ZHE Under Spam Attack From Desperate Zaid Hamid Fans

Zaid Hamid Exposition site is under spam attack by a very desperate Zaid Hamid fan. Apparently the fan is trying to fill our comment moderation queue with so many spam comments that we either decide to delete all comments or to stop allowing users to comment at all.

May be the poor guy has no idea of anti-spam softwares, specially about the Akismet plugin in WordPress. Akismet automatically detects and delete spam comments, so bloggers dont have to. We realized about this spam attack, because the no of comments marked as spam jumped to a whopping 102 comments just for 1 day.

In any case we appreciate the dedication of Talha Ali Khan/Muhammad Danish Khan – the guy who is busy spamming us :). Keep up the good work lad, your boss Zaid Hamid will be happy on this. Here’s what you can say to him in your status report.

Sir I tried my best, but those fasadi’s know a lot about computer and stuff. They even have an anti-spam plugin installed, which automatically deletes my spam comments. But even then I just kept spamming, knowing fair well that my comments would be immediately marked as spam and thrashed.

Update: Now the desperate fellow has changed his name to Bilal ali Khawaja. The poor chap does not know that his ip is giving his Identity away. All the spam that we are receiving is coming from the ip:

The spam comment that they are continuously posting follows:

The Call for Participation for Wikimania 2010 has been released. Submit your presentations before May 20. [Hide] gbgfbfgb
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A blog (a contraction of the term “web log”)[1] is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (Video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.

As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112,000,000 blogs.[2]

Contents [hide]
1 Types
2 Community and cataloging
3 Popularity
4 Blurring with the mass media
5 Legal and social consequences
5.1 Defamation or liability
5.2 Employment
5.3 Political dangers
5.4 Personal safety
6 History
6.1 Origins
6.2 Rise in popularity
6.3 Political impact
6.4 Mainstream popularity
7 See also
8 References
9 Further reading
10 External links

There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content, but also in the way that content is delivered or written.

Personal blogs
The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate; they become a way to reflect on life, or works of art. Blogging can have a sentimental quality. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream, but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. One type of personal blog, referred to as a microblog, is extremely detailed and seeks to capture a moment in time. Some sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family, and are much faster than emailing or writing.
Corporate and organizational blogs
A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Blogs used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs. Similar blogs for clubs and societies are called club blogs, group blogs, or by similar names; typical use is to inform members and other interested parties of club and member activities.
By genre
Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs (also known as travelogs), house blogs,[3][4] fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs. Two common types of genre blogs are art blogs and music blogs. A blog featuring discussions especially about home and family is not uncommonly called a mom blog.[5][6][7][8][9] While not a legitimate type of blog, one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog.
By media type
A blog comprising videos is called a vlog, one comprising links is called a linklog, a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketchblog or one comprising photos is called a photoblog.[10] Blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types are called tumblelogs. Blogs that are written on typewriters and then scanned are called typecast or typecast blogs; see typecasting (blogging).
A rare type of blog hosted on the Gopher Protocol is known as a Phlog.
By device
Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. A blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a moblog.[11] One early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person’s personal life combining text, video, and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site. This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as sousveillance. Such journals have been used as evidence in legal matters.[citation needed]
Community and cataloging
The Blogosphere
The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere. Since all blogs are on the internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked, through blogrolls, comments, linkbacks (refbacks, trackbacks or pingbacks) and backlinks. Discussions “in the blogosphere” are occasionally used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues. Because new, untapped communities of bloggers can emerge in the space of a few years, Internet marketers pay close attention to “trends in the blogosphere”.[12]
Blog search engines
Several blog search engines are used to search blog contents, such as Bloglines, BlogScope, and Technorati. Technorati, which is among the most popular blog search engines, provides current information on both popular searches and tags used to categorize blog postings.[13] The research community is working on going beyond simple keyword search, by inventing new ways to navigate through huge amounts of information present in the blogosphere, as demonstrated by projects like BlogScope.[[[Wikipedia:[citation needed]|[citation needed]]]]
Blogging communities and directories
Several online communities exist that connect people to blogs and bloggers to other bloggers, including BlogCatalog and MyBlogLog.[14] Interest-specific blogging platforms are also available. For instance, Blogster has a sizable community of political bloggers among its members.
Blogging and advertising
It is common for blogs to feature advertisements either to financially benefit the blogger or to promote the blogger’s favorite causes. The popularity of blogs has also given rise to “fake blogs” in which a company will create a fictional blog as a marketing tool to promote a product.[15]

The popular US-based sports blog, “Sports Photo of the Day”.Researchers have analyzed the dynamics of how blogs become popular. There are essentially two measures of this: popularity through citations, as well as popularity through affiliation (i.e. blogroll). The basic conclusion from studies of the structure of blogs is that while it takes time for a blog to become popular through blogrolls, permalinks can boost popularity more quickly, and are perhaps more indicative of popularity and authority than blogrolls, since they denote that people are actually reading the blog’s content and deem it valuable or noteworthy in specific cases.[16]

The blogdex project was launched by researchers in the MIT Media Lab to crawl the Web and gather data from thousands of blogs in order to investigate their social properties. It gathered this information for over 4 years, and autonomously tracked the most contagious information spreading in the blog community, ranking it by recency and popularity. It can therefore be considered the first instantiation of a memetracker. The project is no longer active, but a similar function is now served by tailrank.com.

