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Kite flying has no link to Muslim customs, so they outlawed it.

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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So in 2005 Pakistan's supreme court Banned making and flying kites. uh lets get this right, Pakistan banned flying kites based on these reasons:


In 2005, Pakistan's supreme court banned kite flying across the country. The lawyers who presented the case for the prohibition cited three key reasons in their argument:

• Banned metal string from stray kites was fatally cutting the throats of motorcyclists and bicyclists.
• Children were being injured or killed chasing fallen kites.
• People retrieving fallen kites from cables with metal wires were being electrocuted and causing millions of dollars of damage to the country's power authority.
Those reasons aside, the ban is not popular with many — especially those who argue their leaders have surrendered to the influence of religious conservatives.
Kite lovers flying against religious winds in Pakistan

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I guess banning the metal wire used to fly these kites was not enough, string is the preferred method here in the states. Talk about religious extremism.

Unbelievable!



[edit on 23-6-2008 by LDragonFire]




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:00 PM
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Huh. Well, I'm sure our great politicians will find a way to spin this one on the public.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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"If what ever those books mention anything involving the Qumran, we do not need them, you can burn them; and if this those teachings are not in our Holy book, then you must burn them like you would burn an infidel! "

Caliph Omar


You gotta love em, otherwise they will set you on flames.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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Wouldn't that also apply to everything modern in anyones society??? No cars, phones, rockets, guns, tanks, airplanes etc etc etc???



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:16 PM
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According to the article this is why or the root reason for the banning.


The current clash has its roots in Basant — an ancient Hindu festival celebrating spring. Basant is highlighted by thousands of people flying kites from rooftops.

According to historian Tahir Kamran, a Hindu boy named Haquiqat Rai was charged with blaspheming Islam and sentenced to death in the mid-18th century. The Qazi, or Muslim magistrate, offered to spare Rai's life if he converted to Islam. Rai refused and was executed. To honor Rai and protest his killing, Hindus in Lahore flew kites across the city.

"Orthodox Islamists view kite flying as having antecedents in Hinduism and therefore anti-Islamic," said Kamran, who chairs the history department at Government College University in Lahore.
Kite lovers flying against religious winds in Pakistan

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Now just how many people today fly kites as a religious rite, or in remembrance of Haquiqat Rai, I wonder how many Pakistanis even know this story. But of course if the laws remain the same, the story could die forever [the goal of the conservatives] or it could have the opposite effect.

Still illegal kites, to me is just crazy it would be like banning Frisbees.

[edit on 23-6-2008 by LDragonFire]




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