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Iran refuses to bow down

In recent days, rhetoric of war has escalated between USA and Iran. The US naval warship USS Lincoln is said to be moving towards Persian Gulf. America has also accelerated the work on development of a 13.6 tonne Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb, which is capable of destroying the underground nuclear facilities of Iran. The efforts to isolate Iran & cripple its economy have been on for years. Notwithstanding the sanctions & embargoes imposed by the West, Iran has sustained and expanded its nuclear program. While Iran has repeatedly insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, the US claims that Tehran is clandestinely involved in developing nuclear weapons which would pose threat to the global security.

Tensions between the US & Iran reached to new levels recently when Iranian President Mahmhoud Ahmadinejad launched indigenously produced enriched uranium fuel rods in Tehran. He also announced the setting up of four more nuclear reactors. This is seen as Iran’s way of showing to the West that it has advanced its nuclear program based on indigenously developed technology. After this technological feat achieved by Tehran, the US has once against called upon the international community to severe its ties with Iran. But Ahmadinejad is apparently unfazed. He announced, “Some 6,000 centrifuges were operating (in Natanz facility), 3,000 new ones have been added – bringing the total to 9,000.” Although he also assured that Iran would share this information with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) & comply with the IAEA safeguards. Daring the US, Ahmadinejad asserted, “The era of bullying nations has passed. The arrogant powers cannot monopolise nuclear technology. They tried to prevent us by issuing sanctions and resolutions but failed.” He also tried to convey that America is no more all powerful and if need arises, Iran can teach a lesson to it.

Iran’s nuclear program is not new. It dates back to 1960s. But after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, it had to be stopped. It was revived after 1990 and has progressed notwithstanding American sanctions. Washington accuses Tehran of clandestinely developing nuclear weapons in the garb of its nuclear program in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But not all countries are ready to tow this American line on Iran. Its main reason is that the claims of the US regarding Saddam’s Iraq possessing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) were found false and they acted just as an excuse to topple Saddam regime. Therefore, majority of the countries are not ready to believe America again on Iran issue. Moreover, it is well understood that Washington is just trying to secure Israel by circumscribing Iran’s increasing strength in the region.

In December, Iran shocked the world when it claimed to have landed an American drone which it said, was spying into Iranian airspace. Embarrassed Pentagon said that the drone crossed into Iranian airspace from Afghanistan owing to a technical snag. In latest revelation, Iran has said that it possesses six American drones, which it has landed by deploying Iranian communication technology. Iran has also announced that very soon it will exhibit those drones.

In January, an Iranian court issued a death sentence to an American of Iranian descent convicted on charges of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency. On January 11, an Iranian nuclear scientist died in a “terrorist bomb blast” in northern Tehran when an unidentified motorcyclist attached a magnetic explosive device to the scientist’s car. Iran once again indicated that it believed the United States and Israel were responsible for this killing.

Tensions escalated recently when Israeli officials blamed Iran for bomb attacks in the capitals of Georgia, India and Thailand targeted at Israeli Embassy personnel. Evidence suggests that the bombings were part of a single plot, for which Israel has blamed Iran. Iranian officials, however, have denied any involvement & instead accused Israel of conspiring these bombings. In fact, Israel also wants the US to attack Iran & destroy its nuclear establishments and in the process weaken its military. Washington is not only increasing international pressure on Iran through sanctions, but also encouraging domestic opposition against Ahmadinejad’s government within Iran. Washington expected New Delhi to stand with it on Iran issue. But taking a clear stand, India has politely rejected the American suggestion and instead called for a diplomatic route to break this deadlock. Big countries like Russia, China and India are apparently standing with Iran as far as the option of military action is concerned.

As American allies, countries like France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Netherlands & Portugal proposed to stop oil imports from Iran from July onwards. They estimated that Iran could be made to fall in line using such threats. But their policy seems to have boomeranged as Iran has decided to stop crude exports to these countries with immediate effect. By this step, Iran has tried to prove that it is strong enough economically and doesn’t care for any threats. This standoff between the West and Iran is a matter of serious concern in the times of global economic slowdown and a danger of looming recession. Many questions are striking people’s minds such as why Iran is refusing to bow down under American pressure? Does America consider Iran as another Iraq? Does Iran treat American threats as mere hollow rhetoric? Facts suggest that after America’s rout in Afghanistan, groups like Taliban have stopped fearing it. Its claim of Iraq possessing WMDs was found to be a sham. Added to this, economic slowdown has crippled Washington’s ability to get involved in other such needless wars. Perhaps this is the reason why Iran is openly challenging the American hegemony.


