Renowned civil rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir faced criticism on Twitter after he shared his views on Pakistani people getting inspired by Turkish culture by watching famous drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’.
While sharing his thoughts on Twitter, the social activist said that Pakistan has vast cultures that are not showed to the world which is why the nation faces an identity crisis.
“We’ve many beautiful cultures in Pak but many still face an identity crisis which is also seen in our diaspora. Being ourselves often causes “Goras” to confuse us as Indians due to our similarities so we mimicked Arabs tracing our roots to Bin Qasim. Now we’re trying being Turks,” he wrote.
The majority of his followers didn’t like him making such comments at a time when the Drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ has recorded immense viewership on PTV’s Youtube channel. People believe that this drama serial connects them to Muslims history.
These people are absolutely mad, they have lost all reasoning in their self hate.
It’s ok for Pakistanis to binge on indian tv, American films, british tv. But a Turkish drama suddenly offends them.
— Richard Harris (@HarrisRichard77) May 10, 2020
Ek etrugrul nay inn sab wokes ka culture khatray mai kaise daal dia hai?
— Mahvish Umer (@UmerMahvish) May 10, 2020
Qazi Hussain Ahmed was a Turk Seljuk after reading your tweet that came to my mind. You must visit KP to get amazed by the roots and eras people belong to there Persians, Turks, Arabs, Etc.
— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) May 10, 2020
Get hold of urself….we are Muslims before we are Arabs Turks Persian Pakistani….wht goras think doesn’t matter…u hv no idea how many different sects Christian hv
ENJOY the drama
— hope (@i_agent101) May 10, 2020
Jibran is having an identity crisis. Who told you to look at yourself from “gora’s” eyes.
Use your own.
For your kind information, we never followed Arabs but Khilafat-e- Usmania was the big thing in the 19th century. But why would you know that?
— farrah raja (@farrahraja) May 10, 2020
It must be noted here that the PTV telecasted ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan who wants Pakistani youth to know about Islamic history.