Aman Ki Asha — Are you so-o-o wrong?
Seeing a person spew out hatred after hatred each day, in public, on TV, on media everywhere … and yet you think his death requires an Aman Ki Asha snippet. And to call him an Islamic scholar, without stating any of his reasons, gets even Hindus, Sikhs, and others sending in their RIPs and other 'goodies'.
Every time one encountered him - and it wasn't too often, though - one heard wonderful stories. Women without Hijab were evil. Imran Khan rubbed the ball on his pants and was using it for exciting purposes. Girls had to be treated as lower creatures.
Talking to any person who interpreted Islam differently from him was to see Israr's face get further and further upset and his tone become ruder. His encounters with Ghamdi were hilarious.
I cannot forget that wonderful episode where Israr went on to tell us that the non-Muslims (we won't go into what he thought was a Muslim!) had only two choices in a Muslim World: Convert to Islam or Stay as a #2 Citizen. Of course, if the person you were talking to was an Ahlé Kitaab, he was being given an 'extra special consideration' by Allah: He could convert and stay on as a Muslim, Stay as #2 Citizen, or come to battle and prove that he was justified. Right. Against 96% of the population in Pakistan, for example.
I understand that it would be shameful to jump up and down when someone dies and, yes, there are a lot of his followers in Pakistan and other places. So have his news item. Write reviews about him. Let people even criticize him if they want to, as long as it's decent and not unruly. But let's not have him on Aman Ki Asha.