Playing Cricket with a Car

seems like pakistan isn’t the only place where freedom of the press is an issue. the ugliness of it has come across to canadian borders where thugs and morons combine their brains to do stupid shit like this. it’s shameful to see this come over here. at times like this i don’t even blame people for stereotyping us pakistani’s, because admittedly such ignorance and idiocy is not helping us out.

Journalist Jawaad Faizi says he can still feel broken glass showering over him in his car as he fended off blows from a cricket bat in a surprise attack he blames on “religious fanatics.”

A writer for the Pakistan Post, Faizi said he was beaten by three men because he mocked a Pakistani cleric in a column.

Faizi said the men smashed the windshield and driver’s window of his car as he arrived at his editor’s home about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. He said he was struck by the cricket bat and was cut on his forearm.

“They were smashing and smashing, hitting and hitting,” Faizi said. “I could not stop them.”

Faizi said both he and his editor, Amir Arain, recently received phone calls warning them to stop writing defamatory articles about the religious group Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran and its leader, Allama Tahir-Ul-Qadri.

Faizi said he wrote a column two weeks ago mocking the cleric, who he said told a gathering in Pakistan “that he could write the name of Mohammed on the moon with his finger.”

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2 Comments so far

  1. Mahmood Asad (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    This is just crazy… Ive heard the true story is that the clouds formed the name Muhammad in the night sky near the moon, which was LIVE telecast on TV. This is the real story. This journalist should not lie and make up false stories.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    There will always be people seeing things, like Mary, mother of Jesus, in reflections and paint strokes. It’s our right under the Constitution, especially in light of the 25th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to question such sightings and to question their origin. Skepticism has been a healthy part of thinking and philosophy for millennia. It creates debate, and it’s how we grow as people. That’s why adults like freedom.

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