Qartaba Chowk shooting: Families say they have been offered Green Cards

Published: February 4, 2011
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A man throwing a shoe at Raymond Davis’ picture during Thursday’s protest. PHOTO: ONLINE

A man throwing a shoe at Raymond Davis’ picture during Thursday’s protest. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: The brother of one of the three men, two of whom were killed by US citizen Raymond Davis and the third crushed by a car driven by his colleagues, on Thursday said that the family had been offered Green Cards and money for withdrawing the case.

Waseem, brother of Muhammad Faheem who was gunned down by Davis told the participants of a protest rally that the family did not want cash or any ‘rewards’. “We will not accept anything like that. I am ready to give money to the Americans if they hand over Davis,” he said.

Dr Fozia Siddiqi, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqi, also addressed the protesters via telephone. She expressed her solidarity with the bereaved families and asked that the entire nation to support them.

A group of about 500 people including students, lawyers, doctors, and civil society members walked from Qartaba Chowk (where the incident had occurred) to the US Consulate. Once the protesters reached the Consulate they staged a sit-in and shouted slogans demanding a trial of the accused in the country. They demanded the Pakistani government not to hand over Davis to the US government, while asking that he be hanged “for causing the death of three innocent citizens”.

Bothers of the other two victims, Rasheed Haider, brother of Faizan Haider and Muhammad Sajjadul Rehman, brother of Ibadul Rehman also addressed the participants of the rally. Sajjadul Rehman said that it was time to speak up against atrocities committed by the US.

He alleged that Davis had told investigators about his accomplices, “but the police have not made any arrests.” In a charged speech, he asked the US to let the Pakistani courts hold Davis’ trial. “Prove that you are the champion of human rights that you claim to be,” Rehman said while addressing the US.

Rasheed Haider requested the people to continue supporting them in their cause.

They said that they did not have any hopes from the government but were confident that the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) would ensure that justice is served.

All speakers, including family members of the deceased, also demanded CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo motu notice to ensure that the government does not “favour” the accused American. The protesters condemned the judicial magistrate’s court for granting bail to Davis for carrying illegal weapons.

The rally was led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Lahore president, Mian Mahmoodul Rasheed.

Starting from Qartaba Chowk, the protesters reached the US Consulate after passing through Queen’s Road, The Mall, Race Course Road and Egerton Road. The participants shouted anti-US slogans through loud speakers installed on a mini truck. Announcements were also made to inviting passers-by to joint the rally, which were somewhat successful.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2011.

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  • Ashraf R
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:52AM

    They should take it and put an end to this potentially volatile case to a conclusion. I think it is generous and rather tempting for the families. Recommend

  • satyram
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:59AM

    Crime is crime and should be delt with unbias attitude. These americans are not saint and see, how they treat others, sham university is the latest exemple BUT at the same time, I’m sorry, I’m using these words but frankly speaking , muslims are the biggest lier in this world. They can say anything.Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:06AM

    This is further testimony of Mr. Davis’ guilt… Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:12AM

    Davis deserve death penalty as a killer and murderer of three innocent Pakistanis. It is test case of Government of Pakistan and our Judiciary that we do not bow on our principals.

    If Pakistan would hand over Davis to US than tomorrow it would also hand over Pakistan’s nuclear assests to US on demand.

    Do we have a character or not? Recommend

  • Saad Durrani
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:16AM

    It should brothers in Paragraph 5.Recommend

  • Babruk
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:19AM

    i think it is not true. that person is just making up a story. i think it is not in his power to take back the case. something has happened, it just cant disappear. he is stupid to make this claim. Recommend

  • Aown Kazmi
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:34AM

    @ Ashraf R
    not everyone can be bought…. some people do actually have some dignity, you might wana look it up.Recommend

  • Aristo
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:34AM

    The ultimate outcome of this case will prove once and for all as to what kind of a nation we are, i.e. either 1. Slaves, sold out, immoral, divided and brain dead or 2. Just, united, bold, moral and alive. I beleive there is no third outcome.Recommend

  • Abu Abdullah
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:38AM

    @Ashraf R:
    Would you have done it, had the murdered been your brother, son or father?Recommend

