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

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.

    Sick.Recommend

  • 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

    Barbaristan.Recommend

  • 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.

    HarisRecommend

  • 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

    :o(
    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

    Problem:
    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!!!
    Solution:
    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

    Disgusting……Recommend

  • 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

    incredible!!!!!Recommend

  • 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

  • THIS IS WRONG
    Jan 5, 2011 - 9:58AM

    THIS IS WRONG.

    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

    DisgustingRecommend

  • 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

  • QAMAR
    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

    Arijit+Sharma

    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

    @Saddique
    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
    reasson??
    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

  • TOQEER
    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

  • ATTENTION
    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.
    Recommend

  • 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

    @Akhlaque
    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
    والسلامRecommend

  • 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

    @GC

    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

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