Hardline Stance: Religious bloc condones murder

Published: January 5, 2011
Arrested Qadri sits in a police van at the site of a fatal attack on Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, by his bodyguard in Islamabad on January 4, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

Arrested Qadri sits in a police van at the site of a fatal attack on Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, by his bodyguard in Islamabad on January 4, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: More than 500 religious scholars belonging to the Barelvi school of thought paid rich tributes to the assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Tuesday and urged ‘Muslims across the country’ to boycott the  funeral ceremony.

While the Deoband and Barelvi leaders appear to be on the same page when it comes to condemning the slain Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader for terming the blasphemy law as a black law, the Barelvi scholars, who claim to be the ‘true lovers of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)’, have taken a more hardline stance.

The largest body of the Barelvi group, the Jamaate Ahle Sunnat Pakistan (JASP), whose directions are considered binding on every other organisation that follows the same school of thought, issued a statement saying that “No Muslim should attend the funeral or even try to pray for Salmaan Taseer or even express any kind of regret or sympathy over the incident.”

The statement which has been endorsed by senior Barelvi leaders such as Professor Saeed Shah Kazmi, Allama Syed Riaz Hussain Shah, Syed Shah Turabul Haq Qadri and Hajji Mohammad Tayyab calls the assassin Mumtaz Hussain Qadri ‘Ashiqe Rasool Ghaziye Mulk (Lover of the Prophet, Commander of the Country)’.

“We pay rich tributes and salute the bravery, valour and faith of Mumtaz Qadri,” the statement said, adding that the ministers, politicians, ‘so-called’ intellectuals and anchor persons should learn lessons from the governor’s death. The scholars said that those who insult the Holy Prophet (pbuh), even if they did not intend to, were liable for death.

Hajji Mohammad Tayyab, who is also the secretary general of the Sunni Ittehad Council, told The Express Tribune that scholars had “repeatedly urged the president, prime minister and Governor Taseer himself that if their knowledge about the blasphemy law are limited, they should consult them and avoid debating over the issue as it would inflame the people and then anything could happen.”

Shah Turabul Haq Qadri’s son Siraj, also a senior member of the JASP, endorsed the statement and said it was now binding on every Muslim.

Jamiat Ulemae Pakistan (JUP) central executive committee member Maulana Shabbir went as far as saying that in his opinion Salmaan Taseer was ‘Wajubul Qatil’ (must be killed according to divine law). “He had called the divine law of God, a black law and tried to protect a condemned blasphemer,” he said.

Senior Sunni Tehrik leader Shahid Ghauri said although his party was yet to issue any formal statement about the matter, he would support the call of JASP because the people who gave the edict were his elders.

Senior Jamaate Islami leader Farid Paracha distanced his organisation from the JASP statement, but condemned the governor for calling the blasphemy law, a black law. “I believe that this call for changing the law was being done at the behest of the US and other western powers.”

Senior cleric of the Deoband school of thought and Jamia Binoria chief Mufti Naeem said he could not understand why the slain PPP leader invited trouble for himself, especially given that the blasphemy law was passed in 1985 by the parliament unanimously. “He kept on taking Aasia’s name, but I ask why didn’t he ever make a similar plea for Aafia (Siddiqui).” Naeem said although Islam says that anyone who commits blasphemy is liable to death punishment, what the killer Mumtaz Qadri did was totally wrong as he took the law into his hand.

“The blasphemy law was made exactly to prevent such incidents. Else there will be chaos in the country and everyone would kill everyone,” he said. Maulana Asad Thanvi too supported Naeem’s stance and said although what governor Taseer did was condemnable in the strongest words, he should have been tried in the courts.

Allama Abbas Kumaili of the Shia school of thought said the blasphemy law can be misused and there was no doubt about it. “But the way Salmaan Taseer took up the matter was blunt which inflamed the more emotional and ignorant people of our country.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (198)

  • Khalid Chaudhary
    Jan 5, 2011 - 7:56AM

    I pray to Almighty that Zia Ul Haq be not forgiven.

    Just look at the face of this man, he thinks he is going to heaven after life.

    I wonder if our ancestors would have ever converted to Islam if they had known that Molvis will impose such horrific violence to their ancestral land.


  • Ytrd
    Jan 5, 2011 - 7:58AM

    To insult our religion after droning our children is what the west will be remembered for!Recommend

  • faraz
    Jan 5, 2011 - 7:58AM

    Barelwis are the sufis and moderate ones; not the virulent wahabis of middle east!. Its the same sect whose mazaars were blown up by taliban. Recommend

  • Arijit+Sharma
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:00AM

    I am so grateful to Jinnah for creating Pakistan. Recommend

  • GG
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:01AM

    what a cowerdly act. shame on a nation which allows these kind of people to take law into their own hand and openly condone these kind of actsRecommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 8:02AM

    These are the ‘moderate’ mullahs!?? well just give them more political power and before you know it the whole world will be hating pakistanRecommend

  • amjad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:03AM

    May Allah have mercy on this ummah and provide all of us with true guidance. Lot of these people belonging to one or the other “jamaat” “sect” “firqa” are probably wajib-e-qatal. Their own beliefs probably borders on “bidaa”. In the name of “Ishe Rasool (pbuh), their own practice of religion probably does not resemble how our beloved Prophet practiced the religion and left all of us to follow in his sunnah.. It is time for evrey one to tame their emotions and read and understand the Seerah and Life of yhe Prophet (pbuh). Recommend

  • Ajay
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:11AM

    This problem can only be solved by the military. It will be interesting to observe whose side the military will take in the new dispensation that will form. Pakistan is now divided into two- Bigots who threaten anarchy if Blasphemy law is not retained versus Those who think that the Bigots are holding the country to ransom and its entire future is at stake.

    Arms will be required and military has the force to shoot at the anarchists when they come out on the streets. A massive cleaning is required here first before Pakistan can embark on next major change of taxation, good governance and expense control.Recommend

  • fawad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:15AM

    Pakistan must be protected from these fanatic mullahs.Recommend

  • American
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:19AM


  • Haris Chaudhry
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:21AM

    wow – this is not just insane – This is evil. This stance by religious parties is the worst anyone can exhibit. Criminals, murderers, worse than animals.

    Aashiq-e-Rasool and Commander of the country for a murderer…?

    I am numb with frustration and pain for the family of Salman Taseer and the future of this country.


  • sanjithmenon
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:25AM

    The Religious leaders are doing the wrong thing by letting people like Qadri, take law into their own hands. It will only lead to lawlessness.Recommend

  • Sohrab
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:27AM

    Unless the Pakistani nation and government develop a will to confront and root out these proponents of hate and bigotry, Pakistan is doomed to be on a path of self-destruction. Instead of being a proponent of the golden principles of love and mercy and good governance that Islam promotes and demonstrate the beauty of the faith by giving the world alternatives of sustainable economic development and social justice, these bigots, aided by the likes of the dictator Ziaul Haq, have brought nothing but shame and ridicule to Pakistan and its’ people. Wake up people before it is too late for Pakistan.

    What happened to the tradition of Prophet Muhammad visiting the lady, who used to insult him by spreading dirt in his way, when she fell ill and praying for her well being?????? Recommend

  • singh
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:34AM

    It is sad day for Pakistan. These so called maulvi should be ban & put behind bar for life. Anyone who is not agree with them they declare them ‘Wajubul Qatil’.

    These maulvi should arreset for inciting violence. These kind of everyday incident are pushing Pakistan into Black hole. Future of Pakistan not looking so bright rather Very Very Dark.

    To save Pakistan, All secular forces should call for strike until Govt of Pakistan arrest all these religious fanatic & put them in some kind of labor camps where they have to earn their bread every day. No free Lunch as we say in USRecommend

  • Pakistan One
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:35AM

    Ban Sunni Tehreek and seal Shaitan-e-Madina (Faizan-e-Madina) their sanctuary.Recommend

  • Mohammad Tauseef
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:38AM

    Welcome to the Land of “Pure” Terrorists.
    What terror-inspiring Molvis.