  • SUB
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:41AM

    @Ashraf: I salute your vision & appetite for the “reconciliation”Recommend

  • Hira Shah
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:43AM

    Excuse me! No way. He should be tried, as all accused are. We aren’t the ones who are torturing Davis for years without trial. We are giving him a chance to defend himself. What else do they want! Enough is enough now.Recommend

  • SUB
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:44AM

    @Ashraf: I suppose your real name is Johnny Davis?Recommend

  • Imagine the hypocrisy of the United states. How they have been playing with lives, feelings, and independence of people with their money. But now citizens of this country have been killed and they won’t tolerate foreign dictates in Pakistan’s affairs as the rulers of our country have been doing. We Pakistani citizens are with the families of the deceased and Inshallah they will get justice.Recommend

  • SUB
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:45AM

    Contd ….. I suppose your real name is Johnny Davis?Recommend

  • MAK
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:46AM

    So many demonstrations for justice. Such demands for a hanging. What about justice for the Sialkot brothers. Have we forgotten already? That comes much higher on the list…weren’t they innocent as well. Where is ‘civil society’ now? How short are our memories and our causes..Recommend

  • Look at the treachery and evil approach of the United States. They don’t want Davis to be put on trial and they are proceeding with unethical ways to prevent the family from seeking justice for their loved ones.Recommend

  • wow
    Feb 4, 2011 - 10:59AM

    It is on cards that Davis will be released with some more bargaining
    Families should take it Otherwise only some top brass of country will gain from the blood of boysRecommend

  • underground
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:02AM

    would you say the same if it were your own parents ? would you ?… this individualistic thinking needs to put to an end.
    You would save money for iPhone 4 and wont feed a 4rs roti to hungry person, i too fall in this category im no saint Recommend

  • ALI
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:03AM

    @ Ashraf: Would you do the same if you brother gets killed by a US citizen? If this is the case ask him to dive in front of an embassy vehicle next time he sees it passing around. A shortcut for you and your family to get the US generosity. Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:12AM

    I would also like to remind our American friends… There is a very notorious prison run by your country, called the Guantanamo Bay prison… When you arrest civilians (as that is what they are until proven guilty of anything other than being Muslim)… do you give them a fair trial? Do you take them to court and try them according to law? Do you think detaining them is illegal and foul?
    Do you not think we as Pakistani have shown much more civilised and fair approach to this incident than you have post-911 in the numerous incidents where you have kidnapped, arrested and imprisoned innocent civilians… ???

    Hypocrites to the core!Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 11:25AM

    @I am a responsible and civilized citizen of Pakistan:

    Your statement and name used here prove that you are a hypocrite and live with your head burried in the sand. This is how pakistan and pakistanis work….you bribe them. If you do not realize just how corrupt every person you meet everyday in this country is then you are a part of the problem. No one is pure in this supposed land of the pure. Get off your high horse and open your eyes.

    I bet you are in favor of Qadri and think he is a hero. Face it you are one of the masses. Recommend

  • Shaheryar
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:29AM

    @Ashraf R: not everyone is as stingy as you are.Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 11:36AM

    davis is now out in open an american spy. He must be sentencedRecommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 11:42AM

    In fact the man has indicated the terms of compromise to the u s a and pak governments.Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 11:47AM

    In fact the man has candidly indicated the possible terms of compromise to USA and Pak governments.Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 11:47AM

    American should not be spared this time.We should set priceless example without fearing of the consequences, aftermath…. hope all pakistani should unite for this cause….. Recommend

  • Ajaz Hussain
    Feb 4, 2011 - 11:59AM

    let the judiciary what they decide. but the dicission must be free of any foregn hand must be as per pakistani law.Recommend

  • Truthseeker
    Feb 4, 2011 - 12:17PM

    @MAK
    The media is thriving because the memory card installed in public brain has been borrowed from ‘Gold Fish’ circling in a bowl.
    All of us have prejudices,and average Pakistanis like any normal person is very fond of blaming others for their shortcomings and faults.
    Where political leaders, Jurists, Generals, Administrators have never owned the damaging outcomes of their responsibilities,it is a miracle that a responsible and civilized citizen is blaming the evil approach of USA ,after borrowing ‘evil’ from them.Recommend

