These so called carcicature protestors burned down buisnesses of hard working Pakistanis, ransacked shops and destroyed bikes that for many are the only form of transportation (I've seen one whole family on a single bike). I can understand the demonstrations. What I don't understand is, why the bigotry and hate towards your own country? Just because the government calls for moderation? Wow, Is it me or someone forgot to tell these assholes the meaning of moderation as preached by Islam?
Then we have those lost, pathetic and sad souls who use deadly strings on their kites without thinking of the risk these strings pose to others. I can understand some people cannot get on in life without the HIGH they feel, just like many drug addicts, when they cut an adversary's Kite, but is it worth it? Is it worth the death of a young 4 year old boy. A boy who had been his father and mother's only son and their joy in life. You tell me? Is it worth it? So you might say that was a freak accident? Was it? At least 19 people died and 200 were injured before and during Basant last year. Yet many are defying the ban to get "High" again.
It's time Pakistanis as muslims, for once started looking into themselves before going out on the call of an Imran Khan or a Qazi Hussain Ahmed, and destroying your own country and killing your own children, think about what it means to be a muslim and a Pakistani. Without these two things, we will always remain in the so called dark ages of 21st century, collectively murdering our own country for years to come.
I SUPPORT A BAN ON KITE FLYING FOR ETERNITY. I SUPPORT A STRONGER PAKISTAN. I SUPPORT MODERATION AS TAUGHT TO BE MY RELIGION. I SHUN BIGOTRY AND HATE.
FOR I AM MUSLIM.
FOR I AM MUSLIM.
UPDATE - 17/03/06 - Another boy has been killed by a rampant Kite string. May his soul rest in peace.