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Shia Killing (SK) web site deliberately hides the Deobandi identity of Shia killers

SK Obfuscation

The above status update by the Shia Killing (SK) facebook page is yet another example of deliberate obfuscation and dishonesty by a facebook page which was initially set up to spread awareness about Shia genocide in Pakistan. Even a blind person knows that SSP, LeJ, ASWJ, TTP, Jundullah are Deobandi outfits – in fact different aliases of the same Deobandi takfiri militants with shared membership and blurry boundaries. Shia Killing or SK claims that these are Salafis, i.e., Ahle Hadith or Wahhabis. This is clearly a case of how a Shia rights site is misleading the Shia community and human rights organizations.

1. The Salafi or Wahabi (Ahl-e-Hadith) jihadis of Lashker-e-Taiba (new name Jamaat-ud-Dawa) are completely under the ISI’s control. In the current jihadi landscape, they are not involved in any act of terror against Pakistan Army or within the state of Pakistan. There is no known incident of attacks on Pakistani Shias by the LeT-JuD or other Ahle Hadith/Salafis.

2.  The Deobandi jihadis of Taliban (most if not all of them) are no longer controlled by the ISI. Because of their ideological affiliation with the Afghan Taliban (of Mullah Omar), they have taken a much tougher and violent stance against the state of Pakistan and its armed forces, and are involved in most acts of terror within the country.

3.  The Punjabi Taliban (dominated by terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba aka Lashkar-e-Jhangavi – a sectarian Deobandi organisation) are now ideological leaders and mentors of the Taliban militants in Pakistan (known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

4. Taliban in general and the Punjabi Taliban (Sipah-e-Sahaba) in particular are currently very much annoyed with Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his Lashkar-e-Taiba because of the latter’s persistence in tightly following the ISI’s commandments. Therefore, Hafiz Saeed’s life is currently under threat from the Deobandi terrorists of Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba. Here the ideological differences between Deobandis and Salafis seem to further compound their political differences in the current jihadi landscape in Pakistan.

5. Takfiri Deobandis (TTP, Sipah-e-Sahab) consider it legitimate to attack all those Deobandis who are opposed to the TTP’s violent anti-military establishment agenda and tactics. Attacks on Maulana Hassan Jan  (a Deobandi scholar from Peshawar) and Maulana Fazlur Rehman (a pro-establishment religio-political leader) are an example of this phenomenon.

6. Deobandi hate site against Salafi/Wahhabi clerics: https://www.facebook.com/IbleesKeMuqallidReturns

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At the same time, SK Facebook page is shamelessly publishing and promoting pictures of PPP leaders Bilawal Zardari, Asfi Zardari, Shehla Raza, presenting them as heroes of human rights, with their shallow condemnation of Shia genocide. SK is shamelessly hiding the fact that none else than the PPP government of Sindh is currently presiding over the largest numbers of Shia killings in Karachi without any action at all against the Auragnzeb Farooqi Deobandi ASWJ Gang responsible for attacks on Shias and Sunni Sufis/Barelvis.

It seeems that more than Shias of Imam Hussain (a.s.), SK is acting as apoloigsts and toadies of PPP and MQM in Karachi. These toadies are selling the blood of Shias, obfuscating the real identity of killers (Deobandi terrorists) and the government responsinble (PPP govt in Sindh). 

In any case, it is now evidence that SK is either compromised or incompetent. It has no right to sell Shia blood and obfuscate their genocide by Deobandi terrorists.

SK must clarify who is backing them and what is their agenda. Are they PPP apologists, MQM toadies, or is there a Deobandi group pressurizing them to refrain from identifying the Shia killers. In either case, the discourse of SK is clearly compromised and untrustworthy.

IK DeoabandRelated resources:

Historical context and roots of Deobandi terrorism in Pakistan and India

A research article on differences and similarities between Deobandis and Salafis/Wahhabis

https://www.facebook.com/PakistanSalafiParty

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Ali Abbas Taj is the Editor of Let Us Build Pakistan.
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  • The status clearly is telling and naming the outfits thus answering one of your complaints. Secondly the reason behind mentioning selfis is that these out fits have been spotted getting funds from Saudi Arabia; media has telecasted reports. Besides many salfi clericks in several areas of the country declare the shias/brelvis to be kafir or even mushrik. But even being shia I like and love some deobandi and salfi scholars like molana ishaq marhoom, molana tariq jamil, molana hassan jan shaheed etc.
    And on the point of heroic presentation of some political leaders on the basis of political statement I second your opinion

    • Dear Hussain,

      Your status is identifying the right groups but wrong sect. The killings are done for Shia identity, hate is spread by Deobandi groups NOT Salafi or Wahhabi groups as you have mentioned.
      I too have many Moderate Deobandi friends who hate the fact that Takfiri Deobandis preach hate against Sufi Sunni and Shia.
      I too respect Molvi Ishaq, a Salafi scholar and numerous Deobandi scholars who are against the Takfiri ideology of Deobandis.
      Look at the picture by Sk and LUBP which is being attacked by Ulema e Deoband. Who is doing this are they Salafi or Wahhabi as you suggest?

  • The status clearly is telling and naming the outfits thus answering one of your complaints. Secondly the reason behind mentioning selfis is that these out fits have been spotted getting funds from Saudi Arabia; media has telecasted reports. Besides many salfi clericks in several areas of the country declare the shias/brelvis to be kafir or even mushrik. But even being shia I like and love some deobandi and salfi scholars like molana ishaq marhoom, molana tariq jamil, molana hassan jan shaheed etc.
    And on the point of heroic presentation of some political leaders on the basis of political statement I second your opinion. and I dont support the idea of blaming a whole sect due to some culprits.

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