  • zarlashta
    Feb 4, 2011 - 12:21PM

    they will take the money & cards….but after a lot of theatrics and drama….the guys killed were criminals as is proven by the police record, and how criminals play hard to get it, everybody knows.Recommend

  • Ashraf R
    Feb 4, 2011 - 12:42PM

    Let me clarify here, since my earlier comment was seen as selling out.
    There are one of two things that can happen:

    1.) Pakistan can claim that Davis is a criminal and jail him for 20 years.
    2.) Americans WILL claim that he is a diplomat and claim immunity. They may even retrospectively produce documents to that effect. The Pakistani government has no choice but to play along and release him.

    Either way, the affected families still suffer the loss. But if option 1 is exercised, the damage to Pakistan’s equation with the US is incalculable – not to mention the aid monies that will be jeopardized. Given the parlous state of Pakistan’s economy, the ramifications could be catastrophic. If option 2 comes to pass, the families still gain nothing from it. The laws in Pakistan provide for financial indemnity in such cases if both parties are willing and coercion is not involved.

    Instead of escalating the situation and giving the Islamic parties a chance to build a head of steam, a compromise is the only viable option. Please think about this objectively and not emotionally. I honestly cannot say how I would react if one of my family members was the victim. And neither can you all, for that matter.Recommend

  • Qasim
    Feb 4, 2011 - 12:43PM

    Green Card lo and bath ko khatam kero. Accept this offer Dear other wise US government pressure is enough to stress down our Govt that is already kneed down so For the SAke of your brother and family this is an offer to stabilize your bother’s dream .
    Think again.Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 1:02PM

    America’s Unmatched Justice!!!Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:06PM

    @MAK: I agree our memories and cares are short-lived! Recommend

  • parvez
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:07PM

    Get real. Why should the Americans make this offer to the families ? The court will ask the Foreign Office to clarify Davis’s status they will say he is a diplomat with immunity and Davis will walk. America will scold us for taking so long and we will apologise to them. End of story. Recommend

  • kumar
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:10PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    Your govt and judiciary are already bowing down to Taseer’s killers. Why is that not a sufficient test case for you?Recommend

  • ayaz
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:14PM

    where is human rights activist “Asma Jahangir”…she will never raise her voice aganist what the foreigner are doing in our country…Recommend

  • Angelos
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:16PM

    For once, we should not scumb to america and do what is right!Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 1:17PM

    As a visitor even with a diplomatic passport he does not enjoy complete immunity.

    He deserves a fair trial as an ordinary person and judgement given based on facts. Recommend

  • SUB
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:35PM

    @satyram: We are also sorry for youRecommend

  • ashok sai
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:38PM

    They should ask for a senator post in the US Congress.Recommend

  • SUB
    Feb 4, 2011 - 1:56PM

    @QuranVsHadith: Dear Q&H, we all have our opinions based upon experience & knowledge and I respect your opinion and to some extend agree. Question however arises that what’s Qadri got to do with this matter in discussion?

    I hope you have done great efforts to eradicate the problems of hypocrisy, bribery & corruption mentioned in your post by not just complaining about it on here.

    Qadri did not do the right thing and I hope he gets what he deserves if not in this world then in the after life. And I belong myself to masses :)Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 2:21PM

    @SUB:
    Actually YES!! i have done what I could to bring to light the HYPOCRISY, CORRUPTION to light .. according to the teachings of the QURAN!! my channel is there for you to VIEW!! Day in and day out I work towards spreading the TRUE ISLAM!!! without the MULLAH corruption to it… I can bet that you have done NOTHING!! except for sitting there and writting these messages!!

    I have never taken a BRIBE.. or GIVEN a BRIBE in my LIFE!! I have suffered because I refuse to LIE, CHEAT or STEAL and join in the Corruption in any way shape or form!!
    If you ONLY KNEW what we (me and my family have been thru).

    One of the biggest issue with the Paki people is that they ASSUME without knowing the facts!!

