Browsing All posts tagged under »Conspiracy Theories«

The Enemy Within

December 3, 2010 by

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by Humayun Nosheerwan Who is responsible for this dismal and depressingly dark fate of Pakistani nation? And who is to blame for the fear of impending disaster and catastrophic future which now occupies the hearts and minds of people living in this part of the South Asia and in entire Muslim world? WHO is the […]

Faisal Shahzad’s anti-Americanism

May 10, 2010 by

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by Pervez Hoodbhoy DAWN – May 8, 2010 The man who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was a Pakistani. Why is this unsurprising? Because when you hold a burning match to a gasoline tank, the laws of chemistry demand combustion. As anti-US lava spews from the fiery volcanoes of Pakistan’s […]

Glory, Piety and Politics

March 14, 2010 by

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By Nadeem F. Paracha DAWN – Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 Many young Pakistanis, who in their reactionary worldview cannot relate to the conventional make-up of the long-bearded and mullah-looking hawkers of intransigent ideas, have found their man in the dashing (Che Guevara-meets-Saladin) shape of Zaid Hamid. But this phenomenon does not begin or end with […]

Conspiracy Theories Galore

February 26, 2010 by

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By Ayesha Siddiqa DAWN – Friday- 26 Feb, 2010 I COULDN’T believe my ears when responsible quarters informed me of an American-Blackwater conspiracy to isolate Pakistan. According to this heinous plan the objective will be achieved by infiltrating the media, specifically through placing people in responsible positions in the print and electronic media. These plants […]

Conspiracy Theories and Rebuttals

January 19, 2010 by

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It is an unfortunate and painful reality that Pakistani youth is mired in revivalism and conspiracy theories. Search for answers in this age of information and dis-information leads them to believe everything that appears on TV screens.  It is the need of the hour to refute such gross distortions of historical, political, religious and economic […]

Crackpots, ahoy!

May 17, 2009 by

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by Nadeem F. Paracha Nadeem F. Paracha explains what happens when the urban middle-class chooses to live in blissful ignorance. It was quite a sight watching Ali Azmat sitting with Zaid Hamid on TV, both passionately discussing ‘Hindu & Western Zionist aims to destabilize Pakistan.’ For those who might not know who Zaid Hamid is, […]