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Judicial commission reveals anti-state activities of Deobandi militants hiding in Islamabad’s Lal Masjid

ISLAMABAD (INP, 21 April 2013): Lal Masjid-Jamia Hafsa (LMJH) Commission report reveals the reasons for which Lal Masjid incident took place.

The report submits that on 6th April, 2007 ‘Enforcement of Sharia and Azmat-e-Jihad’ Conference was held in Lal Masjid, attended by hundered of Deobandi activists affiliated with Sipah Sahaba and Taliban, and it was decided that a Shariat Court comprising of 10 Deobandi Muftis would be set up, and that court would take decisions against those found involved in running brothels and following illegal practices. Addressing ‘Nizam-e-Shariat and Azmat-e-Jihad conference’ at Lal Masjid on 6th April 2007, Maulana Abdul Aziz Deobandi warned the government of suicide attacks if hurdles were created in their way. He said “I want to tell the government that suicide attacks would be our option. Today we are announcing Shariah in the area which is in our control where every decision will be taken according to Shariah.”

After that meeting the activities of LMJH expanded. On 15th April 2007 the students (Deobandi activists) of LMJH made rehearsal for combat in compound next to mosque. On 17th April Lal Masjid and its surrounding areas were declared ‘no go’ areas for security forces.

On 2nd May Imam-e-Kabah after visiting area observed that in the presence of government, no individual can establish his own Shariah court and it is unfortunate that Lal Masjid administration has not acted upon advice of religious scholars and established Shariah court. On 3rd May Maulana Ghazi Abdul Rasheed Deobandi threatened students of QAU (Quaid-e-Azam University) and said Acid will be thrown on their face.

On 18th May Lal Masjid kidnapped 4 police officials. On 30th May Maulana Abdulz Aziz Deobandi warned the government that he had sufficient number of suicide bombers inside mosque. On 16th June Maulana Aziz issued a death decree against staff of a magazine for publishing fashion shoot.

On 22nd, students of LMJH kidnapped 3 Chinese women and 2 other men for allegedly running a beauty parlour. Subsequently students also kidnapped Aunty Shamim allegedly running a brothel in Abpara vicinity.

Taking advantage of the restrain shown by the law enforcement agencies, Lal Masjid fighters (Deobandi militants belonging to Sipah Sahaba (ASWJ) and Taliban) stormed the official buildings and public property in Aabpara area. They also killed a Rangers’ soldier deployed on sentry duty outside mosque, injured a photographer of a private TV channel.

Maulana Abdul Qayyum Deobandi, spokesman of Lal Masjid, publicly announced that suicide bombers of Lal Masjid have been permitted to find targets and strike wherever they chose to. Such were the circumstances which led to the LMJH incident, the commission report describes.

Source: Frontier Post

Red Mosque Commission Report says 11 army soldiers and 92 Takfiir Deobandi militants among dead, no woman included

ISLAMABAD: The report of a commission that probed the operation in Lal Masjid has verified from reports, claims, witnesses and media reports that 103 people were killed in the operation. The report by the one-man commission of Federal Shariat Court’s Justice Shahzado Shaikh was made public on the directives of the Supreme Court.
The commission worked on eight terms of reference, including how many persons, if any, male or female, civilian or law enforcement agencies’ personnel, lost their lives in the Jamia Hafsa-Lal Masjid operation.

The commission’s 304-page report is comprehensive document, which stated that of the 103 persons killed, 92 were civilians (Deobandi militants of the Khariji cult Sipah Sahaba and Taliban) and 11 belonged to the armed forces of Pakistan.

Among the 92 civilian (Deobandi) casualties, 76 were traced/identified, whereas 16 bodies remained unidentified. It verified that no other claim of any killing could be brought in front of the commission. On page 142 of the report, it is verified that 103 persons died in the operation and no woman was killed. During the proceedings before the Supreme Court of Pakistan from July 8, 2007 to December 4, 2012, different reports were submitted regarding the number of casualties. The commission on this account summoned the record of the deceased from all government departments and agencies, verified claims and statements from volunteers.

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Confession of Lal Masjid’s suicide bombers’ trainer and brainwasher Umme Hassaan Deobandi:

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  • Now there is no difference between stick wielding terrorists of Lal masjid & Black coat wearing lawyers in the Supreme Court! Gangsters both

    Zarrar Khuhro ‏@ZarrarKhuhro 24 Apr
    How many vividly recall the U-turn media and commentators did on Lal Masjid? First it was ‘do an operation’ and then it was’ OMG poor kids’

    Imran Jattala ‏@ijattala 8h
    #IsItTrue Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, who cancelled Gen Musharraf’s bail n a bailable offence, has been the lawyer o Mulla Aziz of Lal Masjid?

    Haqq Navees ‏@SAHaider 19 Apr
    Here is the article by AFP that states that Justice Shaukat Siddiqi was Molvi Abdul Aziz’s lawyer (Lal Masjid). http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRi2TrzKDrgq2iPWIj6irPrFELzg

    Kon Thin Kahan Chali Gayen By Dr. Shahid Masood

    Remembering the martyrs of Lal MAsjid (Part 4)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=306493032782589&set=a.111057382326156.15720.108800099218551&type=1&theater

  • There goes the claim of the wife of that fraud Mullah Abdul Rasheed Ghazi that women were mercilessly slaughtered. Now unless those gun wielding and gas mask wearing folks were women, the whole charade should stop now. Also that fraud Mullah claimed that there were only 2 AKs in their possession! Lie after lie after lie.

