There have been two types of reactions by the religious corner in Pakistan after Pervaiz Rasheed comments regarding religious schools . A very small group is playing victim that they get blamed for everything; majority of Islamic parties are calling him infidel and so wants to punish him appropriately which in simple term means death sentence.
As always none of them have tried to objectively dismiss his comments by citing some examples. May be because they have never been able to set any example e.g. an institute that welcomes all schools of thoughts and actively holds an open discussion in public on sensitive issues and challenges faced by Muslims and Pakistanis.
The other day I heard a teary-eyed maulvi telling his followers an incidence highlighting greatness of Imam Abu Hanifah and in the end praising him for his teachings. Had Imam sahab been alive today, same maulvi would have demanded death sentence for him because of his teachings on blasphemy in Islam.
Rest assured the reaction that has followed Pervaiz Rasheed comments proves him right. The only way these maulvis have learnt in Pakistan is to preach by inculcating fear. And it is this fear that stops us from raising our voice and to even ask fundamental questions.