Mohammed Hanif

Muslim Protesters Think Locally, Rage Globally
September 21, 2012

 “When someone says something derogatory against our religion Islam or against our Prophet,” said a mild mannered religious scholar on a Pakistani TV channel recently, “even an ant becomes a lion.” There was a brief delay here after the latest deliberate provocation—last Friday, expectant foreign correspondents gathered outside the usual mosques to watch only a few dozen protestors turned out to burn American flags—but eventually the ants did their duty.  As I write these lines, violent protests have broken out across Pakistan on the occasion of a newly-declared national holiday, the Day of

The Good Life in the World’s Most Violent City
September 14, 2012

What it's like to live in a city where half-a-dozen people are killed in a single day