Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JANG GROUP/GEO TV's Exploitation & Tragic Use of Blasphemy Law Against "Deobandi Muslim Imam" of Masjid.


MULTAN, Jan 11: A court has jailed a prayer leader and his 20-year-old son for life on blasphemy charges in the rural heartland of the country, court officials said on Tuesday. The case follows the assassination of Punjab governor Salman Taseer by his bodyguard last week, after he called for reform of the blasphemy law under which a Christian woman was sentenced to death. Mohammad Shafi, 45, and his son Mohammad Aslam, 20, were arrested in April last year for removing a poster outside their grocery shop promoting a religious event in a nearby village. The poster allegedly carried Quranic verses. Judge Mohammad Ayub, heading an anti-terrorism court in Muzaffargarh, handed down a life sentence to the pair on Monday, his assistant Faisal Karim said by telephone. According to the prosecution, the organisers of the event marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said the pair had “pulled the poster down, tore it and trampled it under their feet,” Mr Karim said. “The judge sentenced them to life imprisonment on charges of blasphemy and ordered them to pay a fine of Rs200,000 each,” he said. Defence counsel Arif Gurmani vowed to challenge the verdict in the high court because “it has been given in haste” and was the result of inter-sect rivalries, he said. “Both are Muslims. The case is the result of differences between Deobandi and Barelvi sects of Sunni Muslims,” he said. “Shafi is a practising Muslim, he is the imam of a mosque and he had recently returned from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia… I am defending them because I am convinced they are not guilty of blasphemy,” he said. Nobody has been executed in Pakistan for blasphemy and those given the death penalty have so far had their sentences overturned or commuted on appeal.—AFP REFERENCE: Court jails imam and son for blasphemy From the Newspaper Yesterday http://www.dawn.com/2011/01/12/court-jails-imam-and-son-for-blasphemy.html

