Report of a French traveler about a domestic hate speech against the Wakhi minority of Chapursan Valley and its male international guests – credibility assessment of an alleged sexual conspiracy against local women and foreign female visitors – concerns about an emerging external extremism

Gojal, a region located in the northern mountainous part of Pakistan at the Afghanistan and China corner, is still not an area with a high tourist frequentation. Nevertheless, unanimous reports praise its hospitality, its peaceful people and its pristine environment. The Facebook blog page “Black Mountain, Dragon Soul – a Wounded Mystic Spins Her Yarn » exposes a different point of view. While Ramla Akhtar (aka Rmala Aalam), the contributor of this blog, is a resident of Hussaini (Gojal), with an external background, it is of importance to review what she reveals of a risks faced, according to her, by solo female travelers in Chapursan Valley. We will look to the sources and inspirations of such a novel.

Publicités

We will try to separate what is part of ancient myths and what pertains to the today reality or imagination. Then, we will learn more on how the shock of cultures and traditions between two private people can take unexpected proportions in a country rich of diversity, passions and religions. This article will call for discernment. However, it is not intended to cover isolated abuses, if any, especially regarding the female condition, as it happens, unfortunately, in any part of our unperfected world.

All information published below come from, and only from, Ramla Akhtar  (aka Rmala Aalam)’s Facebook public posts or public comments on her Facebook blog page. Sometimes, for clarification purposes, a little information communicated via private messages received from her or from her friend Olga Leonidovna Ozerova (Extreme Travels in Russia) will be used. Unless otherwise stated, all quotes are from public posts of Ramla Akhtar, respecting her typo, her spelling and her grammar.

akhtar-chapursan-hidden-secrets-black-mountain-dragon-s-550

Table of contents

1. The apocalypse missionary and her quest
1.1. A preacher managing a followers Facebook blog page and a sect website
1.2. The sources of Ramla Akhtar (aka Rmala Aalam, RA) self myths
  1.2.1. Chapursan traditions quick presentation
1.2.2. Matching the main parts of Chapursan legends with Akhtar re-writing her own history
1.2.3. Why did Rmala Aalam hijack legends not belonging to her culture and religion

1.3. Assembling the patchwork to build a tale
2. How an improbable scenario was promoted into the “real” life?
2.1. The accident which could have ignited the fission chain reaction
2.2. The questionable unverifiable assertions and the weakness of double checked claims
2.3. The flight into a trolling way
3. The conspiracy theories and the negative speech about the Wakhi minority
3.1. Female tourists being “exploited” without knowing it because of hypoxia acting like alcohol
3.1.1. A culprit: altitude sickness
  3.1.2. A generalization of a distorted personal experience?
3.2. Chapursan youngest kids and old people part of the local conspiracy
  3.2.1. Forced blackout
  3.2.2. Improperly dramatized environment presentation
  3.2.3. Rmala Aalam’s theater
  3.2.4. Unwanted other testimonies
3.3. Wakhi ladies in a Middle Ages confinement
3.4. Sectarian followers praise their hero
4. Feeding the narrative and the followers
4.1. Censure and cooking contradictions, fake news building
4.2. Xenophobia as a mobilization tool
  4.2.1. Ramla Akhtar and colonialism
  4.2.2. Foreigners as collateral victims of the speech about Chapursan people
  4.2.3. The way foreigners were purposely meddled in an international speech presented as a private case between two people
  4.2.4. At the origins of her radicalization, the paradox of a blogger revealing to be a stranger while denouncing foreigners
  4.2.5. How the speech about Chapursan was pushed to a foreigner?
  4.2.6. The foreign meddling concept is a distortion of the reality
4.3. Victimization for being praised by followers
4.3.1. First hoax, a lonesome crusade against Pakistanis and foreigners 
  4.3.2. Second hoax, a good lady abandoned, betrayed and abused, including by her family
  4.3.3. Third hoax, Cosette – Les Misérables
5. The quest for extra material and the ultimate step
5.1. Private provocation and harassment to get extra material
5.2. The last public provocation slanders
5.3. False testimony to French Embassy
5.4. Update 21/06/2019: actions planed for additional slanderous denunciations in pack and new false testimonies: Pakistani and French authorities, clients
Conclusion: what is true, what is a hoax, what is abuse, what is just revenge, what is mythomania?

