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Extremist Deobandi mullah offers a reward for anyone who kills Aasia Bibi: Nawaiwaqt joins the jihad

Maulana Yousef Qureshi (R) addresses a rally in Peshawar, the hardline, pro-Taliban cleric offered a reward for anyone who kills Aasia Bibi. PHOTO: REUTERS

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Here is a most illegal, most violent and most un-Islamic statement by an extremist Deobandi mullah (‘Maulana’ Yousuf Qureshi) of a major mosque in Peshawar. This mullah is notorious for his pro-Taliban and pro-Imran Khan views, is a senior member of the Jamaat-e-(Ghair)Islami, and is also known to have direct links with a local commander of Pakistan Army. This hateful creature is one of the most ‘learned’ students of Mufti Taqi Usmani of Karachi, the spiritual leader of Afghani and Pakistani Taliban.

According to Surah Al-Maidah, this man is inciting to violence and spreading mischief in the land (fasaad fil arz), hence according to Islamic sharia, he deserves the harshest punishment.

In Surah Al-Maidah, Allah says:

32. Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allâh by committing the major sins) in the land!.

33. The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.

Translation of the Quran

We support an ET reader’s offer who announced to place a reward of equal amount for any pakistan police officer, lawyers or judge who could put this terrorist mullah Yousuf Qureshi in Jail till Aisa bibi is released.

We demand that Chief Justice of Pakistan (who is notorious for his penchant for suo moto actions on every issue on this planet) must pay some attention to this matter too.

We also demand that the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa must order immediate arrest of this violent mullah (of course after seeking due permission from his masters in GHQ).

This fanatic cleric must be put in jail indefinitely for inciting to violence and creating harassment for religious minorities in Pakistan.

Blasphemy case: Masjid imam offers reward to kill Aasia

Source: Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: Maulana Yousuf Qureshi, an imam of a major mosque in Peshawar on Friday offered a reward for anyone who kills Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death by a court on charges of blasphemy.

Qureshi offered a Rs500,000 reward and warned the government against any move to abolish or change the blasphemy law.
The sentence against Asia Bibi has renewed debate about the law which critics say is used to persecute religious minorities, fan religious extremism and settle personal scores.

“We will strongly resist any attempt to repeal laws which provide protection to the sanctity of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” Qureshi told a rally.

“Anyone who kills Aasia will be given Rs500,000 in reward from Masjid Mohabat Khan,” he said referring to his mosque.

While Qureshi is not believed to have a wide following, comments by clerics can provoke a violent response and complicate government efforts to combat religious extremism and militancy.

Qureshi, cleric who has been leading congregation at the 17th century Mohabat Khan mosque for decades, later told Reuters he was determined to see her killed.

“We expect her to be hanged and if she is not hanged then we will ask mujahideen and Taliban to kill her.”

In 2006, Qureshi and his followers announced rewards amounting to over $1 million for anyone who killed Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that had enraged Muslims worldwide.

After her conviction, Aasia appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to pardon her, saying she had been wrongly accused by neighbours due to a personal dispute.

Last week, a minister said an initial inquiry into the case showed she had not committed blasphemy. The Lahore High Court last month prevented Zardari from granting a pardon and ruled that the High Court should be allowed to decide her appeal.

“No president, no parliament and no government has any right to interfere in the commandants of Islam. Islamic punishment will be implemented at all costs,” said Qureshi.

Update:The violence inciting op-ed at Nawaiwaqt:
(via Laila Ebadi)

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  • Brelvi Accuse Deobandis for Touheen-e-Risalat So Brelvis should be allowed to kill Deobandis ?

  • Is “hero ” mulla ko Zero bananay ka Tareeqa yeh hay kay koi is ki FIR katwaye aur Adalat main issay lay ker aye ,kam Az kam 10 saal ki qaid ho tou baat banay gi

  • These all fanatics should be trtated as Kamal Atta Turk did with the religious fanatics in Turkey or what was done with Syed Qutub,Indeed in todays world these religious fanatics are the only obstacle in the way of peace,liberty and all joys.Shame on these clerics and their deo bandi teachers whom just taught them to hate , hate and hate.The stigma for the joys and human liberties.

  • Nawaiwaqt’s sar-e-rahay adds to incitement to violence, the post updated accordingly.