Blogs are given rankings by Technorati based on the number of incoming links and Alexa Internet based on the Web hits of Alexa Toolbar users. In August 2006, Technorati found that the most linked-to blog on the internet was that of Chinese actress Xu Jinglei.[17] Chinese media Xinhua reported that this blog received more than 50 million page views, claiming it to be the most popular blog in the world.[18] Technorati rated Boing Boing to be the most-read group-written blog.[17]

Blurring with the mass media
Many bloggers, particularly those engaged in participatory journalism, differentiate themselves from the mainstream media, while others are members of that media working through a different channel. Some institutions see blogging as a means of “getting around the filter” and pushing messages directly to the public. Some critics worry that bloggers respect neither copyright nor the role of the mass media in presenting society with credible news. Bloggers and other contributors to user-generated content are behind Time magazine naming their 2006 person of the year as “you”.

Many mainstream journalists, meanwhile, write their own blogs — well over 300, according to CyberJournalist.net’s J-blog list. The first known use of a blog on a news site was in August 1998, when Jonathan Dube of The Charlotte Observer published one chronicling Hurricane Bonnie.[19]

Some bloggers have moved over to other media. The following bloggers (and others) have appeared on radio and television: Duncan Black (known widely by his pseudonym, Atrios), Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit), Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (Daily Kos), Alex Steffen (Worldchanging) and Ana Marie Cox (Wonkette). In counterpoint, Hugh Hewitt exemplifies a mass-media personality who has moved in the other direction, adding to his reach in “old media” by being an influential blogger. Equally many established authors, for example Mitzi Szereto have started using Blogs to not only update fans on their current works but also to expand into new areas of writing.

Blogs have also had an influence on minority languages, bringing together scattered speakers and learners; this is particularly so with blogs in Gaelic languages. Minority language publishing (which may lack economic feasibility) can find its audience through inexpensive blogging.

There are many examples of bloggers who have published books based on their blogs, e.g., Salam Pax, Ellen Simonetti, Jessica Cutler, ScrappleFace. Blog-based books have been given the name blook. A prize for the best blog-based book was initiated in 2005,[20] the Lulu Blooker Prize.[21] However, success has been elusive offline, with many of these books not selling as well as their blogs. Only blogger Tucker Max made the New York Times Bestseller List.[22] The book based on Julie Powell’s blog “The Julie/Julia Project” was made into the film Julie & Julia, apparently the first to do so.

Legal and social consequences
Blogging can result in a range of legal liabilities and other unforeseen consequences.

Defamation or liability
Several cases have been brought before the national courts against bloggers concerning issues of defamation or liability. U.S. payouts related to blogging totaled $17.4 million by 2009; in some cases these have been covered by umbrella insurance.[23] The courts have returned with mixed verdicts. Internet Service Providers (ISPs), in general, are immune from liability for information that originates with third parties (U.S. Communications Decency Act and the EU Directive 2000/31/EC).

In Doe v. Cahill, the Delaware Supreme Court held that stringent standards had to be met to unmask the anonymous posts of bloggers and also took the unusual step of dismissing the libel case itself (as unfounded under American libel law) rather than referring it back to the trial court for reconsideration.[24] In a bizarre twist, the Cahills were able to obtain the identity of John Doe, who turned out to be the person they suspected: the town’s mayor, Councilman Cahill’s political rival. The Cahills amended their original complaint, and the mayor settled the case rather than going to trial.

In January 2007, two prominent Malaysian political bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahiruddin Attan, were sued by pro-government newspaper, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Hishamuddin bin Aun and Brenden John a/l John Pereira over an alleged defamation. The plaintiff was supported by the Malaysian government.[25] Following the suit, the Malaysian government proposed to “register” all bloggers in Malaysia in order to better control parties against their interest.[26] This is the first such legal case against bloggers in the country.

In the United States, blogger Aaron Wall was sued by Traffic Power for defamation and publication of trade secrets in 2005.[27] According to Wired Magazine, Traffic Power had been “banned from Google for allegedly rigging search engine results.”[28] Wall and other “white hat” search engine optimization consultants had exposed Traffic Power in what they claim was an effort to protect the public. The case was watched by many bloggers because it addressed the murky legal question of who is liable for comments posted on blogs.[29] The case was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, and Traffic Power failed to appeal within the allowed time.[30][31][32][33]

In 2009, a controversial and landmark decision by The Hon. Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of Richard Horton.[34]

In 2009, NDTV issued a legal notice to Indian blogger Chetan Kunte for “abusive free speech” regarding a blog post criticizing their coverage of the Mumbai attacks.[35] The blogger unconditionally withdrew his post, replacing it with legal undertaking and an admission that his post had been “defamatory and untrue” which resulted in several Indian bloggers criticizing NDTV for trying to silence critics.[36]

