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Editorial: Pakistan’s Deobandis’ insane arrogance over a Bengali rapist-mass murderer’s hanging

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Judging by the reaction of Pakistan’s Deobandi politicians and journalists over Abdul Quader Molla’s hanging, one should not be blamed if one thought that in Bangladesh an innocent man of God has been lynched by a mob.

On 13 December 2013, Abdul Quader Molla, a top leader of Jamaat-e-Islami was hanged for raping Bengali women and mass killing Bengali men and children. The unspeakable horror Abdul Quader Molla wreaked on his innocent victims was that they wanted to live as free human beings in their own homeland. But Abdul Quader Molla wanted them to continue to be slaves of the corrupt generals of then West Pakistan. We will not go into the details of what Jamaat-e-Islami did to the people of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, because it is all available on the Internet. What we would like to note is the sheer insane and arrogant reaction by the Deobandis and Takfiri-Deobandis in Pakistan to the hanging of a super terrorist who was also a third-rate human being.

Led by Pakistan’s pro-Taliban Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Khan, the Takfiri-Deobandis not only condemned the hanging, but also justified the rape of thousands of Bengali women and mass killing of Bengali men, women and children. Chaudhry Nisar Khan spoke for his government when he termed the hanging unfortunate and a tragic step. “There was no doubt that Molla was hanged because of his loyalty and solidarity with Pakistan in 1971. . . . Every Pakistani is saddened and grieved over his death. . . . It would have been better if the Bangladeshi government had shown farsightedness‚ large heartedness and magnanimity instead of opening old wounds. (Read: http://tribune.com.pk/story/645071/nisar-expresses-grief-concern-over-bangladesh-jamaat-leaders-execution/)

Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and pro-Deobandi cleric, Munawar Hassan, decried his Bangladeshi comrade’s execution as deplorable. In a stement published in Pakistani newspapers, Munawar Hasan said: “Molla embraced martyrdom with a smile on his face. His unflinching spirit is commendable. His execution at the hands of a “slanted” war tribunal is nothing but a mockery of justice”. Going forward, JI Ameer also picked apart the government of Pakistan for being ‘criminally silent’ over Molla’s unjust hanging. He added that Molla indeed became a victim of patriotism. (Read: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-130104-Mollas-execution:-JI-to-stage-Pakistan-wide-protests-today)

Similar statements were issued by leaders of banned Deobandi outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP, currently operating as ASWJ) and other Deobandi clerics, politicians and media persons of Pakistan.

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Just for record, here is a brief snapshot of crimes of the rapist-murderer who is being eulogized by Deobandi clerics and politicians in Pakistan:

“They banged her two-year-old brother against the floor until he died, her two sisters were slaughtered, another was raped, and her pregnant mother was shot dead. She lay hidden beneath a cot, transfixed, numb with fear, watching these ghastly scenes being enacted before her eyes. She struggled in vain to not shout but gave in to the horrific incident and let her pain come out loud. Then, it was her turn, to be brutally raped. In the evening of Mar 26, 1971, Jamaat-e Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla and several other Biharis forced into the residence of Hajrat Ali Laskar in Mirpur. Ali was shot at, his pregnant wife and her two daughters aged 7 and 9 years were slaughtered.” (Read:  http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2013/09/19/momena-seals-mollas-fate)

The Jang Media Group’s daily The News titled its report on the hanging as “BD JI leader buried amid violence”. The “violence” in Bengadesh it reported was this: “In Dhaka, Jamaat-e-Islami activists torched at least four cars and a motorcycle near the country’s main railway station, said Shahzadi Sultana, a fire main railway station, said Shahzadi Sultana, a fire official. Several homemade bombs were detonated during the attack, Somoy TV reported.”  (Read: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-27263-BD-JI-leader-buried-amid-violence)

