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4/3/2007

“Creeping” Islamabad Coup Now Galloping

Filed under: General — See Dubya @ 1:04 am



(A post by See-Dubya.)

A couple of days ago, the Pakistani paper Dawn ran a piece titled “The Creeping Coup“, about how the Lal Masjid movement is taking over the city of Islamabad and acting like the Taliban, which they openly support.

Well, it looks like they’ve gathered a bit of steam:

“We will start our Islamic revolution in Islamabad on Friday by launching a crackdown on CDs, DVDs and other secular activities in the G-6 sector. The exercise will be extended to the NWFP and other areas at later stages. We have full support of madressahs in various cities,” Jamia Faridia and Jamia Hafsa in-charge Maulana Abdul Aziz told Dawn on Monday.

“Ten thousand students of the two seminaries are ready to sacrifice their lives for Shariat and we are determined to enforce the Islamic law in Islamabad in order to make it example for people,” said Maulana Aziz, elder brother of Ghazi Abdul Rashid.

Who funds this revolutionary movement? Well, you’re not going to believe this:

Asked what the funding source of the two seminaries and the Lal Masjid was, Maulana Aziz said: “Whenever we are short of essential items we close our eyes and demand the goods from Allah. Within a few minutes, we find the desired things in our kitchens.”

I told you you wouldn’t believe it.

Cross-posted at Junkyard Blog.

9 Responses to ““Creeping” Islamabad Coup Now Galloping”

  1. Musharraf has a very shaky hold on power, and his life. The anti-poppy campaign in Afghanistan is not helping. The British are caving to the Iranians and their newspapers now blame us for the whole thing. Mark Steyn’s book title has it about right.

    Mike K (86bddb)

  2. The Saudis fund most Sunni/Wahhabi madrassas in Pakiwaki.

    mojo (8096f2)

  3. ::closes eyes::

    Allah, give me a Sea-Doo!

    ..

    Damn.

    AndrewGurn (c37ea2)

  4. They “damand the goods from Allah”??

    Is their god a gopher? And errand boy? I would think not!

    “Dear Bhudda, I would like a pony, and a toy rocket…”

    Scott Jacobs (90eabe)

  5. I guess they caught the Oprah show on “The Secret”!

    seriously, Mark Steyn’s predictions are coming true.

    Patricia (824fa1)

  6. The G6 sector is generally a poorer section of town. Not surprised they can round up a bunch of yahoos to do their stuff.

    Overall, though, Islamabad has gone way downhill in the last 20 years.

    Nathan Mates (2ebe45)

  7. allah won’t you give me a mercedez-benz
    my friends all have porsches, i must make amends…

    assistant devil's advocate (a0f2ad)

  8. “Whenever we are short of essential items we close our eyes and demand the goods from Allah. Within a few minutes, we find the desired things in our kitchens.”

    What’s the big deal? Isn’t that how Congress treats us taxpayers?

    JVW (bcc29b)

  9. I don’t see why anyone should be surprised by this. In America, it’s called “prosperity gospel”: “I claim this in the name of Jesus.” Although many times they say “in the name of JEEEZ-US!” I’m not sure if Jesus and JEES-US! are names for the same idol or not.

    (JVW–excellent)

    kishnevi (2dbd61)


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