Taliban represent an evil ideology: Sunni Muslim scholars reject Imran Khan’s pro-Taliban views

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No threat to Pakistan from Taliban ideology: Imran Khan

LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan has defined the insurgency in Pakistan-Afghanistan Pushtun dominated areas as a “fight for Pashtun solidarity against a foreign invader”, insisting that “there is no threat to Pakistan from the Taliban ideology” and that he will completely pull out of the war on terror after coming to power.

Khan defended his alliance with extremist group—Pakistan Defence Council—on the grounds that his party needed to reach out to everybody, without endorsing their Islamist views.

Khan told the paper that amongst world leaders, he admired Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the moderate Islamist Turkish prime minister; Brazil’s Lula da Silva, who forced a better redistribution of his country’s newly generated wealth; Mahathir Mohamad and Lee Kuan Yew of Malaysia and Singapore, two authoritarians.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-No-threat-to-Pakistan-from-Taliban-ideology-Imran-13-12940

Taliban consider PTI’s manfiesto similar to their goals

Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a Haqqani Network-linked commander said PTI’s manifesto is near to our goals, invites PTI leaders for rallies in North Waziristan

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Sunni Muslim leaders’ view of Taliban

Sarwat Ijaz Qadri (Sunni Tehreek)

طالبان نے اسلام کے تشخص کو پامال کیا، ثروت اعجاز

اسلام ٹائمز: اپنی رہائش گاہ پر نعت کی محفل سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے ان کا کہنا تھا کہ کہ پاکستان اولیاء کا فیضان ہے اور اس کی حفاظت بھی اولیاء اللہ کے ماننے والے کریں گے۔

اسلام ٹائمز۔ پاکستان سنی تحریک کے سربراہ محمد ثروت اعجاز قادری نے کہا ہے کہ سیدنا غوث الاعظم شیخ عبدالقادر جیلانی کے انسان دوست فلسفے کو جتنی آج عام کرنے کی ضرورت ہے شاید پہلے کبھی نہ تھی، انتہا پسند نام نہاد طالبان نے اسلام کے تشخص کو پامال کرکے رکھ دیا ہے اور آج امن، محبت، رواداری، مساوات، برداشت اور انسانیت کے احترام کا درس دینے والے دین اسلام کو پوری دنیا میں بدنام کرنے کی ناپاک جسارت کی ہے، جب تک صوفی ازم کے ماننے والوں کا ایک فرد بھی زندہ ہے، دنیا پر موجود باطل قوتیں دین اسلام کے خلاف سازشوں میں کامیاب نہیں ہو سکتیں۔ ان خیالات کا اظہار انہوں نے اپنی رہائش گاہ پر محفل سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کیا۔ ثروت اعجاز قادری نے کہا کہ پاکستان اولیاء کا فیضان ہے اور اس کی حفاظت بھی اولیاء اللہ کے ماننے والے کریں گے۔

http://www.islamtimes.org/vdcauen6a49nye1.zlk4.html

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Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Minhaj-ul-Quran
Taliban do not Represent any Islamic Government or ISLAM : Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr.Tahir-ul-Qadri

Dr.Sarfraz Naeemi Shaeed’s fatwa against Taliban

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یہ جتنے بہادر اور نام نہاد لبرل سیاستدان بنتے ہے وہ آنھیں کھول کر دیلکھیں کیا اب بھی طالبان سے بات چیت ہوسکتی ہے؟
طالبان پاکستانی آرمی پر گولیاں برساتے ہوئے

http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?105213-No-threat-to-Pakistan-from-Taliban-ideology-Imran-Khan/page2

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6 Comments to “Taliban represent an evil ideology: Sunni Muslim scholars reject Imran Khan’s pro-Taliban views”

  1. ایسی بات کر کے ، عمران صاھب نے ، طالبان کو بھی حیران و پریشان کر دیا ہوگا ،

    شیطانی طالبان ، امریکہ کے خلاف جنگ ، پاکستان کے گلی کوچوں میں لڑ رہے ہیں ، مسجد ، بازار ، سکول ، کوئی جگہ انکی درندگی سے محفوظ نہیں ، اب انہیں ، خطرہ نہ سمجھنا ، سادگی اور حماقت ہے ،