Employees who blog about elements of their place of employment raise the issue of employee branding, since their activities can begin to affect the brand recognition of their employer. In general, attempts by employee bloggers to protect themselves by maintaining anonymity have proved ineffective.[37]

In late 2004, Ellen Simonetti was fired for what was deemed by her employer, Delta Air Lines, to be inappropriate material on her blog. She subsequently wrote a book based on her blog.Delta Air Lines fired flight attendant Ellen Simonetti because she posted photographs of herself in uniform on an airplane and because of comments posted on her blog “Queen of Sky: Diary of a Flight Attendant” which the employer deemed inappropriate.[38][39] This case highlighted the issue of personal blogging and freedom of expression vs. employer rights and responsibilities, and so it received wide media attention. Simonetti took legal action against the airline for “wrongful termination, defamation of character and lost future wages”.[40] The suit was postponed while Delta was in bankruptcy proceedings (court docket).

In early 2006, Erik Ringmar, a tenured senior lecturer at the London School of Economics, was ordered by the convenor of his department to “take down and destroy” his blog in which he discussed the quality of education at the school.[41]

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined during the 2006 NBA playoffs for criticizing NBA officials on the court and in his blog.[42]

Mark Jen was terminated in 2005 after 10 days of employment as an Assistant Product Manager at Google for discussing corporate secrets on his personal blog, then called 99zeros and hosted on the Google-owned Blogger service.[43] He blogged about unreleased products and company finances a week before the company’s earnings announcement. He was fired two days after he complied with his employer’s request to remove the sensitive material from his blog.[44]

In India, blogger Gaurav Sabnis resigned from IBM after his posts exposing the false claims of a management school, IIPM, led to management of IIPM threatening to burn their IBM laptops as a sign of protest against him.[45]

Jessica Cutler, aka “The Washingtonienne”, blogged about her sex life while employed as a congressional assistant. After the blog was discovered and she was fired,[46] she wrote a novel based on her experiences and blog: The Washingtonienne: A Novel. Cutler is presently being sued by one of her former lovers in a case that could establish the extent to which bloggers are obligated to protect the privacy of their real life associates.[47]

Catherine Sanderson, a.k.a. Petite Anglaise, lost her job in Paris at a British accountancy firm because of blogging.[48] Although given in the blog in a fairly anonymous manner, some of the descriptions of the firm and some of its people were less than flattering. Sanderson later won a compensation claim case against the British firm, however.[49]

On the other hand, Penelope Trunk wrote an upbeat article in the Boston Globe back in 2006, entitled “Blogs ‘essential’ to a good career”. She was one of the first journalists to point out that a large portion of bloggers are professionals and that a well-written blog can help attract employers.

Political dangers
Blogging can sometimes have unforeseen consequences in politically sensitive areas. Blogs are much harder to control than broadcast or even print media. As a result, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes often seek to suppress blogs and/or to punish those who maintain them.

In Singapore, two ethnic Chinese were imprisoned under the country’s anti-sedition law for posting anti-Muslim remarks in their blogs.[50]

Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer was charged with insulting the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and an Islamic institution through his blog. It is the first time in the history of Egypt that a blogger was prosecuted. After a brief trial session that took place in Alexandria, the blogger was found guilty and sentenced to prison terms of three years for insulting Islam and inciting sedition, and one year for insulting Mubarak.[51]

Egyptian blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud was arrested in April 2007 for anti-government writings in his blog. Monem is a member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

After expressing opinions in his personal blog about the state of the Sudanese armed forces, Jan Pronk, United Nations Special Representative for the Sudan, was given three days notice to leave Sudan. The Sudanese army had demanded his deportation.[52][53][54]

In Myanmar, Nay Phone Latt, a blogger, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for posting a cartoon critical of head of state Than Shwe.[55]

Personal safety
See also: Cyberstalking and Internet homicide
One consequence of blogging is the possibility of attacks or threats against the blogger, sometimes without apparent reason. Kathy Sierra, author of the innocuous blog Creating Passionate Users, was the target of such vicious threats and misogynistic insults that she canceled her keynote speech at a technology conference in San Diego, fearing for her safety.[56] While a blogger’s anonymity is often tenuous, Internet trolls who would attack a blogger with threats or insults can be emboldened by anonymity. Sierra and supporters initiated an online discussion aimed at countering abusive online behavior[57] and developed a blogger’s code of conduct.

Main article: History of blogging timeline
Main article: Online diary
The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger[58] on 17 December 1997. The short form, “blog,” was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999.[59][60][61] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used “blog” as both a noun and verb (“to blog,” meaning “to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”) and devised the term “blogger” in connection with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms.[62]

Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists[63] and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). In the 1990s, Internet forum software, created running conversations with “threads.” Threads are topical connections between messages on a virtual “corkboard.”