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Waheeda Shah: Feudal Witch from Hell 

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was founded by a Sindhi Wadera, named Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Since, the day PeePeePee(PPP) was founded, it is peing or urinating on the rights of Pakistani people, especially the poor and the down-trodden.  Its member compete in out-doing one another in committing shameful and morbidly bestial acts. PPP is nothing but an evil cabal of all the devils from hell. The topping on this cake of Indus sewage, otherwise known as “Pipal Party, is the felonious assault on a knowledge giver, by a corpulent, Fatso PPP Jiyalee, Waheeda Shah.  This fat and ugly woman exploited her position in PPP to pummel, a hapless school teacher.  This shows how concerned this government from hell has for education, the rights of masses, and social justice in Pakistan.  

The master of chicanery and crook par excellance, Zardari, and his pet poodle or sardar of nepotism andbribery Gilani, but equally cunning PM, did not even bat an eye at this travesty of position and power. Pakistanis moment of happiness over Sharmeen’s Oscar, was marred by the brutality of Waheeda Shah.  Pakistan Government, would rightly be called a cabal of eunuchs, if it did not prosecute Waheeda Shah, a jiyali of Zardari’s harem of obese “thudhs,” with fat bottoms, designed on the elephantine buttreses of Firdous Ashiq Awan. PPP Jiyalis are all fat and ugly and seem to suffer from bouts of bulimia.  But, nature has its own method of getting revenge, which is merciless and painful.  These overweight Divas from Hell, will know the pain they inflict on others, when one of the several hundred obesity related diseases come to take revenge on their carcasses for the misery and violence they heap on the poor and disenfranchised Pakistanis, like the tracher Waheeda shah assaulted. Zardari will do his time in hell, straight from the President House, if he puts this dastardly act under putrid and criminal pus loaded bed.

As Pakistanis, if we sit around in our blaise and apathetic stupor, and do not speak up, then we will be held accountable as our faith says by Allah Almighty, whose name is also Al-Adl. He is the ultimate judge, whose punishment is inescapable. Yes, all Pakistanis with an ounce of decency will speak out against this act of shame.  The victim should be awarded a Pakistan’s Medal and monetary compensation for taking abuse with quiet dignity.

Why are all the political, military, and bureaucratic leaders silent? Silence, means culpability and connivance.  As a matter of fact, the whole nation is a partner in this crime, if, a hue and cry is not raised against Waheeda Shah, and she becomes a beneficiary of Muk-Mukao.

The best punishment for Waheeda Shah, would be to put her in jail and have her watch the video of her heinous act five times a day, before saying two nawafils of Maa-fee, or penance.  this act of brutality and bestiality, should be condemned by the whole world.  Waheeda Shah, has tarnished the image of all women of the South Asian sub-continent.  We pray that her concience, make her blled tears of remorse in her soul.  She had tarnished the name of Islam, a faith whose founder, was a paragon of gentility. Islam teaches patience, peace, and kindness towards the meek and the poor. 

I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.” (Hadith 24 of Forty Hadith by An-Nawawis)

And the servants of Allah… are those who walked on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say ‘Peace’… ”

Quran, 25.63

“Allah is with those who restrain themselves.”

Quran, 16.128


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The destruction of religious sites in Arabia , Islamic perspectives and possible actions


The Makkah Clock Royal Tower – Second Tallest Building in the World


Compiled by adamslist and edited by Dr Irfan al Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Foundation


The city of Istanbul is among the world’s most popular destinations among Muslims, largely because of the legacy of the Ottoman period and the numerous mosques and other monuments that survive there, through which Muslims can relate to a golden period of Islamic culture. Other popular destinations include Andalucia in southern Spain , where reminders of Muslim rule survive even though it is nearly 500 years since Muslims were forced from the region and cities such as Cairo , Damascus , and Baghdad .


