Culture vultures

Recently a Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi. It was said he had no enemies, nothing can  be further than the truth. The reason is Qawwali singers, Ghazal singers and others are born in such households where they had to master the art. Each of them is vying for audiences there are literally turf wars on such things.
Before concert halls, vinyl records and others which followed, they performed in brothels  The prostitutes would dance for the men who had gathered there. They were paid and the dancing girls too, then the men would go off with a prostitute. 
Rival gangs controlled different brothels and had their own singers, dancers and prostitutes. There were turf wars one gang would decimate the other. Pimps kidnap women and force them into prostitution. 
These people are considered the lowest of the low in society. Respectable people kept their distance and they were never welcome anywhere.The mullahs fell in the same category -  because they sought the help of the gang which had control of the brothels around their mosque. Mosques changed hands when another gang took over. No mullah could run a mosque without permission of the gang. 
Going back to Amjad Sabri he was appearing on every single TV  channel practically every day. This obviously sit well with other Qawwals, because they were being overshadowed by him. He is bound to make enemies. 
The majority of mosques in Karachi are run and operated by one gang or another, it no longer matters if they are located outside the locality where the brothels are. Mosques are front for supplying prostitutes.
Some years back a gang of mullahs invaded a mosque. The mullahs were running the mosque were armed and ready to protect it. Those who were running the mosque ran and the new owners took over.  Many gangs are so powerful that they can grab land and set up mosques anywhere they like.They operate above the law. Moqsues make money via alms which are collected every Friday and during Eids. 
As time has gone by, mullahs have overstayed their welcome. People are fed up of them. If they had their way, destroy these illegally constructed mosques and send the Mullahs back to the red light area where they really belong.


 

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