Deobandis, Wahhabis to join Qadri protests

Published: October 6, 2011

Following religious groups, political parties also express support for Qadri. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: 

Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith (Wahhabi) parties have jumped on the blasphemy bandwagon, with 40 religious parties resolving to start a countrywide protest movement against the death sentence handed to Mumtaz Qadri, assassin of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, at an “all parties conference” on Wednesday.

Barelvi parties such as the Sunni Tehreek and Jamiat Ahl-i-Sunnat had been protesting against the anti-terrorism court’s verdict since it was announced on October 1.

On Wednesday, more than 40 parties including representatives of Deobandi groups   Jamaat-i-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl and Sami groups), Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatam-i-Nabuwat, Tanzeem-i-Islami, Tehreek-i-Islami, Ittehadul Ulema Pakistan and Jamia Ashrafia – as well as Wahhabi groups   Jamaatud Dawa, Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool, and Muttahida Jamiat Ahl-i-Hadith – met to discuss a coordinated response to the sentence. Tehreek Namoos-i-Risalat and Tanzimul Madaris, both Barelvi groups, also attended.

The speakers criticised the court’s decision to sentence Qadri to death as against Islamic injunctions and the ideology of Pakistan.

JI Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan said that the court’s verdict reflected an “unfortunate secularist atmosphere” in Pakistan. He urged the participants to unite against the judgement. He said there would be protests all over the country on Friday.

Tahaffuz Namoos-i-Risalat Mahaz, an alliance of Sunni Barelvi parties, has already called a strike on Friday.

Jamaatud Dawa Ameer Hafiz Saeed said the court’s decision was part of “the conspiracy against Islam” and an attack on Pakistan’s ideology. He said Muslims should stand up and tell the world that they are ready to die but not ready to allow blasphemy. He said all Muslims felt just like Mumtaz Hussain Qadri about the issue.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (120)

  • Babar F.
    Oct 6, 2011 - 8:03AM

    All these parties are actually endorsing the “Lawlessness” to make ground for their revival, really.

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  • GetRidOfFeudalPolitics
    Oct 6, 2011 - 9:56AM

    I think it is time to ban all religious organizations for 5 years until peace prevails.

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  • l'humaniste
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:05AM

    All these parties are a curse on Pakistan in particular and on the world in general. Pakistan will get nowhere as long as this curse is not lifted. They are like a disease to our country.

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  • Oct 6, 2011 - 10:10AM

    contempt of court … Supreme court should take suo moto notice now and get these thugs behind the bars.

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  • Oct 6, 2011 - 10:19AM

    contempt of court … Supreme court should take suo moto notice now and get these thugs behind the bars..

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  • Ali
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:21AM

    “unfortunate secularist atmosphere” Munawar Hassan you want to have jungle law in this country? An individual can take any step which he feels correct, i am of the view you are a hypocrate so should i hit on your face?

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  • Abid
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Thats Great, In my opinion, despite various differences in all these ‘School of thoughts’ (and most differences are of Faro’ee nature that can be reconciled or at-least they can agree on dis-agreement) the one and only ‘Subject’ on which they Unite is Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat.

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  • Arindom
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:32AM

    Now we see the spectacle of poticial support for a convicted murderer!!! This is great!!

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  • Karim
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:37AM

    There is a great divide between the religious and liberals in our country and this is the production of multiple education systems in the country, as they produce people of divergent views.

    The world can assist Pakistan by supporting educational reforms in the country as well as providing a greater number of scholarships to the youth of Pakistan, abroad to counter the menace in the long run.

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  • Faisal Awan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:46AM

    when there is smoke there is fire. In this case now there is only fire every where. Seculars and Islamic religious groups are parting away by miles. Now either you are secular or Islamic with no group in the middle. Recommend

  • Feroz
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:52AM

    Affection for Political parties allied closely with terrrorist groups of all colours will haunt the citizens for decades to come. The belief that the violence plaguing the nation is caused by external actors is blatantly false but nevertheless being fanned by a Media being systematically infected by a virulent Jihadi ideology. A detoxification should be speedily launched if citizens want to save their country from imploding violently. We must fervently believe that nobody can destroy us except our own actions, also nobody can stop our progress if we take responsibility and act positively to build a better tomorrow for our children. The loss of Humanity and compassion cannot be compensated by some perceived gains in the afterlife.

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  • Diggvijay Singh
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:54AM

    If they protest peacefully, then it is their democratic right to do so. No one should discriminate against the moulavis and be hypocritical when it comes to following the principles of democracy.