Continuer à lire … « Report of a French traveler about a domestic hate speech against the Wakhi minority of Chapursan Valley and its male international guests – credibility assessment of an alleged sexual conspiracy against local women and foreign female visitors – concerns about an emerging external extremism »

No Freedom for Hate Speech!

This is the incredible story of a troll called Ramla Akhtar, aka Rmala Aalam, from one of the ethnicities ruling Pakistan who teases religious extremism against Wakhis, a small peaceful minority from Persian origin and Ismaili faith living in high valley of Pakistan.

It should not be a Facebook decision that a man is innocent or guilty.

I strongly oppose the way a hatred campaign is fuelled against a man, his family and his community. It is not “the justice” as invocated by a freak. It is injustice. It is dangerously irresponsible when an ethnic and religious minority is concerned, especially in a country “as explosive as Pakistan” (own troll’s words). This is not acceptable! 

Continuer à lire … « No Freedom for Hate Speech! »

Le Grand Jeu : rencontre anglo-russe aux confins du Pamir, de l’Hindou Kouch et du Karakoram

Le dernier acte du Great Game ou Bolshaya Igra (Grand Jeu), s’est joué au point où se sont rejoints l’empire tsariste, l’empire britannique et l’empire chinois dans un des endroits les élevés et, à cette époque, les plus inaccessibles de la planète. Là, convergent les massifs du Pamir, de l’Hindou Kouch et du Karakoram, hérissés de montagnes géantes. A la fin du dix-neuvième siècle, des explorateurs passionnés y ont, au péril de leur vie, affronté des altitudes extrêmes, des vents et des froids mortels, des cols enneigés balayés par les avalanches, des défilés menacés par des crues soudaines ou par de dévastateurs glissements de terrain. Militaires officiellement en disponibilité ou en permission de chasse mais, en réalité, cartographes, espions, voire diplomates, ils ont, en leur temps, fait partie d’une petite élite célébrée par les très honorables Sociétés de Géographie de Londres ou de Saint-Pétersbourg.

Aujourd’hui, la Grande-Bretagne s’en est allé. La Russie y est progressivement effacée par un dragon chinois renaissant et sortant de ses frontières. Le Grand Jeu, une étonnante page d’histoire, est oublié. Il en est de même pour les hommes l’ayant écrite. Leurs exploits n’entrent dans la construction d’aucun discours national que ce soit dans leurs pays d’origine ou dans ceux de leurs si particulières pérégrinations. De nos jours, les visiteurs étrangers sont conduits à y sacrifier aux mythes sans réel contenu d’une route de la soie, à l’appellation flatteuse, plutôt qu’à une époustouflante épopée, pourtant pas si lointaine, et qui resterait documentable localement. Le cadre de ces aventures inconcevables est bien sûr toujours là avec ses itinéraires, ses abîmes vertigineux, ses rochers noirs (karakoram), ses cimes étincelantes, ses puissants glaciers, ses rivières tumultueuses, ses villages isolés et ses pâturages d’altitude. 

De récentes photographies en noir et blanc prises le long de la Karakoram Highway tenteront d’en évoquer, très partiellement, la grandeur. Elles essayeront, de plus, de rappeler la détermination de ceux qui ont consacré leurs meilleures années, voire leur dernier souffle, à arpenter ces lieux inhospitaliers. Lesquels ne cessaient, malgré tout, de les envoûter. 

Continuer à lire … « Le Grand Jeu : rencontre anglo-russe aux confins du Pamir, de l’Hindou Kouch et du Karakoram »