Canadian authorities summon Qadri for violating oath

Published: January 18, 2013

A file photo of MQI chief Tahirul Qadri taken during one of his religious lectures.

Canadian authorities on Friday summoned Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on February 5, and sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum, Express News reported.

The authorities said that Qadri violated the oath stating that he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from.

According to Express News correspondent Shakeel Anjum, Abdul Shakoor Qadri, otherwise known as Tahir Qadri, had sought asylum from Canada in 2008, fearing threats to his life after he met with the Danish cartoonist responsible for making blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Qadri, through his lawyer Mendel Green, had requested that he was receiving death threats from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba.

On October 17, 2009, his asylum application was accepted, while he was issued the Canadian passport about six months back.

The MQI chief has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues.

Qadri, who led a 5-day long march in Islamabad which concluded Thursday evening, is currently present in Pakistan.

He is scheduled to fly back to Canada on January 27 along with his family.

Correction: An earlier version of this article had incorrectly stated Royal Canadian Monitoring Police instead of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The error is regretted.

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Reader Comments (158)

  • Yaser
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:32AM

    And the plot thickens…

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  • Taimoor Khan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:36AM

    This man and his story gets weirder and weirder…

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:37AM

    “RCMP said that Qadri violated the oath stating that he was not allowed to enter the country he had sought asylum from.”
    Then why did RCMP allow him to travel to Pakistan?

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  • MAD
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:44AM

    welfare funds? this guy takes welfare funds? that is pathetic

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  • M_ALI
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:49AM

    A movement for change and then flying back to Canada? help me out here please !

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  • waqas
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:54AM

    this initiates yet another episode of his lies

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  • Maulana Tharra
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Friendly fire by a Canadian drone?
    May be he will have opportunity to contest Pakistani elections after all!!

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  • Feroz
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Opportunists and puppets are always exposed sooner or later. Of course for people of religion saying lies even if under oath is a small transgression ? This is the man who wants to root out corruption, oops falsehood.

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  • MSaad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Somebody tell me why did he meet Danish Cartoonist?

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  • Organ of Big Profit
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Mounted Police? HAHA that sounds so dirty.

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  • FN
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:57AM

    Bohat Ala.. this is something we were discussing just yesterday .. amazing..

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  • Azmat
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:58AM

    So going back to your home mr qadri with voilating canandian and Pakistani rules…

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  • Fauzan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:01PM

    I ask this guy: What did you achieve in the end? Government dissolved? Pakistan’s problems over? Corrupt are now, saviours of Pakistan? The Islmabad declaration doesn’t really change anything Rather, it might make things worse.

    The end suggests this was staged, with a set purpose which was probably achieved too. Patriotism, Islam & Karbala was used by this man to play a devious trick.

    Expected, no wait..Hoped better.

    My faith and trust in Imran Khan and PTI has further strengthened.
    Vote wisely.

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  • Shams Khan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:01PM

    Real face of so called truthfull leader

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  • Jumma
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:03PM

    Mr. Qadri, Good luck ‘negotiating’ with Royal Canadian Police. Hopefully you will now spend a few years in Canadian prisons for immigration and welfare fraud.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:06PM

    Shame on the Government that entered an agreement with a person who defamed Pakistan by seeking asylum in Canada. Shame on all political parties, establishment and judiciary that supported Qadri against the government. It is hard to believe that no one knew earlier that Qadri had sought asylum in Canada.

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  • Anonymous
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:07PM

    The “Gamechanger” has turned out to be a” Law breaker”. Great!

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  • FP
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:09PM

    Twist in story

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  • incognito
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:13PM

    hahaha the plot thickens. I hope they revoke his Canadian passport!!!!!!!!

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:16PM

    @ Aijaz Haider

    It is not the role of RCMP to allow or disallow anyone from leaving the country. Traveling outside Canada was not a crime against which he needed to be stopped.

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  • Em
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:19PM

    Is this some kind of joke?

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  • Aaliya
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:24PM

    Oh Lordy Lord. Have mercy!

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  • Queen
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:25PM

    I do not think this man can bring any revolution.

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  • habib-Jakarta
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:27PM

    Hah, very funny, how easy our people become the victims of so called Allama. It is absolutely disgusting, I feel regrets for those innocent people who participated in long march, instead they could stand with the people of Alamdar Road.