    QADIR is a PRESENT day EXAMPLE of the CORRUPTION of the PAKISTANI People!! and it has everything to do with this case… a MURDERER (Qadri) is put on the Padestal .. millions support the BLACK LAW (the blackest law in Pakistan) and when a couple of HOODLUMS are killed in selfdefense (yes both motorbike riders were armed and had just robbed someone else minutes before)Recommend

  • Abu Abdullah
    Feb 4, 2011 - 2:52PM

    @Qasim:
    would you have taken the offer had the victims been your own blood????.Recommend

  • Omer
    Feb 4, 2011 - 3:10PM

    As an American, Davis did what he had to do to protect himself. If an American is in Pakistan, he would probably be carrying a gun for protection (he wouldn’t want himself to be captured by Taliban and be-headed in front of the camera). The idea that Americans have of Pakistan is very backwards, in a way they are right cause we are backward in a lot of ways. Not all of us but the majority is. An American in Pakistan sees two armed men chasing him, what do he do? Shoot them of course, Killer be killed.
    Now what is disturbing is the camera which Mr. Davis had, had pictures of shrines and that’s all there is in it. Why would he be only visiting shrines? and with the bombs targeting shrines, this makes it confusing, what ever he was doing he would never say it “as per orders”. These Americans are living among us now understanding our life style and the mentality. Our approach to things. This goes really deep, and we are still fighting over dams for God sakes.Recommend

  • Omer
    Feb 4, 2011 - 3:14PM

    And by the way, if we take a look at out fellow Pakistani’s. Our Diplomat’s son in America had 15 rape charges, withdrawn for immunity. Recommend

  • Ahmed Ilyas
    Feb 4, 2011 - 3:26PM

    @Ashraf R:

    What if your brother was killed and you were offered such a thing? What would you have done? I think you answer is pretty clear…Recommend

  • abdullah
    Feb 4, 2011 - 3:37PM

    @ashraf
    u r not a human coz 4 u life of any1 is just worth a US PASSPORT ..u r so cheap..u r a disgrace 4 this nation ashraf

    @SATYARAM
    does not mean 1 person lies so all muslim r liars …we also meet lots of hindus and christians who lie does not mean all r liars ….generalizing everything is the biggest form of illiteracy….this creates hatred in societies but nothing else…….Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 3:39PM

    It was an accident anyway. Take the green card and money, even all departed souls will also be happyRecommend

  • MAD
    Feb 4, 2011 - 3:44PM

    Let our investigators have a go at him the way only they know how. A couple of days and he’ll admit to the three murders plus a few others as well. let Raymond have a taste of Guantanamo.Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 4, 2011 - 4:32PM

    @QuranVsHadith: You need to grow up and stop relating it to Qadri! Everyone is free to have his/ her opinion. Condemning Raymond Davis does not suggest condoning Taseer’s murder. You really need to end your obsession with Qadri!Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 4, 2011 - 4:55PM

    @Omer: Name him if that’s true. Go ahead!!Recommend

  • rehan
    Feb 4, 2011 - 4:58PM

    @Ashraf R. When a US congressman remarked some years ago,what our worth is and at what price we can be bought,I didn’t agree.But now I do agree.Shame on you.Recommend

  • Feb 4, 2011 - 5:18PM

    @abdullah: ad u d nt knw hw 2 type…

    Guess its time for you to stop wasting time here and crank up a typing tutor..

    Your brothers here in this country are selling their MOTHERS / Raping their sisters for FAR LESS!!! so why are you so worried about the offer for a GREEN CARD to the families of a COUPLE of CRIMINALS!!Recommend

  • Imran
    Feb 4, 2011 - 6:18PM

    Was it a surprise that one of the gun totting biker owned a mobile phone store?Recommend

  • hasan nisar
    Feb 4, 2011 - 7:03PM

    the victim families ought to accept all demands that have been offered by american.their green cards and money could help them to initiate a new life with new hopes.however forgiving to sinner will bring high respect for muslims.that beleive in mercy and forgiving .Recommend

