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written on the wall

February 14, 2014

0As the much hyped government Taliban negotiations, make headline news, allegations, counter allegations, conditions and counter conditions, go on, the people are left in a state of disbelief, for talks and bombing, killing, goes on in parallel.

Do the dead and wounded and those who survive care for the outcome, or want as decisive an action as the extremists undertake?

 take a breath

deep if you can

or even shallow

as you always do,

feel the pain

the scathing burning

acrid taste of burning

tearing down your throat

smell of flesh, clothes and wood

tinged with explosives

even as you look away

and cover your nose

the throat tells you, you have

just been exposed to

a bomb blast.

and as you run

you stumble and fall

shocked to see

beneath your feet

shattered humanity

bleeding, torn, incinerated

and you stand in shock

and one thought

why us? rises

above all in your mind

and you wonder if the

negotiations touted as the

mother of all talks

will have any effect?

and even if they do

will the result of these

bring back the humanity

you just stepped on

back to life

forgetting

forgiving

reliving life

being able to love

once again?

and you can see the

writing on the wall

seen by all

but those who matter

confused and unsure between

containment,

elimination,

conciliation,

oblivious to the pain,

loss, suffering and feelings

for they have not suffered

hiding behind their high walls

long convoys in duplicates

moving along different routes

jammers, rerouting traffic

and all spent on the

alter of expediency, the

dead, maimed and wounded

unseen, unsung, unheard.

change, for the sake of your people

your mindset, and realize

and eye for an eye

was written for such as these!

February 13, 2014

8:16 pm

UN WFP suicide bombing handlers set free

November 25, 2012

hard facts of life – times like this we want revenge not forgiveness!

the suspects of the UN WFP October 05, 2009, let off for lack of evidence.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/19-Sep-2012/terror-suspects-released-for-lack-of-evidence

Behtar Pakistan TV Episode with me on the panel

November 21, 2012

i was on the panel in azm e alishan behtar Pakistan episode 6 telecast on november 17, and 18, the link to the episode:

https://vimeo.com/53916659

comments welcome. please circulate widely to give voice to our anti-terror crusade.

Behtar Pakistan an Azm e Alishan presentation

November 4, 2012

please click for the latest episodes, i will be a panelist on the program on 17 Nov 2012

http://www.azmealishan.com/behtar-pakistan-season-2-episode/episode/2

Orphaned by Extremism

September 8, 2012

my article on the lifeafterhate site.

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No child is immune to the traumatic effects of terrorism, whether they are in New York, Bosnia, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, London, Lebanon, Rwanda, Kashmir, Darfur, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or elsewhere. And while many children are resilient after traumatic experiences, many develop a variety of emotional and behavioral symptoms that can be severe and long-lasting.

http://lifeafterhate.org/2012/09/orphaned-by-extremism/

Life Goes On

September 4, 2012

Life Goes On 6.

best depiction ever!

My Talk – Pakistan, Violent Extremism/Terrorism, and Us

June 20, 2012

i will be presenting a talk on the subject as per details below:

Channel 4 UK Documentary “City of Fear,” followed by a slide show presentation.

Venue: Kuch Khaas, H 1, Street 1, F 6/3, entrance on Margalla Road (opposite Trail 3

all friends are invited and requested to invite their friends to join us to Say No to Terrorism

https://www.facebook.com/events/252647824841907/

thought for the day

November 13, 2011

right but irrelevant – interesting combination!

A Pakistani ponders the legacy of 9/11 by Tahir Wadood Malik

September 14, 2011

my article appears in this edition of the common ground news service..

http://www.cgnews.org/article.php?id=30367&lan=en&sp=0

statistic

June 8, 2011

surprised,
caught in a no-mans land
between a war
unsure if its
ours or theirs?
wondering why
we are losing
loved ones
all around,
with no abating in sight
afraid to even ask
when it will end?
for what if the answer is
never?

dignity lost to brutality
throats parched,
silent grief,
eyes run dry,
who to turn to?
for God seems
to have forsaken
leaving us to
mop up in the wake
of another
ear shattering
heart rendering
dust rising
blast.

heard far and wide
causing people to pause
shake their head in
disbelief but a belief
oh no, not another one?
they groan
and get back to the mundane
task of eeking out the
daily sustenance for life
not knowing when
the next similar noise
will be where we are,
and like the others, we too
will be a statistic in another’s life!

June 08, 2011
11:17 hours