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  • Baba Ji
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:29PM

    hahahahahahaha … now this is fun !!!

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  • Saleem
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:29PM

    @MAD …. yea … this guy takes welfare funds and it is soooo pathetic. Where are we headed as a nation ??? We have a long history of political leaders whose empires support whole towns or cities apart from providing jobs to thousands outside Pakistan in UK , Dubai and Saudi. Where are we headed now !!! such a shame for us as a nation to have leaders who can not stand among the royals .

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  • nm
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:32PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    It is the place of entry that does the scrutiny, not place of exit. Nobody cares when your leaving. So he’ll be under the microscope now when he tries to get back into Canada.

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  • Tauseef Shahzad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:34PM

    A man who made a deal with Yazeed can not be on Hussaini Mission

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  • P. Grey
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:35PM

    @MAD:
    Arrest him for welfare fraud on his return to Canada. I feel sorry for. Pakistan this guy could be their next PM

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  • Umer
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:36PM

    At least that proves he is not Canadian agent.

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  • Ali
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:38PM

    This Article does not make sense to me. How come he got his Canadian passport before getting permanent resident (through asylum). After asylum is approved, once get permanent resident not a passport. I think author got the facts wrong.

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  • SK
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:44PM

    violating oath and getting welfare money……. sadiq and ameen, that he is alright!!!!!

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  • Logic Europe
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:09PM

    This news is baseless and totally untrue
    No county stops you from going back to your country as a matter of fact you are encouraged to go back. age related benifitsare universal in westso mr quadri has done nothing wrong
    Shame on people who smear everyone who is good and honest

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  • David_Smith
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:25PM

    Somebody did not do his homework before asking him to come to Pakistan.

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  • gp65 .
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:30PM

    @Logic Europe: “No county stops you from going back to your country”
    Except when you have sought gained citizenship using the false pretext of asylum i.e. that you were unsafe in your country.

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  • Rao Amjad Ali
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:31PM

    Re: Aijaz Haider

    The agency that monitors cross-border traffic in Canada is Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CCIC), not RCMP. When the Maulvi Sb. returns to Canada, it is the CCIC that will investigate and process him for whatever charges that he is found guilty of, RCMP will only spring into action if he is investigated for criminal charges.

    Based on ET’s report, his case looks pretty straight forward and his citizenship could be revoked in addition to repayment to the Government of Ontario for any welfare benefits he might have received by misrepresenting the amount and sources of his income which could also have tax implications. His expendtiure on “Occupy D Park” movement apparently cost billions of rupees, where he got these monies remains unknown,information that could be of interest to Revenue Canada.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:36PM

    He forgot that taking an oath of allegience to another country entails certain responsibilities…………..but then he’s a Pakistani politician in a religious garb, so what does one expect.Recommend

  • zephyr
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:40PM

    I applied for Canadian immigration too.

    I was told that if based on medical examination I am declared to have any life threating disease Canada won’t even give me immigration visa. This is to discourage anyone who wants to move Canada to avail free medical care available only to Canadians.

    Secondly they also discourage new immigrants to receive welfare. If you receive any welfare your Residency can be terminated or Citizenship can be denied/delayed.

    So how come he was given the residency and then Citizenship.

    Please if you don’t know facts do not rebroadcast them before your confirm them, I thinks it an Islamic principle too, right.

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  • Karachi Wala
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:46PM

    What ever he is. I dont care. Atleast he has forced the govt. to enforce the inactive clauses of constitution to filter badmash and looters to contest election and be our leader. Shame to us if this happens again and these pluderers form next govn.

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  • Abbas
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:48PM

    Take a chill pill nothing will happen to qadri in Canada now he is a Canadian citizen not a policital refugee in Canada from Pakistan , anyway have a safe trip back to Canada mr qadri .

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  • Omer Iftikhar Ahmed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:58PM

    Canadian government will now punish him for running without completing the entire agenda and that was the delay of elections and strengthening zardari. Surely PML-N played the master stroke by calling a meeting of all opposition parties. Net looser => Imran bhai

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  • Pragmatist
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:00PM

    Not exactly a “pure” man, is he?

