All for Jihad: Hafiz Saeed slams journalists

Published: October 20, 2011
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MULTAN: Speaking to local officials in Vehari and Multan, Jamatud Dawa leader Prof Hafiz Saeed blamed journalists of being part of a conspiracy against jihad. “The Pakistani press has aligned itself with foreign intelligence agencies and is promoting anti-jihad sentiments among the youth of this country,” he said. “Jihad is the only chance for Pakistan’s survival and the Muslim ummah needs to unite against foreign powers rather than turn on each other,” he added. Jamatud Dawa has been recruiting university and college students to join the organisation. The party organised over 120 forums in southern Punjab in the two years.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 20th, 2011.

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  • Nuzhat Kidvai
    Oct 23, 2011 - 11:51AM

    My question in response to Hafiz Saeed’s statement is: Is this why the Jamaats – jamaatud-dawa, jamaat-e-Islami & all Lashkars, have been nurturing ‘Qurbani kay bakray’ to kill other Muslims? They are all inciting young people to “turn on” other Muslims (meaning those who do not belong to any of these outfits). These Jamaats have been claiming responsibility for various attacks.
    This false accusation against journalists is to incite their Jamaat killers to attack journalists.

    All thinking people wonder why Hafiz Saeed & leaders of all so-called ‘religious parties’ have not sought Jihad for themselves & their children! Let us send them a collective call to have the courage to die. Allah unko taufeeq day aur unkay apnay dilon mein bhi ‘qurbani ka bakra’ ban-nay ka shauq ho. The good people of Pakistan will surely pray for their early ‘Shahadat’. We really do want all the ‘dawa karney’ or denay waaley ‘up there’, because we believe in equal opportunities. How can only the children of the poor be meant to become “qurbani ke bakray”? Why should only poor mothers weep? They have wept enough.

    Let me explain, ‘Qurbani ke bakray’ was an expression used by the mulla of a madrasa (for those they train to go & kill & are ready to get killed) and caught on camera. So imagine what views the madrasa propagates! The Islam propagated by these people is their personal islam brought by them, certainly not the Islam brought by our Rasool Mohammad SAW. In keeping with what the Quran teaches, those who do not listen to what the Quran & the Prophet SAW are saying to them will go back to Allah & Allah has prepared a grievous penalty for them. Muslims have been instructed in the Quran not to raise or initiate raising arms against others. This is why Muslims are not out there killing these mullas who are misleading other people and exploiting Islam as Allah will deal with them.

    Hafiz Saeed on the other hand propagate a ‘qatl-o-ghaarat-gari ka Islam’ with Muslim killing Muslims & Muslims killing non-Muslims, which according to Quranic instruction is wrong. For these groups killing is become their ‘deen’ as killing seems to be a way of life for them.

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  • csmann
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:22AM

    so far jihaad has kiiled mostly muslims,and preponderously so.(like 100 muslims to 1 non-muslim).so it has become muslim-kill-muslim affair mostly.must surely be a wrong interpretation of the word “jihaad”

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 26, 2011 - 8:58AM

    Nuzhat Kidvai
    Your article (comment?) is five times the size of the original article. Write short but intelligent comments, please. Nobody has the time to read a comment which is a mile long. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Waqas
    Oct 26, 2011 - 10:46AM

    @csmann
    you are wrong, absolutely wrong. if u think tehreek-e-talkiban pakistan is doing jihad then you need to see with open eyes. that is a foreign funded organizaition built only to malign/harm muslims and jihad and blame pakistan.
    genuine jihad is going on in afghanistan, kashmir and palestine. go figure!

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  • csmann
    Oct 30, 2011 - 10:03PM

    @Waqas:
    believe whatever suits your fancy;the fact remains these are muslims that believe they are doing jihad; nobody wants to blow himself up just because foreigner enlisted him;they are there to kill in the name of jihad.conspiracy theory excuse wont work

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