistan's laws and the courts. She also forgets to mention she is a former US government officer having US citizenship and having worked for VOA in a propaganda capacity. All of which is fine for a US citizen but not for a Pakistani citizen who wants to occupy public office in our country. Why doesn't she dot his lying and deceit in the US? Let's see if she'll get away with it? Why do this in Pakistan and then come here and smear Pakistan's laws?
So what? Get over it. He's not American by birth. He's already out and living in Singapore. His riches allow him to do whatever he wants anywhere in the world and he doesn't need US passport for that. I am rich Pakistani and I get visas to anywhere in the world in no time and it doesn't matter what passport I own. Would I ditch my country's passport if I were to make the same money Saverin stands to make and would lose half of it if I kept my passport? Hell I would.
1 year ago on What Eduardo Saverin Owes America (Hint: Nearly Everything)
@AnnMurphy I am sorry if that's the environment of your husband's family in Egypt. But why are you denying the fact that men and women learn and study in colleges and schools across Egypt just as they do anywhere else? Why do you deny that Egypt, and other Mideastern countries, have a large segment of strong, independent women with careers, families and lives? My issue is not to deny abuses. There are horrible abuses and I fully agree with the author and they must be highlighted. My only problem is that FP's coverage twists the whole debate toward demonizing the religion of Islam. That's selective and biased. If the severity of anti-women cases is the criterion, then India qualifies to be under spotlight more than Egypt. The focus here is women but the thrust is to criticize a religion and misrepresent it in front of others.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/why_do_they_hate_us
@NewZealander Buddy, trust me, the thrust here is demonization of a religion. A handful of crazy mullahs and a list of some high profile cases does not deny the fact the vast majority of men and women in the Mideast live normal lives, with normal gender relations in schools, colleges and workplaces, with the exception of maybe a couple of countries.
@svhayter I agree that in India religion may not be to blame as much as a host of other factors. The same thing is true for the Mideast, with the except of maybe a couple of countries where laws do indeed discriminate against women. That's my whole point. This FP coverage appears to try to demonize Islam and picks some nutcase mullahs and some incidents to make a case, ignoring the vast majority of men and women in the region living normal lives.
Is Mideast the most anti-woman place in the world? No, it is not. Since 1980, more than 45 million women have either been killed as adults, killed as unborn baby girls, or buried alive in sand after birth for being female. Where did this happen? In India. That country is a graveyard for women. The police and the judges are complicit because, well, they too subscribe to age-old religious practices. There are entire villages where teenage girls are forced to sleep with older men as part of religious rituals. The world's largest number of underage female weddings are in India. They burn her alive if she brings little dowry to the house of her new husband, and they kill her after birth because they don't want women. CBS did an excellent investigation into what it called, India's Deadly Secret. See this link http://bit.ly/tHVRHI
Why am I raising this point? First, these mullahs in this article don't represent a majority of Muslims, who live very normal lives, with normal schooling and interaction between the sexes at the level of schools, colleges and workplaces. What about India? It doesn't have mullahs. Why then 45 million females killed or disappeared sine 1980?
The point is, the FP and other likeminded people should stop demonizing Islam. The problem is with these mullahs, just as it is with Christian fundamentalists or Indian Hindu extremists who kill or abuse women.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/20/sex_and_the_single_mullah
@NewZealander @Mongolian I had to write this critical comment because this article by this Egyptian writer reeks of exaggeration and misrepresentation. Not that she doesn't have a point. She certainly does. But to see FP highlighting Mideast and ignoring worse anti-woman places like India seems biased to me. For years we've been told Saudi Arabia is the worst culprit when it comes to forcing little girls to marry old men. Now the UN tells us the worst place in the world in terms of numbers is not Saudi Arabia. I would have accepted this coverage of Mideast's supposed anti-woman attitudes had I seen similar coverage of the anti-woman crusade in India. I don't see that. Do you?
@stbrack How is Islam the problem? Because biased American and British media tells you so? Go check the 500-year history of Muslim rule in Spain. Show me where women were 'oppressed'. Some of the rulers of Muslim empires in Arabia, Persia and Muslim India were women. Very powerful women. If women suffer today in the Mideast, it's more to do with a general deterioration in education and living standards and fallback to tribalism because of wars and other reasons. India is a western-style democracy, then why is it that India has the biggest numbers of female unborn babies killed? And newborn baby girls burned alive? Not to mention the largest number of teenage girls forced to wed before puberty?
Is Mideast the most anti-woman place in the world? No, it is not. Since 1980, more than 45 million women have either been killed as adults, killed as unborn baby girls, or buried alive in sand after birth for being female. Where did this happen? In India. That country is a graveyard for women. The and the judges are complicit because, well, they too subscribe to age-old religious practices. There are entire villages where teenage girls are forced to sleep with older men as part of religious rituals. The world's largest number of underage female weddings are in India. They burn her alive if she brings little dowry to the house of her new husband, and they kill her after birth because they don't want women. CBS did an excellent investigation into what it called, India's Deadly Secret. See this link http://bit.ly/tHVRHI