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  • Nauman Shaikh
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:05PM

    Dear all, see the link attached, It is a conspiracy fabricated against Dr Tahirul Qadri, and btw who is Abdul Shakoor Qadri in the story. Moreover the newspaper which you referred http://tribune.com.pk/story/495741/qadri-summoned-../ (18 Jan 2013) has published the same story word to word against Shaikhul Islam. Kuch khyaal karo yaar, Dr Qadri is a true MUSLIM, He has translated Quraan in English and Urdu, written/delivered 5000+ books/lectures on ISLAM, SUNNAH, AHADEETH e NABVI, SHARIYAH and more.

    http://ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.com/2013/01/pakistan-firebrand-cleric-qadri.html
    (17 Jan 2013)

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  • stranger
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:19PM

    He seems to be ‘planted’ by some one .

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 2:20PM

    Minhaj-ul-Quran denies the news of Dr TUQ leaving on 27th for Canada.

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  • Something Clever
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:22PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    Because seeking asylum and receiving a passport doesn’t put you in an invisible jail. He wanted asylum, they gave it to him. He violates the oath and it might get revoked. People with asylum status aren’t monitored like criminals. He probably would have gotten away with it if he didn’t love the cameras so much. He has freedom of choice and freedom of choice doesn’t mean only smart choices.

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  • Shumail Mohyuddin
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:30PM

    Its all FAKE – talking without facts is so cheap. Dont talk without proof

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  • Anonymous
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:32PM

    Clearly he didn’t think this though…tsk tsk tsk.

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  • syed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:38PM

    There is no such rule for not going back to home country in canada ayslum and refugee oath

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 2:39PM

    @Tauseef Shahzad: and I think you are unaware of Islamic History.

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  • Something Clever
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:39PM

    @Logic Europe:
    Nobody has said a country will try to stop you from leaving. Voluntarily returning to the country you seek asylum from can be treated as abandoning your refugee claim which results in removal.

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  • peace
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:40PM

    I knew this person is fraudy.

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  • Shoaib
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:41PM

    What kind of crap is that ! Dr Qadri didn’t revolve anything, provide some sources first, it’s absolutely rubbish

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  • Big Man
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:44PM

    Would he still take welfare from Canadian govt? Or they first check his bank accounts for recent deposits?

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:46PM

    @Haris Chaudhry:
    @nm:
    Thanks for the clarification.

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  • Mustajab Alam.
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:51PM

    long march in canada…!!!
    COMMING SOON….

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  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:52PM

    He brought such a great “Inqalaab”. He freed us from corrupticians. Canadians getting jealous of us now. Huh…

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  • observer
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:53PM

    @Aijaz Haider:

    Then why did RCMP allow him to travel to Pakistan?

    Because the Canadian Supreme Court has not put him on ‘Exit Control’ list.

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  • waqas amin
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:54PM

    Pakistani media knows no limits when it comes to lies.

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  • Ali
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:13PM

    Where were so called Canadian Authorities when he stays in Pak from 23rd Dec till now?
    Y they have charged him as soon as Long March is over???????

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  • Muhammad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:14PM

    @Sajjad Ahmed:

    Thanks sajjad for telling us we are now “Free of Corruption”……..I never imagined it was so easy !

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  • Hemant
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:29PM

    I get surprised by the fact that most leaders in Pakistan emerge as Messiahs without a history
    of working at the grassroots or struggle which has elements of personal sacrifice . Gandhi , Nehru , Azad , Rajinder Prashad and countless Congress leaders spent decades in British jails . Post Indian independence every single opposition leader Lallu . Nitish ,Advani , Mulayam ,Mamta , and I can go on and on , fought with the establishment at great personal sacrifice then and only then emerged as credible leaders .
    If my reading of history is correct not one Muslim league leader spent one day in jail in the run up to the independence of Pakistan . The trend continues we have the Tsunami of Imran Khan one season followed by the long march of Quadri the next season .
    Wonder why the crowds follow such mavericks .

