Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi posted another controversial piece on Facebook stating his gratitude to the Afghan Taliban.
The actor praised Shahbaz Taseer for his courage throughout the duration of his kidnapping and managing to survive. As the post continued, he made shocking comments about the “legit Afghan Taliban fighting the imperialist US occupation of Afghanistan.”
“Few have the courage that Shahbaz Taseer has shown and may he finally live his life in peace. It turns out that he escaped from his ISIS backed Uzbek captors in Zabul, Afghanistan in an attack by the Haqqani faction of Afghan Taliban who later found Shahbaz Taseer there and safely transported him to Kuchlak, Quetta,” Hamza wrote.
He criticised the people who according to him, were unable to distinguish between “NDS/RAW funded Khariji Terrorists of TTP and the legit Afghan Taliban,”
“While disagreeing with their interpretation of religion, Afghan Taliban are not enemies Pakistan. So to all those who refuse to distinguish between NDS/RAW funded Khariji Terrorists of TTP and the legit Afghan Taliban fighting the imperialist US occupation of Afghanistan, I guess we should say……Thank you Afghan Taliban.”
Not everyone who read his post agreed with him. Hamza had to face plenty of criticism on social media against his theory on Shahbaz’s escape from captivity.
Hamza Ali Abbasi having hundreds of thousands of Pakistani fans – young men AND women – is proof education is wasted on us.
— Supernova Sunrise (@anthonypermal) March 12, 2016
Hamza ali abbasi has lost it. Thanking afghan taliban, calling them not the enemies of Pakistan, lol pls I need a break.
— Sehrish (@HeySehrish) March 12, 2016