Jewish Journal

Funeral prayers for Osama today

By Mahim Maher

May 3, 2011 | 3:23 am

Just got word that a Namaz-e-Janaza or funeral in absentia for Osama bin Laden is going to be offered on University Road in Karachi at 6pm. It is being organised by the banned Jamaat ud Dawa group.

  • Pakistani TV talk: Is Osama really dead?

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 2:37 am

    It is a measure of the trust deficit that many people are questioning whether Osama bin Laden was indeed killed in Pakistan in an operation early Monday morning.
    That night, Urdu television channel Express News ‘Kal Tak’ [Until Tomorrow] programme host Javed Chaudhry opened his... read on

  • The war is not over for Pakistan or the US

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 1:18 am

    I sighed with relief when the news broke that Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, near Islamabad – not just because well, he was dead, but because I thanked my stars as the city editor of Karachi that he wasn’t killed on my turf. Karachi has had its fair share of violence... read on

  • Bracing for post-Laden street anger

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 12:46 am

    I was expecting a major backlash when news of Osama bin Laden’s killing spread on Monday morning. I thought the major madrassas in Karachi and the religio-political parties would come out on to the streets and burn the place down.
    But that didn’t happen. Instead Karachi saw... read on

  • Searching for water in the Pakistani desert

    By Mahim Maher

    March 27, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    The Thar desert is about six hours by road from Karachi. The water here is completely unfit for human consumption because it has too much fluoride and arsenic. In fact, the levels are between 4,000 to 5,000 ppm, which is well above the WHO standard. I will be able to comment more on... read on

  • Taliban-shaliban and suiciders - we spik Inglish here

    By Mahim Maher

    March 10, 2011 | 1:20 am

    The grammar may be off, but it makes sense: What goes of my father. This is the literal translation of an Urdu saying, ‘Mere baap ka kya jata he’. In American it turns into: I don’t give a shit.
    We speak English in Pakistan, not just because it’s become a global language that... read on

  • The great hidden Jewish hand behind Pakistan’s woes

    By Mahim Maher

    March 9, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Pakistanis love conspiracy theories. They call it the “foreign hand” meddling in their affairs. Some people call it the “hidden hand”. The American devil is behind the corruption of our youth that is addicted to MTV and Cheetos, and Israel and India are ganging up against us... read on

  • Pakistan’s Jewish roots

    By Mahim Maher

    March 8, 2011 | 12:22 am

    I always wanted to be Jewish, mostly because of the literature I discovered in my teenage years – The Diary of Anne Frank, the ten-part Meryl Streep series Holocaust, Isaac Babel’s ‘How it was done in Odessa’. Later, I came to love certain poets and writers such as Leonard... read on

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