* Peaceful students at an Islamic madrassa chant anti-American slogans while burning thousands of DVDs, videos and music CDs at the Lal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan
Militant cleric claims having guns in mosque
“Our only goal is to enforce Sharia in Pakistan through jihad while the political-religious leaders want to impose Sharia though democratic norms, which we don’t admire.”
Islamabad: The militant cleric who declared enforcement of Sharia in Pakistan’s federal capital and gave a deadline to the government, remains defiant and claims that he has guns on the mosque premises to defend his headquarters if authorities tried to launch crackdown.
In a telephonic interview from Lal Masjid with Gulf News yesterday, Maulana Abdul Aziz reiterated his claims that the mosque has guns on its premises and his followers will defend themselves if the government opted for any sort of crackdown.
He said that female students of Jamia Hafsa will never vacate the occupied library building until Sharia is enforced in the country.
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