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Pakistani nation and state should support Altaf Hussain in his war against pro-Taliban-LeJ mullahs

Will President Zardari & Gen Kayani take courage from Altaf Hussain’s bold stance against extremist clerics?

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has declared open war against Taliban, religious extremists and sectarian killers (Takfiri terrorists); he deserves unconditional support by all peace loving Pakistanis on one point agenda, i.e., freeing Pakistan from the clutches of fanatic mullahs.

While MQM is the only party other than ANP and PPP that has taken an unequivocal, bold and clear stand against Taliban and religious fanatics without any ifs and buts, Altaf Hussain’s bold ultimatum to pro-Taliban clerics and his strategy to collect data of all such clerics must be appreciated. His call for identification of the Ulema and Khatibs who spread hatred against other sects and make inflammatory speeches is a step in the right direction.

Altaf Hussain lashed out at those Ulema (most of them Takfiri Deobandi-Salafist mullahs) who have not yet condemned the attack on Malala Yousufzai. He said a list of such so-called Ulema should be prepared and all of them should be prosecuted. He said people should not say prayers behind such Ulema. Altaf said that only mere lip service for the victims of Taliban-LeJ’s terrorism would be of no use, so Ulema should come forward to fight against the extremists and terrorists. He said that he would expose the real faces of those who have been misguiding the innocent people. Altaf Hussain appealed to the masses not to offer prayers behind the religious leaders who abstained from condemning the shameful act. He called on people belonging to different sects to offer prayers in those mosques where Ulema had condemned the brutal attack.

The MQM chief also reiterated his appeal to scholars belonging to all schools of thought to denounce the attack on Yousufzai and Shazia and Kainat, the two other girls also injured along with her. “The scholars should offer special prayers for the well-being and health of Malala and the others who were injured in the attack.”

Nazir Naji appreciates Altaf Hussain’s bold stance

Condemn attack on Malala or be exposed

Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain called upon the religious scholars of Pakistan to condemn the cowardly attack on Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. Addressing religious scholars, the MQM chief said that he would be left with no other option, but to “expose” the scholars in his address to party workers if they did not openly denounce the dastardly attack within 24 hours.

He warned that the MQM would introduce a bill in the National Assembly which would only allow truthful scholars to impart religious education.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-137038-Condemn-attack-on-Malala-or-be-exposed

Shun ulemas not condemning Malala attack

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain has appealed to the people of all thoughts to shun those ulema and khatibs, who during their Friday sermon don’t condemn the heinous attack on Malala Yusufzai and move to the other mosques where ulemas and khatibs flay this barbaric attack of terrorists.

The MQM handout further said that Altaf Hussain has appealed to the ulemas and khatibs of all thoughts to condemn the terrorism of Taliban, who attacked Malala Yusufzai and other little girls and at the same time, pray for the early recovery of Malala and other injured children. He also paid tributes to all those Ulemas and Muftis, who came out openly and issued fatwa against the terrorists, who in fact tarnishing the image of Islam by their such inhuman acts.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-71200-Shun-ulemas-not-slam-Malala-attack:Altaf

“Don’t pray behind clerics who do not condemn ‘Malala attack’,” says Altaf

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain appealed to the people of Pakistan belonging to different schools of thoughts to refrain from offering prayers behind the ulema who do not condemn the attack upon daughter of the nation Malala Yousufzai by the Taliban terrorists. He advised them to offer prayers in the mosques where the ulema were condemning the brutal attack, said a statement issued by the MQM here on Friday.

Altaf Hussain praised the ulema belonging to Muttahida Bainul Muslimeen Forum and other ulema for showing courage in condemning the incident. He asked them to get united for saving the country.

Earlier today, the MQM chief  urged all office bearers, party workers and peace loving citizens of Karachi and the country to submit within a week the details of all muftis and ulemas (clerics) in their localities, regardless of their sectarian affiliations, with the party’s unit and sector offices situated in their respective areas.

Earlier on Thursday, Hussain gave 24 hours ultimatum to all top muftis and ulema (clerics) of the country to openly denounce the cowardly attack on young Pakistani children’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai or else he will ‘expose’ them.

http://dawn.com/2012/10/12/dont-pray-behind-clerics-who-do-not-condemn-malala-attack-says-altaf/

MQM to register all ulemas and Muftis, says Altaf

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on directed all office bearers, party workers and peace loving citizens of Karachi to submit details of all muftis and Ulemas (clerics) in their localities, regardless of their sectarian affiliations, with the party’s unit and sector offices situated in their respective areas.