    These molvis should be booked under inciting violence. This is the “Real Pakistan”. The Venomous Retards.Recommend

  • iJoker
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:40AM

    Speechless Recommend

  • Usman
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:43AM

    These mullas are Ridiculous, going for the 40 days party on Taseer’s murder. And they call others non muslim Recommend

  • Nasir Jamshed
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:52AM

    It is high time that government did something to deal with these molvis and especially when it comes to their training. It seems like they have absolutely nothing useful to do except spread the hate. Shame on you. Recommend

  • Truth_Prevails
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:53AM

    You cannot blame one person for this. Did we forget what happened to the two brothers @ Sialkot and what’s the latest judicial development – Nothing so far.
    Absence of judiciary rather presence of corrupt judiciary, corrupt & inefficient police, corrupt illiterate lawmakers and unqualified/corrupt maulanas have poisened the whole nation. Islamic illiteracy is at its highest. Might has the right…Wrong people are chosen for jobs which they are not qualified for.
    The so called democracy is a failure which has provided the corruptest people on Earth to rule a nation having corruption at all levels. From the Peon of a public office right to the highest levels, from the Imam of a village masjid to the leaders, everyone is engaged in corruption with an exception of a very very few people and a majority of whom “don’t get a chance”. Why? because there is no law and on one to implement it!!!
    Hello..any Mr. Einstein out there. Under the current scenario there is no solution or maybe there is! Revolution? yes indeed! but who? another Ataturk? or Khameni? or Mao? or Hitler? or possibly a strong mixture of all these! I have no solution to offer.Recommend

  • Kamil Bangash
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:56AM

    I never liked Salman Taseer, but no one deserves to be killed like this. All of these so-called ulema, whether Deobandi or Barelvi, should be put behind bars for a very long time after being tried for inciting and condoning murder. But I guess, this will never happen as those running the state of Pakistan from behind the curtains have no guts to carry this out. Shame on all of us for just standing by and letting this happen. It is going to be our turn one of these days.Recommend

  • Roshan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:59AM

    The more space media will give to these fanatics, the more violent they become. Our media houses need to revamp their strategy to save the people from further being radicalized. American media unanimously decided to black out the guy who decided to burn Holy Quran. When he found that media is not giving him attention anymore, he gave up the idea.Recommend

  • J.Oberoi
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:04AM

    Religious ‘scholars’? How can anybody condone murder no matter what the cause?! To call those 500 jokers as ‘scholars’ is a joke in itself !!Recommend

  • Schazad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:13AM


  • M Bilal
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:21AM

    Exactly… why inviting trouble when your knowledge is limited? People of this country can go beyond any limits if their religious believes offended. Mr. Salman Taseer should have realized that. Being overly outspoken and arrogant can work in politics and business to perfection but definitely not in religious matters. The peace in the eyes of Mr. Qadri says it all.Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:32AM

    My question is “How would our Holy Prophet – Peace Be Upon Him, react to the assassination of Salman Taseer if He were here today?Recommend

  • TKhan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:33AM

    After reading this, I am sad. Hopeless and sad. I will pray for the brave governor; Ina Lilah Wa Ina Elahe Ra’Jaon. Rest in peace Mr. Taseer; you are my hero. Recommend

  • Sengathir
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:33AM


  • Safder Lodi
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:35AM

    Shehbaz Shaarif is responsible as he employed the culprits in Panjab Police. And now look facebook of Pml N karachi,” Ghazi Malik Mutaz Husain, Saman Taseer ka shekari.” You see, The culprits are so happy & strong in the society ! Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 9:35AM

    “No Muslim should attend the funeral or even try to pray for Salmaan Taseer or even express any kind of regret or sympathy over the incident.” This is just like the Catholic church during the dark ages. They have become deities unto themselves. Who are they to declare who is Muslim or non-Muslim and what an individual can or cannot do. Surely, that is for God to decide. All these so called politico-religious leaders are drunk on power and unaccountable! That they can casually condemn individuals to death, and get away with it speaks much worse of us, rather than them. Recommend

  • Hamood
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:36AM

    Hmm…another bearded mullah takes an innocent life. What’s new?Recommend

  • Amaar
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:38AM

    Ulema of darkness!Recommend

  • SRV
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:42AM

    amongst all of the above mentioned stances, the only one which seems partially reasonable is the one mentioned by Abbas Kumaili. Recommend

  • MAD
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:42AM

    I wonder what all those who keep on talking about the peace loving barailvi’s will say now. Recommend

  • mujtaba haydar
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:46AM

    Unfortunate, absolutely unfortunate. Again, another ugly and ungodly deed has been committed in the name of Islam. Shaheed Salman Taseer was indeed the true muslim who undertook a brave, humanitarian stance in upholding the rights of the religious minorities.

    Every right minded person knows that the blasphemy law is indeed a black ugly law. How can such a law exist in Pakistan when 96 per cent of it’s citizens are muslims? And would the other 4 per cent really have the audacity to utter anything against Islam? I think not.

    This law has been always constantly abused by the ignorant in making a case against non-muslims for petty and cheap personal gains and disputes. Equally petty and cheap have been the statements coming from the ignorant mullahs, as their condemnations of Shaheed Salman Taseers stance against the blasphemy law just reeked in fear from their very own ignorant violent mob supporters.

    All this just proves the point why we need die hard secularism to be embedded into the politics of Pakistan, and the following statement from the father of this country pretty much says it all about where religion SHOULD stand in Pakistan “You may belong to any religion or cast or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State.” Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

    Pakistani’s should open up and speak their minds and not be intimidated by the muslim mob mentality, as much as you should stop taking up cojoling statements of the status quo in your heads.Recommend

  • Atts
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:53AM

    Dear God

    pls look at your creation rejoicing over killing their own mankind, if this was ur intention, why did u distinguish us from animals. Apparently we are given to our instincts & this is definitely not ‘DEMOCRACY’.Recommend

    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:58AM


    The Minister did not call Allah’s law a black law……he took issue because it was being used to oppress the Dhimma in Pakistan from the Ahle Kitab. You are doing to them what Muhammad salAllahu alayhiwasalam NEVER did and in fact he said to US Muslims: the one who opresses them I will prosecute him in front of Allah.

    Now you say about him, NO JANAZAH like he is a kaafir??? Auzubillah!!!

    VERY WRONG.Recommend

  • S.H.
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:00AM

    Horrible. There you go…a list of 500 bigots to arrest/kill.
    The Holy Prophet’s “Islam” preaches tolerance and forgiveness. These so called religious “experts” are nothing short of total idiots. They should be hanged for inciting public disobedience and condoning violence and, to clarify, what they say has no value as far as what is “binding on every Muslim”. Recommend

  • Adeel Ahmed
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:05AM

    Isn’t handing out justice and punishment the job of the Shariat/Supreme Courts respectively?

    Does Islam condone taking law in your own hands?
    I dont necessarily agree with Mr. Taseer’s stance on blasphemy law, neither with him trying to “rescue” Aasia, since I believe she has not once, but repeatedly bad-mouthed Prophet (PBUH) and committed blasphemy and should suffer the consequences.

    But to kill him coz of his stance is not Islamic either.
    We just saw prime example of two extremes.

    What baffles me is why neither of the other guards even took a single shot on the shooter.
    Are they accomplices too? Recommend

  • Dreamer
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:05AM

    I don’t remember crying for a very very long time, but this story did it for me. These are legitimate organizations and schools that are condoning murder. Do they not understand that this will only cause chaos? And at the risk of sounding delusional, I hope that the supreme court takes notice, and restores some sanity to our country. Salman Taseer committed no blasphemy, but asked for an amendment in the law passed in 1985. Does that warrant death? If our so-called scholars are to believed then anybody suggesting something contrary to their opinion is ‘wajib ul qatl’. I was very upset at seeing facebook groups and blogs praising the murderer, but this takes it to another level. A legitimacy has been added to this, and who knows, maybe there will be a movement to spare the life of this killer.Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:13AM

    We ignore and tarnish the guidance laid by our Prophet P.B.U.H. We refute the order of Allah. But if someone dares to question man made rules, we are ready to take his/her life. Islam teaches us tolerance, patience, but how can we follow that as that is a very tough order to follow. I never liked Salman Taseer, but this action is brutal. NO ONE should have the to right to take the life of anyone (Muslim or Non Muslim) when we have courts. This is barbaric.Recommend

  • Aristo
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:17AM

    This is what the Mullah-Military alliance has brought the country to, ultimate chaos. If this cancer is not operated on urgent basis through a major surgery, then, unfortunately, this epidemic will gulp every moderate Pakistani in time to come.

    As a start, media should do a complete boycott of the Mullah brigade’s bigoted hate mongering activities.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:22AM

    This is madnessRecommend

  • Romm
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:25AM

    pakistan is now in true sense heading towards TheocracyRecommend

  • Asad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:32AM

    Stop calling these radical mullahs “scholars”Recommend

  • Shahryar+Ahmed
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:34AM

    These guys my God, can not believe they call themselves Muslims. How did we end up like this?

    These people have not explaination when you ask them the right question, thats why they ask everyone not to talk on this.

    The current blasphemy Laws are not either part of Quran or Shariat, they were written by the real dictator (sponsor of Qazi Hussain Ahmad (JI) & Nawaz Shariff (the democrat)) & murderer of thousand of Palestinians (google/wikkipedia on Black September), none other than Zia-ul-Haq, the self proclaimed Mard-E-Momin. What a Joke!

    IN the end thank you media, for not highlighting the real facts on this draconian law & for inciting & romanticizing these Mullahs (idiots) & extremists in Pakistan.

