Archive for July 2007

Bahrain!   Leave a comment

After living for months in the drab city of Riyadh, I am quite excited about my upcoming visit to Bahrain starting Friday. From the most retrogressive of the Arabian peninsula to its most ultra-liberal and as they tell me, the most decadent. Let’s see.

Posted July 17, 2007 by shueyb in Bahrain

The Aftermath   Leave a comment

If the goverment committed some mistakes in the way it wound up the operation, that doesn’t make any heroes of the inmates in Lal Masjid, who went down fighting for dubious causes. It’s so disappointing to see political parties, especially the religious ones, springing up to action now after it’s all over to gain political mileage out of the unhappy episode. These so called mullahs and ulema seem jokers to me. Also disappointing is the way many people’s sympathies have turned the other way after the operation. Those, who previously wanted the government to finish them all off, are now blaming the government of committing a crime of such heinous proportions, that according to them, no such example could be found in history!

Satan is most effective when it begins to chant the name of God! These are no conspiracies of the enemies. We are our own enemies.

Posted July 17, 2007 by shueyb in Lal Masjid

Lal Masjid   3 comments

Our beautiful city of Islamabad has been under the threat of being taken hostage by the fanatic brothers of Lal Masjid for the past 6 months. The government, which was reluctant to act against them, has been put in a situation by the over-zealous students, where the gunbattles between rangers and students have started. I hope the land-grabber brothers are taken to task and the elements of intolerance are weeded out from our peaceful Islamabad. They have taken upon themselves to correct the public morals without their own morals and credentials having been tested. Let there be a lesson for all the other aspiring moral gatekeepers to keep their ambitions in control.

Posted July 7, 2007 by shueyb in Islamabad, Lal Masjid

I have arrived!   Leave a comment

I registered my blog at wordpress a short while ago. This is truly a me-too blog, for I didn’t feel any genuine need to propagate myself and my views through a blog, but then every other person in whom I could smell some substance had one… and I felt like being left behind. Besides, I was also fascinated by the idea that if I leave a comment on someone’s blog, my name there would turn into a hyperlink, which could lead people to this blog of mine, if any idle soul has nothing better to do than clicking on links randomly. 

But so what, I am here to promote myself! For what? I don’t know, but it will become clear in due course of time, I believe. Besides, I do believe some thoughts emerging in my head are worthy of being put across. Lately, though, there’s an ambivalence about every subject. If someone comes to tell me that he somehow finds those thoughts have some depth, I would be pleased within myself.

Nay, but whatever I do of my own, I do it for self pleasure and satisfaction. I will express my comments here on whatever events I like… and write whatever I choose – but the knowledge that it will be publicly viewable, would put the pressure on me to stay within the limits of acceptability. I will try to resist those pressures.

 I welcome myself to the blogosphere.

Posted July 3, 2007 by shueyb in Uncategorized, welcome note