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Continued pattern of misrepresentation by Jang to create more Shia genocide – by Banda-e-Khuda

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Daily Jang is helping ISI to manufacture Sunni-Shia sectarian violence in Quetta – by Ali Muntaziri

Plot thickens: ISI strikes back by killing non-compliant Deobandis – by Sheherzade Adil

Whilst every electronic and print media source has kept absolutely mum on the ongoing genocide of Shias, of Pakistan in general, and Hazaras of Quetta, in particular, ISI paid scoundrels continue to proceed with their odious mission of misrepresentation of the entire issue.

Leading the way is the inglorious Daily Jang, followed and supported closely by their pseudo-liberal touts on the social media. As recently as today, June 22, Daily Jang has shown us once again why it is second to none when it comes to instigating fire and hatred between all brotherly communities of Quetta who share decades of friendly history among them. It should hardly come as a surprise to anyone, however, that this prevailing harmony is under serious threat from some retarded minds. This latest episode of deep-state sponsored propaganda issues a rather naive press release from some ‘Lashkar e Mehdi’, an organization as imaginary and fallacious, as are the claims that the peaceful Shia Hazaras of Quetta are involved in any sort of sectarian clashes/killings. http://jang.com.pk/jang/jun2012-daily/22-06-2012/cities/quetta/index.html (third news from the bottom) .

As should be known to everyone, only in the recent past innocent Shia Hazara youth were blamed for the assassination attempts of Sunni scholars and bomb blasts on some madrassahs which consequently led to their arrest and investigation by security forces. In response, though, and for the sake of preserving harmony and peace in Quetta, all Shia Hazaras have practiced utmost restraint and patience in face of everything that has been thrown at them not only by the terrorists but also by the biased, faceless media. But at the risk of sounding judgmental, I shall state that patience has its limits. God forbid the day arrives when the Shia Hazara youth, who shoulder coffins of their brethren in the mornings, and then are wrongfully arrested for killings in the evenings, shun patience once and for all. Then violence will be answered with more violence and blood with even more blood. It is upon those of us who know to prevent any such scenario from occurring.

The very first step towards that effort is to unveil and then counter Daily Jang and all such propaganda houses who cover up Shia genocide carried out by their terrorist friends-the LeJ/SSP- by publishing malicious material to malign Shias and then to instigate a sectarian war.

They say the power of the pen is greater than the power of the sword. We can see this by a pattern of behavior by Jang and their ISI handlers.

Jang did this in February of this year and apologized for their behavior

Jang did it again on June 2 2012

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  • What else can you expect from a newspaper who hires patent operatives of Sipah-e-Shaba as reporter, ie, Ahmad Noorani.

  • Jang Geo Group , their policy is to promote taliban, false reporting, (as already seen in Chief Justice case).

    We all should mentioned Sipah e sahaba and Taliban reporters like Ahmad Noorani.

  • Jang Group / The News enables further Shia genocide by publishing hate Shia interview by Ahmed Ludhianvi.

    “The country should be declared a Sunni state”
    — Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Chief of
    Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ)
    By Waqar Gillani

    The News on Sunday: How do you look at the rising wave of sectarianism in Pakistan these days?

    Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi: In my view, these acts are being undertaken by foreign and external elements, aimed at weakening Pakistan. We think this government has completed its term and there should be no conspiracy to cause delay in the elections. Black Water, the US, India, Israel and Iran are behind these blasts to destabilise Pakistan. Many of the accused arrested by the Pakistani authorities in Karachi, according to our information, were trained in Iran. We always condemn the killing of innocent people. We urge the Supreme Court of Pakistan to deeply look into these matters to understand the conspiracies behind these incidents.

    Why only Hazaras are being targeted in Quetta when other Shiites also live in Quetta? This is surprising for us. There are many in-fights within that community which has roots in Afghanistan. Conspiracies are being hatched to separate Balochistan from Pakistan. We, for the sake of peace, have also held a peace conference in Quetta on the platform of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of more than 30 religious parties.

    TNS: There are reports in the media that LeJ, a militant group that emerged from SSP and is stated to be close to ASWJ ideology, has accepted responsibility of these attacks on Shias.

    MAL: We have, many times, categorically stated that ASWJ (Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat), the party which I am leading at the moment, has nothing to do with Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan or Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. I can challenge this allegation on any platform. This is beyond imagination for us how the LeJ, like the Taliban, sends their messages to the media, claiming responsibility of such attacks.