The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalers. Justin Hall, who began personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earliest bloggers,[64] as is Jerry Pournelle.[citation needed] Dave Winer’s Scripting News is also credited with being one of the oldest and longest running weblogs.[65][66] Another early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person’s personal life combining text, video, and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site in 1994. This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as sousveillance, and such journals were also used as evidence in legal matters.

Early blogs were simply manually updated components of common Web sites. However, the evolution of tools to facilitate the production and maintenance of Web articles posted in reverse chronological order made the publishing process feasible to a much larger, less technical, population. Ultimately, this resulted in the distinct class of online publishing that produces blogs we recognize today. For instance, the use of some sort of browser-based software is now a typical aspect of “blogging”. Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services, or they can be run using blog software, or on regular web hosting services.

Rise in popularity
After a slow start, blogging rapidly gained in popularity. Blog usage spread during 1999 and the years following, being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted blog tools:

Bruce Ableson launched Open Diary in October 1998, which soon grew to thousands of online diaries. Open Diary innovated the reader comment, becoming the first blog community where readers could add comments to other writers’ blog entries.
Brad Fitzpatrick started LiveJournal in March 1999.
Andrew Smales created Pitas.com in July 1999 as an easier alternative to maintaining a “news page” on a Web site, followed by Diaryland in September 1999, focusing more on a personal diary community.[67]
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) launched blogger.com in August 1999 (purchased by Google in February 2003)
Political impact
See also: Political blog
Since 2002, blogs have gained increasing notice and coverage for their role in breaking, shaping, and spinning news stories. For the first time in the history of modern journalism, the financial and political goals of U.S.-Israeli relations are being analyzed in depth.[68] The Iraq war saw bloggers taking measured and passionate points[69] of view that go beyond the traditional left-right divide of the political spectrum.

On 6 December 2002, Josh Marshall’s talkingpointsmemo.com blog called attention to U.S. Senator Lott’s comments regarding Senator Thurmond. Senator Lott was eventually to resign over the matter.An early milestone in the rise in importance of blogs came in 2002, when many bloggers focused on comments by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.[68] Senator Lott, at a party honoring U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, praised Senator Thurmond by suggesting that the United States would have been better off had Thurmond been elected president. Lott’s critics saw these comments as a tacit approval of racial segregation, a policy advocated by Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign. This view was reinforced by documents and recorded interviews dug up by bloggers. (See Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo.) Though Lott’s comments were made at a public event attended by the media, no major media organizations reported on his controversial comments until after blogs broke the story. Blogging helped to create a political crisis that forced Lott to step down as majority leader.

Similarly, blogs were among the driving forces behind the “Rathergate” scandal. To wit: (television journalist) Dan Rather presented documents (on the CBS show 60 Minutes) that conflicted with accepted accounts of President Bush’s military service record. Bloggers declared the documents to be forgeries and presented evidence and arguments in support of that view. Consequently, CBS apologized for what it said were inadequate reporting techniques (see Little Green Footballs). Many bloggers view this scandal as the advent of blogs’ acceptance by the mass media, both as a news source and opinion and as means of applying political pressure.

The impact of these stories gave greater credibility to blogs as a medium of news dissemination. Though often seen as partisan gossips, bloggers sometimes lead the way in bringing key information to public light, with mainstream media having to follow their lead. More often, however, news blogs tend to react to material already published by the mainstream media. Meanwhile, an increasing number of experts blogged, making blogs a source of in-depth analysis. (See Daniel Drezner, J. Bradford DeLong or Brad Setser.)

Mainstream popularity
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By 2004, the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream, as political consultants, news services, and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming. Blogging was established by politicians and political candidates to express opinions on war and other issues and cemented blogs’ role as a news source. (See Howard Dean and Wesley Clark.) Even politicians not actively campaigning, such as the UK’s Labour Party’s MP Tom Watson, began to blog to bond with constituents.

In January 2005, Fortune magazine listed eight bloggers that business people “could not ignore”: Peter Rojas, Xeni Jardin, Ben Trott, Mena Trott, Jonathan Schwartz, Jason Goldman, Robert Scoble, and Jason Calacanis.[70]

Israel’s was among the first national governments to set up an official blog.[71] Under David Saranga, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs became active in adopting Web 2.0 initiatives, including an official video blog[71] and a political blog.[72] The Foreign Ministry also held a microblogging press conference via Twitter about its war with Hamas, with Saranga answering questions from the public in common text-messaging abbreviations during a live worldwide press conference.[73] The questions and answers were later posted on IsraelPolitik, the country’s official political blog.[74]

The impact of blogging upon the mainstream media has also been acknowledged by governments. In 2009, the presence of the American journalism industry had declined to the point that several newspaper corporations were filing for bankruptcy, resulting in less direct competition between newspapers within the same circulation area. Discussion emerged as to whether the newspaper industry would benefit from a stimulus package by the federal government. President Barack Obama acknowledged the emerging influence of blogging upon society by saying “if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding”.[75]

