World News #15 – Sabeen Mahmud II
“The truth is Sabeen, I’m writing to you today, not to apologise to you for all the pain we caused you and those you loved, but instead to tell you that you were wrong. You see, you believed that you or someone like you could change Pakistan, even just a little. I’m writing to tell you that you were wrong.
It’s no fault of your own. You did all you could, and then some. The blame lies with us, and only us. Because Sabeen, no one cares. In Pakistan, there is only one group of people; the victims. Everyone is victim, real or imagined. From colonialism to partition to neo-imperialism to Balochistan, we have all been hurt. All of us feel pain that no one else, not even those around us, can understand. In the mind of every Pakistani, he or she is a victim, and more of a victim than anyone else. And therefore, they care about no one else.”
– The News on Sunday, An open letter to Sabeen Mahmud.
“Everyone in Pakistan who knew Sabeen has been left speechless, bereft. Hers was a light that made everyone around her shine. Hers was a moral courage that made everyone who met her want to do more, be more.”
– Huffington Post, Courage in the Face of Fear: Remembering Sabeen Mahmud.
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