    The LeJ and Taliban seem as if they are a creature hanging between the earth and sky because our intelligence and law enforcement agencies fail to trace them. They have failed to trace the killers of innocent Shias and Sunnis. We believe that you cannot crush anybody with power and the ultimate solution to these issues, always, is to sit on the table and talk.

    TNS: What’s your take on the government targeted operation against terrorists?

    MAL: We believe targeted operations cannot resolve this issue. Just take the example of ANP which, ultimately, has gone for a dialogue with Taliban. The solution lies in talks and not in targeted operations. There is need for a consensus strategy and I believe it is high time the government called an All Parties Conference to discuss the issue of sectarian killings. In 1996, religious parties formed the Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC), comprising all religious parties, including the Shia parties. They agreed to a code of conduct. The sectarian issue was resolved to a reasonable extent. There was a decrease in violence.

    Recently, late Qazi Hussain Ahmad, also wanted to form a council of religious parties on similar grounds but, unfortunately, he passed away. There was not much disagreement between LeJ and SSP on that code of conduct.

    TNS: It is said that some elements in the SSP disagreed with the idea of forming MYC and ultimately formed LeJ, targeting Shias. Later, there were reports in the press that you, on the request of then Punjab government, met the chief of LeJ, Malik Ishaq, in jail to make an agreement that he would remain inactive after his release.

    MAL: It is true that I met Malik Ishaq, chief of LeJ, in jail a couple of times and he promised me not to be violent if he is released. I challenge the accusation that Malik Ishaq is involved in sectarian or any other kind of violence after his release. A few days ago, some Shia groups tried to attack him during a wedding ceremony and a public procession and some of his activists were injured but they did not respond to the attack. So, we should not create a situation which forces such people to defy the policy of peace.

    TNS: Does ASWJ have political ambitions?

    MAL: Yes. We have become part of Muttahida Dini Mahaz (MDM), currently led by Maulana Samiul Haq. It is an alliance of six religious parties and our agenda is to resolve the issues politically by entering the parliament rather than coming on roads and staging protests. The manifesto of MDM would be launched very soon. On this platform, we also want a solution to sectarianism through effective legislation. We believe that nobody should be allowed to utter derogatory remarks against companions of Prophet Muhammad and there should be a strict punishment if any person commits this blasphemy. This demand is close to Namoos-e-Sahaba and Ahle-Bait Bill once presented by late Maulana Azam Tariq in the National Assembly.

    TNS: There are reports in the press that you are also in contact with the PML-N for electoral alliance. Are you planning alliances at the national, provincial or local level?

    MAL: Since we have political motives and the MDM has decided to contest the upcoming general elections, we are in contact with many political parties, including the PML-N. We want to make an alliance with the parties which are close to our ideology and understand our point of view, parties that vow to protect the ideology of Pakistan. These alliances can be at any level if the other side agrees to our manifesto.

    We believe that the ruling coalition, led by the PPP, has created a mess in the country. It is high time they announced the schedule of elections. We believe that these terrorist and sectarian incidents are a plan to delay the next elections. A free and fair caretaker set-up can maintain the law and order. If a free and fair caretaker set-up is not there, the situation might become even worse.

    TNS: How close is the PML-N to your ideology and objectives?

    MAL: The PML-N is not very close to our ideology, but, at the same time, it is not very far either.

    TNS: On how many seats do you plan to make an alliance to contest general elections?

    MAL: We have decided to field candidates on about 20 seats. Currently, we are aiming to contest elections in Jhang, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur in Punjab, Tando Allah Yar, Mirpur Khas, Karachi, and Khairpur in Sindh, Peshawar, Dera Ismael Khan, Batgaram, and Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. We have decided our candidates for these areas. From Jhang, I will be the candidate for the National Assembly seat against Sheikh Waqas Akram.

    TNS: The SSP has also been demanding that Pakistan be declared a “Sunni State”. To what extent do you have this agenda in your objectives?

    MAL: We believe that Sunnis have a clear majority in Pakistan. They are 97 percent of the total population of the country. The country should be declared a Sunni state and all the Sunni factions can make rules accordingly. The president, prime minister, chief justice of the Supreme Court and all other offices should be held by Sunnis. You can take the example of Iran where Shia are in majority and they have declared the country a Shiite state. If they can do it why we cannot go for this? Shia, in Pakistan, should be declared a minority and they can live peacefully like other minorities.