See also
Internet portal
Journalism portal
Blog award
Blog search engines
Blog software
BROG – (We)blog Research on Genre project
Citizen journalism
Collaborative blog
Customer engagement
Dream blog
Home and family blog
Interactive journalism
List of blogging terms
List of blogs
List of social networking websites
Massively distributed collaboration
Social blogging
User-generated content
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Further reading
Alavi, Nasrin. We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs, Soft Skull Press, New York, 2005. ISBN 1-933368-05-5.
Bruns, Axel, and Joanne Jacobs, eds. Uses of Blogs, Peter Lang, New York, 2006. ISBN 0-8204-8124-6.
Blood, Rebecca. “Weblogs: A History and Perspective”. “Rebecca’s Pocket”.
Kline, David; Burstein, Dan. Blog!: How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture, Squibnocket Partners, L.L.C., 2005. ISBN 1-59315-141-1.
Michael Gorman. “Revenge of the Blog People!”. Library Journal.
Ringmar, Erik. A Blogger’s Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in the Age of the Internet (London: Anthem Press, 2007).
Rosenberg, Scott, Say Everything: how blogging Began, what it’s becoming, and why it matters, New York : Crown Publishers, 2009. ISBN 978-0-307-45136-1
External links
Look up blog in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Blogging

Blogging, personal participation in public knowledge-building on the web (PDF file) by Mark Brady, Chimera Working Paper 2005-02 Colchester: University of Essex
Blog software comparison Web site created by the people of CosmoCode.
Computer Law and Security Report Volume 22 Issue 2, Pages 127-136 blogs, Lies and the Doocing by Sylvia Kierkegaard (2006)
Legal Guide for bloggers by the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Who Are Zaid Hamid's Religious And Spiritual Teachers ?

Zaid Hamid is using popular sentiments, to stir up support for himself and for self glorification. What he is saying is not anything new in the islamic world. Marhoom Dr. Israr worked all his life for establishment of khilafat….just compare the life and work of Dr. Israr with Zaid Hamid. Ghazi abdul rasheed of Lal Masjid who preferred to die for his cause along with his followers was demanding, Islamic Sharia based system in Pakistan, Justice for all, Khilafat, Riba free society. Are these not the same things that Zaid Hamid is saying but why was Zaid Hamid tooth and nail agaist the Lal Masjid molvi’s. When the objective of him and them was exactly the same. Have you ever thought about it kids? And there are numerous other examples not just in Pakistan but in the contemporary world today.

The problem with Zaid Hamid is that he wants to establish himself a spritual leader ( although he has no background…in fact he has a controvercial past and aqeeda). He in subtle ways tries to influence his young followers that He has direct connection with RasoolAllah SAAW, that whatever he says is all Truth and there is no room for difference of opinion with him, he considers anyone with independent thought and a thinking mind as Enemy and CIA+RAW+Mossad agent.

There is nothing wrong with what his says his objectives are but there are Serious Problems with His Intentions. With his credibility, his aqeeda, his hypocrisy in public and private life. He does not stop ever in claiming to be an ashiq e rasool. Does his own life reflect following the teaching of Prophet Muhammad SAAW, mere claims do not make us ashiq….there is no love of rasool if one cannot do ‘ Ittaba e rasool’ in letter and in spirit.

His actions speak of a immature mind trying to become hero overnight, trying to use facebook like any teenager to publish his photo session with prominent personalities.

Has any of his fans ever seen this behaviour in Dr. Israr, or other leading ulema and scholars of Islam of this time.
What is Zaid Hamid’s knowledge base of Quran and Sunnah and Hadith, Has he ever written any credible book on Quran and Sunnah, was he ever a student of a known and respected aalim, then how come he is inventing new interpretations of Quran and hadith. Infact He has spent the major portion of his life from 1991 to 2002 in the company of a False prophet, a thug and a morally corrupt man. Afsoos that Zaid Hamid even now defends his False Prophet as a sufi and scholar of Quran, does it not proove that he has learned his Quran and Hadith from Yusuf kazzab and follows the same philosophy of that kazzab believed in even today.

Does a man who only has an engineering background and then spends more than ten years in the company and blind following of a false prophet and is in the security business be called an authority of Quran and Hadith. Any original research? any original scholarly work? NONE!

He himself claims his source of information is Google, Lahowla wala Quwwat.

What is the basis of his claims of his ‘direct relationship’ with Rasool Allah (nauzobillah). Who are the people whom he considers as his frineds and critics. A man who cannot bear to listen to any criticism on his words and actions and uses foul language, abuses everyone and anyone who has a difference of opinion and projects himself as God sent saviour of ummah is a clear case of mental imbalance. He is in grave illusion about himself and someone has to knock some sense into him before he loses all and takes other innocent people with him to the path of total destruction.

Indeed guidance is only from Allah. And there is no loss greater than the loss of Iman for a true servant of Allah.

Author: Furqan

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted as a comment on Open Letter to Orya Maqbool Jan on Zaid Hamid and Yusuf Kazab Issue.

Open Letter to Orya Maqbool Jan on Zaid Hamid and Yusuf Kazab Issue

Assalam u Alaikum

Dear Orya Uncle.

May Allah bless you with good health and Iman and its utmost Qurb in this world and the here after.