In Dhaka, a city of 20 million people, “at least four car and a motorcycle” is violence for a pro-Taliban publication like The News! But The News was not alone in sensationalizing the non-event of the pro-Jamaat-e-Islami ‘violence’. Urdu daily Jang, a sister publication of The News, did the same. It reported that protest rallies were staged all over Pakistan, as if a Pakistani had been killed! Jang informed its readers that the entire country of Bangladesh was rocked by protests resulting in a number of killings. The ‘high’ number of protesters killed, by Jang’s own admission, is six! (Read: http://jang.com.pk/jang/dec2013-daily/14-12-2013/main.htm)

Similarly, the far-right Nawa-e-Waqt came up with front-page coverage of the death of the Jamaat-e-Islami rapist-mass murderer. Like The News and Jang, it cited that all over Pakistan, people protested the killing and offered funeral prayers for the man (Read: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2013-12-14/page-1/detail-20). In its editorial Nawa-e-Waqt wrote, “This is not what happens in civilized societies” (Read: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/editorials/14-Dec-2013/265362). What about the rape and murder of hundreds of thousands of Bengali men and women? Certainly that was a hallmark of a civilized army and its Deobandi-Salafi supporters.

But it were the Deobandis columnists who truly cried foul in support of the rapist-mass murderer. For instance, Ajmal Niazi, a right-wing columnist and conspiracy theorist, claimed an Indian conspiracy behind the hanging. Holding Hasina Wajid responsible for the hanging and calling her a stupid woman, he dubbed the hanging “a shameless affair”. He went on raving and demanding, “Pakistan must not sit silent over the hanging and act. Otherwise it will cowardice on our part” (Read: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/columns/14-Dec-2013/265545)

Another columnist, Nawaz Raza, said, “The death of Abdul Quader saddened Pakistani politicians. In the National Assembly and the Senate, legislators were a picture of gloom and sadness over the cruel act of the Bangladesh government’s hanging of the man who fought for the existence of Pakistan” (Read: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/columns/14-Dec-2013/265396).

But it was two infamous Takfiri-Deobandi journalists who shed tons of crocodile’s tears. Oraya Maqbool Jan, the most infamous Takfiri-Deobandi journalist, wrote a column on Abdul Qader Mulla’s hanging which can be considered a landmark in the history of journalistic absurdity. It is a must-read column which is comprised of voodoo history, alchemy, and necromancy. Only a separate editorial, indeed a research paper, can deal with. But we would cite just one claim he makes, “On account of Pakistan’s having been hijacked by certain elements, not many eyes in the country have shed tears on the hanging. Those eyes which are not shedding tears on the death of those who sided with the Pakistan army, will not shed tears for those who have supported the Pakistan army in Baluchistan and Swat” (Read: http://dunya.com.pk/index.php/author/orya-maqbool-jaan/2013-12-14/5342/26526939#.UqxJi_QW1Wl).

Another Deobandi columnist, Khalid Masood Khan, used extremely flowery Urdu to mourn the hanging of Abdul Quader calling it “a heart-rending death of the man who was hanged by a kangaroo court for being a support of the Pakistan army and the Two Nation Theory” (Read: http://dunya.com.pk/index.php/author/khalid-masood-khan/2013-12-14/5346/77423249#.UqxOr_QW1Wl)

Scores of examples can be given showing how Pakistan’s Deobandis have reacted to the hanging of a mass murderer. The point is: No Takfiri-Deobandi has said a word about the hundreds of thousands of innocent Bengalis killed for their ‘crime’ which was their just and legitimate demand to live as free people. Pakistan’s National Assembly led by Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League, an ally of Sipa-e-Sahaba (ASWJ) and the Taliban (TTP), offered prayers for the rapist-mass murderer. It is the same Takfiri-Deobandi mindset which has allowed the massacres of Shias, Sunni Barelvis, Ahmadis and Christians in Pakistan. This mindset has no respect for human rights and people’s right to self-determination. The only evil the Takfiri-Deobandis see is the opponent who happens to have a different view than theirs.