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    ڈان میں تحریک طالبان پاکستان کا پروفائل شائع ہوا تھا، اس کا لنک پوسٹ کر رہی ہوں۔ اپنے نظریات کی بناہ پر ہی تحریک طالبان نےکتنے بے گناہ لوگوں کی جانیں لیں ہیں اور لاتعداد لوگوں کو ہراساں کیا ہے۔ تحریک طالبان نے جو لوگوں کی زندگیاں متاثر کی ہیں اور تباہی مچائی ہے اسے کیا موجودہ نسل بھول سکتی ہے؟

    http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/19/tehri…-pakistan.html

    http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?105213-No-threat-to-Pakistan-from-Taliban-ideology-Imran-Khan/page2

  2. About:
    Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is based in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan along the Afghan border.

    History:
    The TTP started to come together in 2002 when the Pakistani military started planned attacks into the tribal areas to battle against the foreign (Arab and Central Asian) militants, who had fled from the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan.

    Many of the TTP members are fighters of the war in Afghanistan and have fought against the Nato forces. In December 2007, TTP announced their existence under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud.

    On August 25, 2008, Pakistan banned the group, calling it a terrorist organisation and froze its assets, and also banned it from making media appearances.

    The TTP is also referred to as the Pakistani Taliban. Regardless of the ‘Taliban’ in their name, the TTP are not directly affiliated with the Afghan Taliban, in fact they are resisting against the Pakistani state’s laws and they want to establish their own version of Sharia in Pakistan.

    Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan is also thought to have associations with Al Qaeda. According to John Brennan, who is President Obama’s chief counter terrorism adviser; TTP is a close ally of al-Qaeda, so much so that it’s hard to differentiate between them. TTP has supposedly also played a role in the 2010 Times Square car bomb attempt.

    Agenda:
    TTP’s agenda remains to implement their own version of Sharia in Pakistan and to oppose the Pakistani government in the process; also to assist the Taliban in the war in Afghanistan.

    Activities:
    Some major terrorist activities carried out by TTP are as following:

    The Pakistani government accused the TTP for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. The group denies the charge but the US Central Intelligence Agency also confirmed its belief of TTP’s involvement in the assassination.
    Qari Hussain claimed in a video posted on YouTube that the TTP was behind the May 2010’s attempted car bomb in New York City’s Times Square.
    TTP’s Karachi leader, Abdul Qayyum Mehsud confessed that their faction was responsible for the murder of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister, Mian Iftikhar Hussain.
    Current status:
    Rivalry has developed within the group, as one faction aims to establish ties with the government of Pakistan and declares a ceasefire whilst the other is still aiming to launch attacks on the Pakistani soil.

    Years of Action:
    December 2007 until present

    Leaders:
    Hakimullah Mehsud; from Aug 2009 until present. Its first leader was Baitullah Mehsud (Dec 2007 – Aug 2009)

    Areas of Operation:
    Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Fata

    Disclaimer: The aforementioned organisation is categorised as militant because it resorts to violent/armed means to achieve its objectives.

    http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/19/tehrik-i-taliban-pakistan.html

  3. Taliban threat US, Pakistan over bin Laden
    News Comments (1)
    AFP Monday, 2 May 2011 4:43 pm | 1 Comment

    PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s main Taliban faction on Monday threatened to attack Pakistan and the United States after the US confirmed that Osama bin Laden had been killed near the Pakistani capital.
    “If he has been martyred, we will avenge his death and launch attacks against American and Pakistani governments and their security forces,” spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.
    “These people are in fact the enemies of Islam,” he added.
    The Taliban spokesman said the militia had not itself managed to confirm bin Laden’s death, which was announced by US President Barack Obama.
    “If he has become a martyr, it is a great victory for us because martyrdom is the aim of all of us.”