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  • Ruhina Hashmi
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:59AM

    @GetRidOfFeudalPolitics:
    I would love to like your comment a 100 times..

    Dont these people read the Hadith they so loudly yell about? Didnt the Prophet, s.a.w. say that killing one human is like killing all of humanity? Did he EVER go and kill or allow to kill, an unarmed man, just because he thought he was right? If these puppets can produce even ONE such example, at least people could respect them. As it is, they just make a laughing stock of themselves.

    Protect the judge, I’d say. He needs it.

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  • Usama Yaqub
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:02AM

    Apparently the judge who sentenced Qadri is now getting death threats himself. The ultimate agenda of these mullahs is complete and utter lawlessness in Pakistan. What a sorry state of affairs.

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  • Doctor
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:03AM

    I’m sure none of these people will care if criminals who commit violence against them are let go just because some other Mullah-types protest.

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  • elyas kakar
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:03AM

    Deobandis, Wahhabis to join Qadri protests
    by the way i am deobandi and am not attending the protest for qadri and i consider him as a terrorist these few parties doesn’t represent the whole sect we all are Muslims don’t blame the whole sect for the deeds of these people and don’t divide Muslim into sect.

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  • John B
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:16AM

    Prediction: He will receive presidential pardon in coming years.

    No political party can escape this if it wants to win the election and stay in power without the unruly disruption of governance.

    This case is a litmus test for Pakistan’s future democracy Vs theocracy.

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  • ali
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:30AM

    The hypocrisy of the so-called ‘enlightened’ liberals of Pakistan is apparent in the comments mentioned here!
    Their democratic values are only applicable to issues relevant to them!
    When the Islamists use their democratic right, suddenly the democratic values disappear and (by-passing the freedom of expression granted to all civilians under the constitution) the liberals demand to ‘ban the religious parties’, call them a ‘curse on the country’ and label it ‘endorsement of lawlessness’!!
    I feel sad for you liberals and your sweeping and baseless statements here!!!

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  • Syed
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:36AM

    @ Abid,
    Yes it is very unfortunate, that after so much bloodshed they get together only to support a killer !
    I say hang these men along with Mr Qadri, to get some sense of religious peace in the country. Dont get me wrong I myself m a religous minded persons, but i refuse to support the execution sanctioned by any party other than the courts.

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  • Jayan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:42AM

    I doubt whether Pak govt or court has the guts to implement its judgement. The honest judge who proclaimed the sentence on the murderer Qadri is hiding now. See the reward for his honesty & sincerity. If only the the govt takes these mulla brigades heads on then the country will survive or expect another Afganistan or Somalia type situation? Govt should keep the mullas where they belongs to if they challege the rule of law.

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  • Oct 6, 2011 - 11:46AM

    All the noise and protests are by the militant religious-political parties. The learned and non-political aalims prefer to voice intelligent reactions.

    So many religious parties only make a raucous rigmarole wherever they go. How can they get voted to power by making a nuisance of themselves and taking the country back to the ‘stone age?’

    Salams to sensible aalims and may they get a sway over these militants.

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  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:53AM

    Pakistan needs an Ataturk!

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  • R S JOHAR
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:04PM

    The atmosphere in Pakistan is getting polluted with religious fanatacism each passing day, which would give rise to more violence and chaotic conditions in the near future.

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  • f
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:09PM

    Hang the guy asap …………barbaric ignorant is all they are and look where they have brought this country!Recommend

  • Hassan K Bajwa
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:14PM

    Anyhow i see no harm in these godforsaken philistines venting their impotent frustration in these deminstrations. In fact i think their vocal su[pport for a cowardly murderer will do wonders for the people of Pakistan as it may give them cause to reconsider their views on the mullah brotherhood.Recommend

  • Danish
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:17PM

    Mentally Crippled People

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  • abul kalam azad
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:19PM

    God save Pakistan from those who support killers in the name of Islam.

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  • Danish
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:19PM

    You know, what is seriously wrong here. These parties have got mandate in the name of Islam. They talk about Islam. Now They want to pervail Lawlessness in the name of Islam.

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  • Hamid
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:29PM

    Now this is ridiculous. An alliance against the court decision, contempt of court for sure. Saving a murderer, a trait of these parties.

