Paki Lies & Denials

Pakistan PM calls on unicorn to fight jihadists

“Terrorists are perverting the teachings of Islam and scholars should speak with one voice against the militants, Gilani said yesterday.” Indeed they should, if terrorists are perverting the teachings of Islam. Yet in all these years since 9/11 we have seen non-Muslims call again and again for the exponents of the true, peaceful, tolerant Islam to step forward and begin to battle the jihadists on Islamic grounds. We have been assured that they are doing so, even though no specifics are ever forthcoming. We have seen Muslims condemn terrorism in vague language that does nothing to refute the jihadists’ explanations of the Islamic justification for their actions. Just today a “moderate Muslim” from Britain has been emailing me to say that my explanation of jihad is wrong, wrong, wrong — yet he has consistently sidestepped my requests that he produce a statement from any generally recognized Islamic authority to the effect that Muslims should not wage war against unbelievers and try to impose Sharia upon them.

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I repeat yet again: if anyone can produce evidence of any mainstream Islamic sect or school of Islamic jurisprudence that teaches that Muslims must coexist with non-Muslims as equals on an indefinite basis without trying to subjugate them under Sharia, send it to me at director@jihadwatch.org, and I will publicly retract my statements to the contrary. But I have made this request many times before, and despite the many people who will be reading this who are avid to discredit what I am saying and the jihad and Islamic supremacism, they have never produced this.

Anyway, all this means that Gilani is calling upon the great unicorn to help him against the Taliban. He is appealing to Santa Claus for intervention. Good luck with that.

“Pakistan Calls on Islamic Scholars to Help Combat Extremism,” by Ed Johnson for Bloomberg,

 

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May 20 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called on Islamic scholars to help root out extremism, as security forces waged an urban offensive against Taliban militants in the northwestern Swat Valley.Terrorists are perverting the teachings of Islam and scholars should speak with one voice against the militants, Gilani said yesterday.

“It is time that they stand united to protect the country from all challenges,” Gilani said at a religious affairs conference in the capital, Islamabad, the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

Pakistan’s government is trying to build support in the world’s second-most populous Muslim nation for its offensive against Taliban insurgents. The militants reneged on a peace accord and last month advanced on the capital, even after the government agreed to impose Islamic law in Swat and neighboring districts.

Religious schools, or madrassas, play a key role in radicalizing Pakistani youth and provide a pool of Taliban recruits who cross the border to attack western forces in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations and U.S. intelligence agencies….