    Thank you all of the above for pushing my children’s future in the dark.Recommend

  • Bonita
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:36AM

    All these religious leaders who support the killer should be booked for murder and they should be taught a lesson in islamic tolerance. Prophet in his lifetime never condemned anybody for disrepecting Prophet himself or even God. These religious people come out of their hibernation when there is democracy in Pakistan. These people are B-team of dictators and retrogressive elements of establishment.Recommend

  • Disgusted
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:45AM

    it is truly disturbing and sickening that such people believe themselves to be enlightened and the true followers of Islam and the Prophet (PBUH) when they advocate murder. One of the greatest message of our religion is that we are a religion of peace not violence and if somebody hurts you or is against you then you forgive him and move on. I don’t think these people (mentioned in the above article) and I are following the same religion because the religion i believe in and the teachings i follow do not promote this sort of hate and intolerance. Recommend

  • Sabir Shah Hoti
    Jan 5, 2011 - 10:49AM

    Inspite of all these statements me myself deeply observed that the common community around me,my colleagues my friends my relatives and all those to whom i met today,are having opinion on the killing of Ex gonvernor punjanb that he was wrong by supporting the issue negtively and terming the blasphemy law as a black law he were playing with emotions of whole Muslims in the result of it he kiled and according to them Mumtaz Hussain Qadri is Ashiqe Rasool Ghaziye Mulk (Lover of the Prophet, Commander of the Country)they pay rich tributes and salute the bravery, valour and faith of Mumtaz Qadri.Even those illetrate women of our community who have no concerned with the slain taseer having the same view.Recommend

  • abdullah
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:18AM

    he was a vocal speaker and became a victim ..most of the tv channels created hype and tried to put words in his mouth ..this should be stopped ..and the maulvis should have tolerence towards other and should listen to what others r saying …every human being has his opinion v should listen to him .in older days there were no bralvis ,qadris ,naqsbandi,deobandis,wahabis.it was only islam ..Recommend

  • MuslimBoy
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:19AM


  • A J Khan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:19AM

    Pakistan and religious extremests cannot co exist. One has to demice.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 11:27AM

    Is this law in Quran,hadith or a 2000 century man made.what the law say about those who blame some one without proof .even this law states that re confirmation from accuse is a must. & the blamer be tried if he has no proof.In Pakistan 90 % cases are not true did we charge any one for false blame.Recommend

  • Mariam
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:32AM

    Its a shame to see how we have grown as an intolerant society when Islam is a religion of tolerance. Recommend

  • Riaz Khan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:33AM

    Even Prophet Mohammad would have condemned this attack. These Mullah’s have gone crazy & sadly there is no end in sight. We are becoming another Afghanistan where Fundos will rule. Secular, liberals & educated need to pack their bags & be ready to leave the country.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 11:34AM

    This law need to be replaced by allowing the blamer to kill the accused himself not ask others to do it.the truth will revel the reality about this law.I want explanation if some one with having Muhammad in his name who involve in adultery be treated which way ?,Recommend

  • R.Raheem
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:38AM

    We have killed one of the most decent & out spoken person. Where are we heading? Towards total destruction.Recommend

  • Masroor
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:38AM

    In my opinion Mumtaz qadri should be interviewed, what exactly made him to kill Salman Taseer.

    If Salman Taseer wanted to save Asia bibi only then he could do it behind the screen, every body know this is very easy in Pakistan

    why he discussed this online raises question mark, also his stance which was related with the punishment not with the implementation of this law clearly shows that US & West are behind Salman’s agendaRecommend

  • ali
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:39AM

    they are nothing but a bunch of hate-mongers.Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:40AM

    Since when has Islam become radical? What are these mullahs following? Certainly not the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He would have never approved of punishment without trial.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 11:42AM

    It is very bad action played bully against innocent, salman taseer, taking plea of religion which does not allow to assassinating some one is accused of saying vaguely but not even so much offensive. Very sad. It will show outsider image of Islam as aggressor. May Allah Muslim interpret religion in right way.Recommend

  • nasser
    Jan 5, 2011 - 12:02PM

    A great and brave man! I salute him. May Allah be pleased with him and give fortitude to his family.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 12:15PM

    Why are they being called religious scholars is they condone this type of thing? If they are religious scholars….it can not be Islam that they preach. They are animals just like this murderer. They think thwey can settle things with violence. Violence only breeds violence, and these people are preaching HATE, ALONE. Recommend

  • Asim
    Jan 5, 2011 - 12:23PM

    These “maulvis” are the true agents of shaitan. They follow his advice in creating and encouraging chaos in the country. These barelvis and wahabis are all sinners and agents of shaitan, they are the true lovers of shaitanRecommend

  • Emmon Khan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 12:35PM

    Mullahs or PAKISTAN! The Pakistani rulers and people have to choose one!!!Recommend

  • A Suhail
    Jan 5, 2011 - 12:39PM

    “The scholars said that those who insult the Holy Prophet (pbuh), even if they did not intend to, were liable for death.” Thats one of the most stupid and dumb thing I have ever read in my life. So if I by mistake say something which I did not intend to I should be killed. Rationality is dead in Pakistan, I am distressed over his murder but reading these gems from holy fathers make me cry. Recommend

  • Salim
    Jan 5, 2011 - 12:57PM

    True colour of the Islamic fanatics revealed.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 1:05PM

    “It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion” Bertrand Russell.Recommend

  • Tony Khan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:10PM

    Blasphemy has no worldly punishment, the clerics who think the other way are simply ignorant. Recommend

  • G.Haider
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:12PM

    Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance—-only in words not in actions!Recommend

  • sana batool
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:17PM

    Over 50 years of insult, torture & pain did Holy Prophet (pbup) suffer at the hands of Qureish! And yet, didnt hurt a soul!
    Islam teaches love for humanity & free thinking. How can one claim to have killed a man in the name of the Prophet who himself was a MERCY FOR ALL MANKIND?
    as for mullas: they can takeout fatwas for 10 muharram juloos, when we actually protest against the blasphemous act of yazid and yet dont harm anyone but ourselves…does islam teaches us that we kill people, we burn their houses or shops(ref to telenor headoffice) in the name of protest against namoose risalat. wasnt waqai karabala not the real tasheere risalat? when imam hussain(the jigar goshae Hazrat muhammad s.a.w was brutally killed with the hands of so called muslims and these mullas condemn the protest against yazid…why does this juloos bother them? has anyone ever tried to ask them? what is their problem with the juloos? since 1400 years we the muhibbane rasool and ahlulbait are protesting against tashheere risalat…may God give them some brain to understand!Recommend

  • A muslim
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:18PM

    If this is Islam, then I am a jew from now on.Recommend

  • IZ
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:30PM

    “The blasphemy law was made exactly to prevent such incidents. Else there will be chaos in the country and everyone would kill everyone,” he said.

    Funny how all the killing and murdering increased since the 80s AFTER the introduction of this law. Somehow we managed to survive the 50s, 60s and 70s just fine without it.Recommend

  • sana batool
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:30PM

    if you people notice these mullas would always condemn muharram’s juloos which is a real protest against blasphemous act peformed by yazid and his followers. this shows their double standards. the protestors of waqai karabala would never kill anyone or burn the shops or houses in the name of protest against tashheere risalat. secondly: Over 50 years of insult, torture & pain did Holy Prophet (pbup) suffer at the hands of Qureish! And yet, didnt hurt a soul!
    Islam teaches love for humanity & free thinking. How can one claim to have killed a man in the name of the Prophet who himself was a MERCY FOR ALL MANKIND?Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:38PM

    What is the government waiting for, they have their names…all these Terrorist Mulla’s should be executedRecommend

    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:52PM

    these molvies should be punished!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • former muslim
    Jan 5, 2011 - 1:56PM

    I think its about time that people should leave the Islamic faith. I am no longer a proud muslim and would love to leave this religion or whats left of it.Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:10PM

    Qadri was entrusted with the Governor’s security so his punishment should be manifold. Sentencing him to death is not enough. Recommend

  • Tauseef Ahmad Khan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:23PM

    Evil Mullahs brainwash their flock into intolerance and evil. Pakistani mindset is now so evil that even Satan would keep distance. Recommend

  • acommonman
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:24PM

    Can these Maulanas say where exactly in the Quran killing a blasphemer is mentioned? If it is not then arent they themselves committing blasphemy when the endorse killing of a human being in the name of Islam? Did Muhammad kill people who spoke against him?Recommend

  • Zain S
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:26PM

    ‘The scholars said that those who insult the Holy Prophet (pbuh), even if they did not intend to, were liable for death.’
    Doesn’t one of their precious hadiths say that actions are to be judged by intentions? Its amazing how they can pick and choose what they follow. Recommend

  • Yousuf
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:28PM

    I believe, someone who would commit an act of intolerance in the name of the ONE (PbuH) who set the greatest examples of tolerance for the humanity, is the biggest insolent of them all.Recommend

  • mk
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:40PM

    All these extreme sects shud be disbanded from Pakistan.Recommend

  • Asad Hasan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:46PM

    Every day a woman used to throw trash on the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), while walked down the street. He never even said a word about it. One day the woman did not show up to throw trash on him. He inquired from the people about the woman and came to know she was sick. He immediately went to her home and inquired about her well being. THIS IS SUNNATERASOOL.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 2:48PM

    It is time to seperate Quran from the Hadith (which allows this kind of violence).
    Hadith were written by Zorastran Influenced Mullahs (exactly the kind which we see here). 100s of years after the death of the Prophet Moahmmad.

