Mr Zaid Zaman Hamid or ZZ Hamid of BRASSTACKS wears a lot of hats, had an interesting life and continues as a "defense analyst" with a TV show.
Mr ZZ Hamid has been promoted to a position of "security analyst" with ISPR. Now, ISPR -Inter Services Public Relations Directorate is the official mouthpiece of the Pakistan Army. If ZZ Hamid speaks - one can assume he is speaking on behalf and with the blessings of Pakistan Army.
Here then, is not only the mindset of ZZ Hamid - but also that of Pakistan Army. Do not forget what you hear in Video 1.
In my earlier post: Greater Pakistan 2012 - with parts of Pakistan in it and Pakistan 2020 has swallowed India - I had posted a video of Mr Hamid. I am pasting the same here again - to profile this man.
The ENGLISH transcript of the video :
Q) I have a simple question – is it a necessity that we (Pakistan & India) continue to fight with each other at every step? Is there no possibility of following a peaceful path?
Answer by Zaid Hamid: India, these days, are providing us with sweet comprehensive solutions – that we should foster harmony, peacefully intermingle and co-exist, to come together to create a unified country and increase the welfare of our populace. This will also result in pooled resources and there will be no need for expenditure on arms & weaponry. We will live with complete peace in this region and our unified presence will lead to the emergence of a new world power.
By God – this is exactly what we (Pakistanis) desire too! We too want to merge with them (India), enjoy peaceful co-existence, not to be burdened by any problems, fights, wars with each other.
But we have just one demand – and we will agree to all their (India’s) demands, surrender before their will – if they will fulfill only one singular demand or ours.
Our demand is – that this larger unified territory be called PAKISTAN.
And by God, this “Greater Pakistan” is an assured reality.
The rationale of this lies in the historical assessment of the two countries’ ability to rule. We have observed their (hindu ) ruling prowess and also noted the ability of Muslims to rule. And we can concur that if we need peace in this unified land, then Muslims must rule!
Because we have ruled them (hindus) for over 1000 years and understood that under their rule – Muslims cannot survive.
Surely if they (Indians) are sincere about their pledge and need for peaceful integration and co-existence – then let them for a second time unite with us.
This larger entity we will call Musalman …. Oops .. Pakistan. The voice of Radio Pakistan will broadcast from New Delhi. And then we will live in peace.
Not a moment before that!
Now, in his "present" avatar as a "defense analyst" he has dissected the Mumbai blasts that will probably teach Class VI students the art of "disinformation".
This is in English - done for the global audience. But ZZ Hamid, being who he is, could not contain himself and in the end stated: The Indians may start the war, but Pakistan will end it !
Video 1 showcases the true face of Zaid Hamid and his intentions – he is the "de-facto" mouthpiece of Paksitan Army and close to ISI.
Video 2 shows the depravity of insidiousness of his intentions cloaked inside a veneer of respectability.
When I first watched this video, naturally I wanted to know the man behind the show – Zaid Hamid.
I did some digging around and came to some interesting aspects of his past life as a jehadi, as a translator to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, running a training centre for Pakistani MUJAHIDEEN in POSTA FEZ, JALALABAD and also as a "KHALIFAH".
Hence I sent him the following mail:
Mr Zaid Hamid, a person by the name of N. SHAHRUKH who claims to know you for long writes the following:
N. Shahrukh wrote: "If you guys remember the Pakistan FALSE PROPHET, YUSUF ALI KAZZAB, who was arrested and sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court and then murdered in Kot Lakhpat jail by a fellow prisoner - this guy Zaid Hamid was known as ZAID ZAMAN at that time and was the KHALIFAH of that Kazzab. Zaid is still leading that cult which belongs to the firqah batinyah of sufism and they have a different aqeedah altogother which they only profess within their inner core. Many of my personal friends fell prey to his charisma in the 1990s, some of them reverted back to Hidayah and were instrumental in filing a case against Yusuf Ali which ultimately lead to his death sentence and the cult members dispersed for a few years.
All of the followers of Yusuf Kazzab are now gathering once again in Islamabad and after 11 years Zaid Zaman has reappeared as Zaid Hamid.
I first came to know about Zaid Hamid when he acted as a TRANSLATOR TO HEKMATYAR (GULBUDDIN) in 1989 during his visit to Karachi. I was really impressed by the bright faced young engineer from NED University who spoke excellent Persian, Pashto, Urdu and English. Later, I came to know that the training centre for Pakistani MUJAHIDEEN in POSTA FEZ, JALALABAD was run BY THIS MAN.
I soon got introduced to new friends who were part of his team in Afghanistan. I even tried to run away from home in 1991 at the age of 14 to go to Afghanistan but was some how caught and persuaded by my family to refrain. In the same year I distributed several cassettes of a documentary - QASASUL JIHAD - produced by Zaid Zaman, which showed live scenes of combat between Afghan mujahideen and Russian forces and was the first of its kind. For me Zaid Zaman and his team were like the re-incarnation of the heroes of Muslim medieval history.
However, soon Zaid Zaman was the centre of a SCANDAL of MISAPPROPRIATION of funds of a large UK-based NGO, MUSLIM AID, of which he was a representative in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (note: The UK connection)
He also then parted ways with Hekmatyar and Haqqani and joined the ranks of AHMED SHAH MASOOD. Later he abandoned Jihad altogether and became a Sufi.
In 1994, when I was in aitikaf in Ramazan, one of Zaman's close associates, who was also a very close friend of mine, came to meet me and started talking strangely about the "real" meanings of Islam denouncing each and every known Islamic scholar. He said that ALL translations and commentaries of Quran till date were BLASPHEMOUS.
