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Saudi Arabia, UAE financing radical Deobandi-Wahhabi organizations in Pakistan

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A US official in a cable sent to the State Department stated that “financial support estimated at nearly 100 million USD annually was making its way to Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith clerics in south Punjab from organisations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates ostensibly with the direct support of those governments.”

The cable sent in November 2008 by Bryan Hunt, the then Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Lahore, was based on information from discussions with local government and non-governmental sources during his trips to the cities of Multan and Bahawalpur.

Quoting local interlocutors, Hunt attempts to explain how the “sophisticated jihadi recruitment network” operated in a region dominated by the Barelvi sect, which, according to the cable, made south Punjab “traditionally hostile” to Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith schools of thought.

Hunt refers to a “network of Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith mosques and madrassahs” being strengthened through an influx of “charity” which originally reached organisations “such as Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Al-Khidmat foundation”. Portions of these funds would then be given away to clerics “in order to expand these sects’ presence” in a relatively inhospitable yet “potentially fruitful recruiting ground”.

Outlining the process of recruitment for militancy, the cable describes how “families with multiple children” and “severe financial difficulties” were generally being exploited for recruitment purposes. Families first approached by “ostensibly ‘charitable’” organisations would later be introduced to a “local Deobandi or Ahl-i-Hadith maulana” who would offer to educate the children at his madrassah and “find them employment in the service of Islam”. “Martyrdom” was also “often discussed”, with a final cash payment to the parents. “Local sources claim that the current average rate is approximately Rs 500,000 (approximately USD 6,500) per son,” the cable states.

Children recruited would be given age-specific indoctrination and would eventually be trained according to the madrassah teachers’ assessment of their inclination “to engage in violence and acceptance of jihadi culture” versus their value as promoters of Deobandi or Ahl-i-Hadith sects or recruiters, the cable states.

Recruits “chosen for jihad” would then be taken to “more sophisticated indoctrination camps”. “Locals identified three centres reportedly used for this purpose”. Two of the centres were stated to be in the Bahawalpur district, whereas one was reported as situated “on the outskirts of Dera Ghazi Khan city”. These centres “were primarily used for indoctrination”, after which “youths were generally sent on to more established training camps in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and then on to jihad either in FATA, NWFP, or as suicide bombers in settled areas”.
The cable goes on to quote local officials criticising the PML-N-led provincial and the PPP-led federal governments for their “failure to act” against “extremist madrassas, or known prominent leaders such as Jaish-i-Mohammad’s Masood Azhar”. The Bahawalpur district nazim at the time told Hunt that despite repeatedly highlighting the threat posed by extremist groups and indoctrination centres to the provincial and federal governments, he had received “no support” in dealing with the issue unless he was ready to change his political loyalties. The nazim, who at the time was with the PML-Q, “blamed politics, stating that unless he was willing to switch parties…neither the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz provincial nor the Pakistan People’s Party federal governments would take his requests seriously”.

Cable referenced: WikiLeaks # 178082.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/22/saudi-arabia-uae-financing-extremism-in-south-punjab.html

https://lubpak.net/forum/topic.php?id=1303

Imran Khan’s PTI is a key supporter of radical Deobandi-Wahhabi organizations.

قاضی حسین احمد کے تازہ کالم جس میں انہوں نے سعودی بادشاہ کی تعریف کی ہے اور اب دیوبندی اور اہل حدیث کے مولویوں کا سعودی بادشاہ کی حمایت میں نکلنا یہ ثابت کرتا ہے کہ منصورہ اور مدارس میں اصل پیسا آتا ہی سعودی عرب سے ہے

