Friday, April 15, 2011

Is pakistan a Sovereign Country by R Maryam

Pakistan urges US to halt all operations in Pakistan, after CIA operative Raymond Davis' arrest, the relation between the two countries have been  strained. The day after Raymond's release, 40 people were killed in the drone  attack in Wazistan. Anti American sentiment is growing on the streets. People of Pakistan are extremely unhappy and they want US to leave them alone.In a secret meeting btween Pakistani Intellegence chief, Lt. Gen.Ahmed Shuja Pasha urged the CIA Director Leon Panetta to halt the drone attacks on the tribal areas of Pakistan.
It is one thing for Gen. Pasha to make such demands on US and it is absolutely different for Director Panetta to oblige. Talibans are real threat for both US and Pakistan, and so far we have not seen Pakistani government seriously eliminating them. United States Government pays for the services it receives from Pakistan,the cash strapped government of Pakistan cannot take billions of US dollars and claim sovereignty. It's the people of Pakistan who are incited by the Mullah and corrupt politicians to take to the streets of Pakistan, screaming death to America They do no not understand why America has so much power over their country. They are very frustrated and want the same kind of security as the people of America have.  America will defend the security of it's people at all cost. Each government has the obligation to protect it's people and Pakistani government has failed its people on every level.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

France Bans Burqa by R Maryam

France banned burqa, and women wearing it would be first warned and then fined $200. As a result lot woman took to the streets to protest against it. I agree with President Nickolas Sarkozy who said "it's sign of enslavement and it will not be welcome in French Republic." France is hardly alone, many more European countries are now on verge of passing such laws. Syria's Education Ministry has also announced ban on nikab and anyone wearing niqab would not be allowed to register in colleges.I wonder how many of these women wear burqa of their own freewill? In most Islamic countries woman wear burqa or nikab because of the custom of that country and not because it is Islamic, other wise this would be the law in all of Islamic counties. Muslim countries like Turkey and Egypt have already banned burqa.
I fully support the law and hope that many more countries would do so. This is right political climate for Saudi women to protest against burqa, and demand more freedom. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the World that doesn't allow women to drive. All women regardless of their age are required to have a male guardian. King Abdullah would agree to anything to stay in power.