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  • Fazal
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:30PM

    @Mustajab Alam.: correction: its LONG FEB 13 :D

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  • Hemant
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:30PM

    I get surprised by the fact that most leaders in Pakistan emerge as Messiahs without a history
    of working at the grassroots or struggle which has elements of personal sacrifice . Gandhi , Nehru , Azad , Rajinder Prashad and countless Congress leaders spent decades in British jails . Post Indian independence every single opposition leader Lallu . Nitish ,Advani , Mulayam ,Mamta , and I can go on and on , fought with the establishment at great personal sacrifice then and only then emerged as credible leaders .
    If my reading of history is correct not one Muslim league leader spent one day in jail in the run up to the independence of Pakistan . The trend continues we have the Tsunami of Imran Khan one season followed by the long march of Quadri the next season .
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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 3:33PM

    This man is truly to save Pakistan and erase the corrupt election system in Pakistan. He only follow constitution. Not “MUK MAKA”Recommend

  • Liaquat
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:48PM

    Dear Readers ,

    This fake news, now name of reporter nor any Canadian officials name quoted.
    This is media fantasy

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  • adam
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:15PM

    OMG, this person is on welfare. Where did he get all the money from to organise things on such a massive scale?

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  • Zezu
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:26PM

    Exit strategy !!!

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  • Lira
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:30PM

    Perhaps their desperation got them to turn to this man. Would this have happened if the elites had behaved honourably? Are they not blatently disregarding their own constitution and living at the expense of the tax payers, foreigner aid, etc? Opportunists are thick on the ground.Recommend

  • MAD
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:52PM

    I think TUQ is now himself in breach of ARticles 62 and 63

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  • Omar
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:57PM

    @Aijaz Haider:

    RCMP does not unilaterally stop Canadian from travelling anywhere. Unlike Pakistan where people do as they prefer, RCMP could only stop Qadri if he was under arrest or if a court order directing his stay in Canada was issued.

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  • Cry Me a River
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:23PM

    LOL! the messenger of revolution lives on dole.

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  • FUN
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:32PM

    proud ta be a CANADIAN

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  • Hairaan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:39PM

    Mubarak ho ……. mubarak ho.

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 5:46PM

    You people have no idea what you are talking about, if you don’t have the guts to get up and do something for others, then I suggest you shut up and get on with your life, just one last thing you see all these people in long march have been requesting for such a long time that please help us there is no one and I repeat No one to listen to us we need help…Please help us.ok mr you see qadri saab is not in a age to play these games and before you spread bad words about anyone dont firget ALLAN WILL BE READY FOR YOUR EXPLANATION’S.

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  • jagjit sidhoo.
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:16PM

    @incognito: Pakistan should do the same then he can be in orbit

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 6:21PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    Because this is a free country.

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  • shocked (former) pakistani
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:23PM

    So this man met the danish cartoonist and then applied for asylum in Canada. He is clearly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He is a big fraud cum opportunist as well! He shall surely see his fate both in this world and in the next.

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  • Singh
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:31PM

    I never laugh so hard in my life after reading all the comment. A person living on handout & preaching morality to whole nation. Can’t imagine people fall for this guy. He was changing his demand with every passing moment. He beat chameleon with hands down. Haha haha. Canada is no Pakistan if he broke the law he will pay that dearly.

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  • Richard Dulvy
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:45PM

    He, staging a five day march and then coming back to Canada, I guess we would be again seeing a leader operating the government (if he gets into it) by living in another country and passing orders and making things happen in Pakistan!!!! :)

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  • Syed Iqran Sualeh
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:54PM

    @Aijaz Haider: Because he traveled to Dubai First. After that he could easily go anywhere he wanted even before Canadian authorities knew where his destination is…!

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  • Trendy
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:56PM

    @zephyr: FYI, the rules you have mentioned applies only to skilled immigrants not to asylum seekers. TUQ is an asylum seeker not a skilled migrant.

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  • sabi
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:01PM

    That is the difference between Canada and Pakistan-This is how writ of law is established.If Pakistan has not learnt Lesson this is time time to learn something from Canada.He should be grilled by Pakistan along with canada for doing fraud with public and with respective government.He and his ilks will not sit silent and will damage the peace of Pakistan in future too.

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  • Saadiya
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:04PM

    MAULANA HIPOCRITE

    He should be thrown back to the TTP. no good for Pakistan or Canada

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  • Moosa Khan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:04PM

    This is fraud. Asylum + Welfare and now running a multimillion dollar march!! Flying in and out of Pk on Canadian passport!! The untouchable mullah?

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  • Asif
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:07PM

    He promised them to bring a million ppl to isb, and hence spent all that money to do that… Since he has been unable to do that, he now has to be answerable to them for wasting their money and time…!!!

