Though the cartoons published in the secular paper Al-Watan are by no means demeaning any religion or religious personality, they do attack the American way of seeing the world in a way they want to see it especially when it comes to Muslims and how the United State usually does its best to show the world only the dark side instead of the good one.
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For the pro-democracy revolution of Libya, there was no better friend than J. Christopher Stevens. He was the US ambassador to Libya who perished along with three others in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In what is perhaps a sign of growing Islamic extremism in the country, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam, who played a pivotal role in developing the theoretical framework that led to the apparent discovery of the subatomic ‘God Particle’ last week, is being largely scorned in his homeland because of his religious belief and affiliation. The physicist who died in the year 1996 was once hailed as a national hero for his pioneering work in physics and his contribution to Pakistan’s nuclear program.
Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam. The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. It is the largest pilgrimage in the world and is to be performed at least once by every able bodied Muslim who can afford it. Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims are taking part in the annual Hajj rites, which peak on Saturday. The white robes symbolize purity and equality under God.
Some other interesting facts about the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage here.
In typical Pakistani fashion, the band’s name is a mixture of English and Urdu – or more appropriately as it is termed Urdish. Beygairat Brigade is an outfit based in Lahore, the first word translates basically as shameless.
The group’s claim to fame will be their first song Aalu Anday (potatoes and eggs), probably because of notoriety. The lyrics take a punch at basically everything that is wrong with Pakistan’s set-up. From the prices of staple food to current political parties, the powerful army and the country’s revered and now feared ISI – the band leaves not one stone unturned as it goes along its merry satirical way.