But in all the history of Islam, the period and personages to whom Muslims owe the greatest debt and for whom we have the greatest respect are undoubtedly those of the time of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) and the places where he and his Family and Companions lived and worked. Yet those, far from being preserved as an invaluable and irreplaceable cultural resource for Muslims now and in the future, are actually being systematically destroyed by the rulers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who claim to be “Guardians of the Holy Places”.


Historical sites already destroyed


These are the sites already destroyed by the Saudis:


1. Jannatul Baqi graveyard in the holy city of Medina: Among the graves and mausoleums which were razed to the ground were those of several of the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) wives, his infant son Ibrahim, his daughter Ruqayyah, his grandson Imam Hasan ibn ‘Ali, and his descendants ‘Ali ibn Husain, known as Zain al-Abedin, Muhammad al-Baqir and Ja‘far al-Sadiq. So too were the graves of numerous companions, including Uthman ibn ‘Affan, the third Khalifah. Today, Jannatul Baqi is no more than an empty space, the significance of which is not even evident to many who visit Madinah.


2. Mosques: The mosque of Fatima Zahra, the Mosque of al-Manaratain; four mosques at the site of the Battle of the Trench in Madinah and the Salman al-Farsi Mosque in Madinah. The king’s palace stands on the bones of the Abu-Qubays Masjid.


3. The historical cemetery in Makkah Jannat al-Mu’allah where rests Khadija, the wife of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family), the grave of Aminah bint Wahb, the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) mother, bulldozed and set alight in 1998 with gasoline; the graves of Banu Hashim in Makkah and the tombs of Hamzah and other martyrs were demolished at Uhud.


4. The houses where Muhammad (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) is believed to have been born in 570ce, was demolished to make way for the library. The house of Khadijah, the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) first wife, and where several of his children were born is now a public lavatory, and the house in Madinah where he lived after the hijrah, have also been destroyed, as has Dar al Arqam, the first meeting place of the pioneering Muslims and the first Islamic school where the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) taught now hosts the escalators of al Haram Mosque. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq’s house which was also demolished is now the Makkah Hilton Hotel.


5. To build the skyscraper city, the authorities dynamited an entire mountain and the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress that lay on top of it.


Mimar Sinan, the famous Turkish architect who renovated the Haram in the 16th century, was so in awe that he refused to build anything higher than the Ka’bah. Yet today Saudi developers boast about a multi-million dollar clock, a monstrous wart looming 1,000 metres over the Haram. It seriously begs the question: where’s the spiritual respect, the old-fashioned adhab (respect) towards the sacred environment?

Indeed, the developers have kept quiet for years about the ecological havoc they’ve wreaked in the Holy Cities. Sewage now flows into Makkah’s oldest cemetery, the Jannat ul-Ma’ala, where Khadijah, the wife of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family), lies buried.


Destruction of the geography of the Seerah


Besides the structures materializing memories of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) and his Companions, the historical sites of the Sirah have been wiped away. The routes followed by the Muslims to the battlegrounds of Badr and Uhud have also been cleared.


How many pilgrims visiting Makkah nowadays know that developers, deaf to the ears of experts, damaged the well of Zamzam when rock-blasting? The BBC conducted chemical tests on Zamzam last year and discovered that it now contains traces of arsenic.


Historical sites that are under threat


Bayt al-Mawlid

When the Wahabis took Makkah in the 1920s they destroyed the dome on top of the house where the Prophet Mohammed (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) was born. It was then used as a cattle market before being turned into a library after a campaign by Makkan’s. There are concerns that the expansion of the Grand Mosque will destroy it once more. The site has never been excavated by archaeologists.


Ottoman and Abasi columns of the Grand Mosque

Slated for demolition as part of the Grand Mosque expansion, these intricately carved columns date back to the 17th century and are the oldest surviving sections of Islam’s holiest site. Much to the chagrin of Wahhabis, they are inscribed with the names of the Prophet’s companions. Ottoman Makkah is now rapidly disappearing.


