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They Came For Me But Mustafa Was Killed Instead

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 29/03/2016 Raza Rumi

Today marks the second death anniversary of Mustafa who died in an assassination attempt on me. The incident took place in Lahore where 72 people died yesterday in a suicide bombing. My mourning continues... -
On the 28th of March, 2014, I lost a close associate, an employee, and a friend. After I miraculously escaped a carefully planned dénouement, there was much to celebrate: the chance to live, the experience of having defied death. But this living has come with a death at its very center.
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His village dargah of a local saint and Kasur's famous shrine of Bulleh Shah were the two centres at which annual rituals were performed and I too contributed to the ceremonies. There was a rock-solid belief in peaceful, non-violent ideas that the Sufi legacy continues to inspire among so many people in Pakistan. It is not a coincidence that those who consider Sufi shrines spaces for infidels (and their ilk actually bomb them) reportedly killed him. Mustafa, too, albeit indirectly, was a victim of that ideology.
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