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/05/taliban-threat-us-pakistan-over-bin-laden/

  4. Taliban threats, abducted journalists in Pakistan
    By Bob Dietz/Asia Program Coordinator
    Over the last few days, several papers in Pakistan reported that a Taliban organization in North Waziristan gave a “last warning” to Pakistani media. The story was widely reported, quoting an e-mail message from Muhammad Umar, a “spokesman for the Taliban Media Center,” the papers said. The group is angry about the way it is being portrayed on Pakistani television. The message, sent to many Pakistani media outlets, asked “Why is the media only conveying the army’s point of view? Is this proof that the media is also working as an ally for the government and the army? Or they are being forced to hide the truth?” according to translations in Pakistani English-language papers.
    Umar said the media could either be with “the terrorists or the truth.” The threat didn’t get any more specific than that.

    This isn’t the first “last warning” handed out by a Taliban group—and there are many different groups lumped under the name “Taliban”—to the media. Taliban groups are not always media friendly, but most are surprisingly media savvy. They fully grasp the importance of outside media coverage of their activities and make full use of the Internet and DVDs sold in marketplaces and distributed freely to local and international audiences. Most journalists, foreign and local, have Taliban spokesmen (and they are all men) on their speed dial, and faxes and e-mails flow steadily back and forth.

    But threats like Muhammad Umar’s have to be taken seriously. Last year, in a five-part series I reported on the pressures on journalists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the neighboring areas of the North West Frontier Province. Many had to flee the fighting there with their families, others complained that they had no allies when trying to cover the conflict fairly—not from the Taliban or the army, which insisted that reporters embed with their forces and then heavily censored their reporting. And that’s not to mention the gun runners, drug traffickers, or corrupt local officials who see no need for anyone to be telling the rest of the world what they are up to.

    There are two journalists being held in FATA right now. The cases show just how serious the threat is, and how varied the anti-media forces operating in the region are:

    Beverley Giesbrecht has been held captive since November 11, 2008. Periodically, videotapes of her appear, or telephone contact is made with friends. Giesebrecht was a relatively new convert to Islam after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. When she left her home and life as a businesswoman in West Vancouver, she started calling herself Khadija Abdul Qahaar and launched a Web site, Jihadunspun, which is no longer available. The Canadian government will only say that it is aware of her case, and will release no other information. Canada, like many other countries, is adamantly opposed to paying ransom for the release of its citizens being held hostage.

    Asad Qureshi, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, went missing on March 26, on his way to North Waziristan. The documentarian was planning to interview Taliban leaders for a story. Reports that he was travelling with two former officials from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency were corroborated when video statements of the three men started appearing on Web sites. Pakistani media reports based on the videos and sources within the ISI say that the men are not being held by the same Taliban group that issued last Friday’s statement warning. According to Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, the e-mail accompanying the video contains a list of the Taliban leaders to be released, threatening to kill their hostages if they weren’t they also demnded $10 million for the release of Qureshi. The British government isn’t making any substantive statements about the situation.
    The Pakistan theater of war is a dangerous place for journalists. And the same goes for Afghanistan, where kidnappings and deaths of foreigners and locals, combined with casualties from car bombings and improvised explosive devices have takes a steady toll over the years of conflict. A threat like that from Umar is just another example of how far the situation has deteriorated, and the direction it is headed.

    http://cpj.org/blog/2010/04/taliban-threats-abducted-journalists-in-pakistan.php

  5. “Punjabi Taliban” a growing threat for Pakistan

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    By Faisal Aziz
    DERA GHAZI KHAN, Pakistan | Sun May 30, 2010 6:18am EDT
    (Reuters) – The Pakistan Taliban is not the sole militant group threatening Pakistan and the region.

    Punjabi groups are deepening their ties with the Taliban, representing a growing threat for a country already hit hard by militant violence.

    This was highlighted by the twin attacks in Lahore on Friday – the capital of Punjab – which killed between 80 and 95 members of the Ahmadi sect. Initial investigations suggested a possible link to the Taliban operating from Waziristan.

    Security officials in the region say while there are no “militant strongholds” in the province for them to enable them to operate independently – as is the case in lawless northwest Pakistan – their presence in the area, especially in southern Punjab, cannot be denied.

    These militants are overwhelmingly members of banned organizations like the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Sipah-e-Sahaba, long tolerated or even sponsored by Pakistan’s powerful military and intelligence establishment. But now they are starting to turn on Pakistan, thanks to the growing influence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its ally al Qaeda.