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  • saleem
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:32PM

    Please provide a total list of 40 parties so that every one should know, what and who the spreaders of this desease are and how best to avoid being affected Recommend

  • Diggvijay Singh
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:34PM

    I think what Mumtaz Qadri did was an inexcusable act but it can be termed as an act carried out in a fit of rage not befitting the death sentence.Salmaan Taseer should have been more sensitive regarding his position on the blasphemy laws as this probably hurt the feelings of pakistan’s muslims who comprise 95% of the population and are extremely tolerant,big hearted and magnanimous.I think the court has also made the same mistake here in it’s judgement when it didnt show any regard for the sensibilities of the peace loving religious political parties.

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  • Sad but true
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:38PM

    Let’s wait and see what the GOP does. Its response will tell the world where it’s headed into the future.

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  • Crush USA
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:39PM

    MASHA ALLAH – Its nice to see that all religious parties have been joined on Namoos-i-Risalat (peace be upon him)

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  • Junaid Dar
    Oct 6, 2011 - 12:56PM

    @Saad A which court you are referring to ? remember Raymond Davis?

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  • Asad
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:00PM

    @DiggVijay Singh

    you are absolutely right my friend. Its their democratic right to protest and voice their opinion and no liberal or secular extremist should deny them this right or ciriticize them for protesting.

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  • Tariq
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:05PM

    Their should be rule of Law……. MQ shuold not have killed salman taseer if Law takes its course against him for his act of blasmphy.Only rule of Law can save this country.

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  • FJ
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:16PM

    Atleast Shias are not part of it…and never will be!

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  • Asad
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:17PM

    Nice to see different religious groups unite. It proves that no matter what our differences may be, in the end we are all the Ummat of Prophet (saw).

    Those seculars who claim that prophet (saw) forgave people who threw stones, dirt at him (saw) should remember that this was Prophet (saw)’s own decision to forgive them but not a command to all muslims to forgive all the future blasphemers.

    Every country has its laws according to its traditions, religion and keeping in view the sentiments of its population’s majority. Qadri did not kill ordinary people indiscriminately, rather he had a personal grudge with Taseer due to the later’s opposition of the blasphemy law. So this was a case of murder and NOT terrorism. Hence its wrong in the first place for Qadri to be tried at an ATC, he should have been tried by an ordinary criminal court. So the decision of the ATC is null and void from a legal perspective as it can only sentence terrorists and not people who murder based on a personal grudge.

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  • Adnan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:17PM

    As per presentational order, no one can be hung till death.

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  • Adnan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:18PM

    @Usama Yaqub:

    There is no law in Pakistan, Come out of the shelter of ignorance pls

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  • Unreasonable patriot
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:18PM

    Another reason to separate religion and politics.

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  • R S JOHAR
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:22PM

    These sects are doing more harm than any good to Pakistan both inside and outside the country.

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  • Oct 6, 2011 - 1:24PM

    Better being Secular, Better being without religion involvement in any matter at all. Media and Government together play an equal role in promoting these parties for their own benefits. So even their existence is supported by Media and Government.

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  • Bilal
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:27PM

    Mashallah,, be unite muslims v r all brothers,,,, God Bless u Mumtaz Qadri, v r all wd u

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  • Nauman Ghauri
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:33PM

    I support these protests and their agenda as well. If it is not supported then there is no limit for Blasphemy, BUT people should be educated on the subject.
    Mumtaz did not have any rivalry what so ever with the deceased, which means the sole reason to kill the mentioned was religious.
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  • Parvez
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:40PM

    ….and they call themselves RELIGIOUS parties.

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  • Ahmee
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:42PM

    I wish the above long list of religious parties could work on their followers to revive the real teachings of Islam i.e. Peace, Humanity, Love, Care, Respect for all Human Beings rather than spreading hatred and preaching extremism. It was rightly said “there would be a time on Ummah when the worst of the people would be (so called) Ulamah/religious scholars”.

    There is no space for such intolerance and extremism in Islam, mend your ways before ALLAH decides for your destruction and history will have you in its folds as many before you have vanished. Seek forgiveness, stop killing others in the name of ALLAH, Stop adjudging others believes and attesting them Muslims or non Muslims and liable to kill or live. It is ALLAH to decide on. May we all turn to Righteousness.

    May Peace, Humanity and Prosperity Prevails in our Motherland…AmenRecommend

  • pakistani
    Oct 6, 2011 - 1:50PM

    @elyas kakar you are right every deobandi or wahabi is not violent but every one violent person is this country is deobandi and wahabi and those are responsible for terrorist activities in pakistan.

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  • Talha Khan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:12PM

    we jump with rage when someone abuses our mothers but when some one mocks at our Prophet(P.B.U.H) like making disgraceful cartoons or abusing him we keep staying in our beds and enjoy our ignorant slumbers… when it is said by HIMSELF(PBUH) “that no one can be a momin untill or unless he/she loves me more than anyone in this world”….

