AMONG THE BELIEVERS
Bocumentary, colour, 95 min, English subtitles.
In its verdict of March 9, the Islamabad High Court made it mandatory for all applicants to the army and the civil to declare their ‘true faith’, failure to do which could make one ‘guilty of betraying the state’ and ‘exploiting the Constitution’.
Fundamentalist ideology and violence that has been devastating for Pakistan, especially its religious minorities.
This ideology and these actions, are those of a small minority of people and have nothing to do with the beliefs and practices of the overwhelming majority of the Muslim masses.
‘Among the Believers’, featuring the renowned nuclear physicist and mathematician, and courageous human rights activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, focuses on the chilling message of the radical cleric Abdul Aziz of the Lal Masjid of Islamabad who is known for his support of Al-Qaida and the Taliban.
Documentary followed by discussion on the origins and impact of fundamentalism in Pakistan and what we can do to help combat it.
All welcome. Free admission; voluntary donations appreciated.
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