    These people call themselves followers of the Prophet? was the Prophet a murderer?Recommend

  • ashok sai
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:49PM

    Humanism or Islamism, Pakistan choose your path !!!Recommend

  • Sunil
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:51PM

    Qadri is not the only one responsible for this inhuman act. Pakistan is full of such Qadries whose human psyche is manipulated and distorted by this bearded Mullas and extremeists who are blinded by religion.
    The only way to peaceful paksitan is to restrict religion to one’s personal life only.Recommend

  • Ajay
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:52PM

    Why is no pressure on military building up to take care of such people ?? The military should then out pressure on the leaders to issue orders.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 2:58PM

    what I see happening is next friday.. ALL who are writting on this form will go to their Local Hadither Center which they consider mosques and pray behind these mullahs again.. ALL will be forgiven..
    People will start making excuses “oh my mullah is not like the other mullahs”
    100% of the Mullahs are exactly the same!!
    Its time for a TOTAL BYCOTT of the Mullahs!!!Recommend

  • G.Haider
    Jan 5, 2011 - 2:58PM

    Pakistani society can only be saved from total disintegration if all the sane voices join together now against mullahs who are defaming the religion through incorrect and wrong interpretations of edicts of Islam Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:03PM

    Justifying a killing in the name of the Holy Prophet is disrespect to The Prophet. Qadri should be sentenced for Blasphemy. He should get those 15 bullets only then justice will be served.Recommend

  • Haleema
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:04PM

    Assala Mu Alakium.

    I read all of the comments and everything. There is just one simple thing and that is that all of us are ignorant, we have never tried to open the Quran to understand it. We have never studied the Seerah of the Prophet (SAW), never read about the beautiful lives of the Sahabah (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH THEM) and so out of no where we easily start commenting, saying stuff to people who atleast have tried, read and got an understanding of Quran… We the slaves of ALLAH, how dare we talk anything about the Quran and Sunnah without having the knowledge of even a single thing. I would like to quote one of the Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) i would like that all of u should check. Tirmizi 2178 Abu Daud 4338.

    Therefore,by following the west blindly and leaving the beautiful way of life “The Quran” we can never ever get success in this life and the life ahead will eventually be painful and that is the biggest loss. The loss over which we never think and the place we all always forget which is Our Grave and all of us have to go there.. Why cannot we follow the Sunnah, Why are we inviting Allah’s Wrath by not doing Amar Bil Maroof o Nahi A Nil Munkar & why do we forget the Anjaam of Firoun , Qaroon , Namrood , Qaum e Aad , Qaum e Samood and Bani Isreal and numerous others? We eventually can be replaced by people who will be more loyal and truthful in spreading the word of Quran and Sunnah.

    At the end i would just say that Allah Gives A Particular Time and when it keeps going unchecked than not even a single person on this earth can save himself from Allah’s Wrath.

    may allah make us among those whom allah likes. may allah give unity and strength to the muslim ummah. ameen.

    lets start understanding quran today.Recommend

  • Ajay
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:04PM

    There are so many messages from world leaders but none from China condemning the assassination !Recommend

  • Shah
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:24PM

    I wish we could use Jamal Abdul Nasir’s model against these fanatics and killed on one ship and give some lesson for the future of Paksitan.

    These people bleed enough to Pakistan. Down with Mullah.Recommend

  • Faryal Tahir
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:30PM

    This is even sadder than the actual incident. Zain Bugti offers reward for Musharaf’s head publicly and he is still a hero with news papers placing him on the headlines. Now these mullahs offered hoors + Money for Salman’s head and he is gone and we still have the killer as ‘commander of the country’.

    I condemn every act taken in the name of ‘faith’.Recommend

  • Sad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:31PM

    There should be an operation as it was in Lal Masjid to cut this cancer out of moulana’s who are on the path of destroying our country with their foolish thoughts. They need to be given same treatment as they give to others , the same pain which people have to suffer because of their propoganda .
    We are living in hell because of their actions Pakistani’s are treated as third class citizens all over the world just because what these barbaric minded people do.
    Where is Army or someone responsible to take action against all those involved this matter will be silent after a week as no one in the government or the army has enough guts to stand for the right all are afraid of the consequences .
    Its seems ke hamray alaah hukumran aur army aur judge sahib saab ke saab ne choorian pehan rakhi hain.
    May Allah protect us all from these terrorists who are out to kill each and everyoneRecommend

  • Nomad27
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:34PM

    First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.”

    Rev. Martin Niemoller in 1946

    Execution in Islam is only permitted in three instances:

    For a murderer ( unless an exemption/compensation with the victims family is not successfully negotiated.)
    Married person having illicit relations (requires 4 witnesses or the person giving witness against themselves.)
    A person leaving the religion by innovating a variation of Islam.

    No execution was carried out during the time of the prophet (PBUH) for those people disagreeing or abusive of the prophet (PBUH).

    The government and the CJ needs to round up all of these characters and put them to trial of the murder of the Governor and creating an innovation in the religion.Recommend

  • Saddique
    Jan 5, 2011 - 3:42PM


    Same to India very soon. Recommend

  • bvindh
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:04PM

    I regularly read Pakistan news as an amusing distraction from everyday work. Always considered terrorism in Pak being the ideology of a mentally retarded few.
    But, this is frightening. Your country is truly rotting from the core.Recommend

  • Humanity
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:13PM

    Look at what religion has done to our beautiful people and country. It has made them ugly and evil. Until the world ends no one will ever agree on religion and the politically ambitious will use it as a means to keep the masses in check. Now more than ever is the time to call for secularism becaue religion has beome a political beast and there is no going back. The law of the land should be free of the shackles of religion and all Pakistanis equally treated and religion once again becomes a personal matter between you and your maker. Religion if brought into the public domain has proven to be corrupting.Recommend

  • ExIjaz
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:17PM

    India has been seeing these kind of fanatic slaying since the days of Gahzni and Ghori.
    Even the 26/11 attack on Mumbai left over 160 dead. You have to first understand that Pakistan was created on religious lines viz Islamic Pakistan while India is truly secular.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 4:27PM

    Look at the idiots here even
    What has happened to this country ?

    never before such desperation befell me …

    And what options do people like us have? Be killed or immigrate ?Recommend

  • Ali
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:33PM

    Mard e Monim Mard e Haq. Those who oppose, leave PAKISTAN!!!!!Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:38PM

    If Qadri would have UNDERSTOOD THE QURAN he would not have even thought of committing this crime. Unfortunately today our madrassas focus solely on reciting the Quran by heart. That’s where the problem lies – We don’t UNDERSTAND & that is why we see these Qadris.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:51PM

    Some very worthy points issued here by all readers, More power is being given to these mullahs and the oxygen of media \ status is getting to there heads, This is leading to the talibanisation of the country. It is very close. We need a strong leader who will face these fanatics and nip them in the bud. Good example is of Gen Musharraf an the lal mosque incident, Search and destroy.Recommend

  • Moazzam Ewing
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:53PM

    Sad when I first heard the news
    Now completely disgusted with the things I am reading on facebook and the SMS on my phone. Never realized just how rabid the population of Pakistan actual is.
    Its the response of the ordinary people, many of whom I know, that has just disgusted me the most.
    I want to leave this country. I don’t belong here.Recommend

  • Disco Molvi
    Jan 5, 2011 - 4:59PM

    @All Pro Blasphmey Law commentors

    I would like you to kindly refer to these:-
    Sahih Bukhari Book 056, Hadith Number 720
    Sahih Bukhari Book 060, Hadith Number 428
    Sahih Bukhari Book 060, Hadith Number 430

    People like you and your leaders bring a bad name to my Religion.Recommend

  • Scorpian
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:08PM

    Islam is a religion of peace.. no human has the right to take law in his own hands.. Mumtaz took a brave step . We are alive , the Muslim community will not going to tolerate any blasphemy act in future.Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:14PM

    If you Love Pakistan than Leave Pakistan – I have been an expat in a foreign country & I came back to Pakistan after 18 years just to see it in this failed state. The best way to love my country is to leave it – at least i can pray for it from a foreign land instead of sacrificing my life here for nothing.Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:25PM

    I am first time considering of leaving the country. How can I live in a country where humanity is forgotten over religious fanaticismRecommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 5:39PM

    @Scorpian ISLAM is the religion of PEACE.. but no one in this country follow the teachings of the ISLAM which come from the QURAN!!
    everyone in this country follows the teachings of the HADITH which actually do preach these VIOLENT ACTS!!
    Time to start following islam!!!Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:43PM

    Shame on you murderer (Mr. Mumtaz), and a deserter from duty. Insha-Allah you will receive your just PUNISHMENT in the hereafter, and also hanging in this world, as the legal punishment for the COWARDLY crime you committed by murdering the very person, you were DUTY-BOUND and paid to protect. What hypocrisy! these mullahs do not teach the Pakistan youth the real teachings and principles of Islam. The country needs a strong leader to rid of these so-called moulanas and muftis. I thoroughly condemn this murder, and doubly condemn the murderer being portrayed as a “hero”.Recommend

  • Conspiracy Tehreek
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:44PM

    ”The largest body of the Barelvi group, the Jamaate Ahle Sunnat Pakistan (JASP), whose directions are considered binding on every other organisation that follows the same school of thought” even if its killing in the name of God……………..ure joking!!…Who appointed them incharge of religion???….We dont need any ‘Zalim-e-din’Recommend

  • Conspiracy Tehreek
    Jan 5, 2011 - 5:47PM

    @ Scorpian……Really is it?Recommend

  • Maqsood Kayani
    Jan 5, 2011 - 6:10PM

    This is sad, very sad. While some nations seem to have been able to do so and evolve out of it, us lot, the nation of Islam, does not seem to have gotten past the “throw the Christians to the lions” stage, where “defending one’s faith” doubled up as an entertainment.
    May God have mercy on us !!!Recommend

  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Jan 5, 2011 - 6:13PM

    They should all be booked under PPC 307.Recommend

  • Jan 5, 2011 - 6:45PM

    mamtaz haskilled salman taseer
    can anyone tell me the fully explanatuon??Recommend

  • Habban
    Jan 5, 2011 - 7:24PM

    When writs are challenged… people die. Get used to it!
    We’ve seen that happen earlier, only this time, the flip side celebrates.