    I am not supporting these parties but the fact of the matter is that where does our LEVEL of EEMAAN stand???

    I don’t say that murdering him like this was right if he was misquoted… but what we need to realizes is that why doesn’t our judiciary or executive come in front when our Sacred Personalities are directly targeted with abusive tactics …..????

    Where does our so called Islamic Constitution vanish when such events happen???

    they (ENEMIES) want us to agitate and we do and then they label us as extremists and fanatics….

    the thing we need to ponder upon is that if our executives come forward to play their legal role then the agitation could be avoided….!!!

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  • Furqan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:23PM

    @Ruhina Hashmi:
    I think you need to study more hadeeth before commenting and stating just one hadeeth, there is also a hadeeth which states that if a person does kill a person even by breaking the counties LAW for clear blasphemy he can be pardoned.
    for ET i suggest to please take more responsibility in Making you articles headings. and remove wahabi’s as this is no official jamat.And rather than mentioning Deobandi and Wahhabis u can mention many religious organizations or groups which would be more appropriate.because by the look of the heading it discriminates these two jamats.

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  • adl
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:23PM

    Secularism is the biggest problem in the country. Even if we bring 1400 back islam of the times of prophet (pbuh) for sure the secular mindset will remain on its way as a big hurdle to implement the sharia law. In the name of so called democracy and freedom they are spready obsenity and making all sorts of evils public.

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  • Furqan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:27PM

    @pakistani:
    well i haven’t seen any deobandi killing in karachi, there all political parties.wat do u say about that hundreds of people killed in the name of ethnicity

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  • Realist
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:49PM

    @FJ:

    Since when are Shias with the Sunnis in any thing concerned with religion or indeed politics? Shia Iran’s Supreme leader even opposed the Palestinian bid for statehood. You Sir, need to brush up on your religious differences.

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  • Ali
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:49PM

    @ali: Threaten the judge is democratic right?? Destroying of public property democratic right?
    Disrespecting court verdict is democratic right?

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  • maestro
    Oct 6, 2011 - 2:51PM

    This what you get when us so called “liberals” sit on our behinds watching this happen while these jahil morons with nothing to do and with no understanding of Islam run around the streets of Pakistan shouting slogans supporting a cold blooded murderer. Pakistan is one messed up place. Sad part is, we can’t even say today to Jinnah today if we had to that we at least TRIED to make Pakistan the country of his dreams! Really sad!

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  • Faction
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:09PM

    From a religious perspective, it seems many Muslims believe Taseer’s murder was justified because of his stance on the blasphemy law. This exposes the theological rift between Muslims who believe religious violence is not justified and Muslims who support religious violence. Polls suggest the majority of Pakistani Sunni Muslims support religious violence if it’s not directed at themselves. It is not such a large step from supporting Taseer’s killer to supporting killing others for “unislamic” activities, which is exactly what we see in the widespread violence across Pakistan. The advocates of violence have a huge advantage in this theological struggle: they are violent, and hence people are afraid to confront them publically for fear of their lives. The religious moderates are loosing this battle for the soul of Islam, yet they are the only ones who have any hope of countering the ongoing radicalization of Pakistani society. Those in power who have strong religious credentials must act to counter radical religious education and indoctrination in the madrassa and the media. Probably too late, but it’s your society’s only hope.

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  • Faisel Hafeez
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:19PM

    @l’humaniste:
    They should be banned forever. Their rebirth under new names should be equally banned.

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  • wahab
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:20PM

    These parties dont have any votes.. .. I salute the court for its upright decisionRecommend

  • faraz
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:25PM

    Criticism of the man-made blasphemy law doesn’t amount to blasphemy. There is no mention of blasphemy in Quran. Prophet PBUH didn’t kill people for blasphemy. According to Imam Hanifa, a non-Muslim can’t be killed for blasphemy. Death punishment for blasphemy exists in only 3 countries; Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arab, all three the most intolerant nations of the world. Thanks God, the majority, 54 out of 57 countries, are against this law.

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  • Muhammad Danish
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:30PM

    Good Decision, All the Muslims Parties should determined against this British Laws and for the Respect of our PROPHET SAWW.

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  • Faisel Hafeez
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:37PM

    Will Pakistan ever come out of the clutches of these self serving fanatics ?
    Or are we destined to be their hostages forever ?
    Its times the Government enforces its writ, and upholds the rule of Law.

