The assassination of the Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province by a fanatical Muslim yesterday in Pakistan might perhaps be thought by some to be the result of one extreme fanatic, but Todays news reveals that not to be true …
Five hundred Pakistani religious scholars said that anyone who expressed grief over the assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab province, could suffer the same fate.
Click here to read the full press release.
These scholars then go on to praise the “courage” and religious zeal of the killer, saying his action had made Muslims around the world proud.
I do not need to label Islam, the so-called religion of peace, a vile and truly evil cult, these Islamic scholars have done a fine job of doing that themselves. You see, the Jamaat-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan group of scholars making the veiled threat is from what is seen as a relatively moderate school of Islam in Pakistan. These are the folks who are vocal critics of militants violently opposed to the government and its ally Washington, so if now we even have the moderates behaving like this … it says it all.
Am I suffering from Islam-phobia? Nope, I don’t give a dam what other people believe, and am quite happy for them to believe in faries and unicorns if they wish to so so … I am opposed to violence and oppression. Any belief system, religious or political, that motivates its followers to murder is truly evil.
When faced with the claim that Islam is a religion of peace … be skeptical. Again and again, time after time, the facts tell a very different story.
UPDATE: Guardian has an article on it all … click here …
…mainstream religious organisations applauded the murder of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab …
The 66-year-old was assassinated yesterday by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his police bodyguards, after he had campaigned for reform of the law on blasphemy.
Qadri appeared in court, unrepentant, where waiting lawyers threw handfuls of rose petals over him and others in the crowd slapped his back and kissed his cheek as he was led in and out amid heavy security.
The internet had already been hosting fan pages for Qadri, with one Facebook page attracting over 2,000 followers before being taken down, while there were small demonstrations in favour of the killer
…both the large religious political parties declared that he had deserved to be killed for his views.
Qadri, … tipped off other guards about his plan to kill the Punjab governor. The other bodyguards did not seem to react as Qadri fired a whole clip of bullets into Taseer
Taseer’s call for the widely-abused blasphemy law to be reformed or abolished was so incendiary that it united rival Islamic schools of thought against any change, the moderate Barelvi sect with the pro-Taliban Deobandis.
The statute, meant to protect Islam and the prophet Muhammad from “insult”, is used to convict dozens of people on flimsy evidence each year.
“Salman Taseer was himself responsible for his killing,” Munawar Hasan, the head of Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the two big religious political parties, said. “Any Muslim worth the name could not tolerate blasphemy of the Prophet, as had been proved by this incident.”
“No Muslim should attend the funeral or even try to pray for Salmaan Taseer,” a statement from Jamaate Ahle Sunnat Pakistan, one of the biggest organisations of the Barelvi, representing 500 religious scholars, said. “We pay rich tributes and salute the bravery, valour and faith of Mumtaz Qadri.”
So there you have it … moderate Islam in full flight … praising murder and more or less dancing on the grave of the victim simple because he wished to do away with a blasphemy law.