I have been a reader of your articles ever since I grew up. For me you were and are one of the few journalists, who always stood for the truth … nothing but the truth, the whole truth. You are amongst the few journalists who have always sided with Islam rather than Nationalism. For you Islam was First instead of Pakistan being First.

It was you who used to write against the actions of Musharraf government viz a viz Afghanistan issue, when even taking the names of Afghan people was a sin. It was you who kept writing about them when others forgot them and considered the Afghan invasion a done and closed deal. It is you who now covers the Afghan situation from an angle of Taieed e Bari Talah for the momineen.

Its not just about Afghanistan, you have written frequently on the situation in Pakistan, about the operations in Waziristan and Swat and Malakand. It is you who once stated in your column that “Zameen Na Insaafi se is qadar bhar gai hai ke Idraak rakhne waloon ke paoon jalne lage hein.”

It is you who truly categorize the present situation as a result of our deeds. Indeed that is true, a group of lions is always led by a lion. People tend to follow the process of natural selection. In Namaz, people make the most pious one their Imam, similarly in a country of looters and corrupt people – the most corrupt one gets to become the President.

This is what is also stated by our Holy Prophet saaw:

Aamaalukum, Ammalukum

That is, the deeds (Aaamaal) of people become their (Ammal) leaders. Its our deeds that have manifested in the form of the leadership that we have.

Having said all this, it burned my heart to find out that you participated in a program on Dunya TV together with Zaid Hamid. The same Zaid Hamid who was the Khalifa of Yusuf Ali Kazab – who declared himself to be the continuation of Prophet Muhammad saaw. Kazab’s claim was that Muhammad saaw is not the name of a body but the name of Spirit and Nur. It is this Nur that was in the body of Muhammad bin Abdullah saaw and it is this very Nur that is now in my body.

Zaid Hamid was one of the first believers of Yusuf Kazab and a person who supported him till his death. Zaid Hamid attended each and every court hearing of Yusuf Kazab’s trial. When Yusuf Kazab was finally sentenced to death and declared a Kazab and Murtad by the court, Zaid Hamid wrote an article in Daily DAWN defended his prophet and declaring the verdict to be a murder of justice.

Zaid Hamid still defends Yusuf Kazab and calls him a great scholar of his time. Due to this very reason, Zaid Hamid’s TV show Brasstacks which used to air on TV1 has been banned. Due to this very reason, University students started a movement against him and his entry in almost all major Universities of Pakistan is now banned.

I know your intention in appearing on Deen o Danish program on Dunya TV was not to show support to Zaid Hamid. But Zaid Hamid has made a reputation of having photo ops with prominent persons and later using this photo sessions as a “proof” of support of these personalities. The saga of declaring Moulana Faheem as the Chancellor of Jamia Ashrafia is just one example of how Zaid Hamid twists and use these shows and photo sessions.

Dear Orya Uncle after saying all this, I just want to request you that the protection and defense of Khatam e Nabuwat and Namoos e Risalaat saaw is your duty too.

Aaee Mard e Momin kuch to Zoor e Qalam idhar bhi…Shayad ke Namoos e Risalat saaw ke difaah mein likhi gai koi tehreer Roz e Qayamat zindagi bhar ke gunahoon ko kifayat ker jai…

Walaikum Assalam


Zaid Hamid Admits Links to Yusuf Kazzab and Defends Him

Refutation of  58 mins Pack of Lies

Yusuf Kazab Blasphemy Case

Audio of Yusuf Kazab

Eye Witness

Ulema e Karam Against Yusuf kazab and Zaid Hamid’s Lies

Books and Article on Yusuf Kazab

Zaid Hamid Past and Present

AMTKN's Views on Altaf Hussain's Qadyani Statement

Source: Aalami Majlis e Tahafuz e Khatam e Nabuwat – AMTKN

Editor’s Note: Altaf Hussain or other political leaders are not our focus. However, we are publishing the view of AMTKN on Altaf Hussain’s Qadyani statement just to let every one and specially Zaid Hamid’s fans know that AMTKN will defend the honor and namoos of Prophet Muhammad saaw – no matter what the cost and no matter against whom AMTKN will have to speak.

What is holding us in declaring Zaid Hamid Zaman as KAZAB ?

From : A2Z Truth :

I live in Lahore but travel frequently to Karachi and Islamabad & other major cities of Pakistan – This makes it easier for me to interact with quite a few of the assassinated Yusuf Kazab & Zaid Hamid Zaman followers & supporters and also those who have raised fury about them , even to Zaid H Zaman close associates and family members & in-laws.

I have been frequently visiting Face Books + Bloggs and Websites of both side even the present stolen site by Zaid team i.e. zaidhamidexposition.com as well as the most updated site http://zaidhamidexposition.org – and have added many comments i.e. my views at these sites.

My interest and inquisitiveness in to the whole issue or let us call it a FITNA is obviously in search of the Truth behind all this drama going on – Earlier also I have posted my observations and conclusion of this new group or cult as they say it which can be read at this site.

