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Moeed Pirzada |

While many of our friends are up in arms on Maulana Abdul Aziz’s disgusting comments for which he must show regret and profusely apologize few have read the piece written in New York Times by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa’s article in which she, in more careful language, explained the series of cause and effect, that this happened because Pakistan has not taken action against all groups like Hafiz Saeed & Others. (logic is defective too)

However, Ken Roth of Human Right Watch, tweeted a very unfortunate comment, while commenting on the Dr. Ayesha’s article, which is exactly the same which the likes of Maulana Aziz are saying. So this tendency to say that you deserved this – children being killed at point blank – for such and such reasons is not limited to primitive minded Islamists but our liberals and western global elite suffer from same mental attitude and set of prejudices though from the opposite direction ie in their perceived interest.

Read more: How do you know if I am an extremist or a moderate?

On human level they are little better than primitive Islamists. I did not retweet for it would look as if I am agreeing with him but I did comment that this amounts to same when many people after 9/11 had said that “US deserved it for its foreign policy”. You should go to Ken Roth’s twitter handle and express your disgust and displeasure at his highly insensitive comments. But expose his and Human Right Watch’s hypocrisy without being abusive. Here is the tweet: #‎Pakistan school massacre shows: militant atrocities targeted, abroad often come home to roost.


Moeed Pirzada is prominent TV Anchor & commentator; he studied international relations at Columbia Univ, New York and law at London School of Economics. Twitter: MoeedNj. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy. This piece was first published in Moeed Pirzada’s official page. It has been reproduced with permission.

Moeed Hasan Pirzada is a Pakistani political commentator, geostrategic analyst, and a television news journalist. He is an anchor at Dunya News and hosts TV programs. He has interviewed many politicians around the world. Moeed Hassan Pirzada has also been a Director World Affairs and Content Head of PTV News and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan, a program that discussed national, regional, strategic, social and educational issues with politicians, analysts and policy makers. He has worked with Dunya News-TV channel as a Director World Affairs and hosted the current affairs talk show Dunya Today. He has written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times. His columns have appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn, The News International, Daily Times, Friday Times and blogs. He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and had been a member of the Prime Minister's Education Task Force that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report. He has contributed policy papers to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine. He is an Executive Director of Governance & Policy Advisors (GAPA) that provides consultancy services to the government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy, and regional peace.

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