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Don’t kill Quaid-e-Azam: MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s commendable statement on Shia genocide

Editor’s note: LUBP appreciates Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s unambiguous condemnation of Shia genocide in Pakistan at the hands of Taliban and ASWJ-SSP. We also appreciate the fact that in departure from false propaganda by the Ziaist and Jamaatia researchers such as Dr. Safdar Mehmood and sectarian preachers such as Dr. Israr Ahmed and Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, Altaf Hussain clearly acknowledged that the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah himself was a Shia Muslim and that his first private funeral was held as per Shia fiqh at the insistence of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah.

Elements killing Shias conspiring against Pakistan: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain says elements killing Shia Muslims, after taking them out of buses and verifying their identity, are in fact conspiring to disintegrate Pakistan.

All patriotic Pakistanis must boycott such ruthless elements, he said while speaking to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on telephone, a MQM press release said on Wednesday.

Hussain said Pakistan was being encircled by threats from all sides and people belonging to Shia community were being killed. He said it was gross injustice and termed it as act of enmity against the country.

He said it was a historical reality that founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah belonged to Khoja Twelver Shia sect and when he died, two separate funeral prayers were offered.

One funeral prayers was offered by Allama Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, and other funeral prayer offered by a Shia cleric. No one could possibly deny these historical facts. Anyone challenging this would be lying, he stated.

The MQM chief said Shias are also Pakistanis. Even Hindus, Sikhs and Christians living in Pakistan were citizens of equal stature. Elements compelling Hindus, Sikhs or other non-Muslims to leave Pakistan were, in fact, doing injustice to Pakistan, and brushing aside teachings of Quaid-i-Azam with contempt.

He said country would be lost in darkness if patriotic Pakistanis did not come forward to put an end to this injustice. All educated, enlightened, moderate Pakistanis should boycott heartless elements killing innocent people.

The press release said agreeing to assertions of Hussain, Prime Minister Ashraf said killing of innocent people on basis of their religious beliefs, whether Shia or any other sect or religion, was height of injustice, utter bestiality.

http://dawn.com/2012/08/22/elements-killing-shias-conspiring-against-pakistan-altaf/

Sources: Dawn, Geo News, Dunya News, MQM Media, Shia Killing Media

Update: MQM central leader Dr. Farooq Sattar condemns Shia genocide in clear terms. Will the “silent club” in ANP & PPP leadership learn from MQM’s clear stance on #ShiaGenocide?

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  • Compare Altaf Hussains so beautiful statement with IK’s statement saying “Yeh Bechare Shia”

    Also I say, while IK is a full supporter of Taliban, his condemnation is absolutely meaningless

    Well said Altaf Hussain sb

  • In Pakistani politics, it is only Altaf Hussain who can dare to speak against the status quo. Talking about something which is contentious in a state where slight difference of opinion can lead to your killing, Altaf Hussain’s statement is a breath of fresh air. Thank you Altaf Bhai

  • Election time coming, IK starts noticing Shia, Zardari presents Faisal Abidi, Altaf comes out with bold statements.

  • @Ahad : 100% agreed

    Some groups involved in Shia Genocide for VOTES,MONEY,POWER,CONTROL Some Condemn it for VOTES,MONEY,POWER,CONTROL and there are some who play on both sides for VOTES,MONEY,POWER,CONTROL.

    Action must speak louder than words.

  • it isnt a battle between shias and sunnis, we live together for centuries,the fitna of deoband and ahlay hadis sect who thinks that only they are muslim and the rest of the people kafir resulting in such henious act of terrorism !!!!!!
    blast in eid-e-milad-un-nabi(s.a.w) procession in karachi,suicide attacks by LEJ,TTP,SSP etc in mazaar shareef of data(r.a) darbaar and an attempt of blast at hazrat abdullah shah ghazi(r.a) mazaar by a student of madrassa of binori town karachi masjid shows their animosty against sunnis
    deoband and ahlay hadees sect are pure KAFIRRRRRR
    shia sunni bhai bhai

  • This bigot (Munawar Hasan’s deputy) thinks Jinnah will become disputed if his Shia faith publicized.

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    Sectarian tensions: Jinnah’s religion is not the issue, says JI
    By Our Correspondent
    Published: August 24, 2012

    LAHORE:
    Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the undisputed leader of the Pakistani nation and he never presented himself as a Shia leader, so MQM chief Altaf Hussain should refrain from doing so, said Jamaat-i-Islami Deputy Secretary General Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha on Thursday.
    Piracha was responding to comments made by Hussain on Wednesday. “Aftaf Hussain should spare the Quaid-i-Azam and try not to project him as a disputed personality by terming him Shia,” he said in a press statement.
    Piracha said that the killing of any human being, whether a Shia or a Sunni or anyone else, on ethnic grounds or for extortion was inhuman and must be condemned. He said Pakistan’s enemies wanted to divide the country along sectarian lines and Pakistani politicians should avoid playing into their hands.
    Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2012.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/425393/sectarian-tensions-jinnahs-religion-is-not-the-issue-says-ji/

  • By reminding Jinnah was shia is tantamount to projecting him as ‘disputed personality’ . How low one can go ! shame on Jamat Islami

  • Editor I need Correction: MQM is not Muhajir Qaumi Movement anymore. Its has transformed into Muttahida Qaumi Movement in 1997…Please make correction. Thank you

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    Editor’s note: @Mazhar: Done. Thank you.

  • I received this comment via fb: “That is bcs they need the Shia votes. They have already made fools of Shia community once in the guise of helping to stop the Shia genocide once in Zia ul Nahaq’s time. I think the community members should think twice before voting for any of these old horses.”

