Home | About | Donate

Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir

Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

The death of renowned Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir on Sunday elicited an outpouring of condolences and calls to action, with fellow advocates and political figures from across the globe calling for a wave of renewed energy in fights for freedom, to honor her memory.

"She was always on the front line for progressive voices, even when democracy was under threat."
—Sherry Rehman, Pakistani politician and Jahangir's friend


Sad to say that I wasn’t familiar with Human Rights Advocate, Asma Jahangir, of Pakistan.

Even sadder that her death will so greatly impact the human rights movement and her work.

And at a time when the world so needs such leadership.


Bless your soul Asma.

If you can reincarnate yourself, please do it inside Donald Trump.

1 Like

I remember a time in 2007 when she was protesting against the military dictator Pervez Musharraf when the police tore her shirt off her back - later admitting that they had orders to do just that - to publicly shame the women protesters by tearing off their clothes. She was a strong woman and despite her baffling defense of the corrupt Sharif family, did stand up for the rights of minorities and poor people of Pakistan. She will be missed. RIP Asma.

1 Like

bilious –

And Thank you for that post –
which also serves to make clear – if anyone doubts it – that oppression of any group
takes planning and organization.


One of the things that has to be understood about Islam and its oppressive teachings
is that the US/CIA has been very involved in furthering the violence of Islam religion…
hard to believe, but true …

Here it is … **The Afghan Jihad Book Scandal – **

The US spent $100’s of millions shooting down Soviet helicopters yet didn’t spend a penny helping Afghanis rebuild their infrastructure and institutions.

They also spent millions producing jihad preaching, fundamentalist textbooks and shipping them off to Afghanistan. These were the same text books the Western media discussed in shocked tones and told their audiences were used by fundamentalist teachers to brainwash their charges and to inculcate in young Afghanis a jihad mindset, hatred of foreigners and non-Muslims etc.

Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal?

Or perhaps I should say, “Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal that’s waiting to happen?”

Because it has been almost unreported in the Western media that the US government shipped, and continues to ship, millions of Islamist textbooks into Afghanistan.

Only one English-speaking newspaper we could find has investigated this issue: the Washington Post. The story appeared March 23rd.

Washington Post investigators report that during the past twenty years the US has spent millions of dollars producing fanatical schoolbooks, which were then distributed in Afghanistan.

“The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books…” – Washington Post, 23 March 2002 (1)

According to the Post the U.S. is now “…wrestling with the unintended consequences of its successful strategy of stirring Islamic fervor to fight communism.”

So the books made up the core curriculum in Afghan schools. And what were the unintended consequences? The Post reports that according to unnamed officials the schoolbooks “steeped a generation in violence.”

How could this result have been unintended? Did they expect that giving fundamentalist schoolbooks to schoolchildren would make them moderate Muslims?

Nobody with normal intelligence could expect to distribute millions of violent Islamist schoolbooks without influencing school children towards violent Islamism. Therefore one would assume that the unnamed US officials who, we are told, are distressed at these “unintended consequences” must previously have been unaware of the Islamist content of the schoolbooks.

But surely someone was aware. The US government can’t write, edit, print and ship millions of violent, Muslim fundamentalist primers into Afghanistan without high officials in the US government approving those primers.


PS: There are two questions, however, which remain somewhat open …

First whether the RCC created Islamic religion –
and how much control over it the RCC still has, and the CIA ("Catholics In Action"
according to John Stockwell, long time CIA whistleblower) still has.
There is a good bit of evidence which suggests that the rumor is true.
Also suggests that it would be unlikely that the RCC would continue on without a army.
Has the CIA become their army?

And second, whether Elite/Capitalists invented Communism.

1 Like

Her kind are up against a wall till you support Saudis and wage war on people who have NO means of harming your country - leave alone threaten “our way of life”.

Asma Jahangir, your battle here on Earth is done but your spirit will live on through others. Therefore you will always be with us and your passion will be forwarded into the future. There can be no greater reward for a life well lived. Thank you for your ceaseless, significant, humanitarian efforts on behalf of the downtrodden and powerless among us. Peace be with you.