Who is Zaid Hamid?

So, I turn to you, my collective hive brain. Who is this “Dr.” “Prof.” Zaid Hamid? He has, from most accounts, secured a niche similar to Glenn Beck in Pakistani media – combining ultra-nationalism with a taste for finding Zionist or Hindu involvement in the Pakistani sphere. Here he explains, for example, what truths lie behind “conspiracy theories”:

“We are against the Zionist politics of the Brahmanical elite”. Alrighty then. Some other hair-raising stuff here with Ali Azmat.

He is also, through his privately produced program Brass Tacks, engaged in producing historical narratives – from Khalid b. Walid to 1857 – the “War of Independence”. (“More Indians were killed by the British between 1757 and 1857 than at any time in the previous 5000 years”). Naturally, this makes me very, very interested in him, professionally speaking.

The cursory searches on the internets reveal all kind of contestations – he is an agent of ISPR, he is a true Muslim, he is a former acolyte of a claimant to the Prophethood, he is a true Muslim, etc. What I am really interested in, is figuring out his audiences, his appeals to them, and his theories of media (and mediation). His wiki page is no more than a stub. Can we fill this profile up? Can we place him on a scale of Glenn Beck to Yusuf al-Qaradawi?

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  1. sir i m a big fan of yours i realy want to meet u in any condition.. i am highly inspired from your knowledge .. please ,, give me a chance for woking with you for pakistan amd muslim ummat …sir can you give me a contct number?????

  2. mujhy zaid hamad ki hr baat achi lagti h kash k hamary hr mahkmy mn 1 , 1 zaid hamaid aa jaiy. mn in k mutlaq aur ziada jan,na chahti hun.

  3. i like you sir syed zaid hamid, i think you are the most patriotic man of the country we all should be like you.

  4. Mr Syed Zahiduzaman Hamid is a very Good True Brave Pakistani & a very Foresight person. I prayed for his long life & to continue his mission for Pakistan. Insha Allah one day a dedicated leader will adopt his ideology. Insha Allah we will live in a brave & Original Asian Tiger Pakistan. May he succeed & live long.

  5. #GeoNews #ImadKhalid Press Conference against #ZaidHamid #Pakistan
    زید حامد نے فوج میں انتشار پھیلانے کی سازش کی، قریبی ساتھی عماد خالد کا دعویٰ

    کراچی…زید حامد سے علیحدگی اختیار کرنے والے اس کے سابق ساتھی عماد خالد نے آج کراچی میں پریس کانفرنس کرتے ہوئے زید حامد کے کارناموں کا بھانڈا پھوڑا ہے ، عماد خالد نے انکشاف کیا کہ زید حامد نے آرمی چیف اور چیف جسٹس سمیت نمایاں شخصیات کی ایک فہرست بنارکھی ہے جنہیں وہ قتل کروانے کاارادہ رکھتا ہے۔کراچی میں پریس کانفرنس کرتے ہوئے زید حامد کے سابق ساتھی عماد خالد نے کہاکہ زید حامد جنرل مشرف کا روازنہ کی بنیادوں پر ایڈوائزر تھا، اور جنرل مشرف کے بعد وہ جنرل کیانی سے بھی یہی توقع رکھتا تھاکہ وہ زرداری کی گورنمنٹ ختم کرکے آرمی کی حمایت یافتہ سویلین گورنمنٹ بنائیں ، لیکن آرمی چیف نے ایسانہ کیا جس کی وجہ سے وہ ان کا دشمن ہوگیا ۔عماد خالد نے انکشاف کیا کہ زید حامد نے ایک ہزار آرمی آفیسرز کو ای میل لکھی اور انہیں جنرل کیانی کے خلاف اُکسایا ۔عماد خالد نے اپنے تعارف میں بتایا کہ وہ چار سال سے زیادہ عرصہ زید حامد کے ساتھ رہا اور اُس کے مگر مچھ کے آنسو دیکھ کر اس کے بہکاوے میں آگیا تھا ۔عماد خالد نے کہاکہ جنرل نوشاد کیانی زید حامد کو سب سے پہلے پکڑنے والے انسان تھے ۔عماد خالد نے کہاکہ ، بہت سے مسلمان ملک ایسے ہیں جن کو زید حامد چھپ چھپ کر رپورٹیں بھیجتا ہے، اُن کے سفارتخانوں میں رات میں چھپ کر جاتا تھا،وہ ترک ، ایران ، یو اے ای ایمبیسی میں جاتا رہتا تھا۔
    http://urdu.geo.tv/UrduDetail.aspx?ID=127137

