Metroblogging Islamabad covering Red Mosque saga

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78 Comments so far

  1. Silver (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    I still believe MQM is the most pathetic thing that could happen to Pakistan… Mullahs no where come close to this

    I heard about the torture tactics used by MQM.. they used drill machines to drill holes into victims bodies to torture them to death.

    MQM is also said to have used castration as one of torture tactics.

    Others include, sprinkling spices into the butt hole, Chinese water torture etc, and the usual beating up.

    Regardless of how sadistic these acts appear, they are part of MQM’s portfolio of sorry actions to instill fear.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    these nuns are from arabic region? its halarious to suggest that only arabic women use to wear that type of dress, pre 2nd world war most women in west also wore these type of dress and only after men in their families died and financial difficulties arose, that their dress got changed and they started showing more flesh just to land them jobs… even queen of england in older pic is visible with similar veiled dress…

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 1:22 am

    @shahidnusa: making fun of burqa??

  4. Salman A. (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 3:22 am

    women in shuttlecok burqa leave “everything” to your imagination.. you can make anything out of it.. isnt that great?

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    When some arts student dares to argue about quantum physics and declare certain parts of it wrong or right then we would hear funny statments like MB usually makes about religion[and politics as well]. He’s giving bad name to media generated scholar Ghamidi these days ;)

    I am not sure only DOCTOR saab could tell about it but what I see, i think its mandatory to wear mask and certain uniform in operation theatre. Now some wear green masks/uniforms while some wear grey of different design, it doesn’t matter at all. The objective is to cover certain parts of body for sake of prevention. Same is with islamic dress. Yes no where is mentioned to wear “Burqa” but yes its mentioned in Quran to cover parts of body. So whether wear Burqa or “Dhaata”,it doesn’t matter at all.

  6. Imran (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    Quaid-e-Azam’s Speech
    of 11th August 1947

    Stronger affirmative action is requested from Pakistan’s silent majority in support of a Constitution (Ammendment) Bill which seeks to include the salient features of Quaid’s historic speech as a substantive part of Article 2 of the Constitution. President Zia-Ul-Haq tried his best to erradicate this speech from the face of Our Constitution.

    The “Free Speech, Free Pakistan” Website has received so far about 8,000 tokens of support. 92,000 more votes are needed from Pakistanis worlwide to pass a secular Pakistan into law. Stand up and be counted in opposition to a ‘theocratic state‘ and the likes of the Lal Masjid Mullah brigade.


    ::: Vote for a free pakistan NOW! :::

  7. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    I voted ! :)

  8. ash (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 9:55 am

    thanks imran great link!!!i voted !!!

  9. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

    Regardless of our differences, Mullahs are human beings. An unfortunate situation. And I am praying for the people inside the compound.

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    92,000 more votes are needed from Pakistanis worlwide to pass a secular Pakistan into law.

    Why don’t you cast duplicate votes to get the required number or I can provide you a script which would automatically submit the form. ;).

  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 4:28 pm
  12. Imran (unregistered) on July 10th, 2007 @ 2:18 am

    My “Religion” is SIMPLE . . . it is Kindness.

    – Dalai Lama.

  13. silver (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    Thanks Adnan

    Some interesting information here

    Registrant ID:OLNI_69096_0_0
    Registrant Name:Muhammad Ajmal
    Registrant Organization:Murree Brewery
    Registrant Street1:IT Cell Murree Brewery co Ltd Park road
    Registrant Street2:

    They want to turn pakistan into secular state so that they can sell alcohol freely

  14. mansoor (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    First of all big shame to all those who think that lal masjid people were extremists. This is a big conspiracy against muslims to stop sending their young ones to madrasas.

    General Pervaiz Musharraf has a face of evil, and spirit of a devil, he has been assigned the project to kill and eliminate all the innocent and prominent islamic personalities from Pakistan. This s-o-b is wiping out everyone who challenges his power. He thinks he is God, but this by-product of west will soon reach to his own end, when the west finally pulls off the oxygen mask of him.

    Shame on 17 million of Pakistanis who silently watched the lal masjid drama out of fear of their own lifes and didnt do anything . The operation silence must have been named because everyone was so silenttttttt.

    Shame on Pakistani Army too that they are killing fellow Pakistanis who are actually Muslim brothers and sisters in such disgusting manner. Those inside mosque were as much threatened and obviously as a defensive measure had to stop those drunkard army elephants against the mosque demolition.

    All those so-called liberals who taking side of Government will one day be asked by Allah that why they became such silent spectators to this crime to humanity.

    Musharraf- s-o-b including all his agents should be tried in international court of justice for such mass genocide of thousand of civilians.

    Lal masjid was destroyed by bullets on America’s orders and Musharraf their pet dog carried out whole operation with such massive force that bodies were left-out beyond identification.

    What was the crime of lal masjid people, why Government was so impatient to destroy the mosque.

    The biggest extremists are Musharraf and 17 million of population of so-called Islamic republic of Pakistan. Watch out guys curse of Allah is coming, first it was earth quake then it was flood and who knows whats next….