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  • stuti
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:21PM

    I do not why Pakistanis got fooled by him. There is deceit written all over his face and body language.

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 7:29PM

    Despite SO many proofs and news about this guy coming out in open, I fail to understand why many in our public still flock to this fraud? TOO much free time and TOO ignorant?

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  • PakSurzameen
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:32PM

    Yo, Qadri dude, Why do you always speech on Canadian time?

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  • Salman
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:34PM

    “The MQI chief has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues”

    Can the Canadian Government verify this allegation made by the MQI chief?

    Accepting state welfare, is perhaps more dignified than taking a single penny from the millions generated through his charitable funds.

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  • Ricky
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:36PM

    Another Pakistani mullah talking tough but on welfare of the west. Let us find another liar to deceive us. We are so naive. Some still do not get it. Qadri had to end his dharna after the govt got the facts on him and Canadian govt, its people and their wefare funds cannot be stolen by a man who lies on oath.Recommend

  • KULWANT SINGH
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:36PM

    People from India and Pakistan always tell lies and go to any extent for getting canadian or Americanor UK citizenship they they ill be killed if they return to their native land but after getting canadian,American or UK passport they immediately return to their countries.We are liars and have no love for our religion or countries.

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 7:36PM

    Mr Qadri should tell the truth himself. If he is on welfare, it is pathetic.

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  • Salah_Din
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:12PM

    @zephyr
    There is a lot of difference between u and him. If he can make fool of million Pakistanis then we can expect he can make fool a few hundred Canadians also in case we consider them to be more clever and smart nation.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:23PM

    This Mullahs are refind they will do any thing to achive their end.Is canadiac askind qadri how much donation he is recevung from muslim leaving on canada.

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  • shaz
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:40PM

    @Aijaz Haider: Immigration does not put your name on ECL or actively monitor after giving the PP to asylum seekers, because you are allowed to go anywhere else but the country you are seeking asylum from. Its only due to the fame of the march he came into the lime light and authorities took asked for explanation.

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  • Sandhu
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:40PM

    Dr. Sahib, you wanted to declare the politicians and assemblies – ex and former – now you might become Ex-Canadian sooner or later!!! What goes it comes back!

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 8:44PM

    @Haris Chaudhry:
    Sir!!!, Aren’t you conveniently forgetting that this man is an asylum seeker to Canada, and on the basis of personal safety, due to a threat to his life from the xyz’s of The Land of The Pure?

    And then he is on The Pogo?, welfare payments because he is not healthy?

    You Sir, are supporting this Liar… who has spoken high and low but is himself a
    law breaker.

    May PBU Mr. Qadri and you.

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  • Salah
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:56PM

    Caliphate!!!

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  • Zafarullah, Khawaja
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:38PM

    @Organ of Big Profit:
    Mounted police? Since no more horses are used these days by modern police, so do they mount the OFFENDERS? My, my……….and Mr.Qadri is travelling back to Canada with his family while The Canadian Mounted Poice is in wait for them :(

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  • shafique
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:38PM

    Why this nation gets befooled so easily? Poor learning??

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 10:30PM

    Allama Tahir ul Qadri is a Pakistani Islamic scholar best known to the world for his fearless anti-terrorism fatwa. He has proclaimed deep in the heart of Pakistani capital Islamabad that “law-breakers must not be allowed to act as law-makers”. Pakistan needs powerful pressure groups to reform national politics. Dr. Qadri’s Minhaj-ul-Quran is the first such group. I hope there will be many more such passionate and eloquent activists and public interest groups to act as watch dogs over the nascent political process which must be reformed and allowed to continue and mature.

    http://www.riazhaq.com/2013/01/kudos-to-qadri.html

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  • ADEEL
    Jan 18, 2013 - 10:36PM

    Qadri is answerable to all the people of Canada that why he was getting welfare money which is actually coming out from hard earned Canadian tax. Whose managing his account, he spend $$ MM for Islamabad so called darna, who paid all that expense? I want Canadian govt to look into his spendings carefully and get our tax money back from him.

    Also, kick him out from Canada, he is a threat to Canadian’s as well.