The MQM chief said that the particulars of all religious leaders holding different titles such as muftis, imams, ulemas and khatib should be collected from the units and sectors offices and should be dispatched to MQM headquarter Nine Zero. He also instructed all sector and unit office bearers to note down the names and addresses of all those who refuse to share their particulars so that the list of their names could be sent to the government for appropriate actions.

Altaf Hussain on Thursday gave all Islamic clerics based in Karachi an ultimatum to openly denounce the cowardly attack on young Pakistani children’s rights activist Malala Yousufzai and vowed take to task all those who fail to condemn the attack by banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/10/13/city/karachi/mqm-to-register-all-ulemas-and-muftis-says-altaf/

مولوی اپنے کوائف جمع کرائیں، ایم کیو ایم

متحدہ قومی موومنٹ نے اپنے کارکنوں کو ہدایت کی ہے کہ وہ اپنے علاقوں میں مساجد، مدارس اور امام بارگاہوں کے سربراہوں، خطیبوں اور اماموں کے کوائف تنظیمی دفاتر میں جمع کروائیں۔

لندن سے جاری ہونے والے بیان میں ایم کیو ایم کے قائد الطاف حسین نے کہا ہے کہ کراچی سمیت ملک بھر میں قائم تنظیمی دفاتر کے کارکنان اور تمام امن پسند شہری اپنے علاقوں میں موجود مساجد اور مدرسوں کے سربراہوں، خطیبوں اور عالموں کے کوائف ایک ہفتے کے اندر ایم کیو ایم کے دفاتر میں جمع کروائیں۔

بیان میں کہا گیا ہے کہ بعد میں یہ کوائف ایم کیو ایم کے مرکز نائن زیرو بھیجے جائیں گے۔ الطاف حسین نے کہا کہ جن مساجد، امام بارگاہوں، مدرسوں کے سربراہ، خطیب، علما، زاکرین اور دیگر حضرات اپنے کوائف دینے سے انکار کریں اُن کے نام حکومت کو ارسال کر دیے جائیں گے تا کہ حکومت خود یہ معلومات حاصل کرے۔ الطاف حسین نے اپنے بیان میں کہا ہے کہ یہ سب اِس لیے کیا جائے گا کیونکہ اِس میں ملک اور ملک کے عوام کا مفاد ہے۔

بیان میں کہا گیا ہے کہ یہ کوائف تمام اماموں، خطیبوں اور علما سے لیے جائیں گے چاہے اُن کا تعلق کسی بھی مکاتبِ فکر سے ہو۔
ایم کیو ایم کے انٹرنیشنل سیکریٹریٹ کے ترجمان مصطفیٰ عزیز آبادی نے بی بی سی اردوس سروس کے پروگرام سیربین میں اس بارے میں واضاحت کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ ملک شدت پسندی اور انتہاہ پسندی کے ایک عفریت کے شکنجے میں ہے اور پوری قوم کو اس عفریت کے خلاف کھڑا ہونا پڑے گا۔

انھوں نے کہا کہ ایم کیو ایم نے پورے ملک میں اپنے کارکنوں، ہمدردوں اور حمائتیوں سے کہا ہے کہ وہ اس کام میں ایم کیو ایم کی مدد کریں جس سے ان کے خیال میں انتہائی پسند عناصر کی سرکوبی کرنے میں مدد ملی سکتی ہے۔

انھوں نے کہاکہ یہ تمام معلومات اکھٹی کرکے حکومت کو فراہم کی جائے گی اور حکومت کو اپنی حکمت عملی بنانے میں مدد ملے گی

http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2012/10/121012_mqm_clerics_details_ha.shtml

Pro-Taliban clerics of JUI-F, Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ) and Jamia Binoria (Takfiri Deobandis) etc reject Altaf Hussain’s ultimatum

Source: ISI’s pro-Takfiri Deobandi Newspaper – Daily Ummat

Sipah-e-Sahaba (LeJ)’s reaction

اسلام آباد:ملالہ پرحملےکی آڑلیکرفتووں کی اپیل کرنےوالوں کواورکزئی ایجنسی کےمعصوموں کالہوکیوں نظرنہیں آتا؟ڈرون حملوں سےپاکستان امریکی کالونی بن چکاہے،فتووں کےشوقین امریکی ڈرون حملوں کےبارےمیں علماءسےکب فتوی طلب کریں گے

محمداحمدلدھیانوی

Source: SSP News

Source: Political Sunni Pakistan (SSP-LeJ facebook page)

Sipah-e-Sahaba leader condemns drone attack on LeJ’s Takfiri Deobandi madrassah in Orakzai Agency and terms attack on Malala as a conspiracy to continue drone attacks

Source: SSP facebook

Source: SSP facebook page (Deobandis)

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  • JI, ST slam attack

    Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Naseem Siddiqi has strongly condemned the attack by terrorists on Malala Yousafzai and appealed to the government to leave no stone unturned in saving her life.

