Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman and desperately waiting to capture Pakistan , Imran Khan, visited the “Holy” Laal Masjid in Islamabad on 18th March 2011. Yes readers, he spoke at a Friday sermon in one of the most terrifying places in the country. Most importantly, our right wing media didn’t publish this major news for fear of alienating Great Khan’s support amongst the Urban-Middle Class-Drawing Room based chatterati.
Imran Khan claims himself to be a Liberal Muslim in this clip. Can any real “Liberal” politician even think of stepping into Laal Masjid let alone speaking at a Friday sermon!!! Beyghairat Brigade very rightly terms him “Good looking Jamaat-e-Islami”.
At 25 seconds, Imran Khan quotes the Quran that “Dont hate your enemies so much that you cant do justice with them”. He claims he now has Imaan.
There are many misrepresentations in the “sermon”:
- Misrepresentation of facts (32000 Pakistanis killed by USA/NATO)
- Spreading xenophobia against USA as in those days the Raymond Davis affair was hot
- He used this as a platform in order to malign the democratic government
- Misuse of Islam to justify jihad against zalim (“tyrant”) Americans
- Misuse of Islam to promote personal political interests
Isn’t this good enough fact for die-hard supporters of Imran Khan that he shares the same platform which was previously used by Taliban Commander Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and the great escapee of the modern times, Abdul Aziz, the molvi who used the burqa to run away (referred to as “mullah nasya vich hijab ay” – in the Aaloo Anday song).
Why doesn’t Imran Khan preach to his captive audience that the Quran also says “let there be no compulsion in religion” (Ayat 256, Sura-e-Baqara), something totally against which the Laal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa walas were operating!!!