Monday, February 18, 2013

Pakistan's Imran Khan Challenges Banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to Give Up Terrorism

Madison Reed
Imran - Like the people of the other Abrahamic faiths, if the followers of Muhammad are to ever stop the violence and bloodshed in the name of Islam, a monumental effort must be made by Muslims, to take an honest look at all the violent language in the Qur'an, and put everything into its proper perspective, to educate the masses of believers that Allah really is the fountain of Love and Compassion, the face of Beauty, the caring Hand of Justice, and the Encourager of Enlightenment and Liberation.

As we're all moving into a breathtaking future with miraculous potential, we all, must kick down the walls of those little huts that have been lulling us into a sense of false security; into believing that we're sheltered and protected, when in fact our lives are being destroyed.  As we are inside, marveling at the wonders of the beautiful interior of our little ugly huts, we are slowly self-separating from the Creator Source and atrophying, and the outside world is changing, blooming, and moving closer to expressing the Will of the Source.

Salaam brother.

~Madison Reed

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday called out to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) to quit terrorism in the name of Islam, holding the militant group accountable for the first time in a public speech.

“I explicitly take their name and call out to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. If you carry out this terrorism in the name of Islam, then you couldn’t be greater enemies of the religion,” Khan told a press conference in Islamabad, naming the feared militant group for the first time.

The PTI chief’s press conference follows a deadly bombing in Quetta claiming 84 lives, with most victims belonging mostly to the ethnic Hazara Shia community. It was the second deadly blast in the city in little over a month, with an earlier attack claiming 93 lives, also mostly Hazaras.

Both attacks were claimed by the feared militant group LeJ.

“Islam is the religion of peace. Attacking innocent civilians is outright terrorism,” he said.

Critics have previously blamed Khan of not explicitly naming religious militants while condemning terrorism incidents, with detractors calling him ‘Taliban Khan’ for his advocacy of peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

Speaking to the media, Khan supported the demand of Hazara protestors for the deployment of Army in the provincial capital. He demanded that the culprits of the deadly bombing be brought to justice.

Khan also urged the chief justice to immediately take suo motu notice of the Quetta tragedy.

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