Saturday, July 7, 2007
his new world
drowned in a cry
as he grows
his tears will dry
his life a see saw
his freckled fate
he will defy
marry have children
relearn to cry
hidden in the folds of a sigh
when his last time comes
he will say goodbye
time to leave time to die
those around the grave
all unlearning to cry
this is one path
they too will cross
before they pass by
a wind a whisper
that wont say why
you came you lived
you saw you died
shy bashful your body
hidden in the folds of the earth
you take your
vanity and your pride
humility as your tombstone
by your new bedsite
we scourge ourselves
the Islamic World
what they forgot
on the sands of Karbala
where a battle for truth was fought
the Holy Prophets blood stream
dismembered bodies that dot
decapitated heads on spears
that was not their lot
all part of a conspiracy
a yazidi plot
impotency eunuched silence
on Islamic history a black spot
may the enemies the killers of Hussain
in the fires of hell yell and rot
lanat on all of them
in a gunshot
forgive them not
nowhere to go ..
no work no dreams
living life as an eyesore
death to has shut her door
man and a deaf mute god at the core
get it over with once and for
all i swore
no adonai i can take it no more
after my death my wife
will walk the streets become a whore
my son begging at someone elses door
my mother motherless furthermore
my life a restless sea and no seashore
i am drenched with despair
in this downpour
This man had lost everything in the floods I was told at has hometown, he was a daily labourer, all was lost with just an ounce of faith left he had come to the Holy Shrines
to ask for somemore...god who was locked within a trembling door.
Rajkot woman stages semi-nude protest against dowry demand
5 Jul 2007, 0219 hrs IST,TNN
RAJKOT: Conservative Rajkot went into convulsions on Wednesday when alleged mental and physical abuse by her husband's family drove a 22-year-old woman to strip to her underwear and walk through the city in protest.
Pooja Chauhan said she had taken to this unique protest after being constantly harassed for not bringing dowry and bearing a girl-child.
The effect was immediate. The police arrested her husband Pratapsinh Chauhan, parents-in-law and neighbours Veji Bharwad and Vinu Dalit on Wednesday, after she threatened to scale up her protest and march nude to the police commissioner's office if she did not get justice.
"The arrests were made on the basis of Pooja Chauhan's complaint. We are also planning to take action against Pooja for indecent behaviour in a public place. However, we will examine her mental condition before taking any action," said Rajkot police commissioner K Nityanandam.
Residents in the busy thoroughfares of Race Course Road and Yagnik Road were left gaping in shock on Tuesday evening as Pooja walked in her inner-wear, wielding a baseball bat and bangles, headed for the police commissioner's office.
She walked for about an hour and went home later as the police commissioner was out of station.
Police sources said Pooja had a love marriage with Pratapsinh, a resident of Gandhigram area, about three years ago, but her in-laws kept harassing her for dowry. The harassment increased when she gave birth to a daughter eight months ago. She finally left home five months ago and has been living on her own with her daughter, Anjali.
Sources said police inaction on her complaints had driven her to stage such a protest. "When her complaint against her in-laws failed to evoke any response, she tried to immolate herself at the office of the police commissioner last Friday but police personnel stopped her," said a source in the commissionerate.
married tortured for dowry
by her husband and her inlaws
the braveheart lady of rajkot
stripped to her inner garments
a baseball bat she walked down the road
enough is enough she said
i wont be a scapegpoat
the cops dont register or note
hand in gloves with th inlaws
it is alleged
these cops of rajkot
she is mad a rumour they float
with a single act of defiance
the sucked system she smote
yes a new history
on the emancipation
of women beaten in domestic
violence she wrote
society male dominated
has no right
to throttle a womans throat
she single handedly has rocked the boat
with news from times of india
through my poem i quote
womans rights more important
than a sleazy politicians vote
earlier they were
our women of Islam
today they are warriors
soldiers misplaced martyrs of Islam
mujhaidas strong winds
rising out of a calm
led by a ghazi
truth love of humanity
tortured murdered and enbalmed
gun toting defenders of misguided faith
women in hijab all heavily armed
their leader a eunuched soul
also in high heels rotund belly
hiding his religiosity in a burkha
was caught unalarmed
using children as shield
these new defenders of Islam
safe passage rs 5000 bakshish
to let the children go unharmed
muslims love killimg muslims
sectarian silence sectarian violence in Islam
Profile: Islamabad's Red Mosque
By Syed Shoaib Hasan
The controversial Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) that is the focus of a bloody confrontation between Pakistani security forces and radical clerics and students is located near the centre of the capital, Islamabad.