What about this Brazen Blasphemy


Blasphemy & KUFR in Barelvi Books

Blasphemy & KUFR in Deobandi Books

امام مسجد کو توہین رسالت میں عمر قید


ملزموں کے وکیل کا کہنا ہے کہ انہوں نے سزا کے خلاف اپیل کی تیاری شروع کردی ہے اور ایک دو روز میں یہ اپیل لاہور ہائی کورٹ میں دائر کردی جائے گی۔
پنجاب کے ضلع ڈیرہ غازی خان کی انسداد دہشت گردی کی عدالت نے توہین رسالت کے الزام میں ایک امام مسجد اور ان کے بیٹے کو عمر قید اور جرمانے کی سزا سنائی ہے۔
کرسچن ڈیموکریٹک الائنس کے صدر جوزف فرانسس کے بقول یہ پہلا موقع ہے کہ جب توہین رسالت کے مقدمے میں کسی ملزم کو سزائے موت کی جگہ عمر قید کی سزا سنائی گئی ہے۔
انسداد دہشت گردی کی عدالت کے جج راؤ ایوب خان مارتھ نے یہ حکم مظفرگڑھ کی تحصیل کوٹ ادو کے رہائشی امام مسجد محمد شفیع اور ان کے بیٹے اسلم کے خلاف درج مقدمہ پر فیصلہ سناتے ہوئے دیا۔
وکیل صفائی کے مطابق تعزیرات پاکستان کی دفعہ دو سو پچانوے سی کے تحت توہین رسالت کے مرتکب کو سزائے موت یا عمر قید کے علاوہ جرمانہ بھی کیا جاسکتا ہے۔
عدالت نے حکم دیا کہ ملزمان کو جرمانے کی عدم ادائیگی کی صورت میں مزید چھ ماہ قید بھگتنا پڑے گی۔
وکیل صفائی عارف گورمانی کے بقول مدعی اور ملزم دو مختلف مسلک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں اور فرقہ واریت کی وجہ سے یہ مقدمہ درج ہوا ۔وکیل کے مطابق مدعی کا تعلق بریلوی جبکہ ان کے موکلان دیو بند مسلک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں۔
عدالت نے دونوں ملزموں کو مذہبی عقائد کی توہین کرنے کے الزام میں دس دس برس جبکہ انسداد دہشت گردی ایکٹ کی دفعات کے تحت پانچ ، پانچ سال قید کی سزا بھی سنائی ہے۔
عدالت نے حکم دیا کہ ملزموں کو سنائی جانے والی سزاؤں پر عمل درآمد ایک ساتھ ہی شروع ہوگا۔ عدالت نے یہ بھی ہدایت کی کہ ملزمان نے اپنے خلاف مقدمہ کے دوران جو عرصہ جیل میں کاٹا ہے وہ ان کی سزا میں شامل ہوگا۔
دونوں باپ بیٹا اپنے مقدمے کے اندراج کے بعد سے جیل میں ہیں اور عدالت نے آٹھ ماہ میں اس مقدمے پر کارروائی مکمل کی ہے۔
وکیل صفائی عارف گورمانی نے بی بی سی کے نامہ نگار عبادالحق کو بتایا کہ محمد شفیع اور ان کے بیٹے اسلم کے خلاف اس سال اپریل میں توہین رسالت کے الزام میں مقدمہ درج کیا گیا تھا۔
مقدمے کے اندراج کی درخواست پھول خان نامی شخص نے دی تھی۔ وکیل صفائی کے مطابق محمد شفیع اور ان کے بیٹے اسلم پر یہ الزام ہے کہ انہوں نے اپنی کریانے کی دکان کے سامنے برآمدے میں لگا میلاد اور مصطفیْ کانفرنس کا پوسٹر پھاڑ دیا تھا جو بقول استغاثہ توہین رسالت ہے۔
وکیل صفائی کے مطابق محمد شیفع اور ان کے بیٹے اسلم پر یہ الزام ہے کہ انہوں نے اپنی کریانے کی دکان کے سامنے برآمدے میں لگا میلاد اور مصطفیْ کانفرنس کا پوسٹر پھاڑ دیا تھا جو بقول استغاثہ توہین رسالت ہے۔
پولیس نے مقدمے میں مذہبی عقائد کی توہین کرنے اور انسداد دہشت گردی ایکٹ کی دفعات بھی شامل کی تھیں۔
ملزمان کے وکیل کا کہنا ہے کہ استغاثہ نے شہادتوں کے دوران اس بات کو تسلیم کیا ہے کہ محمد شیفع امام مسجد ہیں۔
وکیل صفائی عارف گورمانی کے بقول مدعی اور ملزم دو مختلف مسلک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں اور فرقہ واریت کی وجہ سے یہ مقدمہ درج ہوا ۔وکیل کے مطابق مدعی کا تعلق بریلوی جبکہ ان کے موکلان دیو بند مسلک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں۔
ملزموں کے وکیل کا کہنا ہے کہ انہوں نے سزا کے خلاف اپیل کی تیاری شروع کردی ہے اور ایک دو روز میں یہ اپیل لاہور ہائی کورٹ میں دائر کردی جائے گی۔
ماہرین قانون کے تحت انسداد دہشت گردی کی عدالت کی سزا کے خلاف سات دنوں میں متعلقہ ہائی کورٹ کے روبرو اپیل دائر کی جاسکتی ہے جس پر ہائی کورٹ کے دو ججوں پر مشتمل بنچ سماعت کرے گا۔
آخری وقت اشاعت: منگل 11 جنوری 2011 , 14:26 GMT 19:26 PST
http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2011/01/110111_dgkhan_contempt_rza.shtml

BAHAWALPUR, June 15: A mosque Imam was killed while a religious leader sustained critical injuries in violence caused reportedly by sectarian tension between two Sunni sects in Choonawala Mandi near Hasilpur, about 90km from here, on Thursday. According to reports reaching here, the trouble started when Hafiz Qamar Javed, prayer leader at local Masjid Ahl-e-Hadith, burnt some trash near his mosque. The fire attracted neighbours, including people from the rival sect, who propagated that Javed was burning pages from Quran. Within no time a huge mob turned up at the scene and attacked Javed. When Ahl-e-Hadith’s local leader Master Muhammad Sadiq came to his rescue, he was also beaten up severely. The assailants left the scene when the two fell unconscious. Police rushed to the scene after getting information. In a hurry, a police vehicle hit and injured Muhammad Nadeem (13). The mob then damaged the van and thrashed ASI Muhammad Nawaz, who also sustained injuries. Later, the Hasilpur DSP and tehsil nazim reached Choonawala and managed to disperse the mob. The injured were rushed to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, where Hafiz Qamar Javed succumbed to injuries while Master Muhammad Sadiq was in precarious condition. Following an appeal, Choonawala traders’ president, shopkeepers pulled down their shutters to protest the ‘blasphemous act’. Meanwhile, it was learnt that a case under the Blasphemy Act had been registered against deceased Hafiz Qamar Javed and injured Muhammad Sadiq while no case was registered against the assailants. DPO Arif Nawaz was not available for comments. REFERENCE: Imam lynched by mob for ‘blasphemy’ By Majeed Gill June 16, 2006 Friday Jumadi-ul-Awwal 19, 1427 http://archives.dawn.com/2006/06/16/nat10.htm