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  • Farhan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:51PM

    Yes, another reason to seperate state and religion. We can only counter these fanatics by voting honest candidates in next election who talk rationale and reason rather than using religion for votes.

    If we fail to vote in next election, these fanatic religious parties will get votes and again come to parliament.

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  • Islamist
    Oct 6, 2011 - 3:56PM

    Gald the shias stayed aloaf of all this.. and respected the court.. atleast there is one mainstream islamic sect that thinks differently.. and is tortured and killed for thinking differently..

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  • Ahmee
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:01PM

    @Muhammad Danish

    Why don’t you stress in following the teachings of Islam and Prophet PBUH. Prophet PBUH’s respect is not dependent on some personal making a statement and other killing him and others following intolerant behavior…Try to be a good Muslim before adjudging others faith and sects. this is between oneself and his/her ALLAH.Recommend

  • Islamist
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:05PM

    @Realist:
    Same is what you need realist.. its Iran who started a day for Palestine.. Iran said it wont accept a division of lands which actually belonged to Palestinians and they were kicked out of it..

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:08PM

    One man’s criminal is another man’s hero and one country’s terrorists are another country’s freedom fighters. This will continue unless we look at things in right perspective. Qadri is a criminal. He killed the very same person whom he was supposed to protect. If he had any “Imaan” left, he should have refused to his posting as Mr Taseer’s body guard and resigned from his service. In that case I would have called him a public hero. If people come in streets to protect criminals, courts will have difficult time and nation will disintegrate.

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  • Jameel
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:15PM

    @elyas kakar:

    by the way i am deobandi and am not
    attending the protest for qadri and i
    consider him as a terrorist these few
    parties doesn’t represent the whole
    sect

    I would like to believe but where is the deobandi counter-protest against terrorists?

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  • Rahul
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:17PM

    Shame on those who speak against the action of MQ… He ll do it a 1000 times if he has to… Salman Taseer deserved to die for he brought disrespect to the Holy Prophet (PBUH)… I urge all Muslim brothers, irrespective of sect or party, to come together and fight for justice for MQ and pave the way for implementation of Sharia in Pakistan before these secularists sell the soul of this holy nation to Kafirs… Ameen…

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  • trueman
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:30PM

    @Talha Khan:
    The Definition for fanaticism and Extremism, are attitudes of those people who make your kind of remarks. So unfortunately in English, this is the word for your kind of attitude. Simplest thing is to change your attitude, changing the meaning of a word is bit of a work !

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  • Ali
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:37PM

    @Rahul: He’ll do this for 1000 times but don’t want punishment even once. If he is loyal or true why challenging court verdict? why delaying reward???

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  • Pasha
    Oct 6, 2011 - 4:54PM

    The headline “whahabis” join tells the shallow standard of journalism.. a clear bias exposing deep hatred against the right wingers..

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  • Ali syed
    Oct 6, 2011 - 5:11PM

    Wrire my words …< In the Long run…He will be freed…>

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  • Ali Tanoli.
    Oct 6, 2011 - 5:22PM

    This thing show Firqa means not more than just making money jaye pakistan.

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  • meekal ahmed
    Oct 6, 2011 - 6:48PM

    Just what we need to show the world.

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  • Farhan
    Oct 6, 2011 - 9:12PM

    @Pasha:
    The mentioning of such heading is right in a way, too, so that people should start thinking rationally and identify who is who in Pakistan.

    This way we can identify different politicial and religious views by identifying different sects of Islam. Similarly, one should also know that ANP is secular and Jamat e Islami is right wing religious party. I think you get my point.

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  • kashif manzoor
    Oct 6, 2011 - 9:17PM

    At every crucial stage, we find the poison of cursed secularism

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  • Shahab Ullah
    Oct 6, 2011 - 10:18PM

    @ali:
    Dear Ali. Yes there is a general right to protest, but remember these parties are protesting against sentencing of a self proclaimed murderer of a Muslim who was saying what our Prophet PBUH said all his life: justice, toleration and decency.

    Just goes to show that Jamat-i-Islami which propheses to be a truly religious and political party is supporting the release of a self proclaimed terrorist who committed the highest crime in the nation.

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  • ah
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:04PM

    We should do what China did 60 years ago………Communism………

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  • Realist
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:13PM

    @Islamist:

    Even if its what the Palestinians want? Talk about making the decision for someone else. I think Palestinians have earned the right through their sacrifices what they want and don’t want.

