Friends, in my anguish over the attack on Paris, I reverted to one of Urdu language’s foremost poet Jon Elia.
In this poem, titled Shehr Ashob, he exposes the evil and falsehood propagated by the clergy in Islam, and acceptance of such by the intellectuals in all times.
It also exposes the intellectuals for bowing down to such falsehood and kings to gain personal material benefits.
And criticizes those intellectuals who raise apologia to defend the actions of clergy and its stooges.
It is in Urdu, and the above synopsis covers it for those who may not read Urdu.
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