I find it disconcerting that a hate-monger like Zaid Hamid is being given such attention at this forum. It is no secret that Hamid has deeply antagonistic attitudes towards India. Peaceful cohabitation between the two countries is not one of Hamid's ideals. And I don't know why Dr. Shabbir should praise Zaid Hamid's meteoric rise even though Dr. Saheb admits that he has just recently learnt of Hamid.
Also, I always thought Our Beacon was dedicated to the service of Islam and promoting Quran-centric learning. Why is so much attention being showered upon Pakistan? These days most of the posts are related more to Pakistan than to Islam. It's ok to have loving feelings towards one's country, but they cannot overshadow one's dedication to Deen, and I feel this is what has been happening at this forum recently.