In a Taliban dominated area of Pakistan a Marxist lawyer has defeated the candidate of the Islamic fundamentalists. In spite of a Fatwa being issued against him, comrade Ahad stood firmly on the ideas of revolutionary socialism and won the position of President of the Malakand District Bar Association.
It’s a start, isn’t it? And, to be sure, one that the empire will notice. You fight your battles where you can, be it nationally, regionally or locally. This is a win for the good guys.
In the elections held on January 20, 2010, for the presidentship of the Malakand District Bar Association, a Marxist lawyer, comrade Ghufran Ahad defeated the candidate of the Jamaat a Islami who was also supported by other Islamic fundamentalists and reactionary forces. This was a severely contested election and the result is a big blow to the forces of religious obscurantism.
You stand for your beliefs and let the ashes fall where they may. I’ll let you read the rest of the article. It’s a blow against extremism and a blow against the empire. May there be many more in the coming months and years.