  • romm
    Feb 4, 2011 - 7:12PM

    i think they should accept the Offer and get American green Card because in this way one day rest of the family Members would be american citizens and will be safe in NY under American Constitution and Obama not like in Pakistan under Rehman Malik and Zardari. Long Live USA.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Feb 4, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Take it before this is also withdrawn (Green Card Offer). Family must understand that politics is being played on this issue by those who have nothing else to do for the betterment of the common persons on the street. The case is already in the court of law and despite all this things are not moving in the right direction. Both in the Center and Punjab there is a tug of war going on this issue which is not good for the country. All are in a state of fix.Recommend

  • @Ashraf
    Feb 4, 2011 - 8:34PM

    A simple question , what if the deceased were your own brothers ? Recommend

  • Ben
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:06PM

    Who will want Green Card at this price? Not any Pakistani certainly. They are too proud to sell the blood of their loved ones.Americans have to understand them and their sensitivities.Recommend

  • Aamir+Ali
    Feb 4, 2011 - 9:21PM

    What rubbish, US govt does not operate like Pakistan govt that one fine morning they just wake up and decide to award immigration to someone.Recommend

  • @Quran VsHadith: I didn’t get you brother and sister. I wonder what have you seen questionable in my comments. You critisize me for thing I didn’t talk about. And just click my name which leads to my Facebook Page. Read the note with the title, “Taseer’s death, a time of joy?” You will see my my opinion there. you seem to be joking with Quran and Hadith and are here to annoy people…

    @SA @SUB: I think you got the person I just talked about.Recommend

  • Omer
    Feb 5, 2011 - 12:41AM

    @SA:

    Sorry I can’t find the name of this diplomat, but here it is the way I read it

    Diplomats and their families have also been known to use diplomatic immunity to avoid prosecution for criminal behavior. For example, in a 1983 case the New York City Police Department suspected a Pakistani diplomat’s son of 15 different rapes. The son was allowed to leave the United States without ever being taken to court because he claimed diplomatic immunity. If diplomatic immunity is used as a shield, the police cannot prosecute, no matter how serious the crime may be.Recommend

  • Omer
    Feb 5, 2011 - 12:52AM
  • Dani
    Feb 5, 2011 - 1:51AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:

    how naive can you all be?? what about the guns found next to the your “innocent victims” .. the guy who was run over by the SUV was innocent.. NO QUESTIONS asked.. but if you go on and say that the guys who were shot were innocent, i can do nothing but to laugh at your stupidity !Recommend

  • Richard W.
    Feb 5, 2011 - 3:28AM

    I will appeal to the families to take the money and start a new life in US — those two people were killed while trying to rob Davis. Whatever he did was an act of self-defense. instead of you guys supporting an act of self-defense you are putting your weight behind “wrong” people in the society. act like a modern, vibrant and educated society. Taliban and these so-called mullahs are having a very negative effect on Pakistan’s fragile “half-educated” & illiterate public.

    Stand up for what is right and please don’t support rash rather extremist point of views.Recommend

  • netgeek
    Feb 5, 2011 - 5:12AM

    Leave US or our govt. apart.. It’s horrible to read such comments of people up here!
    I can Hardly see humanity here.. Justice is nothing for you but aid n green card does? Amazing.. I’m Speechless!Recommend

  • Ashraf R
    Feb 5, 2011 - 8:30AM

    The only innocent victim was the passerby who was hit by the SUV. The other two who were gunned down were criminals and they were out to rob/kidnap Davis.

    Here’s a link to it: http://www.thefridaytimes.com/04022011/page1.shtml

    As usual, the public is being fed lies by certain vested interests in the media. They make the two men who were shot look like martyrs. In fact, they were shot in the front and not the back as quoted in certain papers. Davis took photos of the victims so that he could use it as evidence that they had drawn their guns. Spreading half-truths and lies will only get the country deeper into trouble while the Islamic extremist parties are the only ones gaining from this. Recommend

