Guest post by temporal from Baithak Blog
Speaking of the former rickshaw and truck driver’s reincarnation as PakTaliban Rafia Zakaria writes in today’s News:
The hijacking and effective recasting of sharia as a populist tool meant to convert the poor into accepting violence and barbarity as emblematic of Islamic justice is a tragedy. Viewing it as such also reveals how populations who have been plagued by sense of inferiority owing to their illiteracy and poverty present fertile grounds for exploitation by groups such as Al Shabab and the Taliban. Reducing justice to a crude pantomime devoid of equity and education to an expression of un-Islamic elitism, these groups rely on the most decrepit aspects of human nature to assure their own ascendancy.
I have no love for these illiterate rascals passing off as Maulvis/Maulanas..they are an insult to real aalims.