    My question is “How would our Holy Prophet – Peace Be Upon Him, react to the assassination of Salman Taseer if He were here today?

    Rest assured that Mr. Qadri here knew the answer to the above question. so he did what he did.

    Since most of us are busy memorizing the names of even the crew members of the latest cinema trash, questions and comments as above would continue to be posted on such forums.Recommend

  • Rajat
    Jan 5, 2011 - 7:59PM

    There are 105+ comments till now, and over 90% of the comments are condemning the mullahs, so all is not lost. I hope Pakistan becomes more resilient to these hypocrites preaching hate in the name of religion, and soon be a place known for their culture and cuisine.

    By-the-way, I found the photo of the assassin quite intriguing, so calm, like he knows he has the backing of the powerful in the country. Recommend

  • Cautious
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:05PM

    Oxymoron – people who promote assassination combined with the word “religious scholar”. Now you know why so many people roll their eyes when they hear the mantra “religion of peace”.Recommend

  • Asim
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:44PM

    This is the agenda of these Mullah — distort the face of Islam so much that a common sane, true muslim will shun the name of Muslim for himself/herself.

    These Mullahs are working for kafirs within … they are anti-Islam…….. they are only working for their lords and not for the real Lord. But the time will come when He will pull the rope and then they will be exposed fully.Recommend

  • Lalit
    Jan 5, 2011 - 8:49PM

    This cocktail of rabid zealotry is Pakistan’s own making,the hangover of whom would be felt for a long time…the only ray of hope is a sane minority who are yet to succumb to this mindless violence…there are many ways of promoting national interests,and most of them do not include committing national harakiri. really sorry at the condition of Pakistan..Recommend

  • Romm
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:18PM

    its encouraging that 90th percent here are condemning this brutal act but 90 percent illiterate are condoning this stupidity. So, we got to think for solution. Extremism can’t be dealt through Normal Means. Its needs extraordinary measures.Recommend

  • Muhammad Arslan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:36PM

    nobody has the right to kill some one,
    if salman taseer did something wrong he should be taken to the court.

    what is the purpose of courts???????????????/Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:58PM

    You’ve got this whole article wrong? Barelvis are the followers of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, none of the individuals mentioned are Barelvi or Sufi. They are all deobandis/wahabis.Recommend

  • FreeSoul
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:36PM

    The media is showing only one side of picture…..nobody talks about the other side of extremism…which Salman Taseer was doing…….anybody tried to stop him?? anybody asked him that his words could hurt the religious feelings of millions of muslims??? Molvies are not always wrong but they r portrayed wrong due to western influence….. This is the part of bigger game….watch Arrivals and read how intelligence agencies work by hook or crook to achieve their good or bad goals…..and you’ll get some idea……… they’ve published the blasphemy sketches repeatedly and now influencing our puppet Govt. to remove that Law…..Salman Taseer was put in front to talk little bold because he was bold…….They knew it could happen because they wanted to create hype amongst the true Muslims…which they’ve created and because of this hype, these muslims are portrated as enemies and bad people ….. which you can see in above column….

    Why dont you ask about the Laws of blasphemy of Jesus and Moses in West???? There is also Death on that……. Anybody talking about holocaust or something wrong about Judaism is brutally killed… no body is dare to talk about that…Why??? Is this Islam or its Laws are so cheap that everybody start criticizing??? People who hardly practice Islam and know only few things of Islam are trying to become the greater scholars of Islam…..which we can see on media……..come on…try to understand bigger game….Recommend

  • Akhlaque
    Jan 5, 2011 - 11:43PM

    If those who had converted to Islam in its early days could foresee what the mullahs would do to it, they would have certainly not opted for this religion.Recommend

  • Noor Lodi
    Jan 6, 2011 - 12:02AM

    If we don’t take out the Mullah Brigade. I can assure you, US will. And then it will not be only the Mullah brigade but the entire country. We will be annihilated. So not taking any action against the Mullah brigade is not an option. Recommend

  • Muzakir
    Jan 6, 2011 - 12:45AM

    If your read Quran even the Prophet was not told to treat non-belivers like this who were used to disgrace him by calling him magician and what not. I dont know which Islamic support material these ignorant mullahs have to justify thier statements. God please show them some light. Recommend

    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:10AM

    All these are the reason that we muslim are sleeping and busy only the activities which are common with animals we forget the meaning of IMAN and the responsibility after accepting Islam as a system of life. result is that a bigger thief is bigger leader this AZAB from the GOD to whom we enter an agreement to follow the QURAN ( GOD INSTRUCTIONS) . If some one think that this QURAN is old book and not applicable in this age he should simply come out of agreement with GOD . Recommend

  • Anoop
    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:16AM

    What is wrong with you people. How can anyone justify Murder. Even is Osama is caught alive, a guy who has killed thousands, I’d still not advocate death for him.

    No living being deserves the kind of end that Salman Taseer met. Shame on all of you. In your quest to become better Muslims, you have forgotten to be Humans, forgotten what it is be to be compassionate. Recommend

    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:21AM

    Intelligent Retaliation

    Think of how reactive we are. We immediately jump at the throat of whoever hurts us. Our voices are raised, our tone becomes harsh. Our reproach is not characterized by calmness or gentleness, although it is possible to retaliate in a mild manner as well. Retaliating while forcing oneself to remain in a calm state ensures that we do not transgress the limits of revenge and become sinful ourselves by overstepping the bounds of the lawful.

    He who uses foul language should think of himself as a Munafiq (hypocrite) as the use of coarse and evil language, while in a disagreement, is a particular characteristic of the hypocrites. To be a hypocrite is worse than to be a Kafir.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 2:36AM

    How can we check the increasing radicalisation of pakistani society? The answer is very simple. The national press, both print and electronic, should rein in the religious and sectarian parties by downplaying their press statements, speeches, rallies, meetings and processions which otherwise provide oxygen to them. The stance of the sectarian parties and leaders of the (so called) religious parties in the post-assassination scenario is highly condemnable.Recommend

  • Raza
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:26AM

    it is one the signs of yom-ul-qiyyamah that scholars will be hated and singers will be respected
    if you don’t have knowledge about islam then stop commenting about it.

  • Halaku Khan
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:33AM

    Mullahs should be fedex’d on a one way ticket to the sun.Recommend

  • Indian Muslim
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:42AM

    I whole-heartedly adore my ancestors for their decision to stay back in india.

    “A secular state is where my children should live” – Not surprising that I think like this today but hats off to my ancestors who thought about it 60+ years ago.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 4:16AM

    you are talking about the convertes to islam 1400 years ago? right now in todays world I know of 100s of people who have converted after reading ISLAM.. and then they have turned away and dont want to be associated with these people.. they dont want to be grouped with these MULLAHs who claim to be muslims.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 4:25AM

    @FreeSoul now you are trying to justify the MURDER of this MAN? and the Mullahs who are hailing him as a HERO?

    its time for you to read your QURAN WHICH IS WRITTEN IN CLEAR LANGUAGE!! without a single ERROR or OMISSOIN..and tell the world where murder is allowed?
    If you can not show us the EXACT VERSES not (MULLAH INTERPRETATIONS) then you are GUILTY of BLASPHEMY and MURDER and should be tried by this SAME LAW!

    1 MULLAH is tried and heald accountable under this exact law.. they will be running into their HOLES and opposing this law at the top of their LUNGS!!! 24 hours a day till this law is removed from the booksRecommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 4:32AM

    @Noor Lodi .. USA will not have to take any action.. actully the USA is happy killing the people here a few people at a time to feed their industrial – military complex..

    each time they fire a rocket from their drones.. (the rockets cost about $70,000 each) the private military industrial complex makes money!!! and they want to keep that going.

    What I am looking at is the THREAT these MULLAHS face.. exactly as this MULLAH was in a position to be armed while protecting the Governer.. who is keeping an eye on the NUKES?

    Can you gurantee me that the GUARDS there are not under the influence of these MULLAHS? when these are the EXACT MULLAHS who are presiding over their Wedding ceremonies.. these are the EXACT MULLAHS who these guards consider holy and they pray behind them.

