Pakistan: Reporter accused of apostasy, gets death threat for reporting about plight of Ahmadis and Christians

We’ve posted many stories from the Express Tribune here. It is one of the few publications in Pakistan or anywhere else that reports honestly on honor killings, the persecution of non-Muslims, and more. And so for that, its chief reporter is threatened with death for aiding “anti-Islam.” Once again we see an Islamic supremacist becoming outraged not over atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of Islam, but over the reporting of those atrocities.

“Pak reporter gets threatening letter for covering minorities,” from the Malaysia Sun, October4 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A reporter in Pakistan has received a threatening letter for covering minorities.

The Express Tribune Chief Reporter Rana Tanveer received a one-page letter, with stamps of a Multan post office and Lahore Garden Town post office.

Tanveer was termed as ‘apostate’ by accusing him of favouring minorities, especially Ahmadis and Christians.

According to the Daily Times, the letter started with “Allah-o-Akbar” read: “Rana Tanveer enough is enough. Your favour to Ahmadis and Christians is increasing and now it is my firm belief that you are not a Muslim. You have turned to be an apostate by writing against Islam and in favour of ‘anti Islam’.”

“We know your purpose of doing such but now it is better for you to stop writing ‘against’ Islam and in favour of Qadianis or else you will be killed”.

The letter, which was written in the name of ‘Mard-e-Mujahid’, said that in defiance ‘you will be hit from where you cannot even imagine’.

The letter was sent on the newspaper’s official address and was written in Urdu.

Rana Tanveer said that he always observed objectivity during his professional duties. He said being a Muslim, he cannot even think of writing against Islam.

He added that whatever he writes is based on facts and being a professional journalist it is his duty to do factual reporting.

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  1. says

    Pretty much sums up all those in this fight against islamic terrorism and supremacism, Muslim and non Muslim, who fight for justice. Listen up those on the left who defend Islam at every turn and use the term ‘Islamophobia’, Ya know, we still exist, those who defend justice and call out injustice for what it is. In every culture, nation, RELIGION, we exist.

  2. says

    He said being a Muslim, he cannot even think of writing against Islam. But, being a decent person, he reported about plight of Ahmadis and Christians. So, decent Muslims do indeed exist. Problem is, how do we call them? moderates? nominal? apostates?
    These decent Muslims are, deep inside, rejecting Islam and the teachings of Muhammad. Whatever we call them, they’re not True Muslims.

  3. says

    Once again we see an Islamic supremacist becoming outraged not over atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of Islam, but over the reporting of those atrocities.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    True, Robert …

    And islam & company have *everything* backwards.

    islam is wholly evil.

  4. says

    “Listen up those on the left”
    Do not you realise that Islam is the exception that proves the rule. Try to use your brains, please. It is not hard. It is bloody obvious, or are you colour blind on red?

  5. says

    Pakistan: Reporter accused of apostasy, gets death threat for reporting about plight of Ahmadis and Christians

    We’ve posted many stories from the Express Tribune here. It is one of the few publications in Pakistan or anywhere else that reports honestly on honor killings, the persecution of non-Muslims, and more. And so for that, its chief reporter is threatened with death for aiding “anti-Islam.” Once again we see an Islamic supremacist becoming outraged not over atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of Islam, but over the reporting of those atrocities.
    ……………………………….

    Exactly. And given the fate of Salman Taseer, the Pakistani governor assassinated for merely suggesting that the Blasphemy laws should be reviewed, this reporter needs to take these death threats very seriously.

    And this is no “tiny minority of extremists”, either”Taseer’s assassin, his own body guard, was quite literally showered with rose petals by the populace for his betrayal and murder.

    More:

    The Express Tribune Chief Reporter Rana Tanveer received a one-page letter, with stamps of a Multan post office and Lahore Garden Town post office.
    ……………………………….

    Will the Pakistani authorities follow up on this? Somehow I rather doubt it…

    More:

    Tanveer was termed as ‘apostate’ by accusing him of favouring minorities, especially Ahmadis and Christians.
    ……………………………….

    Typical Islamic “reasoning””if a someone believes that religious minorities should not be oppressed and abused, then they are accused of “favoring” them. Muslim supremacism in action, where the idea of treating people as equals is wholly alien.

    More:

    According to the Daily Times, the letter started with “Allah-o-Akbar” read: “Rana Tanveer enough is enough. Your favour to Ahmadis and Christians is increasing and now it is my firm belief that you are not a Muslim. You have turned to be an apostate by writing against Islam and in favour of ‘anti Islam’.”
    ……………………………….

    Lots going on here”the threatening cry of “Allahu Akbar, the accusation of “apostasy”, the claim that anything short of support for every aspect of Islamic savagery is “writing against Islam”.

    More:

    “We know your purpose of doing such but now it is better for you to stop writing ‘against’ Islam and in favour of Qadianis or else you will be killed”.
    ……………………………….

    The usual”always with the death threats…

    More:

    The letter, which was written in the name of ‘Mard-e-Mujahid’, said that in defiance ‘you will be hit from where you cannot even imagine’.
    ……………………………….

    The odd spelling of “Allah-o-Akbar” and the signatory “Mard-e-Mujahid” would appear to be reference to Pakistan’s “National Song”, Ae Mard e Mujahid Jaag Zara – Allaho Akbar.

    Check out the bellicose imagery in the video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfoUd8-yo8g

    Here are the disgusting but entirely predictable lyrics:

    http://szh.20m.com/entertainment/aemardemujahidjaagzara_eng.html

    In other words, the writer is both identifying as a violent Jihadist and a Pakistani “patriot””which, not surprisingly, as seen as one and the same.

    More:

    Rana Tanveer said that he always observed objectivity during his professional duties. He said being a Muslim, he cannot even think of writing against Islam.

    He added that whatever he writes is based on facts and being a professional journalist it is his duty to do factual reporting.
    ……………………………….

    Unfortunately, this sort of decency and objectivity *is* considered to be be “against Islam”. I hope that Rana Tanveer and the staff of the Express Tribune stay safe”but in increasingly Islamized Pakistan, that hope seems, sadly, increasingly slim.

  6. says

    “Do not you realise that Islam is the exception that proves the rule.(sic) Try to use your brains, please. It is not hard. It is bloody obvious, or are you colour blind on red?”

    Explain yourself, then, oh genius!

    1.) What is the rule to which you refer?

    2.) What is the exception that supposedly “proves” the rule? Just saying, “Islam” does nothing for me.

    3.) What do you mean to suggest by asking, “Are you colour blind on red”?

    The reason I ask, is because I haven’t the faintest idea of what you are speaking. If you mean to, somehow, suggest that The Left and their ilk are NOT enabling Islam, and that somehow, that constitutes an exception to a rule, thereby proving the rule – well, you’ve lost me.

    Explain yourself – don’t throw out self-serving garbage like, “it’s not hard”, or “use your brains”.

    That crap doesn’t fly here, especially with regard to the fact that you’re a new poster.

  7. says

    What’s more, “or are you colour blind on red?”
    is a logical fallacy, since color-blindness is almost exclusively total – that is, one cannot be “colour-blind” and see only red. That would be, “partially colour-blind”.