Adventures of a Ghost from Kabul

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Obama fights false links to Islam??????

I have a hobby as you may call it a hobby that as soon as I arrive to my ghostly office I review all the news on the net. This morning as I was skimming through sites a Yahoo news article written by an AP writer really confused and upset me.

For Barack Obama, it is an ember that he has doused time and again, only to see it flicker anew: links to Islam fanned by false rumors, innuendo and association. Obama and his campaign reacted strongly this week when a photo of him in Kenyan tribal garb began spreading on the Internet.

Why? A Muslim can not become the President of United States? What about the American Muslims? How would they feel about this? let alone every Muslim on the face of earth.

The US mainstream media treat this Obama’s link to Islam as a dark secret that he is trying to hide. I am really confused and upset about the fact that muslims are openly told that you are not eligible to hold office just because you are Muslim. This is not democracy and equality!

Maybe it is not about Islam and it is about the white guys who do not want to see a black president? I am not sure, very confused.

I hope somebody will have answer to the question of why not a Muslim and a black president?


February 28, 2008 Posted by | Politics, Religion | , | Leave a comment

All the fuss about languages!

I am really tired of the recent spat about the use of some words (Danishgah, Danishjo and Danishkada) instead of others (Pohantoon, Mahsel, Pohanzai) . It is really boring to dicuss these minor issues at the time when Afghanistan faces huge challenges on all fronts.

Just to mention one important news in the last month alone more than 1200 peopole have died because of the cold wave hitting parts of the country and this has not attracted the kind of attention that the language game has attracted.

It is really disappointing that media organisations and political parties are using the language issue to stir ethnic and tribal tensions between the people of Afghanistan.

One can not count on political parties to avoid these spats, but I am very disappointed with the media outlets who are really putting petrol on the fire and making an issue out of it.

I was watching the Guftuman programme on Tolo last night and the performance of the anchor was shameful if nothing more. The guy really did not know anything about journalism ethics and was taking sides all the time. For example every time Mr. Habibullah Rafi a prominent Afghan scholar tried to reply to Mr. Anchor’s stupid questions, He would immediately cut him and do not let him speak freely. By contrast he allowed Mr. Rahnaward Zariab an Iranian agent working to destabilise Afghanistan by stirring this issue to make allegations without any proof and fact behind it.

I am sure that ordinary people are fed up with these unnecessary and useless discussions and would like the media to focus on what is good for Afghanistan collectively and not what is good for our neighbouring countries.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Ghost with a blog!

Hi you all out there! here it is the first blog ( I have to check) by an official ghost. When I say the first I am not sure if this is the case and I will check that today with the ghost registry of blog writers. Anyways, I always wanted to have a blog and to communicate with my fellow ghosts as well as with humans but I did not had the means to do so (I will write about this latter!). Now that I have the means and I am doing the thing itself (blogging) I plan to write about everything a ghost feels (humans do not know about this) and hope that ghosts and humans a like will read my blog and appreciate or criticise its contents.

OK, this is the start and lets see where we go from now. I have to go somebody needs me and I will see you guys latter! ( I can see you but you could not).

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment