NONSENSE AGAINST MUSLIM
LEADER ANGERS COMMUNITY
ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: One more
candidate (Pandor, Yunus) has jumped in the municipal elections race for
City Councillor Ward-26. This is seen by the people as an attempt to
divide the votes of the candidates expected to give tough time and even
win. This is an old trick of political game played by invisible hands
controlled by master minds.
According to an analysis of the situation in one of the most
important election locations of Canada---Ward-26---In the lead is still
Shaukat Ali Malik, by any parameter, evaluation and comparison of
profiles, contributions and achievements.
Malik believes in healthy competition and positive practical actions. He
is ready to work with all and serve all. He has no ill-intention of
dividing the votes or causing deliberate dent to people and communities.
All he wants is to lead, help and serve the people.
On the other hand, attempts to confuse, provoke, mislead and harm
the Muslim community, particularly Pakistani community, have increased.
Everyday people hear nonsense of nuisance elements.
One such nonsense is that the Great Leader and Founder of Pakistan,
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was an Ismaili. This is an attempt to give leverage
and advantage to the Ismaili candidate, Mohammad Dhanani.
Honestly speaking, it has already backfired and tarnished the image
of the political party supporting this nonsense. Pakistanis are infuriated
by this dirty politic of the political party and persons associated with
The political party leadership must understand the seriousness,
sensitivity and gravity of the situation. The graph has started falling
rapidly and could lead to losing of the important federal and provincial
hold in this locality.
This will only create a mess and worsen the situation for Mohammad
Dhanani as Pakistanis are not prepared to hear or tolerate any nonsense
about their great leader. After this, no Pakistani is expected to give
vote to any Ismaili candidate.
Already, people have started asking as to where the millions have
been used which were given to an Ismaili to help and support Pakistanis.
They suspect that the amount did not reach the Pakistanis.
So there is a conspiracy to divide and pitch people against each
other---like the Muslims against Ismailis, Pakistanis against Indians,
particularly Gujaratis, Punjabis against Urdu-speaking people and so on.
In the past elections, it is alleged that Punjabis avoided
supporting Urdu-speaking candidate by labelling them as “Belonging to
MQM or Karachi”. Now the Urdu-Speaking ones are saying: “When the
Punjabis did not support us why should we support them. When they want our
support they say they are Muslims and Pakistanis but when our turn comes
they label us as belonging to MQM and Karachi.”
Also, literature is being distributed about the management and
facts related to the main mosque in Thorncliffe area. People are demanding
proper monitoring and accountability by the concerned government agencies
of the donations, funds and management affairs to end monopoly by a group
and alleged misuse of funds.
In the greater interest of Humanity, Muslim community and all
communities, all the shit, nonsense and nuisance must end forthwith.
Instead of burning with hatred, living in darkness of illiteracy
with closed minds and considering each other enemies, people must show
sensibility, create understanding and start loving, supporting and helping
each other in order to ensure unity of people and communities. They must
learn from the best of Canadian people, values, society and system.
Everything is before them but they don’t want to benefit from the
facilities and opportunities.
This situation is the creation of opportunists and exploiters, who
for even few cents and dollars become traitors, Munafiqeen (hypocrites),
pimps and tail-wagging dogs. To gain name, fame, position and to please
their masters they have done this and sold their honour, identity and
community. Yet shamelessly they call themselves Community Leaders and
`Good & Respected People’.
It is time to stand up against all characterless characters,
nuisance and nonsense and support good people and true leaders. Only this
way we can help and promote ourselves. Nobody is going to come from the
sky or below the earth to help us. Only we can help ourselves by standing
firmly on the ground below our feet. This is what we need to understand.
So stop listening to nonsense and stop following characterless
people. Already much harm has been caused by our wrong approach and
thinking. Now is the time to open our eyes and learn to live and work with
all people and communities. We must learn to understand and love each
Muslims and Pakistanis particularly must forget all differences and
choose one good leader as candidate for representation. This candidate
must have the good character, spirit, commitment and vision to understand
and serve all with equality and justice. Whether he wins or loses, he must
have the heart and courage to work and live with all in the best manners.
This is what democracy and goodness demands.
---Javed Zaheer (JAZA), Free Expression Award Winner, Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner, Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Members of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)696-0981/ firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit the following websites: www.nepmcc.ca and www.nationalethnicpress.com (Home Pages & Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004 to 2010), www.pakistanabroad.ca (Issues) and www.caribbeanbusinessmagazine.ca