    “Those militants who were hiding in southern Punjab are now surfacing,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday in Lahore as he visited one of the attacked mosques. “We have information they could attack the Shi’ite community.”

    There are more than 20,000 madrassas, or schools, in Pakistan, he said, and 44 percent are in Punjab. The government has also banned 29 organizations and put 1,764 people on its wanted lists. Of them, 729 are from southern Punjab.

    All these outfits traditionally have roots in Punjab and underscore the risk militants pose to Pakistan’s economically most important province and its traditional seat of power.

    “These are the people who took part in the Afghan war and got training there,” said Mohsin Leghari, an opposition member of the provincial Punjab assembly.

    “This is the only thing they know, so it is no surprise if they develop links with the Taliban in the northwest,” said Leghari, whose constituency includes the tribal belt of Dera Ghazi Khan in southern Punjab.

    However, Leghari as well as security officials in the region denied that southern Punjab is a hub of militant activities.

    “This is all rumor-based information. It’s exaggerated,” said Ahmad Mubarik, the police chief of Dera Ghazi Khan. “This is not the hub of militants. I don’t think that is true.”

    But the recent surrender by Hanif Gabol, an alleged commander of the Taliban hailing from Dera Ghazi Khan, has once again highlighted the militants’ operational network in the region.

    Gabol has reportedly told police that he trained in Waziristan and led a group of about 25 men associated with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and was involved in dozens of terrorist activities.

    OMINOUS TIES

    More ominous for Pakistan, these attacks in Lahore on Friday show that ties between Punjabi organizations and the TTP are not just increasing the southern groups’ capabilities, but also providing cover for the Pakistan Taliban to operate outside their traditional tribal strongholds on the border with Afghanistan.

    A security official in Bahawalpur, another town in southern Punjab and considered the headquarters of JeM, said there was no doubt that some of the dozens of madrassas there were involved in recruiting volunteers for the Taliban in the northwest.

    Analysts and officials said Punjab’s extreme poverty, as well as lack of education, makes people in the region more vulnerable to the lure of militancy.

    But they also say that the presence of Islamist militants is not new, and not directly linked to the rise of the Taliban.

    “There is a presence of militants in that area for sure. But it is a long-standing presence, and they were there even before the Taliban became Taliban,” said security analyst Ikram Sehgal.

    Sehgal said the militants in Punjab had a good infrastructure on the ground, with many organizations involved in various feuds, including sectarian violence.

    “The problem is that with the collapse of the Taliban in South Waziristan and Swat, and with them being pushed on the back foot in North Waziristan and Orakzai, there are chances they will try to reactivate these cells and make them effective,” he said.

    (Additional reporting by Asim Tanveer; Editing by Chris Allbritton and Ron Popeski)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/05/30/us-pakistan-militants-punjab-idUSTRE64T0QT20100530

  6. Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Minhaj-ul-Quran on Ahmadis;

    “For three days from November 14 to 17, 1985 Dr Qadri presented his arguments continuously before the Federal Sharia Court of Pakistan to determine the quantum of punishment to be awarded to a person guilty of contempt of the finality of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), an extremely delicate legal matter.

    “He established, on evidence from the Quran and Sunna, that a person guilty of contempt of the finality of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) deserved death sentence and the punishment will be imposed as Hadd.
    “The act of contempt of the finality of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) is a crime, which cannot be tolerated whether its commission is direct or indirect, intentional or un-intentional. The crime is so sanguine that even his repentance cannot exempt him from the penalty of death.

    “Dr Qadri placed a massive array of arguments before the learned Court and particularly stressed the point that no lacuna should be allowed in the legal structure of an Islamic state to encourage this form of sacrilege. The chambers of the Court will continue to reverberate with the passion and eloquence with which Dr Qadri conducted his defense of the sanctity and dignity of the the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him).

    Interestingly this was on Dr Qadri’s own web site, however when he issued the 600 page fatwa and it was pointed out that his sentiments against Ahmadis probably did not go well with fatwa, the page was promptly removed. Any interested party can see the deleted page in google cache for as long as it stays.

    http://209.85.62.24/394/36/0/p352478/Shaykh_ul_Islam___s_Historical_Contributions_in_the_Field_of_Law___Minhaj_ul_Quran_International.htm

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