You have the right to express your views. To dissent. To criticize. To disagree.
But if your views ignite hate, violence, and discrimination; then you don’t have the right to express. Because then, you are violating the social space.
People die. They die daily. But a dead person doesn’t become respectable or beloved just because he’s dead. That’s emotional instability.
Rizvi ignited hate, violence and discrimination. He spat venom against Edhi. He romanticized those who spilled blood. He asked people to go on a killing spree during Faizabad dharna. He distributed religious certificates based on hate. Then, all of a sudden, he left his flag and was cooled down. Rs.1,000 per head were distributed by the boys. That’s exactly where Qazi Faez Isa came.
Anyway. According to his own words, he was ‘directed’ by someone to go and sit in Faizabad. He was about to reveal ‘who’, apparently. We know who. Everyone knows. That’s not the point for now. The point is: even his love for the Prophet Muhammad PBUH was directed by someone behind the curtains.
You were outplayed with religion this time. Like you were outplayed with patriotism, motherland, goosebumps, and treason other times.
He came on stage all of a sudden. He conquered the twin cities within no time. He divided the vote base to make a playing field for the selectors. Then he became dangerous. Not needed anymore. Was arrested, labeled, discarded, and dusted.
Routine story. They are made. They are used. They are flushed. Simple.
The number of people at the funeral. Well, is that even an argument for anything? Go and check history of funerals. The numbers have nothing to do with any argument. I am not going to compare his funeral with another funeral. Not into analysis. But do consider herd mentality. Nonetheless. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Anyway, a person died, which is sad. His philosophy didn’t, which is also sad.
ﺩﺷﻤﻦ ﻣﺮﮮ ﺗﮯ ﺧﻮﺷﯽ ﻧﮧ ﮐﺮﺋﯿﮯ ﺳﺠﻨﺎﮞ ﻭﯼ ﻣﺮ ﺟﺎﻧﺎ
ﮈﯾﮕﺮ ﺗﮯ ﺩﻥ ہوﯾﺎ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺍﻭﮌﮎ ﻧﻮﮞ ﮈﺏ ﺟﺎﻧﺎ
On the other hand, those who made us this stupid and irrational; are enjoying new laws. Saudia is on its way modernizing. MBS met Netanyahu, according to the New York Times. UAE is amending its laws in accordance with Europe. Everything is moving 180 degrees there. They don’t need illiterate warriors to fight blindly in the name of religion anymore.
Soon, we are going to be left alone. We will be left alone with swords in hand. What we will do then? Where will we direct our anger? Who will we kill?
Bank managers. Students. Doctors. Random people. Ahmadis. Christians. Blasphemers. Some these. Some those.
Who cares? Bulleh Shah doesn’t:
عاشق ہویوں رب دا ہوئی ملامت لاکھ
تینوں کافر، کافر آکھ دے، تو آہو آہو آکھ
Believe whatever your like. Follow whatever convinces you. But let the idea of diversity and acceptance prevail. Be sad on the demise; but don’t forget the narrative he propagated throughout his shelf life.
They may act as your guide but they are not taking you home. Because even their guidance is directed.