Twitter abuzz over Munawar Hassan's 'treasonous' 'senseless' remarks

Hassan's contentious statement heavily criticised on social media.

Web Desk November 11, 2013
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawar Hasan. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Syed Munawar Hassan’s contentious remarks about the Pakistan Army and martyrdom stirred a heated controversy – so much so that it got the military to issue a rare rejoinder.

In a recent TV programme, the JI chief had reportedly said that if an American who died on the battlefield was not a martyr, then his backers were also not martyrs because they were chasing the same goal. He had also called Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud – who was killed in a US drone strike recently – a ‘martyr.’

Social media was all abuzz over the issue, with many criticising the JI leader for his stance.

Few Twitter trends related to the issue also popped up such as  #BanJamaateIslami and #ShameMunawarTTPSpokesman


AG Babar | 8 years ago | Reply

@I am a Khan Brother , i m serving in army since 7 years and i KNOW the constitution and our mandate , u have declared all of the soldiers as "Drunkard" , I have served in 5 different places all over Pakistan and i am yet to see a Drunkard soldier , I dnt own a 2000 square yard house and my super wonderful benefits and remuneration include free medical facility for me and my parents/wife , I get to see my child after lapse of 5/6 months and at times even a year, I have normal salary, 70% of which is spent in feeding myself and my family , I pay all the taxes and all the utility bills, Coming over to munawar sahab's statement , Well i dnt consider it worth discussing , U being my fellow citizen tell me if i die defending our homeland , this is the recognition i get ?????? Having said that such like comments can not demoralize me and i will continue protecting every fellow brother (this includes Munawar himself and people who think he is a religious/political leader and their families from any aggressor , may it be from TTP/India/America or any body els P.S ; Regarding drones i share every brother's pain and agony, YOU are common citizen YOU vote for such leaders just convince them to issue an order and YOU will see these drones coming down but there is a price to pay for such dare ,

Raza | 8 years ago | Reply

@ Bitter Truth. Aww did you hear some pseudo-intellectual bleat something anti-army on TV and regurigate that nonsense? Whatever the faults of the army (and there are many), a lot of elements are to blame for all the problems/mistakes; and it's not just the army which has messed up the constitution (your democrats did that too). How about you read some history and do some thinking before you start posting.

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