    The biggest threat to this country at this time are there MULLAHS!! no one else!!Recommend

  • Muhammed ali
    Jan 6, 2011 - 5:42AM

    the way Salman taseer’s funeral was held it’s a Hard slap on these ugly hairy mullah faces!!!!Recommend

  • Robin
    Jan 6, 2011 - 6:08AM

    Hey KatbullaH, What’s happening in the land of the Pure that Jinnah envisioned?Recommend

  • singh
    Jan 6, 2011 - 7:19AM

    @Free Soul
    Why don’t you ask about the Laws of blasphemy of Jesus and Moses in West???? There is also Death on that……. Anybody talking about holocaust or something wrong about Judaism is brutally killed… no body is dare to talk about that…Why??? Is this Islam or its Laws are so cheap that everybody start criticizing??? People who hardly practice Islam and know only few things of Islam are trying to become the greater scholars of Islam…..which we can see on media……..come on…try to understand bigger game….
    Did you ever visited any western country or you are just listening to crap of your mullah. Can you mention even one law like Pakistani law in any western country. I am in western country from last 25 year & never heard of such incident happen here that some one called Jesus by names. Watch comedy central you will see they enact cartoon of various religion but no body give a damn about that. No body have time for religious fanatics like you guys have. Time & energy you guys spent on religion in not worth a dime. That is the reason you guys living on borrowed money. Time the west withdraw there helping hand you guys will die with hunger. It will be bloody civil war in Pakistan. On name of Islam you guys are biting same hand which feed you. Shame On you. I am writing this because every $ given to Pakistan were taken from hard working American men & women like us.
    We work 7 days a week to make our or kid or kin life better. Get them better education so they can be better citiizen or contribute to world for life. Whenever or where ever any natural clamity happen we are in west who open they check book to help those people without asking their name or religion.
    When earthquake happen in Pakistan I send big check to red cross without asking your religion or area in Pakistan.
    I feel so bad now after reading comments like your so many time in ET. No matter what happen in Pakistan I will not send a single dime over there.
    I thought majority pakistani are like my friend Arif or Kursheed. But they might be one in million.
    I will not say God bless you because I don’t believe in that.
    Thanks Recommend

  • dg
    Jan 6, 2011 - 8:50AM

    Politics of the subcontinent (also in other places) is dirty, opportunistics and does not have any moral value. Imagine when religion is added to that !!!!! The characteristics of politis twists, distorts and comes out with dirty religion, opportunistic religion, immoral religion, etc.

    The original religion loses it value and significance and the modified religions gets into the brain and charateristics of the society and the nation. That is why in most of the nations, the religion is separated from the state.

    But unfortunately in Pakistan, this has been adopted as national symbol and basis of nation. The confusion amongst the people, desperate minds seeking the illusive caliphate and the various fangs of religio-politcs have mired the vision of the nation.

    From outside, we find with horror the way Pakistan as a nation is sliding down the path of violence, intolerance, hatred, ….

    Even with so many deaths the society is indifferent (find out in the various online forums).

    The world (the friends, foes and the nations who pamper) are all cautioning Pakistan but alas there way back is too far and difficult.

    We can only hope that Pakistan can crawl back up. May Lord give the courage, direction and the conviction to Pakistan.Recommend

  • karim
    Jan 6, 2011 - 10:23AM

    at this incidence the Prophet Muhammad ((PBUH) will be feeling sorry of what a fool his umma has become.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 10:51AM

    السلام و علیکم

    This is too sad moment for whole Pakistani nation, who are suffering with terrorism, hate and violence Only because of Religious clerics of this country. I can’t say much rather I would like to Quote a Hadeeth or Prophet Muhmmad(PBUH), told by Hadharat Ali(ra) Ref: Maskhwat Kitab Alim-u-fazal 3p38 Kanz-ul-Imal v6p43

    Dr Israr Ahmed Explains A Very Famous Hadith Of The Holy Prophet (SAW)

    This is wake up call for whole nation, Now or Never

    جزاکم اللہ و احسن الجزاء

  • MZ
    Jan 6, 2011 - 11:28AM

    I even can’t look at this culprit’s ugly face. illeterate murderer !!!Recommend

  • Imran
    Jan 6, 2011 - 11:55AM


    Nobody allowed him fool, he just did that.Recommend

  • J.Oberoi
    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:10PM

    Munni is very unhappy with this development. She says she has become ‘badnaam‘ because of it. People should at least worry about what Munni thinks.Recommend

  • J.Oberoi
    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:11PM

    This smiling assassin looks scary !!Recommend

  • sikandar
    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:26PM

    Khalil your “(I wonder if our ancestors would have ever converted to Islam if they had known that Molvis will impose such horrific violence to their ancestral land)” is wonderful.

    Mind you we all were not converted by our own decisions it was enforced and that too brutely but then no one will understand and would not accept. No point in discussing that now we are not to be blamed for that but them isnt it Irony that we are following something which was stuffed on to us.

    Why not adopt the good aspect of the enforced thing Why the cruel part.

    And M Bilal Wah bai Wah his comment “The peace in the eyes of Mr. Qadri says it all.” I pray 2 morrow somone should comment the same way when Mr. Bilal is shot dead for some silly reason. He himself does not know how he has come to follow what he is following now.

    God its good that Pakistan is deteriorating atleast that can be some good when it ends.Recommend

  • Amanat ali
    Jan 6, 2011 - 1:50PM

    What these maulvis trying to teach us. Is this Islam no this is not Islam. We are Muslim only but all the instructions of Islam are adopted by the English peoples. Yes Zia should not be forgiven he should be go to hell who create this law and gave licence to so called Maulvis to mis-use this law to kill peoples under the protection of this. terrible. The punishment under this law must be “Death” but if it is proved. What punishment should given to someone is the job of Courts not these maulvis and jahil crowed. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was a great personality no one like him, he always forgave his opponents even, he teach us politeness, justice, equality to take care others. Why these maulvis stopping peoples to attend the funeral of Governor?? Was he a non-muslim.?? Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) not even attend the funeral of a Jew but also performed as Imam.NO NO THIS IS NOT ISLAM. We should support if the law is amended and propose the same punishment whom blame someone of blasphemy wrongly. But the punishment must be not less than “Death” no pardon but it should be investigated first. The peoples who found involved in un-lawfull killing should be hanged so the mis-use of the law should be stopped. GOD BLESS ALL OF US.Recommend

  • Moderate Man
    Jan 6, 2011 - 2:57PM

    I wonder what Iran’s stance is on this barbaric murder? If anything (JASP), JI, Deoband, Barelvi and all such Mullah brigade should seek deeper knowledge from the persian scholars. Who by comparison are highly accomplished as Imam’s than any of the Pakistani Mullah’s today other than a handful who have returned to Pakistan (after being educated in Islamic Jurisprudence) from Iran. May Allah rest ST’s soul in eternal peace. Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:03PM

    @FreeSoul – another Qadri in the making – BewareRecommend

  • Sid
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:08PM

    You are all right to say that the law should not be taken in your own hand, but if the state or the so called government would not come forward and take action against someone who makes mockery of our religion or Nabi , then obviously people would end up taking things in there own hand. This is why it is absolutely viable to have the law and judiciary capable enough to take things in there hand and make an example of any one found responsible for these sort of acts.Recommend

  • Panini
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:14PM

    Mr @ndian Muslim you should appreciate the secular values of Indians specially Hindus/Sikhs/Christians for allowing you to stay and live in India the way you like. India has always been secular and it always will be. Recommend

  • Abhi
    Jan 6, 2011 - 3:26PM

    Islam is going wild….now killing its own ppl..Recommend

  • Tilsim
    Jan 6, 2011 - 5:05PM

    Clearly the self-styled label of the mullah: “scholar” or “alim” is not one that seems appropriate. We should stop referring to them as religious scholars. There is another label that the world associates with their sort of ideas, focus and action. The evidence of the huge damage that they are inflicting on Pakistan and Islam is there for all to see.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 5:18PM

    I have not gone into the details of the comments given having a clear cut idea of what the pathetic Mulsims can come up with at such moments,the stereo type Muslim mind ! The only thing which should be calrified is that did he make this attempt as a lover of the Prophet (P.B.U.H)or was it done with some other political motive.If the first reason stated was his inspiration then hats off to his spirit. An advice for all the Muslims condemning this action would be to study in detail the Madni Life of the Prophet (P.B.U.H)where he asked Sahaba to put blasphemers to death at various instances!Recommend

  • Indian Muslim
    Jan 6, 2011 - 8:32PM

    @Panini, I don’t get your point. India is seculiar and I appreciated it whole-heartedly in my last post. I somehow dont understand on people from other beliefs “allowing” me to stay here. The way I see it, I stay in MY country and help it develop as do the people from other religion. If that is what you were trying to say, thanks then.Recommend

  • Jan 6, 2011 - 9:13PM

    I wonder what the Pakistan BAR association law says about the ethics of LAWYER!!Recommend

  • Asim
    Jan 7, 2011 - 1:42AM

    @ Tayyaba Haq

    Can you define the word Rahmatalill Aalameen to me please…. if this is what he was asking his sahabas…. Recommend