During this time, I have also received many information from different sources & most reliable ones which have been partly shared by Zaid hamid exposition team – how ever for the interest of all and to provide a truthful analysis I like to illustrate here that :

1.Yusuf Ali Kazab case need not be reviewed and opened for discussion any more – A person who declared himself basically Allah (swt) in the form of Muhammed (s.a.w) incarnated in him and he by misusing this profile managed to loot many people money and stripped women’s chastity , destroyed their faith & Imaan – is an obvious & proven Thug , Blasphemer , Cheater and a Crook who lived a life out of the fold of Islam – Any one disputing his evil credentials knowing all these facts publicized and posted in abundance + Fatawaas of Muftees and Ulemaas opinions and Court judgment passed already and further more defending Yusuf portraying him as a great saint and believing that he really carried the noor of Allah (swt) and Muhammed (s.a.w) is also a gustakhey Rasool (s.a.w) and automatically places himself or herself out of the fold of Islam and can be called a Murtid.

2.Hence, Zaid Hamid Zaman stance in this respect is very clear – He has through out been defending Yusuf and eternally believes that he is nominated Yusuf Khalifah , a chosen one to bring a revolution , he still has a spiritual link with Yusuf which in his opinion is Rasool (s.a.w) even though bodily Yusuf does not exist , so what ? Yusuf and Zaid and his like all carried the belief that Muhammed bin Abdullah was again a body like Yusuf to carry that noor of Rasool (s.a.w) – refer to the audio tape posted at this site ie speech of Yusuf at Bait e raza ….

3.It was reported to me that , Zaid has been telling his trusted friends male and female that his travel to Madinah is to submit his report to Rasool (s.a.w) for March 23 rd Takmeel e Pakistan episode is another of his child like fantasy and fabrication to fool others. He likes to cherish and enjoy this belief loudly thus making other also get disillusioned about him – But, I wonder why he has to travel to Madinah when his Rasool Yusuf who opposed his followers to go to Madinah as Muhammed (s.a.w) was in Pakistan in his form , so Zaid should have gone to Yusuf grave or may be the noor of Rasool (s.a.w) after Yusuf was killed has gone back to rest in Madinah {it must have been a hectic journey in Pakistan & to deal with Pakistani Molvees & Muftees – is not it ?}
Astaghfar-Allah , summa astaghfar Allah.

4.Zaid journey to holy places and posting pictures at his FB & Blogg site of his visit is again a clever & satanic move to prove his legitimacy of being a Muslim to regain the nose dive popularity & loss of his TV business – A move to regain people’s specially young ones confidence in him as a spiritual & revolutionary leader of Pakistan.

5.Zaid has been so adamant about his belief that he has been acting crazy, in addition to loosing his credibility on the whole he even divorced his wife because she refused to follow his mischief and he has been dating with Maria B (Maria Butt) the fashion designer – Maria B letter about Zaid was posted at this site which was taken out later on her plea that she was getting more information about Yusuf & reviewing her stance with Zaid and her private letter may not be publicized – But the close corners have informed me that she is very much with Zaid. Maria B + Zaid have been acknowledging love at first site to each other & which was also openly written by Maria in her above referred letter.They have been planning to marry , it was to take place on or before Takmeel e Pakistan march 23 rd day event but due to the mishap and unsuccessful program caused by the effort made by Fidayaane Rasool (s.a.w) and Majlis e Tahafuz e Nabuwat team it was delayed.

Zaid to justify his act , he has been spreading rumors about his ex-wife NJ that she has gone insane and psycho and she cant even take care of her grown up children etc – What has been sent to me from reliable sources is a total contrast to this maligning campaign against her. She has completed her MBA also recently beside that she was a distinction holder NED qualified IT Engineer and she is in teaching job after she separated from Zaid and living with her father in Islamabad. Zaid and his very close disillusioned spiritual followers which includes Maria B also have made her (NJ) children believe that if they will stay with Zaid and follow his instructions, Allah (swt) and Rasool (s.a.w) will be happy , hence these vulnerable children have been also brain washed.

Zaid by temperament is a control freak , this is what is said by extremely close family member – {Quote : Zaid is a control freak , Zaid is indeed in some kind of self illusion about himself, his conceit is at its peak –}.

Caution : To Maria B : She must know that a Muslamah ie a Muslim woman (as she claims) can not marry a Murtid or a supporter or defender of a gustaakhey Rasool (s.a.w) until and unless she decides to abandon Islam and live like a non Muslim.

@ Who now will explain where the insanity lies ? Zaid and his followers who believe in him as their spiritual leader having a direct contact with Rasool (s.a.w) or the people who are putting their efforts to bring the misguided ones back to their senses.

6.Zaid has always been hiding behind his statements and words by not denouncing Yusuf by name as Kazab – speaks about his die hard commitment to him. This is exactly what Yusuf was doing to publish his statements in news papers where he never said that he himself is not Muhammed (s.a.w) but always said he believed in finality of Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) , hence leaves question mark – I am informed that he told his Sahbaas that when the time of test and tribunal comes , tell Lies , aur Mukar jaayo — Is this not what Zaid doing ? twisting each time his frame of statements and fabricating lies ? Deceitful statements and activity ? Kazab means Lier in Arabic.