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  • Very good, but what about the role your so-called Shaheed ZAB played in the 1971 fiasco? He was supposedly a champion democrat, yet he refused to accept the results of the elections which were won decisively by Sheikh Mujeeb’s party. If memory serves correctly your ZAB said ” Idhar hum, udhar tum” meaning fuk your results we don’t give a rat’s ass about your filthy success in elections. We hear so much about the vicious role of our army, and yes much is true, but what about the har ami politicians like ZAB who played the race card? Much like PPP is playing the filthy Sindh card these days.

    • Bitter, dishonest and blind? Are you serious? Lady I want what you have been smoking. Yes I hate Bhutto name, much like I hate the Sharif name, but that hatred does not stem from Bhutto being a Sindhi or a fuking feudal, no, my hatred stems from the fact that the man was a charlatan and a con-man who was also a champion demagogue making illiterate people believe in his grandeur induced long speeches promising nirvana. Bhutto weaseled his way into power by first sitting on the lap of Ayub, who was also a military dictator, go figure and then playing the Sindh card, much like your PPP is doing today. As far as making the lives of people better, just go take a trip through rural Sindh and see for yourself. So stop telling us your BS about PPP.

  • some people have Bhutto Dushmani in their DNA. they are usually educated ppl. but as soon as ZAB name comes their brains stop working and they start illogical blame game.

  • SoHuman rights commision in Bangladesh and all around the world and other NON-Deobnadi called it state murder what you say about that?

    Skype Scandle, 5 time corts change, 3 different statements from witness
    we not forget about ZAB’s Al-Zulfeqar

  • My dear Muslim brothers, please don’t use terms like deobandi, brevilvis , shia. It seems that our religion and we Muslim community have been hijacked because of malicious psy warfare of our common enemy, please don’t become tools to their bigger game plan. Do deobandi believe in 2 God’s, are British have different prophet so have sense and behave as Muslims.
    As far as atrocities in East Pakistan is concerned, at instances and at places atrocities were committed by both sides but that doesn’t mean that they are justified, Bangaldeshi Muslim blood and his honour is as sacred as blood of a behaviour Muslim / west pakistani . Remembering past would always bring agonising pain and hatred so why to bring it in front. In WW2 millions of Germans and European had killed each other but now they have left it as past, bygone is bygone. Remember as Quran said our common benefit is to behold Allah’s rope and not to indulge in grouping. Its time to wake and shake up ur selves and be a juggernaut as you all were in near past

  • I think it is the right of the people of Bangla Desh to run their affairs as they deem fit.We have no business to even talk about them after the ghostly and murderous actions of our government and Army in 1971. Mr Mulla has met his fate rightly as he committed acts of murders, rapes and arson in the name patriotism which is not a good enough reason for these actions. We respect his patriotism but do not support his actions.

  • Mr Abdul Qadir’s death is really a black day in sub-continent history. It has reminded us British rule when patriots were hanged in the same way. I do not know why BD govt put him in false trial when an agreement had already been signed in 1973 been East and West Pakistan burrying such matters. May Allah bless Mulla’s soul. Ameen

    • Munawar and his pseudo-religious cronies are businessmen pure and simple. They are selling religion to the illiterate masses of this country.

