However, as usual, besides the normal words of appreciation, some people have again criticized Habib Sulemani in harsher words. The abusive language and allegations are not new to the readers. We're firm believers in freedom of thought and freedom of expression. Therefore, instead of direct and indirect threats, please, write your feeling and let's have an honest dialogue on any and every subject under the sun.
In a message, Hamza Shan says: "u are a terrorist, not pakistan. ur pathetic properganda is full of lies and goes against the interest of common people of earth promotes only American agenda."
In the meanwhile, The Express Tribune, a partner of The New York Times Company in Pakistan, wanted to publish the post. Faria Syed of the newspaper had sent the following email to Mr. Sulemani:
From: Faria Syed <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 6:58 AM
Subject: Cross-POst request (Express Tribune)
Dear Ms Syed,
I'm a member of The Terrorland Team that runs The Terrorland group blogs. You can cross-post any desired article, but, please, don't forget citing us as it has been expressed in an earlier post: Writing for 'The Terrorland' needs a legendary braveheart.
As for Habib Sulemani, you can read about him in our blogs: posts and poems etc. He has worked for the Jang and Dawn media groups in three cities for over 15 years. After attacks on his life, he is living in solitary confinement at his home in Rawalpindi for the last 18 months. He sought help from the government and his employers at Dawn Media Group, but no one has come to his rescue so far.
The Terrorland group blogs
It is not new for The Terrorland!
|Bilal Ali Lakhani|
Earlier, The Express Tribune had sought Rs. 10 million in alleged damages from Mr. Sulemani as a series of posts had exposed the "criminal elements" within the editorial team of this just-one-year-old newspaper.
The newspaper had published a malicious article – a historic example of intellectual dishonesty – about Mr. Sulemani. The Terrorland exposed the people behind it in an investigative report: Dawn's yellow blood transfuses to The Express Tribune.
The Terrorland had requested Justice (retired) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, an ombudsman for The Express Tribune, and the Yale-educated publisher Bilal Lakhani, to take notice of the intellectual terrorism within this new organization. But it fell on deaf ears!!
Mr. Lakhani, do you really care about The Express Tribune? If so then take action against the "criminal minds" within your organization's editorial management. Consider this post a formal application... Thanks!
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