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  • rehman
    Oct 6, 2011 - 11:57PM

    i say get all these religious zealots in one place and nuke em all!!!or well simply gas them like hitler did with the jews!!!6 million ten million 20 million!!!no matter how many they are these illiterates should get a lesson!!the world wudnt even call it a genocide!!

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  • SaudiRules
    Oct 7, 2011 - 12:33AM

    All pakistanis are united in the defence of honor of holy Prophet(PBUH). In trying situation such as this, it is where we stand side by side and come together as a .great nation and great people!

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  • aniq
    Oct 7, 2011 - 12:47AM

    The Tea Party in America is driving the country behind. In Pakistan we have a similar problem

    Arrest all the main speakers for glorification of terrorism.

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  • ayesha
    Oct 7, 2011 - 1:07AM

    @ali:
    “Their democratic values are only applicable to issues relevant to them!
    When the Islamists use their democratic right, suddenly the democratic values disappear “

    No-one objects to democratic protest by anyone including Maulvis. But when they try to intimidate the judge who came up with the decision and threaten violence if the decision is not changed – it no longer qualifies under the democratic right to protest peacefully.

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  • ayesha
    Oct 7, 2011 - 1:09AM

    @pakistani:
    “elyas kakar you are right every deobandi or wahabi is not violent but every one violent person is this country is deobandi and wahabi and those are responsible for terrorist activities in pakistan”
    Qadri himself was neither Deobandi HE was BArelvi. Please do not generalize and brand people..

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  • Cycloneous
    Oct 7, 2011 - 1:34AM

    To those people who disagree with these individuals protesting, remember, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and thought is a two way street.

    If you’re going to allow speech for one group of people but not the other, than you, yourself are a hypocrite. As much as I detest these individuals(read thugs) and what they stand for, they have as much right to protest and speak their minds just as you or I do.

    This is the part of democracy that makes a country what it is, the freedom to say what you want even if it offends others.

    If these guys were on the streets burning a U.S. flag and saying the U.S. is a terrorist state, as much as I would detest it, you have to understand that is their right, so long as they understand that if I protest against their religion or country, the same rules applies, respect freedom of speech.

    You should let these individuals protest, because this will show you the true enemies of the progress of Pakistan.

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  • Gen Pasha (retd)
    Oct 7, 2011 - 2:41AM

    The Mullah must be stopped before it is too late for pakistan

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  • Azim
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:27AM

    I wonder how many of these protesters actually are aware of what ‘Allah tells us to do’ in Quran, and what our beloved prophet showed us by practice. Only to follow what some unfortunate and uneducated Mullahs tells is a serious dis-respect.

    Our more knowledgeable Ulema should come out and deplore such protest, and provide the true context in light of Quran and Sunnah. Its these silent majority of Ulema who now needs to speck out before its too late.

    What this also shows is the need of our governments to install an education system that brings facts clearly towards religious beliefs, across all segment and if needed also regulate what is being taught at different Madaris and Masjid.

    May Allah give hidayat to these ignorant souls. Ameen.

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  • Hina
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:29AM

    Mashallah Mashallah, why Wahabi, Talibani, Al-Qaidiani, Salfi, Haqqani, Yazeedi, Shimri,

    Hamanoo, Dhiljiti, Hazarvi, Hazravi, Paharis and all regional and international sects are lagged behind in supporting Qadri. They should instead appeal the International Court of Justice and the chief of the united nations to ensure “Honorable Release” of the biggest scoundrel of the planet.

    Hina Mussarat

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  • xohaib
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:44AM

    Those who are here praising Qadri just ask yourself if you have offered five prayers of the day and you lives are totally according to the islamic rules, i dont understand when people damn care about religion practically and get hiper when they have to show their “cause” for religion. if Qadri was having some problems with taseer’s views ,he should have been to some court. This way everybody will start deciding who is doing gustakh-e-Rasool (S.A.W) and who should be punished ,n how!!..
    we need to be human beings before being muslims! .

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  • Conspiracy Theorist
    Oct 7, 2011 - 6:20AM

    To hell with all these parties. All of them should be banned or should be sent to rehabilitation centers. Murder, Hatered, Lawlessness, Ignorance, Stubbornness are the hallmark of them. They are the product of our marginalized society. Only Musharraf could have dealth with them.

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  • Shafiq
    Oct 7, 2011 - 7:13AM

    Crime committed in the name of religion is heinous crime. Supporting such crime is unpardonable in the eyes of God and his humanity.

