Featured Original Articles

#ShiaGenocide: Death threats to Shia Muslims in Lahore by ASWJ Deobandi terrorists – Express Tribune

lahore-

LAHORE: After ASWJ-LeJ’s Takfiri terrorists’ attacks against Shia Muslims in Karachi and Balochistan, the Shia community in Lahore is getting threats, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Hand-written pamphlets carrying derogatory remarks against the community and its leaders and threats are being dropped in Shia homes in the city. Wall-chalking nearby declares Shias kafir (infidel). The pamphlets have been ostensibly issued by the banned Deobandi outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ, currently operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ) which claimed responsibility for the Quetta killings.

Shias have started taking the threats more seriously after a Shia doctor (Ali Haider) and his 11-yr old son were shot in Lahore a few weeks back.

In the last few months, noted Shia professionals haver been target killed by ASWJ-LeJ terrorists in Lahore, Peshawar and other areas of Pakistan.

Wall-chalking in Lahore carrying messages against Shias has appeared outside the house of photo journalist Azhar Jafri. Pamphlets threatening him and his family with a deadly attack have also been dropped at his house.
Jafri has filed an FIR with the Harbanspura police.

Talking to The Express Tribune, he said a bundle of pamphlets inscribed with life threats and derogatory remarks against Shias and their leaders had been dropped at his house. He said he had approached Operations DIG Rai Tahir with his complaint, but police had only arrested and then released three labourers working at his under-construction house.

A few weeks ago, Marvi Sirmed, a seemingly liberal NGO-activist based in Islamabad, who also happens to be a niece of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s co-founder Akram Lahori Deobandi, was seen threatening Shia activists and professionals, providing details of their families to a pro-ASWJ Deobandi cleric. Pro-establishment fake liberals are harassing Shia activists because they do not allow them to paint Shia genocide at the hands of State-backed Takfiri Deobandi militants as Sunni-Shia sectarian or Hazara specific ethnic violence. Shia activists in social media have been advised by their community leaders to not share their personal details with anyone in order to avoid harassment and violence by Akram Lahore group of ASWJ terrorists and pro-establishment fake liberals.

Qaisar Abbas, a resident of Imamia Colony, Shahdara Town, says that two days back, someone dropped a pamphlet carrying death threats at his home. He said he and his family were quite scared.

President of Tehreek-i-Nifaz-i-Fiqh-i-Jafria, Lahore, Shahzada Ghulam Hussain says that terrorists have allies in the government and intelligence agencies. He said the whole Shia community was under threat. He said he had advised his community to remain vigilant and stop their children from going out of houses unnecessarily.

Source: Adapted with minor changes from The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2013.

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101782578&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20130313
http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101782578&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20130313

About the author

Taimoor Kashmiri

2 Comments

Click here to post a comment
  • PML(N) and its Takfiri allies will let loose their dogs of terror in Punjab in coming days, that is expected. Remain prepared.

  • • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…there are reports that these areas may be used as suspected hideouts/logistic basis for the terrorists .
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :..Regular /periodical consisting of areas like Sara-e-Kharboza , Tarnol , Golra , Bhara Kahu etc. be undertaken by LEAs as ..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…. coming days, particularly during the caretaker regime/run-up to the elections.
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…country particularly Rawalpindi/Islamabad and various other areas of Punjab .LeJ activities are likely to increase in the.
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    LeJ, the organization will continue to target Shia community through VBIEDs /suicide attacks, IEDs and target killings throughout the…..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…each other , have been tasked to mobilize the tentacles in Islamabad and Rawalpindi .
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…purpose one Hilal (presently based Orakzai) and another Dildar (presently in Miranshah ) both operating independently of ..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : Apart from the two groups, TTP has been trying to reactivate Ghazi Force (ex-Lal Masjid students) in Islamabad and for the ..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…also planned to target election rallies /public gatherings in the run-up of general elections.
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…Rawalpindi/Islamabad ,with regard to checking logistical support provided to suspected terrorists / miscreants of TTP has..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.intelligence agency has also indicated vigilance in area of Rawalpindi /Islamabad especially police chek posts /Nakas in …
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :., Noor Khan PAF base, BBIA ( reccee of the base /airport has already been done), Adiala Jail/Superintendent Adiala Jail.
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.(military officers ,bureaucrats) public gatherings of political parties , public places,railway stations,markets,parks etc)
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :../foreign nationals and their concerns, prominent personalities, prominent election candidates, civil/military bureaucracy..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : .. Red Zone (President / Prime Minster houses, Senate, Parliament houses etc.), Law Enforcement Agencies Foreign Missions ..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…that following are the preferred targets of miscreants i.e. Military /security installations, key installations in….
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : Another intelligence agency report also forwarded by the PM’s Secretariat, vide U.O No 12(22)/DS (IA-1)2013 revealed….
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.personalities .They have also set the agenda to target diplomats,officials and representative offices of of Iran in Pakistan
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :Terrorist groups of Jaishul Adel and LeJ have decided to increase terrorist activities against Shias and prominent ……..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :..based at FATA and is most likely to get its plan executed through LeJ militants.
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :..and Faisalabad in near future to destabilize the countryal-Qaeda is in the process of consulting with TTP, LeJ leadership..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.al-Qeada is also reliably learnt to be planning some massive terrorist activities in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.., Sarafa Bazar,Rawalpindi Imam bargah Qasr-e-Abu Talib, Mughalabad, Rawalpindi,Imambargah Yadgar-e-Hussain,Satellite TN RWP
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : , Morgah , Rawalpindi , Imambargah Qasr-e-Sakina ,Old Shakaryal ,Rawalpindi , Imambargah Shah Chan Charagah…..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :Imambargah Musa Kazim ,I-10/1,Islamabad , Imambargah Shah Payara ,Chur Harpal Chowk , Rawalpindi , Imambargah Qasr-e-Alamdar
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :..Islamabad and Rawalpindi i.e. Markazi Imam Barhgah Asna Ashri,5-6/2,Islamabad , Imambargah Al Sadiq ,G-9/2, Islamabad ,…
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : ..Apart from Madrissa Jamia Ahl-e-Bait, LeJ has tasked it tentacles to conduct recee of following Imambargahs in …..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :….during Fajar prayer .is considering to target the said Madrissa during Fajar prayer …..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :.. during the month of February 2013 and is considering to target the said Madrissa …….
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : …(Marvi Road, F-7/4, Islamabad) as target and have conducted its reccee (surveillance)during the month of February 2013 and
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : …Islamabad, Rawalpindi among their preferred targets In this regard LeJ has selected Madrissa Jamia Ahl-e-Bait ….
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : LeJ with the support of TTP has planned anti-Shia terrorist activities in various cities of the country while focusing……
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : …Firdaus Ashiq Awan , EX-MNA Najamuddin Khan and Mrs Asma Arbab Alamgir during the coming days .
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :..politicians/figures in the country (particularly former federal ministers Rehman Malik, Qamar Zaman Kaira , …
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : Militants belonging to Ghazi Force and Abdullah Wali /Qari Shakil Group of Mohmand Agency are planning to target prominent..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : Doctors , Educations ,Ulemas etc.) especially LEAs .
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :LeJ/SSP are planning to attacks prominent Shia figures belonging to all walks of life (Bank officers, Government Servants , .
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : ..personalities, politicians, candidates of NA/ PA, officials of military bureaucracy, political gatherings during elections
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : Possible targets as indicated are key military and security agencies’ installations,foreign missions and national prominent..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…. kidnapping for ransom and other criminal acts …..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : reported to be Asmatullah Moavia Group and Qari Shakeel /Abdul Wali Group of TTP The groups are already fully involved in ..
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :…Rawalpindi and the suburban areas of Islamabad .The main factors tasked to implement these terrorist acts have been ….
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :Intl report indicating high level of activity being planned by the TTP and LeJ in the form of terrorist attacks country wide
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    @zafirzia various intelligence agencies’ report also forwarded to the Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies revealed these facts
    View conversation
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert :LeJ has left much behind TTP, al-Qaeda other splinter groups as most dangerous organization pose threat to national security
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : EX-MNA Najamuddin Khan and Mrs Asma Arbab Alamgir during the are also likely targets of the terrorists in coming days
    Expand
    • Asad Kharal ‏@AsadKharal 2h
    Threat Alert : LeJ becoming more dangerous than TTP, al-Qaeda,former ministers including Rehman Malik,Qamar Zaman ,Firdaus Awan on hit list