کراچی سے پشاور تک جتنے دیوبند مدارس ہیں سب کے سب طالبان کی حمایتی ہیں ،پچھلے دس سالوں میں خاص طور پر ان مدارس کو اربوں روپیہ ملا ہے ، دار العلوم کراچی ،جامعہ اشرف المدارس کراچی ،جامعہ بنوریہ ،جامعہ خیر المدارس ملتان ،جامعہ اشرافیہ لاہور اور بہت سے اہل حدیث اور دیوبند مدارس میں گزشتہ دس سالوں میں لاکھوں پیسا لگایا گیا اور بڑی بڑی الشان عمارت تعمیر ہوئے ہیں جس کا رنگ اور نقشہ ہو بہو سعودی طرز کا ہے آج تمام بڑے مفتی صاحبان ائر کنڈیشن میں رہتے ہیں اور بہترین گاڑیوں میں پھرتے ہیں ،ایک ایک مدرسے کا روزانہ کا خرچ لاکھوں میں ہوتا ہے جہاں پانی اور بجلی کا مسلہ بھی نہیں ہوتا اور بڑے بڑے سٹینڈ باے جنریٹر لگے ہوئے ہیں ، مزے کی بات یہ کہ لاہور کراچی اسلام آباد یا اور دوسرے بڑے شہروں میں جو مدارس ہیں اس میں وہاں کی مقامی آبادی نہیں پڑھتی بلکے صوبہ پختون خہ اور پنجاب کے سریکی علاقوں کے طالب علم ہوتے ہیں پر سوال یہ پیدا ہوتا ہے کہ ان مولویوں نے شہر کے بیچوں بیچ یہ مدارس کیوں تعمیر کیے ،اس کی وجہ اچھا بزنس کیس ہے

آج کل نوے فیصد طالب مدرس میں انے کی وجہ دو وقت کی روٹی اور اچھی رہائش ہے جو انہیں ان کے گاؤں میں نہیں مل پاتی ہے اس کے علاوہ بڑے مدارس میں طالبعلموں کو ماہانہ وظیف بھی ملتا ہے ،زیادہ تر طالب دینی رجحان کے بجاے دینی تعلیم ایک پیشے کے طور پر لیتے ہیں کہ سات سال پڑھ کی کسی مسجد کے امام بنیں گے یا کم از کم حفظ کرکے قاری اور موزن بن جائیں گے تو اچھا روزگار ہو جائے گا ،اس کے علاوہ طالبعلموں کے ذہن میں طالبان کا کمانڈر بھی بننا ہوتا ہے جس کے لیہ جہادی تنظیمیں ہوتی ہیں جہاں وہ جا کر جہادی پیشہ اختیار کر لیتا ہے

تمام مدارس کو اندر خانے فوج کی سپورٹ حاصل ہے اور یہ فوج کے پلان کا حصہ ہے ،تمام دیوبند مدارس کے منتظمین کی فوج کی اعلیٰ قیادت سے رابطے ہیں

آپ کسی بھی دیوبند مدرسے امن جا کر طالبعلموں سے پوچھ لیں وہ خودکش بم دھماکوں اور طالبان کی کھل کر حمایت کر رہے ہونگے اور جب علما سے پوچھا یہ گا تو وہ گول مول جواب دینگے ،انہی مدارس سے لشکر جھنگوی ،سپاہ صحابہ ،طالبان ،لشکر طیبہ نکلتی ہے پر وہاں کے استاد یہی کہتے ہیں کے مدارس میں کوئی ٹریننگ نہیں ہوتی .
پاکستان کو اگر دہشتگردی کی جنگ جیتنی ہے تو باھر سے آنے والے پیسے کو روکنا ہوگا

جماعت اسلامی چل ہی رہی ہے باھر کے اور کھالوں کے پیسے پر پر آج تک کسی صحافی انے یا سیاسی جماعت نے منصورہ کے آڈٹ یا اس کے اخراجات دیکھنے کی جرات نہیں کی

پہلے ایک مسجد کو تعمیر کرنے کے لیہ سالوں لگا کرتے تھے کیوں کے اس کے پیسے دینے والے مقامی لوگ ہوتے تھے آج بڑے بڑے الشان محلوں جیسے مدرسے چند دنوں میں بن رہے ہیں ان کا پیسا کیسے اور کہاں سے آرہا ہے حکومت کو پتا ہی نہیں ،یہ حکومت کی نا اہلی ہی ہے

مدارس پاکستان میں ایک انڈسٹری بن چکے ہیں اور یہ دہشتگردی اور مذہبی نفرتوں سے پروان چڑھ رہی ہے مدارس کے منتظمین کے اپنے بڑے بڑے بزنس ہیں مثال کے طور پر جامعہ اشرف المدارس کے حکیم مظھر صاحب جو ال اختر ٹرسٹ چلاتے تھے آج دبئی میں کنسٹرکشن کا بسنس کر رہے ہیں اور ان کے تعلقات فوج کے اعلیٰ افسران سے ہیں

by Zalaan

https://lubpak.net/forum/topic.php?id=955

WikiLeaks on Saudi funding to Jamat-ud-dawa & Debandi Ulama (Dawn TV report, 22 May 2011)

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  • ‘Pakistani jihad networks funded by Saudi, UAE charities’
    By REUTERS
    05/22/2011 09:28

    WikiLeaks: Financial support estimated at $100 million a year was making its way from Gulf Arab states to fund “holy war”; children recruited.

    Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in US ally Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage holy war, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Wikileaks.

    A US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks said financial support estimated at $100 million a year was making its way from those Gulf Arab states to a jihadist recruitment network in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Dawn newspaper reported.

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    The November 2008 dispatch by Bryan Hunt, the then principal officer at the US consulate in Lahore, was based on discussions with local government and non-governmental sources during trips to Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province.

    It said those sources claimed that financial aid from Saudi and United Arab Emirates was coming from “missionary” and “Islamic charitable” organizations ostensibly with the direct support of those countries’ governments.

    Saudi Arabia, the United States and Pakistan heavily supported the Afghan mujahideen against Soviet occupation troops in the 1980s.

    Militancy subsequently mushroomed in the region and militants moved to Pakistan’s northwest tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan, seen as a global hub for militants.

    Since then there has been a growing nexus between militant groups there and in Punjab. In recent years militants have been carrying out suicide bombings seemingly at will in Pakistan, despite military offensives against their strongholds.

    The discovery that Osama bin Laden was living in a Pakistani town not far from Islamabad until he was killed by US special forces earlier this month has severely damaged ties between Washington and Islamabad.

    The United States wants Pakistan to be a more reliable partner in its war on militancy.

    Punjab network reportedly exploiting children

    But militancy is deeply rooted in Pakistan. In order to eradicate it, analysts say, the government must improve economic conditions to prevent militants from recruiting young men disillusioned with the state.

    The network in Punjab reportedly exploited worsening poverty to indoctrinate children and ultimately send them to training camps, said the cable.

    Saudi Arabia, home to the fundamentalist Wahhabi brand of Islam, is seen as funding some of Pakistan’s hardline religious seminaries, or madrassas, which churn out young men eager for holy war, posing a threat to the stability of the region.

    “At these madrassas, children are denied contact with the outside world and taught sectarian extremism, hatred for non-Muslims, and anti-Western/anti-Pakistan government philosophy,” said the cable.

    It described how “families with multiple children” and “severe financial difficulties” were being exploited and recruited, Dawn reported.

    “The path following recruitment depends upon the age of the child involved. Younger children (between 8 and 12) seem to be favored,” said the cable.

    Teachers in seminaries would assess the inclination of children “to engage in violence and acceptance of jihadi culture”.

    “The initial success of establishing madrassas and mosques in these areas led to subsequent annual “donations” to these same clerics, originating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” the cable stated.

    http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=221641

  • Saudi Arabia funds Madrassas throughout the world,where people are indoctrinated into terrorism(not in all madrassas).

    Pakistan thought and probably still thinks the funding is restricted to other countries, not Pakistan.

    Saudi Arabia Monarchy has always been funding Islamic Groups to gain popularity in the country so that the ruling monarchs can cling to power.

    Let’s not forget Osama bin Laden is from Saudi Arabia and was initially funded by them.

    Story:

    KARACHI: A US official in a cable sent to the State Department stated that “financial support estimated at nearly 100 million USD annually was making its way to Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith clerics in south Punjab from organisations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates ostensibly with the direct support of those governments.”..

    The cable sent in November 2008 by Bryan Hunt, the then Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Lahore, was based on information from discussions with local government and non-governmental sources during his trips to the cities of Multan and Bahawalpur.

    Quoting local interlocutors, Hunt attempts to explain how the “sophisticated jihadi recruitment network” operated in a region dominated by the Barelvi sect, which, according to the cable, made south Punjab “traditionally hostile” to Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith schools of thought.

    Hunt refers to a “network of Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadith mosques and madrassahs” being strengthened through an influx of “charity” which originally reached organisations “such as Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Al-Khidmat foundation”. Portions of these funds would then be given away to clerics “in order to expand these sects’ presence” in a relatively inhospitable yet “potentially fruitful recruiting ground”…

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/22/saudi-arabia-uae-financing-extremism-in-south-punjab.html

  • Two Three week ago i see picture InMedia of molana samil u haqe and other spah sabah mullah standing by after talk CAOS Kayani. Still over Shia Muslim are quiet .plz speak out about role of army and ISI Killing Shia Muslim in Pakistan