Jewish Journal

Karachi as Gotham city

By Mahim Maher

September 30, 2012 | 10:06 am

Buraaq by splitmoonarts.com - a Muslim super hero.

Karachi is a primordial Gotham city of New York in my imagination, which has mostly been fed by Hollywood. When I watched the Dark Knight Rises a month or so ago, sketchy parallels... read on

  • These ‘Muslims’ are not innocent

    By Mahim Maher

    September 22, 2012 | 1:21 am

    Yesterday was one of the saddest days in Karachi’s history. Six of its downtown cinemas were attacked by mobs and set on fire.  That’s pretty much the major ones completely destroyed. Only two big ones remain, one at the edge of downtown and one by the seaside.

    The mobs, which... read on

  • Pakistan’s Love for the Prophet Day marked by violence

    By Mahim Maher

    September 21, 2012 | 12:37 am

    UPDATE: A private television channel’s (ARY) driver succumbed to his injuries after he was shot during a protest in Peshawar. His name was Mohammad Amir.

    Clerics on an Express News talk show defended violent protests as Muslims expressing their feelings. Destroying two cinemas is... read on

  • Your master’s dog is your master

    By Mahim Maher

    September 12, 2012 | 2:03 am

    Your master is your master, but even your master’s dog is your master. The Pakistani protest song may not have the grit of Ohio by Neil Young or the soul of Strange Fruit, but it sure has kick. Two music videos, by young guns Ali Gul Pir and Faris Shafi, have gone viral with their... read on

  • The blasphemy scales tipped

    By Mahim Maher

    September 3, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Till today I confess that the militant network in Pakistan stymies me. When I used to work at Daily Times, I had a chart drawn up: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Tayba (of the Mumbai Chabad House attack), Sipah-e-Sahaba, Sipah-e-Mohammad, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Afghan Taliban,... read on