Paaras Abbas

LAPIDO INVESTIGATION: Any room at all for discussion of Islam in Pakistan today?

by Paaras Abbas - 12th September 2012

Anybody who gives a liberal interpretation of Islam cannot live in Pakistan’.  Startling claim by Director of Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission.

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Death and devotion

by Paaras Abbas - 18th July 2012

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s biggest mela attracted thousands again this year despite increased violence against folk Islam worldwide.

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KARACHI: Sufi pilgrims defiant despite threats

by Paaras Abbas - 18th July 2012

Awareness of a concerted global strategy by Saudi-style religionists to destroy folk Islam is growing.  What effect have the Timbuktu bombings had elsewhere?

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