The Best Christmas Present Ever

So this is Christmas. And what have we done?

This Christmas, while I would like to wish a very merry Christmas to everyone around the world, especially the Christians in Pakistan, I cannot help but think about Asia Bibi. She is still in prison. And I am thinking about her little daughters who would still be waiting for her on this festive occasion.

I have personally been through an experience which involved waiting for a loved one not too different to that and I know how frustrating and disappointing it feels.

It really feels like the end of the world.

Do we want those kids to have those kinds of feelings?

No, I hope at least.

To tell you the truth, every person has his or her own joys and sorrow, and everyone celebrates their Christmas their own way.

But what if we make a difference to one more life? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

The most wonderful Christmas present for those girls would be their mother returning home, more than anything in the whole wide world, I can guarantee you that.

Imagine Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer dressed up like Santa Claus and accompanying their mother to their home.

Wouldn’t that be a wonderful sight?

Can’t we just learn to forgive, regardless of whether she is guilty of anything or not?

Why can’t we give life instead of death threats?

But what could be the most wonderful present Pakistani government could offer the entire community?

Maybe going for a Secular Constitution and repealing the Blasphemy Law.

We could offer them Security and Peace this Christmas, if we wanted to.

The Best Christmas Present ever!

4 Responses

  1. Wonderful, wonderful thought – giving life not death threats. Merry Christmas Haroon.

  2. i miss taseer 😦

  3. I know I am insanely late in reading this… but great post…

  4. This article alone is enough to highlight why I proud of you.

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