Al-Masjid al-Nabawi – The mosque of the Prophet(pbuh)

For many years, hard line Wahhabi clerics have had their sights set on the 15th century green dome that rests above the tomb holding the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family), Abu Bakr and Umar in Medina . The mosque is regarded as the second holiest site in Islam. Wahhabis, however, believe marked graves are idolatrous. A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, endorsed by Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, stated that “the green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet’s Masjid”. The destruction of the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) grave is something beyond the imagination of most Muslims, yet it must be regarded as a very real possibility under the current rulers of the Hijaz. The removal of the iconic Green Dome from over the graves is a preliminary step to this plan.


Jabal al-Nour

A mountain outside Makkah where Mohammed (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) received his first Quranic revelations. The Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) used to spend long periods of time in a cave called Hira. The cave is particularly popular among South Asian pilgrims who have carved steps up to its entrance and adorned the walls with graffiti. Religious hardliners are keen to dissuade pilgrims from congregating there and have mooted the idea of removing the steps and even destroying the mountain altogether. Visiting the mountain, one can find a signpost with a fatwa, “The Prophet Muhammed (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) did not permit us to climb on to this hill, not to pray here, not to touch stones, and tie knots on trees…”


In short, keep away — don’t get too close to site of the first Quranic revelation, the place that first witnessed the communication between God and the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) that was to alter the geography of the world.


Islamic Perspectives


Imam Muhammad al Asi ( Washington , USA )



Bid’at: A negative modification; this term in Islamic jurisprudence refers to additions or subtractions from the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) lifestyle pattern

Haram: The sacred Mosque in Makkah, within which is the Ka’bah

Aqeedah: The belief system that is based upon a firm conviction in all the fundamentals of faith and of the Oneness of God

Tarbiyah: It means “to cause something to develop from stage to stage until reaching its completion (full potentiall)

Salafi: Someone who died within the first four hundred years after the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family). The Salafi movement advocates a return to a shari’a-minded orthodoxy that would purify Islam from unwarranted accretions, the criteria for judging which would be the Qur’an and hadith

Ayat: A verse of the Holy Quran

Munafiq: A dual loyalist; Muslims who outwardly perform the rituals of Islam but when they are required to honour this Islam with struggle and sacrifice they show inclination towards the anti-Islamic camps, states or powers around

Sahabah: A companion of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family)

Shuhadah: A martyr

Jahili: Term used to describe the era that preceded the revelation of the Qur’an, a period of ignorance

Hadith: A verbal or practical precedent of the Prophet Muhammad (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family); whatever the Prophet said, did or decided


‘Suffice it to say that the Saudi regime has been implementing policies internally and externally that are toxic and detrimental to Islam. Their whole rationalization of destroying or “levelling” Islamic historical sites is their obsession with bid’at. So they explain their destruction of particular grave-sites (adrihah) as a means to prohibit Muslims from worshiping such grave-sites or offering prayers at such places. One of their “scholars” wrote his Ph.D. thesis arguing for the demolition or even the elimination of the Prophet’s (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) grave in al-Masjid al-Nabawi as it has become a meeting place for bid’at promoters! With this bid’at phobia they try to justify much of what they do.


Therefore, if you ask them why are you building a clock-tower just adjacent to the Ka”ba, or why are you constructing high-rises next to the Haram , or why have you embarked on a grand construction project that will have a metropolis around the Holy Precinct of the Ka’bah which will make the Ka’bah diminish into insignificance, they will either not answer these questions or they will pepper their response with their defence of bid’at as this is their ‘aqeedah and tarbiyah, and whatever else they have in their ‘salafi’ vocabulary. No ayats, no hadiths.


They are undoing a history that should be cherished and celebrated by all Muslims. If we were to enlist in their “modernistic” drive to change and virtually mutilate the environment of Makkah we would be accomplices to a crime against the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family), his intimate circle and followers. If bid’ah is what they are afraid of, then combat bid’ah at its source: ignorance and calcified traditions. This bid’at that they talk and write about is in the hearts and minds of some individuals not in the grave-sites of Sufis, or in the house of Khadijah the Prophet’s wife, or in the cemetery of Al-Baqi’ where the famous companions of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) are buried, or in other similar places.


