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Obit: Amjad Sabri (1970-2016)

GUEST,henryp 24 Jun 16 - 03:03 AM
Joe Offer 24 Jun 16 - 11:59 PM
Jack Campin 25 Jun 16 - 03:29 AM
Felipa 25 Jun 16 - 08:52 PM
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Subject: Obit: Amjad Sabri
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jun 16 - 03:03 AM

The murder of one of Pakistan's most famous singers has triggered an outpouring of grief in the country. On Wednesday afternoon, Amjad Sabri's vehicle was shot at in the southern city of Karachi by two men on motorcycles in what police called a "targeted attack".

Amjad Sabri

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Subject: RE: Obit: Amjad Sabri (1970-2016)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jun 16 - 11:59 PM

In the 1970s and 1980s, there were killings of singers for justice in Latin America. In our current age, they kill singers for justice in the Muslim world. There's a Wikipedia article that tells part of the tale of Amjad Sabri. We need to learn more about these prophets of our time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Amjad Sabri (1970-2016)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Jun 16 - 03:29 AM

This kind of attack on Shia and Sufi intellectuals by Islam's version of UKIP goes back a long way. Turkey, 1993:

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Subject: RE: Obit: Amjad Sabri (1970-2016)
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jun 16 - 08:52 PM

an atrocity

"In recent years, however, Sufi followers in Pakistan (and further afield in countries such as Bangladesh) have been targeted by the more militant forms of Islam that have gained a foothold. Sufi shrines and gatherings have been bombed, including, in 2010, the shrine of the Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi. The same year an attack by the Taliban on the famous Data Darbar shrine in the eastern city of Lahore left 42 people dead.

"Sabri appears to have become a target of the militants in 2014 when the High Court in Islamabad, responding to a petition filed by a group linked to the city's hardline Red Mosque, issued a notice of blasphemy to two private television channels which had played a qawwali, sung by Sabri, that referred to the Prophet Mohammed, during a morning show. Sabri was named in the complaint."
among the many tributes:

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