happy new year from Nawaz Sharif with a promise for change
Nawaz assails govt policies; vows to bring change | Pakistan | DAWN.COM
change is the new buzz word. After the "tsunami"
I don't know which part of US you live in but in Brooklyn NY there is a tremendous amount of desi community. Those weren't some "isolated" events...i don't know how you can down play some of the most pathetic hate crimes that occurred to our own people. I don't care what the article says but you need to get your facts right bud. I have family and my cousins still living in NY and I know whats the situation with them.
Even poor Sikhs had the most amount of backlash because of there beard. There were Muslim males been taken away from there homes without any warrent/charges and there families have still havent heard about them. If they were put in death camps or taken away for an indefinite time what difference does it make?
And frankly speaking, practicing Islam is not just praying and going to Masjid etc. Practicing Islam has to do with creating an Islamic society which is no where to be found in the world.
I don't agree with rights protection of Muslims in U.S. the patriot act has given the power to the prosecution and law enforcement to do search and cease without just cause, the right to remain silent is nullified, innocent until proven guilty has been reversed, unreasonable detention has been legalized, privacy invasion is common by tapping phone lines etc.. And it is mostly directed at Muslims.
There is a law called Bill C-36 in Canada which is similar to the U.S. patriot act but I have hardly heard or seen it being practiced like the patriot act is used in the U.S.
If there is one country which can boast about human rights of minorities in real terms and not bending/twisting rules and laws based on race than that is Canada....
Last edited by Faisal1985; 01-01-2012 at 06:57 AM.
Originally Posted by zaremba
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when did I say somebody would change their identity? It was that article by somebody who happens to be in the US and wrote a piece for dawn. I just put it here. I thought maybe that was why Fusion acts the way he does . Turns out it isn't just that
From my friends who have lived in the US and Canada I have heard a lot of good things about both places, especially Canada.
Now let's talk about the "backlash" that you are talking about against Muslims. Immediately after 9/11, there were some isolated cases of hate crimes, including some people being killed. I call them "isolated" incidents because that's what they were. There were no mobs attacking Muslims (or people that looked like them) all over the U.S. Again, can you post something that shows that hate crimes against Muslims were widespread after 9/11? There was certainly no governmental sanction of those crimes, as each and every one of those hate crime was investigated and a man was even executed for his crime.
I don't know what type of discrimination/backlash your family faced that made you want to move away. I'm not going to make light of your experience. Whatever it was though, it was certainly not the "norm" faced by the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Myself and the sizable Muslim community in Dallas (the heart of bible-thumping, right-wing loving, Bush country USA) have not experienced the hate that you describe. I also have family living in New York and visit there often. I don't see this hate against Muslims that you speak of. Keep in mind that I'm not saying there isn't discrimination or suspicion, because there's certainly that. However, I don't see anything on the level that would make families want to move away. I'm afraid whatever experience you had is clouding your entire judgement about what life is like for Muslims in the U.S. I will reiterate: Muslims are free to practice their religion here and are afforded the same protection and rights under the law that is afforded to anyone else.
I thought that job was reserved for Veena Malik?
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