  6. dost i am indian .but here i am not i am citizen of independent country as you.n here i hav respect for you.dear wht i wan to say is.
    i was watching a video of zaid hamid : – zaid hamid exposes corner by pakistsni media on geo tv. clipping on youtube. on tht he said i kick the consitution of america. if he is a born enemy of westren . then why he wear clothes of western tradition why he had implemented the the american army ranks in his office.
    why he speaks english. why he not condems the american weapons.. there is lot more will talk abt on next time.

  7. First of all I am not a Pakistani, but I take a deep interest in the happenings of the country. A country formed on a basis of religion by few influential people deciding the fate of the many following the same religion.
    Zaid Hamid, I wouldn’t like to put any honorary prefix to his name, is one of those people who thinks ‘Any publicity is good publicity’ like a failed celebrity who wants to have his share of limelight at any cost. May be he has some vested political interests or for any other reason I don’t know but he is a person I tend to follow for an amusement value. After a hard exhausting day at work, when I go on a video website and watch his silly contradictory predictions and so called ‘defense analysis’ which makes me laugh and really think that really the Pakistani’s follow this person…!! I would have been more scared if the analysis or predictions would have come from Mr. Hasan Nisar and his likes. Anyways I hope the Pakistani civilians understand the true nature of Zaid Hamid and evolve into more informed and aware people. To sum it all, I would like to share a quote;
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own
    inferiority.”
    ― Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms

  8. ZH ‘m really impressed from ” Public Addresses ” & Speeches but sametime I need clarification from you, what connection you ‘ve with ” Yousuf Kazzab “? I personally consider it a serious issue & you should clarify it immediately. Hope you too ‘ll take it seriously.
    Rgds

  9. Dear friends,

    Zaid Hamid is trying to take Pakisthan in to more worse situation. Every Pakisthani should join together to develop your country for the better life of your children. I am an Indian and have a lot of Pakisthani close friends in my life from my carrier in Middle east. I feel that all of them are good and trying to give a better life for their kids. They worried about a lot by the views and words of persons like Zaid Hameed. By developing hatred and violance we are not going to reach anywhere.

  10. He’s a stupid ultra nationalist army booster/self promoter. Also in love with the philosopher/psued0-Allama Iqbal. Apparently 1400 years of Islamic history have not yielded a better man to follow than a Hindi nietzschean, drunkard, “Knight of the British Empire”

  11. SIR,

    ASLAM-O-ALIKUM
    I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH
    i like your every video every speech you talk about islam and pakistan from your heart NO ONE IS LIKE YOU
    i just want to say the people with whom you use to debate they are just for away from Islam i appreciate when every time you tolerate them i do believe like you that one day ALLAH will change everything they way you think it will…. INSHALLAH

  12. kuch loag ap ki mazab ke bare ma awam ko barka rahe han. Plz aap ye bata dain ki app kia han . khuch loag kety han ke aap mirzaye hoo. ye baat zaroor clear karen.
    Islam Aur Pakistan Pe hamare jane Qurban . Hum mar metain gay lakin En pe anch nahe ane dain ge.

