Yasir Mirza

AuthorYasir Mirza

Yasir Mirza moved to Toronto, Canada from Karachi, Pakistan as a teenager where he finished his high school and got a Bachelor’s from University of Toronto. He now calls calls Austin, TX home, working for Nvidia as an Electrical Engineer on graphics and mobile chips. He currently serves as Director of Islamic Education of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

Garland shooting

The shooting outside an event in Garland where people were asked to draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad should be condemned by all. Islam does not condone any punishment for blasphemy. In fact, during the Prophet Muhammad’s life, people hurled all kinds of abuse at him; yet he bore it with patience and forgave them all. Those who act against the Prophet’s own example obviously have no respect...

Taseer murder case

Originally Published in Daily Times  Sir: Keeping pending the murder case of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has been a mockery of justice. Here we have a self-confessed killer Mumtaz Qadri, who has been made a celebrity by religious parties. The government has failed to appoint a prosecutor and claims to have lost the case file, which shows its lack of seriousness...

Qadri’s Hearing

Originally Published in The Express Tribune The appeal hearing in the Islamabad High Court for Mumtaz Qadri is an abomination. Here we basically have a self-confessed killer, who has been made into a celebrity by religious parties. The government has failed to appoint a prosecutor in the appeal and claims to have lost Qadri’s case file, which shows its lack of seriousness in upholding the rule of...

Qadri’ trial a joke

Originally published in The Nation  Mumtaz Qadri’s hearing is IHC is an abomination to our country and our laws. We have a self-confessed killer, who has been turned into a hero by some religious parties. The government has failed to appoint a prosecutor and claims to have lost his case files, which shows its lack of seriousness in upholding law. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, of IHC expressed...

No Excuse for Violence

Originally Published in The Austin Chronicle  Dear Editor, The shooting outside an event in Garland where people were asked to draw cartoons of Prophet Muhammad should be condemned by all. Islam does not condone any punishment for blasphemy. In fact, during the Prophet Muhammad’s life, people hurled all kinds of abuse at him yet he bore it with patience and forgave them all. Those who act against...