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  • India peaks
    Oct 7, 2011 - 7:55AM

    So glad we partitioned! Pakistan can be reassured – Indians are very happy and relieved- reports like this prove the “two nation theory” is right. We cannot and do not share this culture, qadri will never be our hero. My sympathies to liberals in Pakistan

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  • Sam
    Oct 7, 2011 - 8:17AM

    kill all these ………..have they ever come out and united against corruption, unemployment, load shedding………..ahve anyone to ban and whip themRecommend

  • Usman Syed
    Oct 7, 2011 - 8:33AM

    Shame on these senseless people for attempting to make a hero out of a cold-blooded murder. No wonder our society is on the verge of collaping. Time to stand up against the lawlessness, ignorance, intolerance and brutality on the name of religion, otherwise the fanatics will destroy this society, or whatever remains of it!!Recommend

  • Talha Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 10:20AM

    @trueman

    boy now its your choice if you want to be a liberal fanatic or extremist….
    if concerning about the honor of our Beloved prophet is being extremist according to you…. i don’t give a damn…. i would love to be instead of being spiritually dead…..

    if you really are true man… then come to the ground facts instead of blowing out your lame philosophies…Recommend

  • Talha Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 10:38AM

    @ Indian peaks

    Hats off to you man and many many congrats on making such liberals like BAL THAKRE as your leaders….

    I salute your secular state where people like BAL THAKRE have all the rights to flourish and honor your secular state….

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  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Oct 7, 2011 - 11:38AM

    @Abid:
    There is nothing Islamic about these protests

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  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Oct 7, 2011 - 11:38AM

    This is the projection that Pakistan is sending out to the international world & then we say that we are being treated with Bias. I really do not blame the international community for treating Pakistan they way they are, looking at these people.

    Pakistan is being held hostage by a small bunch of people. These idiots are destroying our children’s future in the name of Islam & Jihad in Kashmir & Afghanistan. Recommend

  • India Peaks
    Oct 7, 2011 - 12:06PM

    @ Talha Khan – I don’t remember when Bal Thakre was given a murder sentence and people protested to revoke (that 2 in the name of religion) – The “hats off” is richly deserved for the people of India who ensured that Muslims who were left behind after “their own brothers left them for Pakistan” (expecting them to be killed/converted) were treated as equal citizens. The Indian Muslim today does much better than a Pakistani Muslim on all human development parameters. So instead of becoming emotional ponder and think for a moment. Anyways its your country your lookout- India has no interest in Pakistan – there is nothing you have that we want or ever will.

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  • Ali Raza
    Oct 7, 2011 - 12:47PM

    these people should be killed execution style

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  • Raja Nowsherwan Kiani
    Oct 7, 2011 - 1:02PM

    the one who takes law and shria on his hand and molds blasphomy according to his intellect is the hero now. One simple question i will ask … Mr. Qadri why are you afraid of dying if you are a true muslim, so accept it and be a real man and prove that your life is of no worth for what you did,Recommend

  • Fortune Cookie
    Oct 7, 2011 - 1:35PM

    I am a MUSLIM.
    NOT A sunni,shia,wahabi,barelvi,deobandi,ahmaddi, etc etc.
    I pray at home and not at a masjid because they are all alligned on sectarian beliefs.

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  • Radial
    Oct 7, 2011 - 2:45PM

    He said Muslims should stand up and tell the world that they are ready to die but not ready to allow blasphemy.

    Right… yet they are not willing to accept the death penalty for Qadri?

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  • trueman
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:08PM

    @Talha Khan:
    Yes i completely agree that you can choose to be a liberal , fanatic or extremist Sonny.
    But in that case don’t complain when some one calls you fanatic….

    If you think Allah needs YOUR help to guard his or his Prophet’s HONOR, I should say i would rather be spiritually dead :)

    And think again, are your antics in the name of ALLAH and his Prophet is actually guarding his honor or maligning him. ALLAH Guards you and not the other way around. And he doesn’t need you help for anything. He is almighty.Open your eyes !

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  • Talha Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 3:24PM

    @Indian peak

    man what happens to Muslims in your Gujrat and and what you people did to BABRI MASJID….
    thats how you people are treating the MUSLIMS equally….????

    you people have got no interest in Pakistan???? i won’t even like to comment on your such statement….Recommend

  • Talha Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 4:13PM

    @ trueman

    You are talking about Allah needs our help or not…obviously not but should we sit back and watch letting them do whatever they want to do??? then if according to you preaching should also be wrong because Allah does not need our help to spread HIS religion…

    and i ll be okay if liberal fanatics would call me religious extremist because the the misguided aren’t that strong to force the followers of HIS guidance away from HIS path…

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  • trueman
    Oct 7, 2011 - 4:54PM

    @Talha Khan:

    Preaching is Okay but not Killing. If your religion and your spiritually does not have the sensitivity to at least differentiate between them you will find yourself at the wrong end of jannat my friend. Don’t think you will have hoories for killing people what ever the cause may be.