  13. SALAM ZAID ZAMAN HAMID: WE ARE LOVE YOU: please make with own party: INSHALLAH when you make with own party inshallah that time you will be the leader of Pakistan ishallah. Unfortunately when ever a man take stand against those who are the enemies of Pakistan, the public and politicians having fun with them,, you are a true person: and other Political parties jellies to you: inshallah you will be the winner: every time i watching your video there is no one to real talk to you they just make funny:

  14. SYED ZAID ZAMAN HAMID: One the most excellent, honest, person of Pakistan: he knows the entire history of Pakistan. He knows real situation of Pakistan, if you see when he talking with other political persons no one there is to talk him clearly. Everybody like him:

  15. I like Zaid Hamid. In my opinion he is a true Muslim and a true Pakistani. I do not understand why the Pakistani media does not pay him due attention. Mr. Hamid is a learned man and Pakistani media should give him due importance and proper time and opportunity to place his view point so that the people at large may be benefited.

  16. Sir you are great and your cause is great. Allah Pak help us. We and our prayers are with you.

  17. Sir; i am very proud of me because i am pakistani sir i am with you for islam my very very country pakistan ,i am trying on my all fiends and my relatives for attitud of all sir please specially pray for me i want to achieve my this vision .Thanks

  18. zaid hamid is a good man . he is a patriot for pakistan . he is only person speaks for both pakistan and ummah . good analyst and knowledgable person. keep on i love u .

  19. Are ppl of pakistan gone mad. According to Islam a man who should be killed, is their hero.

    hahahahahahaha

    Allah ka Azaabb aa raha hai, aur aata rahay ga iss koom par.

  20. I find that his enthusiasm is great and really motivating but considering the history of Pakistan very few men in politics have ever been sincere to our nation. I personally have all my life lived in the west and having a true Islamic system would really reform our nation and all the things Mr. Hamid says are pretty correct however I don’t know if he’s too good to be true for Pakistan because as you can examine yourself history has proved otherwise.

  21. Sir, I am sure that u will be fine.
    I love the way you have adopted to counter the conspiracies against Islam. Your honour opted to come on media in any shape. Reportedly more than 40% have been invested by america in Pakistani media. It is appreciable to negate the ill comments of our so-called anchor person who are busy to gather money by any mean by day & night. Sir, I have suggestion for yours that your honour should expand the area of developing awareness about Islam and Islamic history, mean to say that why dont you come to attend gathering at small places i.e. small cities & villages. As according to my knowledge revolution always caused by common people, for instance french revolution, iranian revolution, recently done in Egypt, Libya etc.

  22. u r doing an amazing job sir.
    all my friends respect u and salute u.
    we need u to continue doing this jihad..
    rab rakha

  23. Zind baad zahid sb.bahaut ziada zarurat thi khas kar jawanon ko aap ki.Allah karey k aap ki zingi main barkat ho,aur ham aap k bayanat se mustafid hotey rehen.zindabaad

  24. WELL WELL WELL … THIS MAN IS … WHATEVER HE SAYS .. ITS ALL IMAGINATION THATS ALL .. SOUNDS LIKE JOKE …. zaid hamid is a SICK MAN … ANOTHER FOOL FROM PAKISTAN

    zaid hamid PAR KHUDA KI LAANAT

  25. A…. Salam
    Sir how are you… i love you so much.
    i do job in U.A.E
    i update myself from your.s respect full debates and also many talks..
    i want to join you also…
    SUGGESTION./..
    PLEASE SIR CREATE ANY STAND FOR US THERE WE ALL ARE TOGETHER HERE
    I MEAN CREATE YOUR OWN PARTY IN PAKISTAN. THANK YOU.

  26. Zaid Hamid is a sound man. If a person is really genuine he must respect his idea and knowledge.

  27. I really don’t understand why people are against him, since I am not in Pakistan for almost 8/9 years and because of tight schedules and work didn’t get chance to follow each and everything going in hometown, so was not well aware about him but few months back got chance to watch a video on youtube http://bit.ly/HQAd3q
    this is so impressive, I really liked it and it left me finding more about him then I got to know some people are very against him, why I don’t understand? can anybody explain me why we dislike or go against the person who talks sense? I do agree with Mr. Syed Muhammad Tahir “Unfortunately when ever a man take stand against those who are the enemies of Pakistan, the public and politiciens having fun with them”
    I think we should have more people like Zaid Hamid.