    Siddiqi talking to The News on Thursday said that her condition was still serious and the whole nation should pray for the early recovery of Malala, who was struggling hard for the rights of children, particularly of girls for acquiring education.

    He said that the JI had also arranged prayers for Malala.

    Siddiqi said that it was better to send Malala abroad where there would be best medical facilities to save her life.

    He expressed deep sympathy with the family of Malala.

    He also demanded that the killers be arrested and awarded exemplary punishment.

    Sunni Tehreek (ST) head Mohammed Sarwat Ejaz Qadri has also condemned the attack on Malala and appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to use his good offices and all resources to save her life.

    The Jafaria Alliance (JA) spokesman Ali Ahmer said that those who attacked Malala are not human beings and should be arrested and hanged publicly.

    He prayed for the safe recovery of Malala and appealed to the government to send her abroad for the best medical treatment.

    Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) spokesman also condemned the attack on Malala and appealed to the nation to pray for her early recovery so that she could start going back to school very soon.

  • @Abdul Nishapuri. You mentioned just four what about others. We have laundry list of such factions and organisations.

  • Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan’s largest city (Karachi) Sunday 14 October 2012 in the biggest show of support yet for a 14-year-old girl (Malala) who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the militant group.

    But protests against the shooting have been relatively small until now, usually attracting no more than a few hundred people.

    One of the exceptions is the political party that organized Sunday’s rally in the southern port city of Karachi, the Muttahida Quami Movement. The party’s chief, Altaf Hussain, criticized both Islamic and other mainstream political parties for failing to organize rallies to protest the attack on Malala.

    He called the Taliban gunmen who shot the girl “beasts” and said it was an attack on “the ideology of Pakistan.”

    “Malala Yousufzai is a beacon of knowledge. She is the daughter of the nation,” Hussain told the audience by telephone from London, where he is in self-imposed exile because of legal cases pending against him in Pakistan. His party is strongest in Karachi.

    Many of the demonstrators carried the young girl’s picture and banners praising her bravery and expressing solidarity.

    The leaders of Pakistan’s main Islamic parties (PTI, PML-N, JI, ASWJ-LeJ etc) have criticized the shooting, but have also tried to redirect the conversation away from Taliban violence and toward civilian casualties from US drone attacks.

    The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the shooting because Malala was promoting “Western thinking.” Police have arrested at least three suspects in connection with the attack, but the two gunmen who carried out the shooting remain at large.

    The young girl was shot in the neck, and the bullet headed toward her spine. Two of her classmates were also wounded in the attack.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/1014/The-Malala-moment-Tens-of-thousands-rally-in-Pakistan-for-girl-shot-by-Taliban

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain today launched a scathing attack on Pakistan’s armed forces and Islamic clerics for not doing enough to counter the Taliban following the attempted assassination of teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai.

    “May I ask where are Pakistan’s armed forces and its high-ranking (military) personnel who utilise up to 80 per cent of the country’s resources?” Hussain said while addressing a rally in Karachi on phone from London, where he is in self-imposed exile.

    Condemning last week’s brutal attack on 14-year-old Malala by Taliban fighters, he asked why the security forces had not taken steps to protect the people of Pakistan and to eliminate terrorism.

    Hussain also directed his criticism towards Islamic clerics and scholars, saying very few of them were spreading the real teachings of Islam or highlighting the importance of education.

    Most of the ‘ulema’ (clerics) were “religious thugs” whose agenda is to “sell Islam”, he said.

    He condemned muftis and mullahs who did not speak out against the attack on Malala and said he would pray to God to punish them.

    On the other hand, he praised a group of clerics who had issued a fatwa against the attack on Malala, who continues to be in an intensive care unit of a military hospital in Rawalpindi.

    Hussain became the first leading Pakistani politician to openly name the Taliban while condemning the attack on Malala.

    Though the attack has also been condemned by leaders like the Prime Minister and the army chief, none of them named the Taliban in their public remarks while calling for action against militants.

    The rally held by the MQM at Jinnah Ground was the largest event organised so far in support of Malala and was attended by tens of thousands.

    “The Taliban are inhumane, illiterate, stone age people,” Hussain told the gathering.