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  • Talha Khan
    Oct 7, 2011 - 5:20PM

    @ trueman

    my dear brother did u really read the first comment that i made with your eyes and mind open????

    there has to be a lawful solution and the law should be the law of ISLAM(peace), if you believe…

    and try my dear brother if you claim to be a Muslim to get the exact quotes that are ordained by Allah in Quran and Hadees regarding such issues…

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  • Oct 7, 2011 - 7:21PM

    @wahab:
    These parties may not have a vote as you said but they do have great nuisance value.
    That is a factor very high on a politician’s list to be taken into consideration.

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  • trueman
    Oct 7, 2011 - 7:22PM

    @Talha Khan:
    So what do you want kill all those who are branded as enemies of Islam or are accused of blasphemy? How does that bring PEACE? What does killing has to do with PEACE?

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  • Xomi
    Oct 7, 2011 - 9:53PM

    @ali:
    You do not have democratic right to kill people or support murder…just so you know..and I suggest you read Quran before you go around being champion of Islam. As I recall, Murderers go to hell.

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  • Xomi
    Oct 7, 2011 - 9:55PM

    @Diggvijay Singh:
    Salman Taseer did not hurt the feelings of 95% of Pakistani people.

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  • Asadullah Agha
    Oct 7, 2011 - 11:57PM

    so called independent media! u don’t even know the meaning of independent!!!

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  • Hina Mussarat
    Oct 8, 2011 - 1:27AM

    @Crush USA:

    Why crush USA and the West. Can’t all religious parties join one platform against terrorism.

    God Bless Pakistan and God Bless Humanity.

    Hina

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  • NJ
    Oct 8, 2011 - 1:44AM

    Well Done Thugs! You’ve made Islam a joke, a thing to polish your very own interest!! Great Going!!

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  • Talha Khan
    Oct 8, 2011 - 6:30PM

    there is something like JIHAD in Islam which we have completely forgotten and thanks to those who have omitted this topic completely out of our academic courses…

    In a law even if you talk about the globally prevailing law there are punishments and the criminal has to be penalized for his/her crime in order to make it a lesson for others and to keep the society peaceful and saved from crimes… even death penalties are also given….

    what would you prefer killing one life in order to make peace assured for the whole society or will you allow others (impressionable) to commit crimes following that one criminal????

    the thing is man that we can’t let the crime flourish….

    we need to control it even if we have to take some strict action(LAWFUL)!!!

    don’t make the argument a matter of your personal ego bro.. it’s about taking out something positive and constructive….

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  • Nazish
    Oct 9, 2011 - 9:45AM

    So once again it becomes evident that might is right. That is why people restore to voilence. Where was Pakistan’s establishment when the governor was trampling the legal process, jumping the guns arranging a presidential pardon rather than fighting the case. Why repeal laws to impress european union?he said so himself. statements after statements flew from religious groups, no avail .the response of janab taseer was these jahil maulvis… not my fellow country men, not my fellow muslims, not my fellow pakistanis an settling their concerns but these jahil maulvis.rather than addressing the issue with sensibility befitting the governor he had the contempt of master for his slaves.I for one am sick of this enligthene garbage. This motivated Qadri and i believe had he not taken the law in hand the sanctity of the very law of this country would have been trashed by this jocular governor.You dont want voilence,you dont like vigilantism,get rid of taseers, you will have no Qadris.I hope Qadri is pardoned.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 9, 2011 - 9:55PM

    Administration should implement the court orders ,The court should come forward to laid down the foundation of a secular pakistan ,

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 9, 2011 - 10:02PM

    Hanging has to proceed ..,,.,! But how ?

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  • S e
    Oct 12, 2011 - 1:32PM

    @Ruhina Hashmi:
    I think you need to study more hadeeth before commenting and stating just one hadeeth, there is also a hadeeth which states that if a person does kill a person even by breaking the counties LAW for clear blasphemy he can be pardoned.

    So you are saying the Prophet (SAWW) himself stated (as Hadeeth means words of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) )something about allowing killing even if it’s blasphemy… The concept of blasphemy was not even there when he was alive buddy get your facts straight

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