What about these Open and Brazen Blasphemy


Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwgwmvNYNik

Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRA7M6Si5_A

Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7VaLLuYm4E

Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7E2kBPk7oM

Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8d3vJQljNo

Saudi Scholar Exposes Deobandis & Barelvis - Part - 6

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, Safar 07, 1432 A.H


http://ejang.jang.com.pk/1-12-2011/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=1022.gif

Deobandis & Barelvis also commit Blasphemy Part - 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO09RLEzefc

Deobandis & Barelvis also commit Blasphemy Part - 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C857yOyizs&feature=related

Deobandis & Barelvis also commit Blasphemy Part - 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az1hSc4wLc4&feature=related



Barelvi Scholar Tahir ul Qadri commit Open Blasphemy/Blasphemous Sermon of Dr Tahirul Qadri
video

Wahabi Ebtisam Elahi Zahir praise Blasphemic Barelvi Tahir ul Qadri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYzlmBaRDMQ&feature=related

Jamat-e-Islami & Qazi Hussain Ahmed praise Blasphemic Barelvi Tahir ul Qadri
video


Dr Tahir ul Qadri "ISSUES" Fatwa of Kufr (Disbelief) against Ahl-e-Hadith (Muslims)
video

http://ejang.jang.com.pk/1-12-2011/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=91.gif





Blasphemy law applies to all prophets By Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, January 12, 2011 ISLAMABAD: Though never amended in the books of statute as such by successive governments, Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code regarding blasphemy applies to all the prophets. Generally ignored in the ongoing discussions in the media, it is the Federal Shariat Court which in 1991 had ruled that this particular section would apply to all the prophets and that the offence of blasphemy would only entail the punishment of death. Ismail Qureshi, senior advocate of the Supreme Court, religious scholar and the man who fought a long legal battle to get death sentence for blasphemers in the Pakistani statute, told The News that the Federal Shariat Court’s decision got finality after the then government had withdrawn its appeal from the Supreme Court. In talk shows and discussions even some prominent lawyers were heard saying that the Section 295-C is flawed as it does not cover all the prophets. Qureshi explained that after the FSC’s judgment, the Section 295-C would be read in the light of the Shariat Court’s decision. Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqi, when approached, endorsed Qureshi’s viewpoint and said that after a superior court’s ruling gets finality, it becomes law no matter whether the concerned law is amended by the government or not. The FSC decision made two key changes in Section 295-C. First, the change is regarding doing away of the punishment of life imprisonment whereas second change covered all the Prophets of Islam. According to Qureshi, the Nawaz Sharif government had initially filed an appeal against the FSC decision but later withdrew when he came to know about the nature of the court’s decision.



In the PPC, the Section 295-C continues to read what it was originally drafted in mid 1980s. It reads as: “295-C. Use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet: Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.” However, later the FSC in 1991 Muhammad Ismail Quershi vs Pakistan through Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs (PLD 1991 Federal Shariat Court 10) has penned downed that blasphemy of any prophet should be made punishable with death penalty and judges had also quoted verses of the Holy Quran regarding the respect of holy Prophets.  The selected portions of the FSC judgment are: “It is also to be noted that Allah Almighty creates no distinction or inequality in the status of the Prophets though. He did bestow on some of them more gifts than others.”