  15. Abdullah (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 5:53 pm
  16. Imran (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    @Mansoor and others who are supporting his views:

    Musharraf did what needed to be done for the Sake of Islam and Pakistan. lal masjid incident was not a western conspiracy rather it was Jahil views of these Mullahs. Taking law in your hand, kidnapping people from thier houses, snatching arms from your own country’s forces, Illigal occupation of land, kidnapping foriegners and forcing them to wear Burka,,,,What kind of Islam they were practicing???Give me a single example from the life of our prophet where he did or preach anything like this???Do you think that is how he preached Islam?? What about Sabar and husnai ikhlaq which was the main weapons of our Propher (PBUH)???Musharaf tried his best to avoid this but lal masjid people asked for it. He even brought IMAM-e Kaba but they did not listen to him. What do you want??TAlibaan in pakistan so they can beat our sisters and mothers with sticks if they are not wearing Burka?? so they can close all schools for girls and take the driving licenses from them???or force everybody to have a beard???

    All these stupid mullahs claim to hate West and western things and burn KFC,Mac, pizza hut and ask us to boycott Coke, but they all use western technologies, what an irony??? The Danm lal masjid imam and all of mullahs like him using Cell phones, Internet, Computers, Cars do they think all these things are invented and made in Muslim countries and by Muslims??? Why the hell they use them if they hate everything from West…
    Go check the houses of all these so called Mullahs from JI and JUI and others, they all living luxury lives when people on the street sleeping with empty stomach..DO they ever think about the preaching of out be loved prophet about sharing food with the neighbour and making sure they dont go to bed hungry????How many kids on the streets of Karachi sleep hungry, but all these mullahs move around in thier SUVs protesting against west dont have time to come out thier AC cars to feed them….?????
    Come on guys this is not the time to argue with each other, its the time to work togather against these so called Mullahs..
    Mushraff is not against Islam, nobody who calls himself Muslim can’t be against Islam, but we are against those who are using Islam to fill thier pockets…enough said

  17. iqbal (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    we are also not those who are not taking hijab we are also not those who dont have the beards, but we are against those who are working for the jews and their western aquas , u the charria dont no how the ji and jui people living, they are mostly living in middle class and lower middle class areas, go and asked from their neighbours how they r living ,they r not like those who dosent knows about their neighbours. dont defend the butcher musharaf and the armed forces , they are the responsible for killing in east pakistan they are responsible for killing innocent people in afghanistan now they are resposible for killing innosent childrens in madrasa , u even dont know the exact figure ,they killed more than a thousand innosent childrens and youngesters.
    you the champion of the western thoughts go to london and just beat one dog on the road , u will see the reaction , here u are making comments on innocent people

  18. SELF (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    Hey Iqbal, your JI and JUI gave musharaf the gift of 17th amendment and made him permanent over us. Even when Lal Masjid negotiations were going on JI and JUI leaders were relaxing in London, waiting for bloodshed to happen to use it for political gain which they are doing now. Attitude of political Mullahs was deplorable even according Maulvi Ghazi in his last message who these political Mullahs are now trying to show sympathy with after his demise.

  19. Balma (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 3:49 am

    Kashif Aziz sounds like a typical idiot by claiming that Burqua and Beard are shuaa’ir-e-Islami. Let me say it again: Burqua and Beard have nothing to do with Islam. There is no mention of phantom shaitani burqua in Quran, and perhaps only one mention of the word beard in Quran, and that too as a negative.
    Down with Burgers, down with Mullahs.

  20. SELF (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    A very interesting tradition of Holy Prophet:

    “Ali (RA) related that Prophet of Allah (SAW) said ‘soon a time will dawn upon mankind when there will be nothing left in Islam but its name only and nothing in Quran but its (written) words only. The mosques will be full (of people) but empty of righteous guidance, their clergy will be the worst creation under the sky, divisive movements (Fitna) will rise from them and return to them‘.”

    [Mishkat, Book of Ilm, Al-Fasl III, page 38 and Kanz-al-Ummal page 6 of 43]

  21. Jitendra (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

    i am looking for someone to talk to regarding their thoughts on lal masjid saga and the attacks in NWFP, as part of a research to make a radio programme. it would be a great help if you could write to me with your contact number. regards,

  22. mansoor (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

    Imran and Imtiaz, looks like you guys just been returned from USA, completely brain washed. You are blind-folded.

    First of all its difficult to make you guys understand the whole situation, you viewing facts from a distorted angle and your judgment is totally biased.

    Musharraf S-o-B took law in his own hands when he removed the Chief Justice who was proving hindrance to prolong his un-authorised rule. Our unfortunate country is the prime example where killing innocent people is very common who voice their opposition. Dont forget he clinched onto power abusing our constitution.

    Where on earth you can have an Army dictator who happens to be a President too. Musharraf is running the country of 17 million people illegaly .