    Source: http://www.defence.pk/forums/national-political-issues/247199-lal-masjid-commission-report-comes-out-truth-told.html#ixzz2RSRTJrBn

    So its interesting what tactics the Mosque authorities use to get the girls to stay:

    Most of the female students do want to leave, Mr Shaheen said, as well as several of the younger ones. But he said the leaders of the mosque, Ghazi Abdul Rashid and Maulana Abdul Aziz, commanded them to stay. “They said to the students that ‘your lives are useless if they won’t protect the sanctity of the mosque’.”

    A truly interesting photo of one of the lal masjid militants. He is brandishing a Heckler & Koch MP5 which is not a commonly available weapon in Pakistan at all and is only issued to the SSG commandos and special forces, and wearing a gas mask of the kind worn by Pakistani special forces. [Edit: Please see below] Where did he get these do you think? (Source: BBC Urdu)

    The government, claiming the girls are being used as human shields, has this to say:
    “A large number of women and children are being held hostage by armed men in room,” Khan told a news conference, adding that the brother of the captured cleric was hiding in the basement of an attached madrasa with 25 “women hostages”.
    “Yes, they’re using them as human shields, because the people who have come out, they told us that they’re telling women and children not to worry because as long as you’re here forces will not attack us,” he said.

    And what did Maulana Aziz have to say about this?
    “They are not being used as human shields, we only gave them passion for jihad,” said Aziz, who was later remanded in court.

    Needless to say, while Maulana Auntie’s stomach may have been of noticeably larger dimensions than that of the girls in the madressah, his passion for jihad seems to be of a much smaller order of magnitude.

    Let’s hope this turns out okay.

    http://ramblingsafar.blogspot.co.uk/2007/07/lal-masjid-seige-continues.html

  • On July 6, 2008, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) observed the anniversary of the operation by killing 19 people in Islamabad through a suicide bomb, 15 of them policemen. An al Qaeda videocassette marked the first anniversary of the destruction of Lal Masjid in which revenge was sworn.

    Amir Mir, in his book Talibanisation of Pakistan from 9/11 to 26/11, states: “Before the bloodshed, the Mosque had a reputation for radicalism, mostly attracting Islamic hard line students from North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and tribal areas where support for the Taliban and al Qaeda is quite strong. Much before the military operation code named ‘Operation Silence’ was launched by the Pakistan Army, the Lal Masjid had become known to the outer world as a centre of radical Islamic learning, housing several thousand male and female students in adjacent seminaries.

    “As the Operation Silence unfolded, it was discovered that elements from Ji-hadi groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Harkatul Jihadul Islami were present inside the seminary … carrying Kalashnikov rifles, LMGs, hand grenades, petrol bombs and rocket-launchers”.

    Zahid Hussain, in his book The Scorpion’s Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan and how it Threatens America (2010), noted: “Lal Masjid clerics Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rashid had learned their militancy from their father, Abdullah Ghazi, who received funding and guidance from the Pakistani military and intelligence agencies for jihad. After the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, Abdullah Ghazi became closely associated with al Qaeda.

    “In 1998, he travelled to Kandahar to pay homage to Mullah Omar, and took his younger son along. During this visit, Abdul Rashid Ghazi became radicalised. He met with Osama bin Laden alone for an hour. At the end of the meeting, he picked up Bin Laden’s glass of water and drank from it and said: ‘I drank from your glass so that Allah would make me a warrior like you’.” (p.112)

    Two months after the Lal Masjid siege, an 18-year-old boy blew himself up inside the high-security base of Zarrar Company, the elite commando unit responsible for Operation Silence; 22 commandos were killed. It was an insider job. Zahid Hussain writes: “One of the officers identified was Captain Khurram Ashiq, who had served in Zarrar Company” (p.121). Captain Khurram Ashiq died in Helmand fighting on the side of al Qaeda. His brother, Major Haroon Ashiq, too, worked for al Qaeda, killing SSG commander Major-General Feisal Alvi in Islamabad. He has been acquitted this year by an antiterrorism court in Adiala Jail.

    British journalist Owen Bennett-Jones, in his lengthy study Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto (London Review of Books, December 6, 2012), refers to one of the assassins of Benazir Bhutto named Husnain Gul, who joined the killer gang because of Lal Masjid: “Husnain Gul was a madrassa student who in 2005 had received small-arms training at a camp in North-West Pakistan. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report says that when he was arrested, he had a hand grenade and clothes belonging to his friend Bilal.

    “In his confession, Gul described how a friend of his had been killed when Musharraf ordered an assault on the Red Mosque in Islamabad in July 2007… Gul decided to avenge his friend’s death and persuaded his cousin, Muhammad Rafaqat, to join him”.

    Source: http://www.defence.pk/forums/pakistans-war/224767-lal-masjid-facts-won-t-go-away.html#ixzz2RSSG9hQ0