7. There are clear evidences that ISI has also been supporting Zaid for all the programs he was running but have backed out now after Zaid’s reality has been exposed ? ISI also is comprised of Muslims I believe and not other wise , so how can they support and promote a gustaakhey Rasool (s.a.w) any more ?

8. I am also informed and read that , Yusuf group or now Zaid group have been using terminologies viz ; Nadaan Doast to those who would doubt & refute this distorted ideology and Useful Idiots to those who stand against this open Blasphemy — But what about Zaid Hamid Zaman himself and his like — Are they Useless Idiots ?

Lastly, I wonder , why are people so blind folded ? young or old , like to follow a childish & idiotic character with nothing to offer other than fantasy – Is Pakistan deprived of young generation who has no wisdom ? and left with any respect of Rasool (s.a.w) – Do they really have an image of Rasool (s.a.w) like Yusuf ? What kind of country we will build then ? Is Pakistan not faced with already so many crooks and idiots ruling and sitting at the helm of affairs ?

what is holding us in declaring Zaid Hamid Zaman as KAZAB ?

A2Z Truth

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted as a comment on Yusuf Kazab Giving Basharat Of Jannat To His Followers. Upon the request of the author, we are posting it on the main ZHE site.

After reading the article, Team ZHE is convinced that A2Z Truth has access to Zaid Hamid’s family and a very close circle of Zaid Hamid’s friends.

The Truth – a story of a follower and activist of Zaid Hamid..

M Hamza Bakhshi Stop deleting my post, let people read the truth.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I write this post with a heavy heart.

To all my brothers and sisters who are still firm believers and followers of Zaid Hamid I only ask that you read this with an open mind without the ‘conspiracy theory’ blanket we place on all anti-zaid hamid comments.

I met Zaid Hamid before the wake up series, It was actually a coincidence. He was dining in at a restraunt and i happened to bump into him. At the time his Brass Tack programs were starting to pick up quite a following. I remember walking up to him and hugging him and telling him how proud my family was of the honourable work he was doing.

Zaid Hamid has a very large presence, one that draws you in. As soon as you meet him you want to know him better you want to be his friend. He has this special way of connecting with people and I felt that immediately. Zaid Hamid spoke to me for a few minutes but left a deep impression.

Some time after this meeting a relative of mine got involved with Zaid Hamid in the wake up series. I made it a point to attend these and try to ‘educate’ my skeptic friends on the greatness of the vision and ideology of Zaid Hamid.

This whole issue of Yusuf Kazzab didnt effect me at the beginning. True, I didn’t understand what Zaid Hamid’s strategy was in dealing with this. Why he denied and then he didn’t. I, non the less, as an unquestioned follower tried to explain to everyone about the intricacies of the situation. I told them Zaid Hamid did not tell anyone to avoid fitna between sects and that it all made sense if you just spent some time to understand it.

I know, since some of my friends were also followers, that we all deep down had questions. I suppose its normal. I mean after all one fine morning Zaid Hamid is the talk of the town. Where did he come from? What does he represent?

Anyhow, I guess I chose to ignore everything. Until – now after reading the next paragraph you can doubt what i say, have a problem with it or agree with it. Frankly, I am only telling you because I feel I have to. I am not interested in a debate, what you choose to do is up to you.

I met a man, who I and the people I know, hold in the highest of esteem and reverence (which is probably irrelevant to you – I will call him Haq Sahib). Haq Sahib knew Yusuf Kazzab, and he mentioned how him and others like him were partly to blame since they made him the monster that he turned out to be. They would praise him, follow and obey him without question. Haq Sahib told me of a sermon that Yusuf Kazzab gave, a sermon I discarded when i heard it before. Haq Sahib narrated that sermon nearly word for word. In this sermon Yusuf Kazzab introduces Zaid Hamid – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUyshh4G-QU – as his sahabi.

Zaid Hamid didnt only know Yusuf Kazzab he was one of his closest associates.

This revelation of was the final nail in the coffin.

This is the truth my friends. Zaid Hamid is lying about his association with Yusuf Kazzab. This is a fundemental flaw in his person and hence in all he represents. This brings to question his purpose and mission.

It is sad, and painful to come to terms with this but we can be excused because we all wholeheartedly followed him in search of truth, answers and solutions. Because he drew us to him through his personality and oratorical ability. Because as youth of this great nation we were desperate to be part of something big, something that would change the course of history. Something for Pakistan.

I leave you all to poke holes in this article and satisfy yourself in which ever way you please. I however have come to know and hope so will all of you.

Author: M Hamza Bakhshi

Note: The story was originally posted on the discussion board of Zaid Hamid Fb fanpage. However, we expect that the Zaid Hamid team will continue with its fascist ways to suppress freedom of expression and hence will remove this post instead of answering this person. The author has already requested the admins of Zaid Hamid fan page to not delete his narrative and let people read it.