  • Riaz Phulpoto
    Feb 5, 2011 - 8:37PM

    Lets see how cheap Pakistani blood is proved in the end.Recommend

  • Steven
    Feb 5, 2011 - 10:24PM

    It is obvious that the majority of you are blinded by your hate. How could you possibly automatically call him a murderer when all evidence indicates that he at least has a very valid case for self-defense? The two men were most likely robbers and did in fact possess weapons by all accounts, not to mention they had stolen cell phones from previous robberies.. Why not protest against these men who carried guns and attempted to rob or harm someone. Or, is that not against Islam and basic good moral behavior. Their acts brought shame to Pakistan. If you think The American is automatically guilty and should automatically be hanged, then you are a bigot and entirely unreasonable. People like you are the perfect example of hate, intolerance, and lack of reason and decent morals that Pakistan is now known for. Recommend

  • Ms.khan
    Feb 5, 2011 - 11:43PM

    They were criminals. Dont you all live in pakistan??? and know how criminals are always on the prowl to snatch cell phones, wallets or anything they can get their hands on. If I had a gun, i would also shoot to save my life.Recommend

  • Ms.khan
    Feb 5, 2011 - 11:49PM

    plus what about all the pakistanis killing each other? How come no one goes on the roads and protests for that….. Practise what you preach!Recommend

  • S Khan
    Feb 6, 2011 - 1:09AM

    Raymond is an American Terrorist and should be dealt with according to lawRecommend

  • @Ms. Khan:

    Even if you are right, still we don’t have the choice to free Raymond without probing the situation and his role in it. Law must proceed with it courses.Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 6, 2011 - 2:24PM

    @Ms.khan: Keep yourself updated; protests is the only thing our nation is good at!Recommend

  • SA
    Feb 6, 2011 - 2:41PM

    @ QuranVsHadtih: I wonder what kind of true Islam you’re preaching when hatred and intolerance is reflected in each and every word of yours. Islam is a religion of peace and those who get to know the true spirit of it do not jump on every person’s throat for the reason of having a different opinion! This ‘holier than thou’ myth that you are warped in proves you no better than the mullahs you so vehemently condemn. And dont assume that you’re the only one here who has suffered or gone through hell. Each and every person living on this land has suffered one way or the other! Neither you’re not the only PURE person who hasnt cheated or lied or stolen because very confidently I can say the same for myself yet that hasnt given me this air of superiority. And when you say “yes both motorbike riders were armed and had just robbed someone else minutes before” you prove your nationality through your own words “One of the biggest issue with the Paki people is that they ASSUME without knowing the facts!!” The investigations are still underway so dont start a war here in favor of Davis.. and again, stop bringing Qadri in there is a hope he will not get away with it whereas Davis certainly will!! Recommend

  • Hamza
    Feb 6, 2011 - 5:33PM

    I don’t believe they were offered green cards. This is just a tabloid style headline emphasising on comments made by one party.Recommend

  • @SA: I agree with you. And he may be preaching Islam but he doesn’t practices it as his attitude shows, which is a problem with most of us. Still, I wonder why he criticized me as I haven’t said anything that he has mentioned in his comment.Recommend

  • Feb 6, 2011 - 6:06PM

    It is easy for the Americans to kill Pakistanis and offer green cards and lots of Dollars. But the case is a case and our courts should decide it. But I personally think that our lame duck government can’t do anything about him. He will be released on immunity clause. Recommend

  • Majeed
    Feb 6, 2011 - 6:57PM

    dont worry they will. they are only making it look that they are doing the Americans a favorRecommend

  • Abu Abdullah
    Feb 7, 2011 - 10:09AM

    @SA:
    Thanks for putting into words for me:)
    @ Quran VS Hadith
    Your name suggest a lot about your character and mind set.Recommend

  • khan
    Feb 7, 2011 - 12:28PM

    Isn’t the offer of blood money an Islamic practice ( maybe the Americans have learnt a thing or two). Of course it up to a victim’s family whether they accept it or not.Recommend

  • @Khan: They ask the families to withdraw from seeking justice in return of this offer which isn’t an Islamic deal I believe.Recommend

  • Longmemory
    Mar 6, 2011 - 5:32AM

    I think the $3+ billion we send Pakistan every year is enough blood money. Deduct $10 Million per day he continues to be held, and make it permanent.Recommend

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