Ijaz Ahmad and I were once friends back in the day. He confided to me how he kept detailed records of people he considered enemies (usually Christians): their names, full addresses, family members, telephone numbers, anything he could find. He boasted how he had a way of finding out information. Bewildered I ask him why on earth would he want to compile such a database? He muttered something about it being useful ‘just in case’ – but did not offer a clear rationale. But I was very disturbed. He was behaving like a covert intelligence officer compiling personal information on others to be used against them one day. He told me that he had highly personal data about certain well known individuals.
That was several years ago. Now this video surfaces recording how Ijaz Ahmad published personal and sensitive information about people in the public domain. In other words doxing. This is shocking – but far from surprising. People should be aware of this background.