Pakistani journalist in Canada assaulted with cricket bat by Muslim fanatics
Journalist Jawaad Faizi says he can still feel broken glass showering over him in his car as he fended off blows from a cricket bat in a surprise attack he blames on "religious fanatics."Message to the ignoramuses at the Toronto Star who put in the quotations: they were religious fanatics. Do your homework.
A writer for the Pakistan Post, Faizi said he was beaten by three men because he mocked a Pakistani cleric in a column.And that's one more reason why Islam will have to be banned.
Faizi said the men smashed the windshield and driver's window of his car as he arrived at his editor's home about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. He said he was struck by the cricket bat and was cut on his forearm.
"They were smashing and smashing, hitting and hitting," Faizi said. "I could not stop them."
Faizi said both he and his editor, Amir Arain, recently received phone calls warning them to stop writing defamatory articles about the religious group Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran and its leader, Allama Tahir-Ul-Qadri.
Faizi said he wrote a column two weeks ago mocking the cleric, who he said told a gathering in Pakistan "that he could write the name of Mohammed on the moon with his finger."
"He is always trying to fool the people," Faizi said.
The columnist said his three attackers screamed at him in Punjabi and Urdu to stop writing about Minhaj-ul-Quran.
He said they fled when he dialed 911 on his cellphone. He was treated at Mississauga's Trillium Health Centre and released the same night.
Last month, police were called after a phone-message threatened violence against two Greater Toronto members of the moderate Muslim Canadian Congress for "smearing Islam."
Faizi said he fears for himself, his wife and their three children. Two sons, aged 5 and 10, and a daughter, 4, are being kept at home at the urging of their school's vice-principal.
"It is very scary for all of us," Faizi said.
Seeing that the weapon used was a cricket bat, that makes me wonder if this shows just how much influence British propaganda must've had on Pakistanis, since England was the one that invented the sport, many of their Muslims there are Pakistani, and the British media, certainly the Guardian and Observer, are by far the most irrational.