Last year Saudi Arabia defined atheists as terrorists

Now in Pakistan Atheist & secular groups have become a  headache for religious authorities people are posting lot of material about Islam & questioning it. As we know the one who questions & criticises islam on its basics is considered a blasphamer.

I believe that black blasphemy law must be abolished from the constitution because its been misused  many times & if somebody talks & debate on it is also considered a blasphemer.

In Pakistan nobody is allowed to question the Islamic history. Its considered a sin & Religious authorities know very well that if it is exposed their bread & butter on the name of Allah would stop.

TODAY Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiquie of Islamabad High Court has remarked that those involved in uploading blasphemous content on social media are terrorist. When women are killed kids are raped in madrasas such people never issue any statement.

 During that he got into tears. He said If government can’t block such blasphemous pages then Pakistan Tele Communication authority should be shut down. Then He ordered Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar to appear before the court in person.

 He also said that If we need to close the entire social media on this count then we will do so Before we were surviving without it & we can survive in future as well. 

This judge considers Mumtaz Qadri (the killer of late Salman Taseer) as a hero he also issued a statement against valentines Day. 

On September 17, 2012, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked youtube in Pakistan because the trailer of Sam Bacile’sInnocence of Muslims was not removed then in January 2016 this ban was lifted. 

I think if Government of Pakistan  bans social media on religious pressure it would be a attack on freedom of expression. 

Pakistan is a country where we cant openly discuss our societal issues. A Garrison State where nobody is allowed to criticize the state policies & religion. In this case social media is the light of hope which allows people to exchange & debate new ideas & thoughts. 

The People who criticize the Islamic jihadi worm they are bullied online even such people are abducted by the state as we know 5 bloggers were abducted in January 2017 then on international pressure they were released one of them is still missing. 

Mostly Muslims clerics in Pakistan never respect any other idea & belief but they always demand respect for the ideology of seventh century & State provides shelter to them.

Religious Madrasas are spreading ignorance but criticizing such things is considered a sin. Only digital space allows us to debate on it .

Few days back a newspaper named Ummat discussed about Pakistani atheists , freethinkers & requested authorities to take action  my name is also mentioned in this news & the new pain is coming from the same nerve. 

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Comment by Zombie Athiest on March 8, 2017 at 12:37pm

...please be safe.

(fellow pakistani atheist)

Comment by Noon Alif on March 8, 2017 at 1:22pm
Thanks Zombie i am safe in EU
Comment by Zombie Athiest on March 8, 2017 at 1:32pm

Ah, well, I hope you stay safe there :)

Comment by Rebel on March 9, 2017 at 10:25am

It looks like Facebook is going to be blocked in Pakistan.

Comment by Zombie Athiest on March 9, 2017 at 11:47am

ah fuck those fuckers....there's always VPN and TOR

Comment by Rebel on March 9, 2017 at 12:20pm

They say Facebook is cooperating.

Comment by Andrew Brown on March 9, 2017 at 12:32pm

Thank you for being a representative when no one around you is interested.
I feel your pain, brother. Keep on keepin' on.
The scientific ideas are far superior to religious ideas. We won our battle in the west, of course the religion continues and grasps for power wherever possible, but at least we have been allowed to enough information we can create amazing devices which allow all people to propagate their ideas. The best ones will always win. It is simply a matter of time.
Please keep up the good fight because it can turn bad very quickly.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on March 9, 2017 at 1:45pm

Blasphemy laws are in place because religions cannot survive interrogation. Satire, even when it is perceived as mockery, is a form of criticism. It needs the protection of the law to stop people from accessing information that runs counter to it. If Islam were true then it would be a truth that did not need to be defended.

Comment by Noon Alif on March 9, 2017 at 2:49pm
Yes Reg you are right. But this time a judge who is the biggest supporter of Brelvi Wahabi Taliban he is issuing statements. When freethinker were abducted some Pakistani young boys who were staying in EU Started Operation against these religious buggers with video urdu Messeges this thing created a huge pain among religious people so now every day they are issuing voilent statements against freethinkers ... ..
thanks Andrew we are doing our best
Comment by Davis Goodman on March 9, 2017 at 3:14pm

The different levels of how f**ked up a country is from worst to not much better than worst:

1. Not permitting people to leave

A place cannot possibly not be screwed up if so many people want to leave that you have to prohibit it

2. Thought control  (religion/world view control)

When people can tell you what to think or live in a closed society of paranoia, fear, obsessive shaming and worst of all...harsh punishment and brutal opression of dissent.

3. extreme marginalisation (gross inequality due to gender, race, world view, wealth, education)

You know you're fucked up when half (or more than half) of the population are supposed to shut up and do as their told.

All Pakistan and Saudi Arabia need to do to reach totally demented basket case banana to prohibit people from leaving (Saudi Arabia won't let women leave without permission but that's discriminative...not population management). So horrifying :(


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