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.
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.