    America is simply using Musharraf’s very weak position to demand more and more of him so that before they kick him out they can fulfill their plans to disintegrate Pakistan completely. Musharraf is fast becoming another Hamid Karzai locked in his own Presidental Palace and cant move an inch without a bullet or bomb proof hard gear. Can he beat his own death , this remains to be seen.

    He drinks whiskey openly in social parties, he and his wife play with their pet dogs etc etc just to prove to their “Masters” that they are liberal muslims.

    I salute Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and his family for taking stand against the mighty of our coward Army personnel who out of fear of their own lifes used heavy ammunition to turn the whole mosque to a pile of rubble.

    Shame on those who are taking side of our criminal minded Army. Army lost Bangladesh as we all know, and now they are putting the whole country onto the deadly stake. USA wants to dis-integrate Pakistan and they are playing with a fool like Musharraf.

    We all demand that Musharraf should be tried in an open court for killing thousands of innocent people including women and children, and he should be sentenced to death, because he has got blood on his hands.

  23. SELF (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Mansoor, to cut a long story short…long before Army lost East Pakistan, these deobandi Mullahs were opposing the very creation of Pakistan. If these Mullahs had their way we would still be part of India. Both deobandi Mullahs (current incarnations; JUI, Jamia Banori, Lal Masjid, Taliban) and Jamaat Islami are traitors to Pakistan and should be kicked out of the country. Mufti Mehmood (Fazlul Rehamn’s abba) famously said “We were not participants in this sin (of creation of Pakistan) and Maudoodi declared Pakistan Na-Pakistan. Go figure.

  24. mansoor (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

    Self, this is not the point we are trying to make here. The Army rule should come to an end now forever, the democracy should not be repeatedly battered by Army so that very conveniently time to time they can re-position themselves back into the power. There is no role for Army to play in politics of Pakistan. For god sake learn from INDIA.

    Musharraf should be immediately convicted for the crimes against humanity, killing many thousands of innocent people. This person is power hungry and greed and lust has totally blinded him.
    He has failed to impose good governance, infact trust me Pakistan is now in a more fragile state than ever before. He is a fool.

    He has disgraced our national hero Abdul qadeer on media, just to please his American masters.

    Self dont follow moulvis if you dont want to, just follow your own heart and being good Muslim you should be able to know that lal masjid was only attacked by Musharraf to get lifeline from America for another 5 years.

    My question is how many so called extremists have killed any single foriegner so why label them extremists?.

    Dont you know our Army is creating a fear among mosque goers

    Isnt call for jihad not right, why not because already we have foreign occupation in Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. Why cant our people can go to Iraq and help our muslim brothers and sisters to free their holy land from America.

    Dont you understand that America-UK-France and tons of other nations are carrying out Christian Jihad, “Collition war” killing innocent muslims everyday.

    Should I need to say more?

  25. iqbal (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    hi mr self please leave this pakistan because its purely an islamic ideological state there is no place for those who are struggling for secularism, other wise the day come when the 1400million hijacked people kicked u and ur musharaf out of this country becasue their is a place for everybody in this state except the (gadhars) those who are killing the inoccent childrens and youngsters is Islamabad and provide the logestics supports to there so called (baps) for killing innocent people in afghanistan .

  26. SELF (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    Iqbal, your scumbag ghadar Maududi and deobandi forefathers opposed Pakistan’s creation. Best that you take all deobandis and JI guys with you back to deoband and pithankot. However if you want it easier then drown yourself in the Arabian Sea. In the mean while stop telling the rest of us – whose’ forefathers believe d in and struggled for Pakistan – how to run our country. We will have whatever system we like.

  27. SELF (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 6:47 pm

    PS: The more doebandi/JI terrorists killed the merrier. As for the innocent children killed, it’s the deobandi mullah ghazi who hid behind children and caused them to be killed. What coward scumbags both deonbndi mullah brothers were…one hides behind burqa and other behind children and asks for safe passage for himself when time for “jihad” comes. Good that government killed him like the dog he was. Now any mullah will think twice before using children as human shields.

  28. Mansoor (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    Look friends we should not put our anger on each other, this is exactly what our enemy wants from us to create a rift between communities.

    11th-9 in USA and 7-7 in UK were all masterminded by CIA to invade muslim countries and capture their resources.

    My heart is crying to see that our muslim brothers are failing to realise that Musharraf and his army slaughtering fellow Pakistanis like sheep and animals just to prove their sincerity to the foriegn masters.

    America wants to engage our Army with religious leaders in order to create a division and disintegrate our country. They are exploiting the situation to their own advantage. They want to turn Pakistan into Iraq like situation. Our army should stop their attack on innocent people, instead a peaceful dialogue is a way forward.

    Today Paksitani muslim brothers in uniform killing their other civilian muslim brothers, and West is clapping and dancing in complete joy.

    Shame on Musharraf for being an Aemrican agent but see what has happened to Saddam. USA asked Saddam to kill Kurds and then used that incident to hang him in a disgraceful manner. Lal masjid martyrs may bring same fate to Musharraf.

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