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  • Zein El Abidin
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:16PM

    Shameful behavior by Tahir-ul-Qadri. The very same person that claimed he is “Shaykh ul Islam” is exposed to the world as a liar, exploiter of poor people, violator of Canadian asylum laws, and the list goes on. I’m honestly surprised that he was accepted by ANY person with a brain in Lahore. You can fool some of the people some of the time, but about 30,000 Pakistanis who suffered in the cold rainy weather all of the time.

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  • Adnan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) doesn’t log your exit from Canada. It means, when you leave Canada, Immigration doesn’t stamp your passport.

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  • Intizar Zaidi
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:31AM

    Receiving welfare in Canada is like getting Sadaqa money. Poor Guy I feel sorry for him. Am happy that he got help him our tax contributions.

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  • Zeus Khan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:44AM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    RCMP never allows or disallows anyone, just like Pakistani police does not have the authority to stop you from travelling to any part of the world. If you do have a travel document, i.e a passport of a country, no one can stop you from travelling to your country of origin. Infact that is the place that you are deported to whenever you violate the laws of another country.

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  • Umar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:14AM

    Shame is not on Qadri or any other politician, Shame is on our brothers and sisters who were once again fooled by yet another fraduia. Wake-up pakistan or you will put to sleep forever.

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  • Umar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:37AM

    All the news – whether verified or not – published for the sake of “hits” or maybe at the behest of the “vested interest”. Shame on you!

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  • Azhar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:57AM

    Please STOOOOOOOOOOOP!

    It is very unfortunate that the Tribune express has committed such an article with so less factual seriousness – Please note the following points once for all:

    1-Tahir-ul-Qadri did not have his Canadian nationality in 2009, neither in 2008, nor 2007, but much befor that. I do not want to disclose the exact year for privacy reasons. I let MQI to disclose it if necessary.

    2- Tahir-ul-Qadri always kept his original name in all his life which is Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

    3- The basis on which he acquired the Canadian Nationality was not the Political Asylum.

    Thank You

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  • Babar Zia
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:01AM

    what did he get in the end……a deal…in his Canadian Dollar account

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:07AM

    @Taimoor Khan:
    “This man and his story gets weirder and weirder… “

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    Then he really qualifies as a politician.
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    @Queen:
    I do not think this man can bring any revolution.

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    If Billy Boy can promise providing roti kapRa and makaan, whart’s wrong Tahrirul’s claim?

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  • Shahzada Riaz
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:11AM

    The demands put up by Tahir ul Qadri is the voice of 18 crore Pakistanis

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  • Jan 19, 2013 - 2:15AM

    The demands put up by Tahir ul Qadri is voice of 18 crore Pakistanis

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 2:30AM

    HAHAHA !!!
    In 2005 he got citizenship, and in 2009 got asylum !
    WHAT A JOKE !

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  • MUZAFFAR
    Jan 19, 2013 - 3:04AM

    WHATEVER ONE SAYS,HE HAS DONE EXEMPLERY SERVICE TO PAKISTAN

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  • QMB
    Jan 19, 2013 - 3:23AM

    And when he was questioned why he took Canadian nationality, he answered he wanted to have a passport to allow him free movement for his madrassas

    Canadin gov has the power to revoke his citizeship has he had lied and cheated them .

    Allah has exposed Qadri and its upto the people to understand. Allah probably did it because he goes around preaching shirk.

    Best of luck :)

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  • mike
    Jan 19, 2013 - 3:40AM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    the RCMP does not make that decision. When he travelled to Pakistan, it was immigration Canada. Set your records right Mr. Ignorant . Well I hope the Immigration Canada and the RCMP revoke his citizenship. Such Fraud people create doubts in the authorities to actually give the genuine cases a chance.

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  • Me
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:10AM

    And check mate…

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  • Jan 19, 2013 - 4:39AM

    I said the same thing in my article weeks ago; http://nyousaf.com/mullahspolitics/tahir-ul-qadri/

    Besides, there is no rule that one cannot visit the parent country after taking the passport even though it was taken through asylum. The news have not quoted any Canadian source except mentioning the name of the department.

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  • Maria
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:58AM

    This guy was living on welfare which is state khayrat in Canada after crying for asylum! How can anyone in Pakistan take him seriously since he is living off the money of working Canadian tax payers. I know that Canadians are upset that he said on Pak TV that the only reason he got Canadian immigration was because his doctors told him and also he needed Canadian passport for travel purposes since he won’t need a visa. Now Canadians ask why this guy was given Canadian citizenship because he never mentions any real love for wanting to be Canadian.

