According to news reports, Pakistan government has banned extremist Deobandi Jihadi-sectarian organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ: Previous names: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan SSP and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi LeJ). According to Interior Ministry’s notification, the ASWJ was suspected to have been involved in terrorism related activities involving massacres and target killings of Shias, Sunni Barelvis, Ahmadis, Christians and other groups in various parts of Pakistan.
ASWJ is a main member organization of the (ISI-sponsored) Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), which has been organising Jihadi-sectarian rallies across the country. The Multan DPC rally was hosted by the ASWJ and was also attended by Malik Ishaq, the co-founder of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Jamaat-e-Islami’s Information Secretary Anwar Niazi says they will condemn any attempt by the authorities to ban ASWJ. The political party is also a member of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council. “Every time any such ban on a religious organisation occurs, it is either on the instructions of the US or given by pro-US elements in the government,” Niazi told The Express Tribune. He said the ASWJ were “all patriotic Pakistanis.”
Jamaatud Dawa spokesperson Yahya Mujahid issued a statement condemning the ban and said that it was an attempt to harass the Difa-e-Pakistan Council politically. “If there is any accusation against the ASWJ, it should be presented in the courts and this ban is without any evidence.” Mujahid also said that the ASWJ had only been banned after the DPC began holding rallies for the defence of Pakistan and it was being done due to “external pressure.”
ASWJ is also allegedly known as the political wing of the banned militant outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba, known for its sectarian ideology and violence. The secretariat in Lahore, Farooq-e-Azam, has also been host to addresses by several members of ASWJ and speakers affiliated with banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. During a conference on September 7, 2011, banners with the name of Sipah-e-Sahaba were put up on the walls of the secretariat and speeches inciting violence against the Shia community were given by the speakers.
Ludhianvi also went to the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, with armed ASWJ guards to receive Malik Ishaq on his release after imprisonment of more than a decade. Members of ASWJ had welcomed Ishaq and showered him with rose-petals at the jail’s gate.
Video: ASWJ (SSP)’s Maulana Ludhianvi receives LeJ’s Malik Ishaq at Kot Lakhpat Jail
Using politics of hate and religious symbols to control masses, ASWJ is not a representative of majority of Sunni community in Pakistan, it is foreign funded terrorist organisation whose domain is it’s hate spreading, violent madrassas built with Saudi and other Gulf monarchy’s financial help, because these monarchies feel uncomfortable to see prosperous Pakistan.
A ban only on paper is not good enough to control these jihadi organisation who have brought the country on the brink. There should be total ban on holding any future rallies which might bring some sort of stability and relief to people who are living in constant fear.
Its a section of GHQ strategic thinkers that have sympathy with this jihadi mindset, otherwise who does not know how brutal these barbarians are!
I agree with above comments that this mindset does not represent majority peaceloving sunnis living in Pakistan peacefully. But, when will this majority stand up?
Jamaat Islami (extremist Deobandi) and Tablighi Jamaat (another Deobandi outfit) are nurseries and hiding grounds for SSP-ASWJ-Taliban terrorists. Jihadi Wahhabis (JuD-LeT) are using them by throwing away millions of Saudi Riyals to feed these sectarian terrorist dogs.
کیا یہ وہی جماعت اسلامی ہے کہ جو پاکستان میں اتحاد و وحدت کا نعرہ بھی لگاتی ہے اور ہزاروں بے گناہ پاکستانیوں کے قاتلوں (کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ) کے ساتھ بھی اپنا تعلق استوار کرتی ہے۔ زیر نظر تصویر میں جماعت اسلامی پاکستان کے امیر منور حسن کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ کے سربراہ مولانا احمد لدھیانوی سے خوش مزاجی کے ساتھ مصافحہ کر رہے ہیں۔
واہ رے تیری منافقت۔۔۔۔۔۔۔
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