    The people, he said, will have to decide if they want the “Pakistan of (Mohammad Ali) Jinnah or the Pakistan of the Taliban”.

    The attack on the teenage girl was an “attack on the ideology of Pakistan and Islam”, he added.

    Hussain warned that if the army and intelligence agencies failed to act against militants, the people would be “forced to look towards the international community to save their children”.

    He urged NGOs, civil society and ordinary people to come forward to help create a liberal, tolerant and progressive Pakistan.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/muttahida-qaumi-movement-chief-describes-taliban-as-inhumane-stone-age-people/articleshow/16811899.cms

    Taliban are inhumane, illiterate, stone-age people: Altaf Hussain
    By Our Correspondent / Ema Anis / Ferya IlyasPublished: October 14, 2012

    Hussain is addressing the participants of a conference held in the honour of Malala Yousafzai. PHOTO: FILE

    KARACHI: Taliban are inhumane, illiterate and people from the stone-age, said Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday in Karachi. Hussain was addressing the participants of a conference held in honour of Malala Yousafzai.

    Hussain said that if the armed forces fail to apprehend these culprits, then the nation will be left with no other option but to look towards the international community for the safety of their children. “May I ask where are Pakistan’s armed forces, and its high-ranking personnel who utilise up to 80% of the country’s resources?” the MQM chief questioned.

    He further questioned the role of the political and religious parties. “Why are they quiet, why don’t they fight against the Taliban?” he stressed. “See their wealth, their property; see how much they have gained through politics. Unfortunately, they are not fulfilling their national obligations and responsibilities,” he said.

    Female education

    Calling Malala a beacon of hope for millions of girls in Pakistan, Hussain asked if acquiring education was a crime.
    He further said that the Taliban’s stance on female education was against the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
    Hussain added that there are very few religious scholars who preach the correct version of the religion, while the rest are all “religious thugs” whose agenda is to “sell Islam”.

    “I am humbly requesting all the genuine religious leaders and scholars to speak up now. It is your duty. If you remain silent then you are similar to the terrorists,” he said.
    Speaking about the injustices taking place in the country, the MQM chief said that his party has always condemned oppression regardless of the consequences – be it the attack on Malala, the blasphemy case against Rimsha Masih or attacks on churches and temples.

    “MQM was, is and will always remain against drone attacks,” he added.

    Suo motu

    The MQM chief called on Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo motu notice of the brazen attack on Malala.

    “We don’t want a favour, we want justice,” he said.

    Movement to mobilise people

    While speaking to the gathering, MQM Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar said the event is the first step in a movement to mobilise people against extremism and militancy. He stated that Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan is engulfing into the darkness and everyone needs to unite in order to save it. Commenting on the attack on Malala, Sattar said that it was an attack on Jinnah’s Pakistan, Allama Iqbal’s vision and the ideology of the country. “The attack on Malala was an attack on Pakistan’s conscience,” he stressed. He further said that a handful of militants wanted to enforce their way of life on the people of Pakistan.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/451411/taliban-are-inhumane-illiterate-stone-age-people-altaf-hussain/

    Karachi says yes to Malala, no to Taliban
    14 October 2012

    Tens of thousands of Pakistanis held a demonstration in Karachi on Sunday in support of a 14-year-old human rights campaigner and peace activist shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the extremist group.

    The demonstration was the largest by far since Malala Yousufzai and two classmates were shot on October 9 while returning home from school, The Associated Press reported.

    The demonstration was organized by the most powerful political party in Karachi, the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). The party’s chief, Altaf Hussain, addressed the audience by telephone from London, where is he in self-imposed exile.

    Hussain called the Taliban gunmen who attacked Yousufzai “beasts” and said the shooting was an attack on “the ideology of Pakistan.”

    Hussain addressed the audience by telephone from London, where is he in self-imposed exile.

    “Malala Yousufzai is a beacon of knowledge. She is the daughter of the nation,” he added.

    The demonstrators carried the young girl’s picture and banners praising her bravery.

    Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the militants attacked Malala because she was anti-Taliban, adding that she would not be spared.

    “She was pro-West, she was speaking against Taliban,” Ehsan said by telephone from a secret location.

    “She was young but she was promoting Western culture in Pashtun areas,” he said, referring to the main ethnic group in northwest Pakistan and southern and eastern Afghanistan.

    Most members of the Afghan Taliban and the TTP come from the Pashtun community. It is a society where there is great opposition to education for females and a very low level of literacy.

    On Friday, at mosques, churches, and schools across the country, Pakistanis observed a day of prayers for the speedy recovery of the young activist.