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  • Insaan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 5:01AM

    sought explanation from him for violating the oath he took while seeking asylum, Express News reported.

    He just lied like many other people to get immigrant Visa and is enjoying welfare.

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  • Jehangir S.
    Jan 19, 2013 - 5:24AM

    Haha! So much for a happy ending!!!
    the poor fella needs to reapply for asylum, this time in Kilimanjaro….

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  • Mohammed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 5:45AM

    Correction: mounted

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  • Kashif Syed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:57AM

    @Anonymous:
    That is incorrect, Citizenship oath has nothing to do with the Asylum, As per Geneva Convention he has been granted Asylum and then after the certain period he has taken oath to be faith full with Canada, so this story in tribune is wrong, Citizenship Oath has nothing to do with Asylum being granted on political bases. may be we should do some research before we start writing stuff about people. regardless of how wrong they are , we shouldn’t be wrong, and I know about the oath as I had been granted Asylum on MQM basis in Australia. and I have also taken Aust Citizenship 18 years ago. I am now a dual citizen and I know all of this as a first hand experience

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  • Raj - USA
    Jan 19, 2013 - 8:00AM

    Does his sons, wife, daughters or anyone else in his family have dual nationality? Anyone knows?

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  • Ahsan Ali
    Jan 19, 2013 - 8:27AM

    Your report is baseless and does not conform with Canadian Law. Once you get citizenship in Canada nobody would ask you where are you going and why are you going. Even if he said he was not allowed to enter the country during Asylum hearing, it does not clings on indefinitely. Canadian Citizenship has nothing to do with Asylum. Once you get Asylum, you cannot get citizenship. You apply for Permanent Residence(PR). During the Permanent Residence you do not take oath based on your application in Refugee Board.

    The qualification for PR and citizenship is driven out of Asylum Application. It has different parameters. Once you get your PR you can apply for Citizenship. Again you do not have to mention your asylum in citizenship oath. All the three are different stories. Secondly, it is not Pakistan where police will go after you based on a speech in some developing country. The matter has to do with Immigration Ministry not RCMP. No Canadian Media reported such story. The major Canadian media was positive about Qadri’s peaceful protests. You do not even bother to quote any credible sources or contacts.

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  • Torontorian Sialkoti
    Jan 19, 2013 - 10:55AM

    Did any media outlet bother to check the authenticity of this story before flashing it?
    (water-kit zindabad)

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  • Malik
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:02PM

    @incognito:
    The plot “CHICKENS”Recommend

  • Zubi Afghani
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:04PM

    @Aijaz Haider:

    You are not prevented from leaving. In US, Canada, and UK there are no immigration officers at departure. Only at arrival. A condition for any asylum is that you will not return to the country you are taking asylum from.

    I have a friend who took asylum in US back in 2008. He came to Pakistan for his mother’s burial, when he went back he was arrested, there was a hearing, he explained that his mother passed away, but they revoked his application, and deported him.

    There is one condition in which you can go back. For example people who came from Iraq during the time of Sadaam Hussain can go back now as the government has changed. Russians who came to the USA during the Soviet era do go back as the Soviet Union is no more.

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  • TFKarachiite
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:05PM

    @zephyr

    exactly!

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  • Amjad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:38PM

    This guy is in a wrong field, he could have been a star actor, hahahahahahaha

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  • Amjad
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:41PM

    3 question he doesn’t have answers:
    – about leaving his canadian nationality and declaring himself 100% Pakistani
    – about speaking of the sufferings of the people which he never faced himself while in Canada
    – about coming out in the open from his bunker to show how loyal he is with the people with him

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  • Masood Usmani
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:55PM

    The whole news is false and bad intentioned propaganda
    . It’s like some says that the crow has taken your ear and all person go after the crow to get back the ear no one even trying to check the ear if it’s there or gone
    So my dear people check your ears first don’t be fooled by false propaganda you will look stupid when you will find that the news had no basis
    So please check your ears first

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  • Waheed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:03PM

    @Aijaz Haider:
    RCMP does not monitor your travel. (Well not always:))

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  • Waheed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:05PM

    @Maulana Tharra:
    haha ha …. friendly fire :) so far the best comment!