  28. this comment thread plus the one unfolding under zaid hamid’s comment under the lums lecture pic on facebook definitely needs to be edited into cm-spin-off slam-poetry-book once!

  29. i wish and pray to Allah[s h t] that one day we pakistanies have people like Zaid Hamid as our leader INSHALLAH Ameen

  30. Unfortunately when ever a man take stand against those who are the enimies of Pakistan, the public and politiciens having fun with them,, Zaid Hamid is one of them, Misriable man… he has and hugh explosure and have good eye on Pakistan Securitary, economic and politically senerio… he is also a sensitive man who really love his contry, but the Govt officials and public have no notice of all his reservations …
    keep going Mr. Zaid all true lovers of Pakistan with you. specially the Youth of pakistan support you….
    God Bles u and God bless Pakistan,

  31. sir we r proud of u … me and my family totly aggried with ur viws and ideas infact we all stand with u . sir i want to join u and became a part of ur glorious movement how i can join u and how i spread ur massege plz reply ISLAM ZINDA BAD…….. PAKISTAN PAINDA BAD….

  32. I know a liitle about Mr. Zaid Hamid, I listened his peeches on Economic Terrorism, I agree with his views in those speeches, I also know that there are some ulema in Pakistan who have issued Fatwas against Mr. Zaid, I know that these ulemas are the puppets of Indian and zionist and Christian enemies, I know that Mr. zaid may have not followed the so called Yousuf Kazzab.
    The person who is good and he can benefit muslims in general is always the target of our enemies, our enemies will never target these stupid ulemas.

  33. ASSALAM O ALAIKUM SIR,
    I LOVE UR EVERY SPEECH.I WATCHED ALOT OF VIDEOS AND PROGRAM,S OF URS.
    LIKE TIGER OF ISLAM
    WAKE UP LAHORE
    AFGHANISTAN WAR
    KASHMIR PPF
    M.BIN.QASIM
    PAK FUTURE
    AND UNIVERSITIES PROGRAMS
    ZAUQE HUDAI
    YOU ARE A TRUE MUSLIM.TRUE PAKISTANI.
    ONE THING IS COMMON BETWEEN US (SAME FEELINGS ABOUT RELIGION AND COUNTRY)BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOU SHARE AND WORK ON IT.BUT I HAVE NO ONE TO SHARE SO I HIDE THEM INSIDE ME AND WAIT UNTIL THE TIME COME FOR REVENGE.

  34. iam proud of you being a good pakistani.while living in uk i always think like you about my country.i appreciate your bravness and real power of true speaches.we are inspired on you mr zaid hamid.so many elements want to stop your voice.bt Allah is great.we are stand with you.Allah is with us.may you live long.

  35. Sir You are our Hero, We all love You.
    I pray for You every time please pray for me & my mom bcoz she’s gone.
    God Bless You!

  36. whatever he is describing, teaching to this generation, who is behind, who is sponsor of him and against whome he is talking why they kept quite!!! (Imagine)!!!!!

  37. Zaid Hamid is saying 100% good and right. I many people have comments agianst him. Every one has the roght but When we see the reallity them we are encurges to be with Zaid Hamid, if we have some Imaan and Patriotry.

  38. An ingenious/ingenuous proof for the the fundamental theorem of Islam: Religion Cannot Be Blamed.
    From this the corollary easily follows. As Islam Is The Perfected Final Religion, It Can Never Be Blamed.

  39. sir i m a big fan of yours i realy want to meet u in any condition.. i am highly inspired from your knowledge .. please ,, give me a chance for woking with you for pakistan amd muslim ummat …

  40. i love sir zahid views on indian and american policy,
    i want islam in pakistan with its real strength.
    i want a leader which follows hazrat umar type of leadership.

  41. One thing is for sure that he is either from Jehadi groups or Pak Army.
    Secondly, he just wants war, and war and war and war…
    which we are already having since 1980
    Therefore we should know that he is telling us nothing new, same old melody, same old song, war!
    Personally speaking, I HATE HIM BIG TIME!

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