  • Parvez+Mahmud
    Jan 7, 2011 - 2:27AM

    The case of Salman Taseer is a case study of high stupidity of so called liberal PPP’s political moves. It is well established that they have failed to achieve minimum credibility in governance. They are deep in corruption, cronyism and mis-governance. Politically they are in disarray. They are desperate to shift attention away from issues inflation, unemployment and problems of people.
    Desperate situation requires desperate measures. In comes Salman Taseer, the political attack dog of the party. Knowing full well history of Lahore where his own family was intellectually active, he walks into the forbidden zone. This is a story of the famous walk on the wild side.
    Any student of Islamic history knows well that forbidden zone. You don’t abuse Koran and the prophet. Taseer failed to learn this simple proposition from his mentor ZA Bhutto. It is the end of discussion on religion and politics. The actual application of Blasphemy law or harshness of penalty is a subordinate issue and Salman Taseer was not engaged in it.
    It should be noted that people pushing Islamophobia, children of Orientalists, use similar tools and tactics. They know that it would get an emotional response where provocation is needed. Salman Taseer who considered himself a cultural Muslim was not unaware of this aspect of the issue.
    “I am unafraid of the embers that are flying through the darkness but I fear that the flame-like bloom of my flowers might reduce my garden to ashes.” (Quoted in the Telegraph)
    Now the ball is in PPP court and they have lost an attack dog as well the support of Brelvi group. They can use Bhutto name and end up being nothing more than grave worshippers.Recommend

  • AnIndian
    Jan 7, 2011 - 5:07AM

    Well said Indian Muslim. Three Cheers to you. Who is anyone to “allow” anyone to stay in India? It’s the land of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis, Atheists, of every belief. No belief is superior/inferior to anyone. Humanity defines Religion. We don’t need Geelanis and Bal Thackerays and Bhindranwales. Let them “rot” in “utopia”. Regards, An Indian Atheist Hindu.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jan 7, 2011 - 6:09AM

    Indian muslim: I whole heartedly agree with you. You and brothers of all religions have an equal right to live in India and develop themselves and the country. No Indian needs anyone’s permission to live in India. I am a Hindu and i appreciate ur view.Recommend

  • Haris Chaudhry
    Jan 7, 2011 - 6:45AM

    @ Tayyaba Haq:

    You say : “The only thing which should be calrified is that did he make this attempt as a lover of the Prophet (P.B.U.H)or was it done with some other political motive.If the first reason stated was his inspiration then hats off to his spirit.”

    So another quasi religious scholar finds a reason to take her hats off for a murderer who murdered in the name of Islam.

    Its people like you that are the problem with most religions and currently with Islam.

    Murder in the name of love is condoned in the name of religion and than we have the gall to go around the world telling everyone Islam is a peaceful religion.. What hypocrisy of word and action – What contradictory delusional world do we live in..? Do people understand why we are labelled as a terrorist and bigoted nation..?

    Hats off to a murderer who killed an innocent person in the name of Islam.. This is insanity and indoctrination at its highest.

    Pakistan is doomed.


  • Venky
    Jan 7, 2011 - 7:43AM


    Sikandar bhai,

    quote: Why not adopt the good aspect of the enforced thing Why the cruel part.

    unquote: I believed every religion want their followers to adopt good things. The cruel part is created by humans who do not believe in God..

    quote: God its good that Pakistan is deteriorating atleast that can be some good when it ends,

    unquote: I think Pakistan is going through some rough moments and I hope that every pakistani would wish for a peace loving Pakistan. There are no enemy no.1 in the World unless you create some.


  • Moazzam
    Jan 7, 2011 - 8:36AM

    95% of all Pakistanis are in support of Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri. Unfortunately, the 5% are able to access Express Tribune quite often.Recommend

  • Omair
    Jan 7, 2011 - 8:45AM

    “More emotional and ignorant people of our country.” — Is being a faithful ignorance? I am so glad the mass majority doesn’t come to read what I read on The Express Tribune. Facebook and Youtube are still better places where the mass majority of Pakistan can be allowed to raise their voice independently unlike The Express Tribune that agree with blasphemers only. What is Barelvi? There is no Barelvi sect, that is the real Islam our predecessors have followed and that is the religion more than 80% of Muslims in Pakistan and round the globe believe in.Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 7, 2011 - 8:49AM

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/99897/64-of-pakistanis-repent-on-a-daily-basis-survey/ – What a relief reading this story – Asking pardon from Allah Almighty will get us to the right path. Recommend

  • Jan 7, 2011 - 11:44AM

    @Omair… yes when the faithful is a person who considers MURDERING PEOPLE as part of their faith.. It is not only ignorance.. the people who belive in that have left the folds of HUMANITY and have become animals.!!!

    only a small minority of radicals belive that MURDER (which is FORBIDDEN in ISLAM) is an acceptable way of takeing care of issues.

    Anger is HARAM in the QURAN.. which has become HALAL today…
    MURDER is HARAM in the QURAN which has become HALAL today…

    you need to see what FAITH you are following the one Sent down to us from ALLAH or you are following ILLITERATE MULLAHS who have nothing to do with the words of ALLAH!!Recommend

  • Jan 7, 2011 - 11:48AM


    no wonder pakistan is on the TOP 10 list of “FAILED STATES”,,, the reason is very clear..
    The vast majority of people in Pakistan are in the PITS of IGNORANCE!! where they have TOTALLY FORGOTTEN the MESSAGE of the QURAN and are following the WORST of the WORST HISTORY has ever produced.. these MULLAHS!!

    I have been truely evaluating the situation in Pakistan…someone once told me that there is always HOPE.. but when the cancer has spread so far and wide.. even the best doctor throws up his hands and gives up!!!

    With people like YOU!!! there is NO HOPE for PAKISTAN.. its time to call it a BAD EXPERIMENT and QUIT!!!Recommend

  • Malik
    Jan 7, 2011 - 12:05PM

    95% of all Pakistanis are in support
    of Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri.
    Unfortunately, the 5% are able to
    access Express Tribune quite often.

    Thankfully we can say not all Muslims support terrorism, even if its only 5%.Recommend

  • Manoj
    Jan 7, 2011 - 12:29PM

    @ Indian Muslim

    I appriciate what you say. I agree with you and Indian nation agrees with you. We are all Indians and do not need any license from any one to stay in India.

    Any one who discriminate or even think on the basis of cast, creed, religion, language, region etc. is a criminal and enemy of nation. and I have special regard for Muslim brothers of India, because, I believe they are those kind soul who decided to remain in India and make India their motherland in 1947, when whole of India was under communal violence and muslim of India under such tense situation could have easily taken decision to migrate to so called heaven of subcontinent muslim the Pakistan. But in those trying circumstanses our muslim brothers decided to be in India. Without them Indian would have never been proud of saying unity in diversity. Recommend

  • Asmat Jamal
    Jan 7, 2011 - 12:38PM

    A very very large majority of Pakistanies see the murder of Salman Taseer as a cruel act of Barbarism, un Islamic and inhumane. Surprisingly some amongst our know people who have disappointed sane human beings by supporting a killer, are politically alligned to PML N and ethnically Punjabies. Though by and large it has received condemnation in Punjab. Amongst all those who support this gruesome act should peep inside and say am I not true. This question is only for those who have the courage to speak truth. Recommend

  • abdullah
    Jan 7, 2011 - 3:32PM

    @indian muslim
    stop pretending 2 b secular ..no way india z a secular country where parties lyk RSS BJP and many other fundamentalist and terrorist org sit in ur parliament. look what ur gov does in kashmir and the way ppl r being killed in other part of india ..there r more than 174 organisations which work 4 killing hindus muslims christians …u an call urself secular but in actions ur govt is completly the opposite ..this is not meant to offend u but this is the reality …i very much know the way muslims r treated in kashmir and hyderabad…no 1 forgets the comments of hindu leaders against the minorities in this so called secular nationRecommend

  • Jan 7, 2011 - 4:21PM

    السلام و علیکم

    A good news for those who are apposing the brutal murder of Salman Taseer, Please read following fatwa;

    Fatwa of Shaykh-ul-Islam Mufti Muhammad Idris Usmani about Malik Mumtaz Qadri and his supporters


    May Allah make us all love humanity the very basic Principle of Islam and Hadharat Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)

    جزاکم اللہ

  • ashok sai
    Jan 7, 2011 - 4:35PM

    @ abdullah

    Did you read Indian Muslim’s comments ? Compare your reply with his comment then you will come to know Our Indian Muslims are proud example of how a muslim should be,

    Btb, you must have heard of ‘Our Vice President Shri.Ansari, A.R.Rehman, Dr. Abdul Kalam, Azim Premji,etc,’

    @ Indian Muslim

    Well said brotherRecommend

  • scheraz
    Jan 7, 2011 - 5:05PM

    we have to shun political correctness and denounce violence….though i am apoltical but reduced to tears at the assassination of late governor….he was politically incorrect in someway and paid the price.Recommend

  • abdullah
    Jan 7, 2011 - 6:04PM

    @ashok sai
    yup i agree i posted coments on d wrong name but wht i said about secularism in ur country is true…Recommend

  • tareen
    Jan 7, 2011 - 11:32PM

    he is our hero not a moderate mullah,,shame on u all act like non muslims, may allah bless him amin,Recommend

  • lehumanist
    Jan 8, 2011 - 7:05AM

    It does not get any vulgar than this where people celebrate someone’s murder with a sickening religiosity. This stampede of chronically ill minded people is remarkable. This decadence is breathtaking. In the name of that amazing prophet who never cursed his nation even when he was spitted upon and ridiculed when he spread the the message of Allah. And look his so called followers who are salivating to shoot someone, to behead someone and to hang someone with her neck and get their religious devotion after following the ultimate act of crime. This is humans at their worst. This is not Islam, this is psychotic, pathologically criminal act of religious escapism.
    It does not get any worse than this.

