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Threats Once Again Smoulder Out Of Lal Masjid


ISLAMABAD: Threats once again resounding from Lal Masjid.

Maulana Abdul Aziz
Maulana Abdul Aziz

According to media reports, Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid has blamed two persons for inciting the fracas over his remark that the massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar was a “reaction” to the military operation against militants.

At the meantime he criticised the members of civil society who protested his views outside the Lal Masjid the previous day and had planned more protests on Friday evening against him associating with the victims of terrorism in Peshawar school attack. Crowds demand an immediate arrest of Maulana Abdul Aziz.

Maulana Aziz alslo heaved mockery on the civil society people who demonstrated and lighted candles for the Peshawar attack victims and said they should also have felt pain for the 86 madressah students killed in Waziristan and other deaths in military operations. “My brother, his family and many people dear to me and a large number of students were killed in army operation here (in Lal Masjid in 2007), but I did not raise such hue and cry,” he added.

He further suggested to the military and political leadership to work out peace with the Taliban. “They too are Pakistanis,” he said. “I suggest that a united force of Pak army and Taliban should be established to fight the infidels.”