The war is not over... By Amjad
05 January, 2013
Salmaan Taseer's martyrdom was not just the death of a great leader but also the death of justice. His was the death of all the hopes of the minorities that looked up to him for their protection. This was a dark day in the history of our country and we should all be ashamed of ourselves.
I suggest the extremist elements in this country not delude themselves by thinking they have won. They may have succeeded in killing Salmaan Taseer, a man who was an asset to the cause of humanity, however, we will not cry; instead, we will celebrate for we have proved that we are determined to give up our lives for the sake of our cause. The one who kills is not the hero — it is the one who is ready to get killed for a better, bigger cause who is the stronger one. We shall not let Salmaan Taseer's great sacrifice go waste because we citizens will continue his cause and fight till we succeed or every last one of us meets the same fate as him. The war is not over yet.
Until and unless there is a separation of religion and the state, Pakistani society will get uglier with every passing day. We must not let the mullahs (clergy) suffocate liberal voices. It is time to stand up. It is time to say no to mullah-gardi.