    May allah show them the right path and give them at-least an ounce of empathy and capacity to follow Islam in the truest sense of the word. Recommend

  • 2disgusted
    Jan 8, 2011 - 7:18AM

    I wish there was some way to wipe the smirk off this mans face. I dont agree with politics in Pakistan but for someone to be praised for killing another human being is despicable.

    The happy people cheering on this killer should think about where their actions and mindset will take Pakistan. Soon, every third rate, illiterate hick who sports a beard will reckon he is doing Gods will by taking out the infidels & blasphemers. When the “supporters” of this killer lose someone dear to similar zealots, only then will they understand the monster they have unleashed.Recommend

  • Suzi Quesa
    Jan 8, 2011 - 11:07AM

    Good to see the comments in here by sane people.

    This man looks like evil incarnate – what an ugly, ugly creature. He is vile, and so are all those who support him.

    I hope the good people of Pakistan rise up and stop this hideous cancer of the extremists.Recommend

  • ashok sai
    Jan 8, 2011 - 1:23PM

    @ tareen

    What is your point non muslims are not fit to live in the world ?

    This is the exact thought of the killer, now shame on whom ?Recommend

  • *Let there be light*
    Jan 8, 2011 - 1:39PM

    Stone this idiot to death in public and let others learn a lesson.Keep a tract of Mullas who instigate such things and jail them for ever.Act now else pay with more lives .Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 8, 2011 - 4:13PM

    @Malik – According to Islamic Shariah, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, any one supporting or praising his act must be executed by law or crucified or their hands and feet cut off from opposite side. Exile is not needed in the present case as the State can exercise Shariah authority on its citizens and subjects – Fatwa of Shaykh-ul-Islam Mufti Muhammad Idris Usmani about Malik Mumtaz Qadri and his supportersRecommend

  • dil dil pakistan
    Jan 8, 2011 - 7:34PM

    this gorilla is a killer of human kind he shud be hanged as soon as

    he is one of taliban ….Recommend

  • Ajay
    Jan 9, 2011 - 7:38AM

    The true face of Pakistan is coming out notwithstanding the many anguished and sane bloggers on Tribune and other sites. It appears that a majority of population and 100% of rural population thinks like killer Qadir. The killers which includes all Maulvis and Madrassa students (35000 madrassas in Pakistan) have the entire nation terrorized…because no leader- military or political has the guts to condemn this law & the actions of the killer and his supporters. They have acted ;like cowards…most of these guys have been acting and talking like “macho” people.- The Imran Khans, the Zaid Hamids, the Sharifs brothers, the anchors and their types but their voices are no where to be heard not even for a religion-netrual thing like Sialkot killing of brothers. If this is not the lowest form of cowardice then what is it? You won’t find such cowardice anywhere else in the world.

    Pakistan military and govt says to the world that it is fighting terrorists. These killers and Maulvis are the fist line of terrorist networks. Why isn’t anybody moving against them with tanks and machine guns? Why weren’t the issuers of fatwas arrested for threatening peace?

    Looks like a bloody civil war can erupt not too far away in time. Since PPP has been terrorized in keeping quiet, this is the best opportunity for a military coup which will be unlike any other because it will have wide acceptance both from inside Pakistan and outside. It could impose emergency and thus have powers to annul all Zia time modifications to the constitution, annul blasphemy law, the Sharia court, the council of Islamic Ideology and declare the original constitution as valid prior to the Objectives resolution. Ofcourse there will be anarchy and bloodshed. This will be a golden opportunity for military to let the villains self-identify (as in emergency people are not supposed to come out of their homes except for defined intervals) and then the military can either arrest if possible otherwise shoot to kill.

    What do the people of Pakistan think?Recommend

  • Haris Chaudhry
    Jan 9, 2011 - 4:30PM

    @ Ajay:

    At a very high level, I would support your comments as this nation needs real shock therapy and Panadol wont cut it anymore…

    However, remember that every military man requires some form of political base and those generals that ruled thrice Ayub, Zia and Musharraf started with loud and clear manifestations of transparency, justice and reform ended up being power hungry and became king makers by buying the politicians to further their own rule and the vicious cycle continued.

    Establishment with its vested interest in jihad, corporate sector, real estate and industries has different priorities now and seeks validation from the local masses and from abroad and just cannot stop pandering to mullas. Mullas are a massive force in Pakistan and not even military is capable or able to close down madressahs or clamp down on extremism. I have lost hope.


  • Romm
    Jan 9, 2011 - 5:46PM

    @Panini, Vasan and other Indies,
    I Fully Denounce the barbaric Act of Qadri. Its new phenomenon in Pakistan and we are really worried about that.
    But before oozing out Venom against Pakistan u got to recall the state sponsored and unjustified killings/Genocide of muslims in Gujrat and burning alive of Priests and Nuns in recent past. Have a shame and talk without prejudices?Recommend

  • ik
    Jan 9, 2011 - 9:17PM

    @Ajay – Totally agree the terrorists are within us & if the world is pointing fingers we Pakistanis need to accept it to do something about it. The problem of terrorism lies within us for sure & Qadri is the case in point. Only when Qadri is put to death Pakistan can rejoice.Recommend

  • rehman
    Jan 9, 2011 - 9:19PM

    stop giving space to the views of the extremists!!!!!grow upRecommend

  • faqir hamim masoom
    Jan 10, 2011 - 12:00AM

    mullah’s can reach directly to the public every week, what are we moderate,liberal, educated people doing in that sense.Recommend

  • Ajay
    Jan 10, 2011 - 6:00AM

    You are right Military will not have a popular base as they usually like to use using false promises when there is a coup. Also I agree that their vested interests in Business interests will work against them. However there is no hope for any leader emerging in Pakistan as everyone from judges to leaders are afraid for their lives. Since military has arms only they can control the situation plus they have the power to suspend constitution and impose curfews so that people can’t come out of their homes but only during specific intervals of time. Yes it is likely to get bloody because these people will stop at nothing. Something has to give if Pakistan has to see a change. For big time change, big price will have to be paid.

    The incentive for military will be-
    1. Such cleanup action on their part will actually make them popular inside and outside Pakistan. Inside Pakistan it will be limited to 10% or so population that does not believe in this madness. The limiting factor will be how many of his deputy generals and soldiers will follow his orders against coreligionists.
    2. The 2nd incentive will be need for funding from West and IMF when existing funds dry out and Pakistani lawmakers will not allow any increases in taxes, prices, etc. That itself will become a reason for military coup as present day politicians become bottlenecks. The West may demand such cleanup actions as a pre-requisite before they come to his rescue with funds and assistance. Pakistan is gettin into a tight squeeze condition and I don’t see how it can get out of it without help from military & its power. Unlike these civic leaders that have to get majority votes, military isn’t bothered about acceptance, it just issues orders. The 3rd reason for military coup is that people are already fed up with all political parties. Military has all the reasons to move in


  • Farooq A
    Jan 13, 2011 - 10:45PM

    I am from Bangladesh.
    My heart aches when I see – people kill a fellow human being in the name of God and prophet and rejoice the act. I have no words to condem it. I always thank God for one thing, that I no longer call myself a Pakistani. God bless Mujib. May the nation of Pakistan find peace in their lives!Recommend

  • Jan 14, 2011 - 10:54AM

    Dear @Farooq A

    Your comment really hurts us who still call ourselves Pakistani, I love my country, my state but many people of my state made very difficult for me to be pround on being Pakistani.

    Many of our people living in abroad they hide their identity only because of such clerics who have twisted the religion of peace into a horror story, My heart weeps on this,

    I am really ashamed, Being a part of this society I blame myslef too for this.

    Sorry Quid-e-Azam, Sorry too loving, holy prophet Hadharat Muhammad(PBUH).Recommend

  • Shahid
    Jan 14, 2011 - 9:19PM

    Quraan says about Hazrat Khatam ul Ambia Muhammad Rasul Allah Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, “wa maa arsalnaa illa rehmat ul lil aalameen”, ie we made you nothing except rehmat for all. And Quraan also orders all muslims to follow his “uswa i hassana” ie his uswa or way of life.
    Now let us se what was his uswa when the worst case of blasphemy took pace in His Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam’s life, I am referring to voyage to Taaif where He Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, was trtreated most inhumanely; heSallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, was not only abused with worst verbal abuses but also was subjected to stone pelting, causing physical injuries. And what was His Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam’s response? Did He Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam accept the offer by the angel of mountains? NO He Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, did not. And what He Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, said is one of the proudest response that Islam has to offer and taught to His Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam’s ummat be He Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, himself.
    I am really surprised that instead of following the example of the Prophet of Allah Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam,, we are being guided be those religious leaders who have been termed by the worst creatures under the sky by Allah’s Prophet Sallal Lah o Aaih i Wassalam, himself. Inna lilla hay wa inna alaih i raajoon.Recommend