Exchange Of Fire At Lal Masjid

Pakistani paramilitary forces fired tear gas at hundreds of students from Laal Masjid in Islamabad Tuesday, and gunshots were heard.

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  1. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 6:34 am

    GADFLY And KAMI:

    1) Committing crimes in the name of Islam are still crimes and there is nothing else in it.

    2) Pakistan is a Muslim country, however Pakistanis do not believe in “Forced Religion”. Islam also does not believe in religion by force and Lal Masjid is a great example why.

    3) These “studies” and “Lists” that you read about in the media are easy to make, and are made for media consumption. They mean nothing. Pakistan is certainly going through a difficult time, but Inshallah it will succeed. Pakistan’s foundation, is also far deeper and was far more difficult to build then simply a lawyer serving landlords.


  2. Kami (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 8:31 am

    Dear Aamir

    I agree, millions lost there lives and our still losing them just to define what Pakistan is all about, meanwhile, a small section of population is reaping the fruits of independence.

    Over the years the state has deliberately failed to cater to the masses, the poor want to educate their kids but have no option but to hand them over to these mullahs who turn them into biggots. On the other side there is no dearth of O and A level schools for the privileged few.

    Its an irony that before independence anybody who wanted educate his child no matter how poor was provided that opportunity by the British and we see countless self made persons who made it big then, that includes my father son of a carpenter, educated govt schools during the Raaj, retired as a Bank President. I noticed that such opportunities were gradually taken away from the masses in independent Pakistan.

    Sadly, my country has turned into a land where a hardworking, energetic and dynamic human resource is being cruelly wasted and thats the real tragedy. I personally saw what this nation can do during the earthquake crisis, but it seems nobody is there to harness this potential and provide leadership. Every leader wants the people to lay down their lives for a cause they blv in and nobody is there to cherish life.


  3. Kami (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    On the lighter side, Lal Masjid Demands;

    Then: Enforcement of Sharia law.

    Now: We will not take off our shirts.

    No comments….


  4. gadfly (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    lol @ Kami


  5. Omar (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    We all know that there are hundreds of students ( many of them women and children ) trapped in the red mosque who want to leave but there are armed men blocking their way out and keeping them hostage. There are dead bodies that need to be buried. Yet these extremists are not allowing any parents or other people to go in.
    It just shows that these bearded men(and women):-) have no compassion for humanity or human life.
    Can the people defending red mosque people explain how they are going to justify these actions with Islam.
    At the end the army will have to raid the mosque and many people will be killed. At that time the same maulvis will blame the govt. lives lost.

    These mullahs are doing a diservice to Isalm and Allah will punish these extremists for giving muslims and Pakistanis a bad name in the world.

    Inshaalah.


  6. MUSLIM... (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 6:33 am

    Look at how low and shameless the Pakistani govt has proved themselves as… Killing alims, alimas, hafiz n hafizas, the leaders of the Muslims tomorrow and the strong hold of the Muslim Ummah, all because some haram prostitutes declared that their rights have been violated – or maybe the Pakistani govt sees it as their own ‘duty’ to honour these filthy women by bringing them justice, from the restrictions Shariah, OUR Belief, and OUR Lord places on them??

    They’ve had months to close down them brothels, massage parlours, and music shops.

    The students of Laal Masjid who yes, have alhamdulila decided to take the Islamic Law into their own more worthy hands, because the government has disregarded it for so long. But they didn’t listen, didn’t take heed, so what do they expect?

    You might say both are in the wrong, but do u know that 325 students have been shaheed early morning today?! And no, even though imam ghazi has asked and requested, the Great Muslim Army has prevented any journalists from entering and seeing the damage. And so, unless u saw the broadcast in the morning with the interview with imam ghazi, u wont hear about that again. The utter shame and disgrace!

    All due respect to the army and their supposed heroism, but if they die fighting against those who attempted to uphold the deen and the laws of Allah, can you imagine the state they will be raised up on on the day of qiyamah?

    May Allah give martyrdom or victory to His true servants, in both cases, they’re successful. And to quote a female student of laal masjid, ‘we’ve worn our kaffans, and we’re ready’ and as imam ghazi said yesterday, ‘the students say we have done nothing wrong, and say they will never bow down before firawn’. That’s the strength this ummah needs.


  7. SELF (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 6:48 am

    “but do u know that 325 students have been shaheed early morning today?! ”

    So? Isn’t that what they wanted? So why the long face?


  8. sumbal (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    i dont think that its wt govt has done coz by killing them we will not a secure country coz thousands of people are under them to hold their positions



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