He also said that every century has an 'Imam-e-zamana' who we should take bayah (oath of allegiance) of and he would soon arrange my meeting with that IMAM.
Alhamdulillah, because of my strong beliefs I never ever met that so-called Imam-e-zamana but many of my friends fell into the trap. Soon, Yusuf Ali (THE FALSE PROPHET) was being invited to dinner parties in many of my friends' homes who were seen holding beads (tasbeeh) in their hands and preaching zikr and sufism here and there.
I lost many of my closest friends as I felt very uneasy with their beliefs and discussions. The basis of their belief was a 'MAUDHU' HADITH that Allah (SWT) created the noor of Muhammad (SAW) before the creation of the Universe. That 'NOOR' will remain till eternity and even if the Prophet (SAW) is physically not with us today, his NOOR IS PRESENT in the 'IMAM-E-ZAMANA' and hence HE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AS PROPHET (SAW) was by his COMPANIONS. Na'aauzubillah! (NOTE: The need for a "prophet" - better than Ayatollah to bring in the Islamic revolution - of which Pakistan will be the new HQ)
Meanwhile, Muhammad Tahir of WEEKLY TAKBEER broke the news of Yusuf Ali and his cult quoting statements of some of the defectors who realized what was wrong and were ready to go to court against this fitnah. Yusuf Ali was accused of claiming to be a FALSE PROPHET, immoral practices including SEXUAL abuse of his WOMEN followers and HOMOSEXUALITY. Soon, a case was filed against him and the Tahaffuz Khatme Nabuwwat people also became a party.
Yusuf Ali was SENTENCED TO DEATH based on irrefutable evidence of his misguided beliefs including the claim of FALSE PROPHETHOOD.
The Tahaffuz-e-Khatm- e-Nabuwwat office at Numaish, MA Jinnah Road and journalist Muhammad Tahir still has the record of that case and clippings of related news reports containing statements of witnesses who were once part of the cult themselves.
The name of ZAID ZAMAN HAMID also appeared in several of the news reports appearing in those days in Takbeer, Ummat, Khabrain, Jasarat, etc as he was the KEY PROMOTER and KHALIFAH of Yusuf Kazzab and the witnesses during the court proceedings and the press statements MENTIONED HIS NAME.
According to my knowledge, Zaid Hamid is still leading that cult in Islamabad and sources close to him confirm that he still proclaims the same beliefs of Yusuf Kazzab. It is not confirmed, though, whether the new "Imam-e-zamana" is Zaid Zaman himself or some other person.
If you want to warn your friends and family from this fitnah, please spread this message to everyone you know.
ZAID HAMID REFUSED TO ANSWER THESE 5 QUESTIONS SENT TO HIM. WHY?
1. Did Yousaf Ali proclaimed himself to be the "libas" of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and called his followers, including yourself, "Sahabi-e-rasool?
2. Did Yousaf Ali appointed you as his Khalifa?
3. Did you not contacted politicians and Ulema to contest Yousaf Ali's sentence in the court and didn't you fight his case in the court?
4. When did you turned back from the teachings of Yousaf Ali?
5. Do you testify that Yousaf Ali Kazzab was a Fasiq and the Lahore High Court decision in his case was right?"
These are my questions to you too – do please reply and clear the air.
Many articles related to Yusuf Kazzab (the false prophet) and Zaid Hamid are disappearing from the net. One can still get to see the judgement of Yusuf Kazzab Blasphemy case by clicking here.
In the foreword itself of the said judgement, in first paragraph, it is written and I am quoting: "In the meanwhile a so called Sahabi of the convict namely Z.Z. Hamid expressed his opinion about the judgement in Daily Dawn's Issue of 13th August 2000 and stooped down to the lowest level of mischief by calling the judgement as to be murder of justice and presented the convict as a benevolent and honourable Sufi scholar of Islam.
I must show you the replies I received from Brass Tacks – you are free to judge the character of the man and his organization from the replies I got.
REPLY 1 ON JAN 6TH 2009:
BrassTacks to me, Ahmed
Very funny indeed. Now you are also an expert on Muslim theology and want to discuss issues you know nothing about. We are amused. :))
REPLY 2 ON JAN 7TH 2009:
Brass Tacks to me, Ahmed
As an Indian Hindu, you have no credentials to solicit a response on matters of Islam and faith. We find it a waste of time to discus issues with you which are of no concern to an Indian Hindu.
REPLY 3 ON JAN 8TH 2009:
Brass Tacks to me
We are not in the business of conversions !! you follow your deen, we follow ours. We rather settlle scores in battle fields.
it is not islam which you wanted to know about. you wanted to know about an allegations and a scandal against BrassTacks. That does not solicit any responce from us.
"WE RATHER SETTLE SCORES IN BATTLEFIELDS" - Mr Zaid Hamid - where did this come from?
I had asked questions to you in good faith to know more about you - and you / your organization wants to settle score in the battlefield rather than replying to a simple mail!!
Zaid Hamid implored people in Pakistan to move away from western interest based banks and instead buy gold coins issued by - you guessed it - Brass Tacks. Read about modus operandi here - the Brass stack Gold Dinar Project and read about a Pakistani comment on that here.
Fasi Zaka, a Rhodes scholar, states in his article : While at first I thought Zaid Hamid to be well-intended but misguided, what I have now seen firsthand demonstrates delusion. He calls ZZ Hamid - ISI rented analyst.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is ZZ Hamid - the Defense Analyst expert !
The evidence against ZZ Hamid
(The document shown is Urdu - the English translation can be had by clicking here)
(However, as things related to Zaid Hamid's past are mysteriously disappearing from the net, I have the PDF copy downloaded - and if anyone wants it, just give you e-mail id and I will mail back)