    Several other similar messages are being seen by passionate Shia activists, many of whom support Sajid Naqvi or MWM.

    Here’s my response:

    Dear Pakistani Shias: Instead of being cynical, encourage those leaders who are stepping up to condemn #ShiaGenocide. Show maturity & grace!

    Of course, nobody is asking them to completely trust political parties or leaders, however, keep your doors of dialogue open in order to encourage political parties to have more durable, principled approach against religious extremis and terrorism.

    Being reactionary and cynical won’t help any one.

  • Well, i don’t think, Altaf Hussain has played any Vote earning tactics, he just spoken out the truth, by the way, If any ways some nuts thing like this, they should better understand that by supporting Shias, he is also losing votes of ASWJ-SSP sympathiser supporting MQM.

    MWM and other Shia (emerging political groups) are no use, and i can not vote to them as we have already seen TJP / TNFJ in the past how Sajid Naqvi supported and made alise with MMA.

  • ALTAF’S STATEMENT LAUDED: Noted Shia Ulema Allama Karrar Ali Naqvi, Allama Abbas Kumaili, and Allama Athar Mashhadi telephoned MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in London and thanked him for raising an undaunted voice against the manslaughter of the people belonging to the Shia community. The Shia Ulema expressed gratitude on behalf on the entire Shia community and the oppressed people.Allama Naqvi said that there had never been a political leader like Altaf Hussain in the country who had spoke the truth with such boldness and fearlessness. He said that Altaf Hussain had acquitted himself well in the atmosphere of oppression and suffocation. He said that the Shias as well as Sunnis were satisfied at the statements recently issued by Altaf Hussain on the killings of the Shia people in the country.Allama Naqvi assured Altaf of full cooperation in his efforts for bringing religious tolerance and sectarian harmony. “We do not hate the people belonging to any religion or sect and look upon everyone as our own.”Speaking on the occasion, Allama Kumaili praised the courageous stance of Mr Hussain and said that the contents of his statements were based upon truth that could not be denied. He thanked Altaf for informing the people about facts with proper historical contexts. Allama Mashhadi told Altaf Hussain that his fearless statements, issued recently after the killings of the Shia people, were a source of consolation for the oppressed people. He said that Altaf Hussain was on the path of truth and justice. Talking to the Ulema, Altaf Hussain said that he valued their sentiments and thoughts. He asserted that he had always supported the truth without giving any considerations to the fall-out. “My parents had taught me to speak the truth instead of going after the majority.” The Ulema assured their cooperation to Altaf Hussain in his quest for bringing religious tolerance and sectarian harmony.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/karachi/25-Aug-2012/thousands-rap-babusar-tragedy

  • Mohammed ali jeena bhai was born as Ismaili khoja muslim.

    In 1916(or 1914) when his Parsi wife died w/o accepting Islam,some political rivals in Bombay opposed allowing to bury her in Khoja funeral home. Ishna ashari allowed and he accepted that sister faith.
    Born in any faith is not ones choice. Agakhan 3rd who made great cotribution was also Shia.When he reached Lahore Rail station his Buggy was carried(removing horses)by Allama iqbal and Maulana Zafarali khan(civil military gazzette)and said they are proud to do so for Prince of Islam…(no faith distinction).

    Jinnah, in 1948 said he is first Pakistani and then faith.
    When Mullah opposed him(called non muslim)he said i am advocate of peoples cause…no matter what is my faith.When u go to Doctor/lawyer u dont ask faith.
    Fatima jinnah was staunch Shia…still she was wholly supported against Ayub Khan in election

  • ALTAF HUSIAAN A BIGOTED TWO FACE ACROBAT> One does not need a certificate from him to know what was the faith of our beloved and respected leader Mr. Jinnah, Quaid 0 i Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He was a Muslim , girst and last. He wads not biased against any sect. He was western educated but had great understanging of Islam. He had no blemish on his unquestioable charcter. Altaf Husain in a recent sddress tried to saattack Jinnah ‘s loyalty and creation iof Pakistan. He distorted the historic facts, and change the role of leaders of great statureby his scathing remarks. We all codemn him on his distotions. we also condemn sectarianosm and killing people of different faith or sect on the basis of their beliefin acertain sect. All sects faith isIslam aand the people belonging to different sectsare brothers. We should not discriminate on the basis of reigionm color, race, caste , or food.

    This is food for thought. Let us createa neutral soace forv all sects and respect the,/ stop killing your brothers/ sisters/ chikdren on the bsis of difference of sect.

    Javaid Bashir

  • A BIGOTED TWO FACE ACROBAT> One does not need a certificate from him to know what was the faith of our beloved and respected leader Mr. Jinnah, Quaid 0 i Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He was a Muslim , girst and last. He wads not biased against any sect. He was western educated but had great understanging of Islam. He had no blemish on his unquestioable charcter. Altaf Husain in a recent sddress tried to saattack Jinnah ‘s loyalty and creation iof Pakistan. He distorted the historic facts, and change the role of leaders of great statureby his scathing remarks. We all codemn him on his distotions. we also condemn sectarianosm and killing people of different faith or sect on the basis of their beliefin acertain sect. All sects faith isIslam aand the people belonging to different sectsare brothers. We should not discriminate on the basis of reigionm color, race, caste , or food.

    This is food for thought. Let us createa neutral soace forv all sects and respect the,/ stop killing your brothers/ sisters/ chikdren on the bsis of difference of sect.

    Javaid Bashir