Remember, the Saudi Americanized family is doing everything it pleases in Makkah and al- Al Madinah Al Munawwarah without consulting with the rest of the Muslim world. They behave as if Makkah and Al- Al Madinah Al Munawwarah is their personal property. No Muslim dare call them munafiqs.


UNESCO has designated jahili sites in Makkah as historical and off bounds to Saudi bulldozers. But when it comes to Islamic sites then the Saudis have the green light to bulldoze the homes of the sahaaba and the landmarks of our precious history defended by the blood of the shuhada in that first and second generation of Muslims.


The love of Allah’s Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) is enshrined in ayahs in the Quran and hadiths of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family). Therefore if you have a choice between preserving anything belonging to the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) out of love for him or pulverizing everything belonging to him out of fear of a “bid’at” you would certainly opt for the former, if you are a truly committed Muslim, something that the Saudi royals are proving with their policies and politics not to be.’


Hassan Ghani (Press TV, London )


Some religious leaders say destruction of the most precious sites in Islam for fear of idolatry is like killing a child for fear that he may grow up to be less than pious. In effect, they say, behind the obsessive fear of idolatry lies a complete lack of understanding and total fanaticism of radical Islam, unable even to appreciate its own past.


It should also be noted that the Muslims attachment to these places stems from the realisation that some of these places are the sites where Quranic revelation took place. For example the house of Sayiddinah Khadija, the wife of the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family) is the site where the Angel Gabriel visited for the purpose of revealing verses of the Quran to the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him and on his family). (Ed)


The preservation of heritage sites connected with the ruling Saudi family


It is difficult to explain this behaviour, especially as the Saudis are clearly not oblivious to the importance of historical monuments and heritage. A few years ago, the Saudi General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announced plans to restore 200 historical sites around the country, include the pre-Islamic site of Madian Saleh and numerous palaces and other buildings in Dir‘iyyah associated with the Saudi family, and old houses in the old area of Jeddah. The suggestion that these have greater value than Islamic sites is deeply offensive to Muslims everywhere. Of the three sites the Saudis have allowed the UN to designate World Heritage Sites, none are related to Islam.


Muslim response


There are many reasons why this issue does not get the attention that it deserves. One is undoubtedly the Saudis’ patronage of many Islamic organizations around the world in recent decades. Another may be that there are so many other issues confronting Muslims, not the least of which are the genocides of Muslim populations and the oppression of Islamic activism in almost every Muslim country, compared to which the destruction of a building may arguably appear of lesser importance. Nonetheless, it is important that every effort be made to prevent the Saudis from destroying what little remains of the heritage of Islam, for it is largely through such monuments that peoples’ historical memories are stimulated and sustained, and the destruction of these memories will have profound implications for future generations’ understanding and knowledge of Islam itself.


Possible actions by Muslims globally


1. Muslims and Muslim organization should lobby U.N.E.S.C.O by writing letters to them to protect the religious sites in Makkah and Medina . It is sad that Muslims have to turn to a body like UNESCO to prevent a Muslim government from desecrating these sites.

2. Presenting letters of objection to Saudi embassies on a global scale.

3. Engage and exert pressure on Saudi delegations and religious scholars on this issue when they visit our mosques. The issue of certain Muslim activists not being granted visas to perform the pilgrimages to Makkah and the reports of human rights abuses in Arabia are also important issues that should be raised.

4. Networking with NGO’s in Muslim countries and Muslim minorities in the UK , USA , etc so that these NGO’s can exert pressure on the Saudis.

5. Refrain from accepting Saudi funding for religious or any other projects. The acceptance of Saudi funds will ultimately have the effect of impairing one’s independence and sense of justice.

6. Lobby the Arab League, OIC, GCC and Muslim majority governments to engage the Saudis on this issue.



Concluding remarks


The house of Sa’ud enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the only regimes in history to have overseen its own cultural genocide, and to have consciously obliterated its sacred spaces in the name of a religious demagogue, ibn ‘Abd ul-Wahhab.


Globally, communities and religious groups are going to great lengths to preserve their religious and cultural heritage. Sadly the Muslim community is the only community, barring the efforts of a handful of sincere individuals, remains passive whilst its heritage is being destroyed by a small deviant sect within the Ummah (the global Muslim community).