  • ملا کی پھانسی پر پاکستانی قرارداد غیرضروری: بنگلہ دیش
    آخری وقت اشاعت: منگل 17 دسمبر 2013 ,‭ 15:04 GMT 20:04 PST
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    65 سالہ عبدالقادر ملا کو جمعرات کی رات پھانسی دی گئی تھی
    بنگلہ دیش نے جماعتِ اسلامی کے رہنما عبدالقادر ملا کی پھانسی کے خلاف پاکستان کی قومی اسمبلی میں قرارداد کی منظوری پر پاکستانی ہائی کمشنر سے وضاحت طلب کی ہے۔
    بنگلہ دیش کی وزارتِ خارجہ کا کہنا ہے کہ عبدالقادر ملا پر مقدمہ اور انھیں دی گئی سزا ملک کا اندرونی معاملہ ہے اور اس سلسلے میں پاکستانی اسمبلی کی قرارداد غیر ضروری ہے۔
    اسی بارے میں
    ’بنگلہ دیش اکہتر کےمعاملات کو زندہ نہ کرے‘
    ’ملا کو پاکستان سے وفاداری پر پھانسی دی گئی‘
    بنگلہ دیش: عبدالقادر ملا کی پھانسی کے خلاف ہڑتال، سات ہلاک
    متعلقہ عنوانات
    پاکستان, آس پاس
    کلِک ’ملا کو پاکستان سے وفاداری پر پھانسی دی گئی‘
    وزارتِ خارجہ کے مطابق اس سلسلے میں ڈھاکہ میں پاکستانی سفارت کار کو طلب کیا گیا اور ان سے اس معاملے پر وضاحت کرنے کو کہا گیا ہے۔
    1971 میں بنگلہ دیش کی آزادی کی تحریک کے دوران جنگی جرائم میں ملوث پائے جانے والے 65 سالہ عبدالقادر ملا کو جمعرات کی رات پھانسی دی گئی تھی۔
    پاکستانی پارلیمان کے ایوانِ زیریں نے پیر کو ان کی پھانسی کے خلاف قرارداد کثرتِ رائے سے منظور کی تھی۔
    جماعت اسلامی کے ایک رکن کی جانب سے پیش کی گئی اس قرارداد میں کہا گیا تھا کہ ’یہ ایوان بنگلہ دیش کے بزرگ رہنما عبدالقادر ملا کو 1971 میں پاکستان کا ساتھ دینے کی پاداش میں پھانسی دینے پر تشویش کا اظہار کرتا ہے۔‘

    پاکستان میں مذہبی جماعتوں نے عبدالقادر ملا کو پھانسی دیے جانے کے خلاف احتجاج کیا ہے
    اس قرارداد میں بنگلہ دیش کی حکومت سے یہ مطالبہ بھی کیا گیا تھا کہ وہ 1971 کے معاملات کو دوبارہ زندہ نہ کرے اور جماعت اسلامی بنگلہ دیش کے تمام مقدمات کو افہام و تفہیم کے جذبے کے تحت ختم کیا جائے۔
    اس موقعے پر اپنے خطاب میں وفاقی وزیر داخلہ چوہدری نثار علی خان نے عبدالقادر ملا کی پھانسی کو عدالتی قتل قرار دیا تھا۔ اُن کا کہنا تھا کہ عبدالقادر ملا متحدہ پاکستان کے حامی تھے اور اب گڑے مردے اُکھاڑنے کا کوئی فائدہ نہیں ہے۔
    عبدالقادر ملا کی پھانسی کے بعد پاکستان میں جماعت اسلامی کی طرف سے ملک گیر مظاہرے بھی ہوئے تھے اور مختلف شہروں میں ان کی غائبانہ نمازجنازہ بھی ادا کی گئی تھی۔
    بنگلہ دیش کی علیٰحدگی کے دوران سنہ 1971 کے واقعات میں پاکستانی فوج پر مبینہ زیادتیوں کا الزام لگایا جاتا ہے۔ بنگلہ دیش مسلسل مطالبہ کرتا رہا ہے کہ پاکستان بنگلہ دیشی عوام سے معافی مانگے۔ تاہم اب تک پاکستان سرکاری سطح پر معافی مانگنے سے گریز کر رہا ہے۔

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/regional/2013/12/131217_bangladesh_pakistan_mulla_explanation_zs.shtml

  • Why was he hanged?! He was a Ghazi eliminating Kaffirs. Most of the 3,000,000 murdered and 200,000 raped were Hindu Kaffirs like me in the Holy Land of The Only True Faith of Islam. The rest were worse – munafiq Muslims who loved their Hindu citizens.

  • Nobody in Pakistan is denying that Bengalis especially Himdus were targetted by Yahya’s men, but there is not a word in your article about the killing of innocent Urdu-speaking settlers and West Pakistanis by Awami League activists in March / April/ May of 1971 and then again in 1972. Why don’t you check the Internet for news of those massacres as well? Apologies and remorse should be shown by both sides.

    • Ya right. If you so love the Urdu speakers stranded in Bangladesh for the past 44 years then what have you done about that?