A religious school for women, the Jamia Hafsa madrassa, is attached to the mosque. A male madrassa is a few minutes drive away.
Throughout most of its existence, the mosque has long been favoured by the city elite, including prime ministers, army chiefs and presidents.
Pakistan's longest-ruling dictator, General Zia-ul-Haq, was said to be very close to the former head of the Lal Masjid, Maulana Abdullah, who was famous for his speeches on jihad (holy war).
This was during the 1980s when the mujahideen's fight against Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was at its peak, and jihad was seen as an acceptable clarion call in the Muslim world.
The mosque is located near the headquarters of Pakistan's shadowy ISI intelligence service, which helped train and fund the holy warriors, and a number of ISI staff are said to go there for prayers.
The Lal Masjid has since been a centre of radical Islamic learning and houses several thousand male and female students in adjacent seminaries.
Gen Musharraf is thus understandably perturbed by the mosque and its leaders and has repeatedly ordered action against them
Maulana Abdullah was assassinated in the mosque in late nineties, and since then the entire complex has been run by his sons, Maulana Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rashid Ghazi.
The brothers admit to having had good contacts with many of the wanted leaders of al-Qaeda, including Osama Bin Laden.
This was in the years before the 11 September, 2001 attacks on the US, when jihad was part of Pakistan's state-sanctioned policy.
Since the "war on terror" began, however, both the Lal Masjid and the Jamia Hafsa deny having had any links with organisations now banned for supporting terrorism.
But they have been vehement in their support for the "jihad against America" and have openly condemned President Musharraf.
In speeches after Gen Musharraf openly announced his support for the war on terror", the mosque has been the centre of calls for his assassination.
One of these speeches was delivered by Maulana Masood Azhar, whose Jaish-e-Mohammad fundamentalist group members were later involved in several failed attempts on the life of the president.
Gen Musharraf is thus understandably perturbed by the mosque and its leaders and has repeatedly ordered action against them.
So far all attempts to rein the mosque and its leaders in have been unsuccessful.
The Lal Masjid and its madrassa also have strong links to the tribal areas of Pakistan, which provide many of their students.
In a recent interview, Abdul Rashid Ghazi said that they had the support of the Waziristan Taleban and any actions against the madrassa would have an "appropriate response".
The Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa were in the news in July 2005 when Pakistani security forces tried to raid the mosque following the suicide bombings that month in London.
The security personnel were met by baton-wielding women who refused to let them enter the mosque or seminary compound.
Authorities said the security forces were investigating a link between the seminary and Shehzad Tanweer, one of the 7 July bombers.
The school has been in the limelight ever since.
'Fight to death'
The madrassa's administration has also been particularly vocal in raising the issue of missing people in Pakistan - hundreds of suspected radical militants and their families who are allegedly in the detention of Pakistan's intelligence agencies.
A large number of Jamia Hafsa students come from the tribal areas
It was also a leading light in the protests in Pakistan against Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad which led to demonstrations all over the Muslim world.
And it was the Jamia Hafsa which British schoolgirl Misbah Rana, also known as Molly Campbell, was reported to have been interested in joining after arriving in Pakistan at the centre of an international custody row.
The latest controversy to feature the school was when it launched a campaign against the demolition of mosques in Islamabad by the capital authority.
After the administration started the demolition of part of the mosque, said to have been constructed illegally, students of the seminaries launched an all-out campaign against them.
They prevented the authorities physically from reaching the site and then occupied the building of a nearby children's library.
Most of this was done by the female students, many of whom were carrying Kalashnikovs during the occupation.
The students then set-up a round the clock vigil and promised to "fight to death" after the government threatened to evict them.
The situation was only defused after the authorities backed down and offered talks.
The government has since reconstructed the demolished part of the mosque compound, but the administration maintains that six other mosques around the capital city which have met similar treatment should also be rebuilt.
In the meantime, students have remained in occupation of the library and have been involved in other "social activities" like the raid on the hostel.
he would not do this to man
if god was human and man was man
man born of woman and of man
man enslaved to coins and to man
life a wheel barrow carrying the corpse of man
would it have been better if he was culled this man
when he was born defective demeaning man
begging for a living from man to man
not born an animal cannibal man
highly explosive inflammable man
a hijda a eunuch transgendered man
a coward a fighter a dream defying man
a nightmare that does not get over
the unending story of inhuman man
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