Many people are criticizing the Pakistani Muslims in the social media for not protesting as vehemently as the Muslims living in other countries, in response to the blasphemous anti-Islam film that has once again ignited the flames of hatred and widened the gap between Muslim and Non-Muslims.
There are many reasons why people and political leaders of the so-called “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” do not utter much against the blasphemous movie.
Firstly, since the movie has been made in the United States, our political leaders would not do much because for them America’ blessings and bounties are more important than anything else.
Secondly, being residents of a poor and inflation hit country, everyone in Pakistan is concerned about survival, more than anything else.
Thirdly, there is an ambiance of uncertainty in our country, so no one really knows what is going to happen in the next minute. The law and order situation has been highly volatile and people generally avoid going to protest rallies where larger numbers of people are involved.
Personally, I pay tribute to the Muslims living in other countries who are taking part in protests against the movie. However, I don’t think they are doing it the right way. Destroying properties, killing people and disturbing daily life activities for the masses is not going to yield much. Besides, Islam does not allow anyone to act violently, rather it urges to use wisdom and compassion for finding solutions to discords.
We should protest, if we want to, but in a peaceful and more effective way. The objective of our protests should be to tell the world that we are deeply hurt and offended by the fallacious propaganda against our faith and our holy prophet. Only this way can we be able to win moral support from the world.