    In 2008 and 2009, the TTP banned female education in the Swat Valley, depriving more than 40,000 girls of education. TTP militants destroyed hundreds of schools in the valley during a campaign of violence over the course of the two years, which led to a dramatic decline in the number of girls enrolled in schools in the region.

    In 2009, Malala Yousufzai rose to fame for writing about life in the Swat Valley under the TTP. She later received Pakistan’s National Peace Award for bravery and was also nominated for an international children’s peace award.

    http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/102376-karachi-says-yes-to-malala-no-to-taliban/

    Altaf Hussain also demanded that the Ulema and religious scholars in the country take a strong stance against the Taliban.

    He said that if they did not speak out more fervently against religious extremism, then they will be regarded as having sympathy for terrorists.

    http://dawn.com/2012/10/14/taliban-attack-on-malala-shameful-cowardly-altaf-hussain/

    The gunshot that united a nation

    Oct 15, 2012

    ISLAMABAD – A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban – after defiantly speaking out about the importance of education for girls and criticising the militant group – has united a nation, with rallies and prayers held in mosques, churches, schools and on the streets of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.

    Tens of thousands took to the streets yesterday in support of teen blogger Malala Yousufzai who was shot by the Taliban as she was returning home from school. Two of her classmates were also wounded, but not seriously.

    The rally was organised by the most powerful political party in Karachi, the Muttahida Quami Movement, whose leader Altaf Hussain called the Taliban gunmen who attacked Malala “beasts” and said the shooting was an attack on “the ideology of Pakistan”.

    “Malala Yousufzai is a beacon of knowledge. She is the daughter of the nation,” Mr Hussain said.

    Many of the demonstrators carried the young girl’s picture and banners praising her bravery.

    http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC121015-0000041/The-gunshot-that-united-a-nation

    ‘Will back army action against Taliban’

    October 14, 2012

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has termed terrorists as inhuman and said his party would support an army action against the Taliban.

    “If we want Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan, we will have to stand up against the Taliban,” Hussain said while addressing the general workers meeting at the Jinnah Ground via telephone from London.

    Altaf Hussain strongly condemned the attack on Malala and two other students by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He said Malala Yousafzai is the daughter of the nation and the attack on her life was an attack on education.

    Altaf eulogized Malala and said that raising voice for education in Taliban strongholds is a “courageous act.” “Those who attacked young Malala are not humans; they are beasts,” he snapped.

    Altaf Hussain prayed for early recovery of Malala Yousafzai and two other girls, Kainat and Shazia who also sustained injuries in the attack in Swat.

    The MQM Chief added that nations change their fate themselves and we have to move forward despite all the challenges.

    Altaf asked why some of the political and religious parties are still keeping mum on the attack on Malala Yousafzai. “This silence is beyond comprehension,” he added.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-71444-Will-back-army-action-against-Taliban

    Video: Altaf Hussain’s address to a very large public rally in Karachi condemning Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousafzai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUvTJQWDVS0

  • Does Malala need supprt from serial criminals?
    Look at MQM record and then decide. Criminals are making a noise to divert attention from SPLG. They have no interest in Malala.

  • MQM is secular terrorist criminal party. Altaf Hussain criminal killed his own partl leaders and members too.

  • however has wrote this article is an hypocrite like the munafiq qatil mafia called MQM.Ullema and mainstream religious organizations don’t need certificate of peace from british harboured blood thirsty terrorist Altaf Yazeed and MQM terrorist.scholars of all school of thoughts and main stream religious organizations not only condemned attack on Malala but they also said that if killers are arrested they should be executed publicly.secondly no one knows Altaf’ terrorist gang is Swat where as earlier this year the countries biggest Islamic party Jamaat e Islami’s welfare wing Alkhidmat foundation opened 14 girls schools in Malakand division.whereas anti Islam pseudo liberal fringe cant do nothing but use these sort of incidents for opportunistic propaganda against Ullema and mainstream religious organizations.the author seems to be living in imaginary world that Ullema were shunned by Altaf oh Lord.you wish that could have happened but reality is Altaf was put in his place with a swift but gentle response by Ullema by saying that Altaf should remain in his limits if he crosses limits than he will repent.as for praying Namaz of course we are going to pray Namaz behind Ullema not the terrorists of US and Indian proxy MQM the Munafiq Qatil Mafia.they are not even good enough to lead.prayer.LUBP has posted many blogs exposing MQM terrorism by posting this kind of pathetic and hypocritical blog it is diminishing any credibility that it has.