One year since Maulana Naeemi's assasination

Published: June 12, 2010
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Maulana Naeemi was assassinated by the Taliban last year.

Maulana Naeemi was assassinated by the Taliban last year.

LAHORE: Saturday marked the first death anniversary of Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi, who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Lahore.

Maulana Naeemi was known for his moderate view of Islam as well as his strong opposition to the Taliban. Naeemi was of the view that the current Taliban are not Islamic, but are rather supported by the West.

He had received several death threats for such statements and on Friday June 12, 2009 a suicide bomber managed to enter the maulana’s office where he detonated a bomb.

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  • Jun 12, 2010 - 10:45PM

    It is s so sad that we have lost a soft spoken moderate scholar to hatred and violence. He stood up for the glory of Islam but he never encouraged violence as a means. We still need scholars like him who are non-violent and who gave the right direction.http://meer-mehernewspappar.blogspot.com/search?q=maulana+sarfaraz+naeemiRecommend

  • Sultan Ahmed
    Jun 13, 2010 - 11:47AM

    Short time ago,
    governor Punjab asserted that some profile,
    relating to Punjab have relations with terrorists,
    he provide some documentary proof before the people through media
    but ignored,
    now after the conference reality come to the surface that is deeply considerable.

    Acceptable realty is that
    insurgents are not Muslims
    they are in fact black dot on the face of Islam
    their hands are smeared with blood of innocent people
    they are not only enemy of Islam but also enemy of Pakistan
    their total activities are against the solidarity,integrity and security of Pakistan.

    The matter,
    as explained in the conference
    needs inquiry
    in case they are right in their accusation against the minister
    the party chief should take sever action
    otherwise the party would have to face shameful defeat in the forthcoming general election.

    Pakistan Muslim League(N) have popularity among the people
    but now being undermined by the evil deed of black sheep in the party
    should sack them forthwith
    it is dire need of the time.Recommend

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