    توار‘ 28 ؍ ذوالحج‘ 1431ھ‘ 5؍ دسمبر 2010ء
    ـ 12 گھنٹے 2 منٹ پہلے شائع کی گئی
    مسجد مہابت خان پشاور کے امام مولانا یوسف قریشی نے آسیہ مسیح کو قتل کرنے والے کیلئے 5 لاکھ روپے سمیت دیگر اعزازات کا اعلان کیا ہے۔
    مسجد مہابت خان پشاور کے امام توہینِ رسالت قانون کے خاتمہ کیخلاف بھی امام بن جائیں تو پوری قوم انکی امامت کو اس معاملے میں تسلیم کریگی۔ انہوں نے ایک مسجد کے امام کی حیثیت میں آسیہ مسیح کو قتل کرنیوالے کیلئے پانچ لاکھ روپے سمیت دیگر اعزازات کا اعلان کیا ہے جبکہ جن کے ہاتھوں میں پوری قوم کی امامت ہے‘ وہ اپنا میوٹ (Mute) کا بٹن دبا کر بیٹھے ہوئے ہیں‘ بہرصورت جو کام مسجد مہابت خان کے امام مولانا یوسف قریشی نے کرکے دکھا دیا ہے‘ وہ رکے گا نہیں‘ بلکہ عاشقانِ رسول مصطفیٰؐ کی ایک فوج ظفر موج اس میدان میں نکلے گی اور وہ کام جو عدالتی فیصلے کے بعد حکومت نہیں کر سکی‘ وہ عوام کر دکھائیں گے اور یہ سزا کسی نہ کسی انداز میں مل کر رہے گی اور توہینِ رسالت کے قانون کا خاتمہ خدا جانے کس کس کے مقام و مرتبے کے خاتمے کا باعث بن جائے؟ وکی لیکس کی باتیں اور آسیہ کی گستاخی ٔ رسول شاید یہ مسلمانانِ پاکستان کو انقلاب برپا کرنے کے مواقع ہیں‘ جن سے عوام کو فائدہ اٹھانا چاہیے کیونکہ اب ہمارے درد کی دوا انقلاب مصطفوی ہے‘ اگر اس ملک میں نظام مصطفیٰ ؐ رائج ہوتا تو یہاں ہمیں توہینِ رسالت کے قانون میں ترمیم یا اسکے خاتمہ کی باتیں نہ سننا پڑتیں‘ مسجد نبوی سے جس مشن کا آغاز ہوا‘ کیا معلوم اس کا احیاء مسجد مہابت خان سے ہو جائے۔



  • Nawa-e-Waqt? Still Disgusting
    DECEMBER 5, 2010

    by kalakawa


    Nawa-e-Waqt published this editorial today (thanks to @shahidsaeed and @beenasarwar for pointing it out), essentially siding with an Imam in Peshawar that placed a Rs. 500,000 bounty on the murder of blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi. I don’t think any snark is necessary to realize how patently disgusting this whole thing is.

    A translation of the editorial (of which the original you can find here) follows:

    Imam of Masjid Mahabbat Khan Peshawar, Maulana Yousuf Qureshi, places a Rs, 500,000 bounty on the murder of Aasia Bibi

    Should the Imam of Masjid Mahabbat Khan Peshawar position himself as the leader against the repeal of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, the entire nation would undoubtedly support him. In his role as Imam of his mosque he has offered a bounty of five hundred thousand rupees and additional rewards to anyone who murders Aasia Bibi. Juxtapose this to the actual leadership of Pakistan which has pressed the mute button on this issue and is sitting silently.

    Be that as it may, the initiative taken by the Imam cannot be stopped. In fact, devotees of the Prophet Mustafa will descend into the field as an army, and will complete the work that the government has been unable to after the verdict against Aasia Bibi. The punishment handed down to Aasia Bibi will be carried out in one manner or the other, and who knows whose position and rank will be terminated as a result of the debate on the repeal of the blasphemy laws.

    The Wikileaks reveals and Aasia Bibi’s blaspheming against the Prophet are an opportunity to bring about a revolution in Pakistan. The populace should take advantage of this situation as there are now two causes for revolution. Had the Nizam-e-Mustafa (loosely Shariah Law or ‘System of the Prophet’) been in place, we would not have to hear talk of amendment or repealing of the blasphemy laws.

    Perhaps the mission which was begun in Masjid-e-Nabvi will come to its conclusion at Masjid Mahabbat Khan.

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