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  • Waheed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:10PM

    @Raj – USA:
    Who told you that any of these guys, especially judiciary supported padre.

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  • Waheed
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:40PM

    @Umer:
    Who said Canadian? He is American agent:)

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  • Khan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 4:36PM

    Alhamdulilah- Extremely happy this guy got exposed.

    Corruption in wealth is still bearable, but not corruption in religion.
    Atleast Zardari doesn’t use Islam to play around.

    Such fake peers should be exposed. There are plenty of more issues about him and he has just incited the pakistani politicians to expose his real face.

    I am extremely happy, many those who used to consider him their spiritual leader will now be saved from his fitna.

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  • imran
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:12PM

    @Aijaz Haider: RCMP is not at the Canadian airports and his name was not on exit control list. Now his citizenship can be revoked if he will not give them a valid reason.

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  • akhtar
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:51PM

    There are a lot of misinformation about Canadiann laws re: refugee/asylum, citizenship welfare, etc. in the original article just to create a hype. Dr. Qadri will be asked by Canadian authorities to render exolanation for his recent activities in Pakistan. If authorties are satisfied with his explanation, Dr. Qadri will enjoy the benefits offerred to Canadian. If not his residency status will be revoked. Dr. Qadri will be allowed to challenge Canadian descisions if they are not in his favour. Canada is not a Banana Republic

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  • Rusty
    Jan 19, 2013 - 7:59PM

    @Shumail Mohyuddin: correct, so smell the roses

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  • GW
    Jan 19, 2013 - 8:23PM

    @Aijaz Haider: Once you have a Canadian passport, th constitution of Canada allows you to freely leave or enter Canada at anytime. Since Qadri came to Canada claiming he can’t luve in Pakistan, tge RCMP is simply checking if he lied when he made that claim…

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  • habib ahmed
    Jan 20, 2013 - 12:28AM

    qadri is a liar and he should be punished for the troubles he is creating.Recommend

  • HASH KHAN
    Jan 20, 2013 - 10:55AM

    At least give him the credit to be playing a lead role so beautifuly in a thriller drama, leading a million march of frustrated and desperate people calling for desperate measures against their corupt govt, facing problems n difficulties initially till the climax which eventualy pressurises the brutal corupt govt n bow down to him n people, agrees upon their agenda….n then lived happily everafter situation…seemed too good to be true, allthough wd,nt we all have wished it actualy happened ??

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  • shandana
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:55PM

    @ Nauman look at the character of this sheikh. he has tried to belttle all of us QADRIS giving the oppurtunity to people like Tahir Ashrafi and Fazl ur Rehman to pour their hatred candidly against our maslik. ALLAH destroy him for his this preposterousness and be betteroff with mystic anectodes and bravados in Canada

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  • stevenson
    Jan 21, 2013 - 2:37AM

    @Nauman Shaikh: A true Muslim is not someone who breaks his oath – on the one hand saying he needs asylum as a refugee and then flying back to cause public mayhem. Never would a true Muslim live on welfare which is khayrat paid for by working citizens like Tahirul Qadri has done! Shame on him for being like the other countless Muslims in Western countries who talk about religion but expect others to pay for them while they sit around preaching.

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  • Truthbetold
    Jan 21, 2013 - 9:44AM

    “The MQI chief has also been receiving welfare funds from the Canadian government, citing health issues.”

    There you go! This guy has no qualms about receiving alms from the tax payers and he lied about his health issues to get the free money and public assistance. Looking at his Pakistan tour, this shyster doesn’t seem to have any kind of health issues that would prevent him from doing work and stop mooching off of his host country. He is not alone in soaking countries such as Cananda, USA and other western countries. Most “asylum” seekers are from South Asia and African countries.

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  • Truthbetold
    Jan 21, 2013 - 10:14AM

    @zephyr:

    Once you are given asyum in Canada, you are eligible to receive public support, free healthcare and welfare money.

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  • Wasim A. Khan
    Jan 22, 2013 - 1:36AM

    Tahirul Qadri is a learned man but he has waisted his life by misleading people religiously and politicaly . Who knows how Allah will take him because he has been lying to people by telling them wrong stories.

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