This article was compiled by adamlist from the sources below and edited by Dr Irfan al Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Foundation.


Further information available on the heritage via the link below:



1. The Saudi record of violence against the historical heritage of Islam by Iqbal Siddique, Crescent International

2. Mecca for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’, Jerome Taylor, The Independent UK , 24 September 2011

3. Saudi Arabia’s war of steel and concrete on Islam by Zainab Cheema , Crescent International, November 2010

4. Saudi destruction of Islamic sites raises concern by Hassan Ghani, Press TV, London, January 2011

5. Hajj crisis: yearning for the traditional valuesby Shafiq Morton, Surfing behind the wall blogspot, October 18 2011

6. Inputs by Dr Irfan al Alawi ( Executive Director, Islamic Heritage Foundation), Imam Muhammad al Asi , Washington USA and Professor Sulayman Dangor ( South Africa )


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Pakistan’s ‘Saving Face’ Wins Oscar

‘Saving Face’ filmmakers Daniel Junge, left, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accept their Oscar for best documentary short at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
And the award went to Pakistan at Sunday night’s 84th annual Academy Awards.
“Saving Face,” a film about a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, Mohammad Jawad who cares for the victims of acid attacks in Pakistan, won the Oscar for best documentary short.

The award was received by the film’s two co-directors, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge, who attended the event in Hollywood, California. The night marked a double win for Pakistan: not only is Ms. Obaid-Chinoy the first Pakistani to win an Oscar, but this is the first time the country has received an Academy Award.
The 33-year-old Ms. Obaid-Chinoy dedicated her award to “all the women in Pakistan working for change.” She added, “Don’t give up your dreams. This is for you.”
The film centers on the work of Mohammad Jawad, a doctor who offers reconstructive surgery to women victims of acid burns in Pakistan. It also follows the story of one woman who fights to see her attackers are imprisoned.
Saving Face
The Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy film follows British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who returns to his homeland to help victims of acid burns. The film follows one woman as she fights to see that the perpetrators of the crime are imprisoned for life.
The documentary competed against “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” a Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson film about a mid-century starlet who chose the church over Hollywood; “The Barber of Birmingham,” a Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday film that follows the life of 85-year-old barber James Armstrong and the legacy of the civil rights movement; James Spione’s war film “Incident in New Baghdad”; and “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” a film by Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen that follows survivors of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and their struggle to recover from the wave that crushed their homes and lives.
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A Pakistani kid replies to a video attack on the nation by a junior VHP

A Pakistani kid replies to an attack on Pakistan by a junior Vishwa Hindu Parishad  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_jmXn7gc1g&feature=related

Patriotism means love and regard for the country. It is a natural instinct that men loves the place where he gets birth and where he is brought up. It is one of the noblest passions of human nature. The love of country is natural and essential for every one. Man is a social animal. He cannot live alone. He needs the assistance of other human beings. So the people belonging to one country are brothers and they work for the collective interest of the country. They struggle to flourish their country. The man, who works against the interest of his country, is traitor and he does not deserve any sympathy.

The only way to serve Pakistan is that we must be sincere with out country. We must keep our personal interest behind and we must give supreme importance to the demands of our freedom. Country is not just a piece of land. It is not only the collection of mountains, rivers and valleys. It is the heritage of our dreams, aspirations, culture, traditions and our great religion. We love Pakistan because it is the centre of our hopes and future dreams. It is the land of our following generation. We must try to make it strong and undefeatable castle of Islam.

Patriotism is an active virtue. The real love urges man to do every thing in his power for the welfare of his country. It makes him perform his duties honestly and devotedly. Patriotism makes him a good citizen, who is always ready to serve his nation with best of his talents. A good citizen is always ready to give sacrifices for his nation. Patriotism is a sacred passion, which makes the nation really strong and honorable. It is our duty to keep this passion alive in our hearts.

The great wars of the world were won only because of the extreme sense of Patriotism. Only those nations in the world survive and distinguish themselves, whose citizens keep a high and a very positive sense of Patriotism. Pakistan can become a really strong country, when the people of Pakistan are patriots in the real sense of the world. Give you love to your country and it will give you all the blessings.

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