While quoting different verses of the Holy Quran, the judgment said, “Practically, all the jurisconsults and scholars agreed that in view of the above verses and the equal status of all the Prophets as such, the penalty of death as determined above shall apply, in case any one utters contemptuous remarks or offers insult, in any way, to any one of them.” The FSC concluded, “In view of the above discussion we are of the view that the alternate punishment of life imprisonment as provided in Section 295-C PPC is repugnant to the injunctions of Islam as given in Holy Quran and Sunnah and therefore, the said words be deleted therefrom.” “68. A clause may further be added to this section so as to make the same acts or things when said about other Prophets, also offence with the same punishment as suggested above.” REFERENCE: http://old.thenews.com.pk/12-01-2011/ethenews/t-3257.htm


~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 1 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 2 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 3 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 4 Of 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qsFZB27tmM&feature=related

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~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 5 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 6 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 7 Of 8

~Shaikh Tousif Ur Rahman~ - Tahir Ul Quadri Celebrating Christmas Day = 8 Of 8


TAIL-PIECE


Pakistan's Road to Disintegration

Interviewee:
Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Interviewer:
Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor
January 6, 2011
photo of Stephen P. Cohen
In the first few days of this year, Pakistan's coalition government was thrust into crisis after losing a coalition partner, and then a top politician--Punjab Governor Salman Taseer--was assassinated. A leading expert on the country, Stephen P. Cohen, says these incidents are symptoms of the profound problems tugging the country apart. "The fundamentals of the state are either failing or questionable, and this applies to both the idea of Pakistan, the ideology of the state, the purpose of the state, and also to the coherence of the state itself," Cohen says. "I wouldn't predict a comprehensive failure soon, but clearly that's the direction in which Pakistan is moving." On a recent trip, he was struck by the growing sense of insecurity in Pakistan, even within the military, and the growing importance of China.

