Guest blog by Naeem Sadiq
Aamer Liaquat Hussain, an ex-MNA and a fake degree holder during his ‘Aalim on line’ show [customarily referred to as Jahil Online on this blog] on Geo TV (January 29, 2010) explained the reason for the poor performance of Pakistan’s cricket team. [Particularly Watch the section between times 3:30-4:15]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddYi9ckUSm8
He said that the Pakistan team had started to perform poorly since its players were now wearing cricket shoes with green coloured soles. Green is the colour of Pakistan and of Islam and its being forcibly rubbed on the ground is a derogatory act. Hence the divine retribution.
It is difficult to believe that some one who professes to be a modern religious scholar, in this time and age would be allowed to deliver such superstitious sermons on a leading TV channel [he was also attributed to spreading hatred against Ahmedis a year or so back]. What makes Geo TV to have “aalims” of questionable credentials further distract and confuse an already uneducated nation with yet more ignorance. Should the TV channels not be concerned that such incorrect, misleading and damaging information is not propagated by them.