What's the situation in Pakistan these days, given a key partner's withdrawal from the coalition government, and the assassination of a leading member of the ruling coalition, who opposed the blasphemy law which has support among the country's Muslim population?
These are symptoms of a deeper problem in Pakistan. There is not going to be any good news from Pakistan for some time, if ever, because the fundamentals of the state are either failing or questionable. This applies to both the idea of Pakistan, the ideology of the state, the purpose of the state, and also to the coherence of the state itself. Pakistan has lost a lot of its "stateness," that is the qualities that make a modern government function effectively. So there's failure in Pakistan on all counts. I wouldn't predict a comprehensive failure soon but clearly that's the direction in which Pakistan is moving.
Given Pakistan's possession of nuclear weapons and its strategic location between Afghanistan and India, for the United States this is a looming crisis, isn't it.
Crisis Guide: Pakistan
All U.S. policies toward Pakistan are bad, and some are perhaps worse than others. We don't know whether leveling with Pakistan is going to improve things or make it worse. Ideally, we would own a time machine in which we could roll back history and reverse a lot of decisions we made in the past. Hopefully, we won't make any more fundamentally wrong decisions in the future, but that may not prevent Pakistan from going further down the road to disintegration. Someone in the State Department was quoted in a WikiLeaks document [as saying] that if it weren't for nuclear weapons, Pakistan would be the Congo. I would compare it to Nigeria without oil. It wouldn't be a serious state. But the nuclear weapons and the country's organized terrorist machinery do make it quite serious.
If it is anybody's problem in the future, it is going to be China's problem. I just spent several weeks in Pakistan. One thing I discovered was the country insecurity in a way I had never seen it, even in military cantonments. The other was that China's influence in Pakistan was much greater and deeper than I had imagined it to be. In a sense that's India's problem, but in the long run, it will be China's problem.
Describe China's influence.
China is Pakistan's major military supplier. Of course, they supplied military technology and probably put Pakistanis in touch with the North Koreans for missile technology. The Chinese have one concern in Pakistan and that is the training of Chinese militants and extremists inside of Pakistan. The Chinese have no problem with the Tiananmen Square-type of crowd control. When the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) was blown up in Islamabad in 2007, it came after some ten Chinese were kidnapped and the Chinese complained publicly. The Pakistanis had ignored our protests about the Mosque for many years. But they moved quickly when the Chinese protested, killing many women and children in the process. That was one of the turning points in President Pervez Musharraf's career, because that turned many militants against him. Before that time, he had either ignored or supported them, but after Lal Masjid, they became his enemy.
How important are the militants or terrorists? Can they control the state?
Militants--whether you call them anti-American, anti-liberal, or anti-secular--seem to have a veto over politics in Pakistan, but they can't govern the state. The parties control the elections but they can prevent others from governing, and they may prevent the military from governing as well.
Some people have been hoping for a military coup, but you don't think that will happen?
We have to do what we can do and prepare for the failure of Pakistan, which could happen in four or five or six years.
I don't think the military wants to be in that position now. I don't think the military chief Ashfaq Kayani has such a game plan. He is as smart and calculating as President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq [military president from 1977 until his assassination in 1988] was. He is quite different from Musharraf--not an Islamist himself, but he has certainly supported them in the past. I know the Pakistan military cannot govern Pakistan. They've tried it three times in the past and each time failed. This time they would have to deal with more active militants. The liberal forces are in retreat, and I don't see the army supporting the liberal forces in Pakistan.
Talk about the anti-American feeling. How did it develop into such a strong national sentiment?
Historically, the Pakistani elite have created a narrative of U.S.-Pakistan relations which always shows the United States letting Pakistan down. A turning point was the Iranian revolution of 1979, [which] showed a lot of Pakistanis that standing up to the Americans, embarrassing the Americans, humiliating the Americans felt good. Whether they were Sunnis or Shiites in Pakistan, it felt good. It all goes back to everyone in Pakistan concerned about American policy toward Israel and the Middle East. They seem to care more about Israel and Palestine than they do about themselves. The irony of Pakistan is that their major foreign policy obsessions are ones that they can't do anything about, including Israel and Palestine. When the U.S. and NATO forces moved into Iraq and Afghanistan, that was seen as a direct threat to Pakistan. They feared that the Islamist states were being knocked off one after another, beginning with Iraq, and going on to Afghanistan, and winding up with Pakistan. Most of that is imagined, but many Pakistanis believe it is true.
We've had a breakup of the coalition government, which happens all the time around the world, but why was so much gloom and doom expressed in Pakistan?
It's the incapacity of the Pakistani state to educate its own people in a modern fashion; it's the failure of the Pakistani economy to grow at all. If this was an American analogy, you would say Pakistan is a house under water. Except for its territory, which is strategically important, there is not much in Pakistan that is of benefit to anyone. They failed to take advantage of globalization. They use terrorism as an aspect of globalization, which is the negative side of globalization. Go down the list of factors, they are almost all negative. There is not one that is positive. They need outsiders for economic help. The conflict with India drains most of their budget. They can't resolve foreign policy differences with India. They have quarrels with us over Afghanistan, although they are probably right that we don't understand the Afghanis either. The question in my mind is whether these are irreversible so that Pakistan can become a normal state.
Militants--whether you call them anti-American, anti-liberal, or anti-secular--seem to have a veto over politics in Pakistan, but they can't govern the state.
What do you think?
Hope is not a policy, but despair is not a policy either. We have to do what we can do and prepare for the failure of Pakistan, which could happen in four or five or six years.
Talk about the terrorists.
There has been an accommodation with the government. Terrorist attacks are down. There seems to be an agreement by the security forces to accommodate the terrorist groups. I don't see the government regaining its position in the frontiers. The Pakistani Taliban is a designated enemy, but the army cannot move against them. The army is worried about its integrity itself.
Discuss Taseer's assassination.
He was like Sherry Rehman, a close associate of Benazir Bhutto.  Rehman had introduced a private member's bill to repeal the blasphemy law, and [Taseer] backed her, and that apparently led to his guard killing him. The blasphemy law makes the medieval Catholic Church look liberal. Anyone who stands up and criticizes the law has his life in danger. Rehman is prominently mentioned in press coverage. I don't think she will back down. She is a lady of strong principles, like Benazir.
Is the fear of India genuine?
It is genuine, because it goes back to the identity of Pakistan. They can't figure out how to reconcile their strategic necessity of accommodation with India. Of course, India takes a hard line on a lot of issues, not just Kashmir. India has allowed China to acquire Pakistan as a strategic asset. It is now a trilateral game between the Chinese and Indians with the Pakistanis on the Chinese side. http://www.cfr.org/publication/23744/pakistans_road_to_disintegration.html

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