Waiting in agony outside

Attiya Bibi cries in desperation after her third failed attempt to rescue her minor daughters from Jamia Hafsa. The young widow, a mother of three minor girls, Afshan, Darakhshan and Sana admitted the girls to the seminary two years ago.

Gul Khan of village Govan Ryan, Dir, is another parent who entered inside the boundary wall of the seminary and cried out to call his daughters, Rashida, 12, and Sajida, 13, to come out and go with him. There was no reply and there was a total silence inside the seminary. However, a male voice called back telling him to go back. As he turned back and stepped out of the seminary, he was shot in the leg.

The seminary and mosque site is a scene of indescribable pain and misery. Parents and guardians of students particularly those of girls and minor boys are going through a horrifying experience. Their loved ones have been taken hostage and are used as human shields.

Abdur Rahman was an ambulance aid, who was helping a patient in the vehicle when he was shot in the elbow

from a stray bullet. Ibrahim, a student, was taking food to his uncle, an electronic media person, when he caught two bullets in the back. Several other patients were in the hospital injured by gunshots, who had no connection with the events at the Lal Masjid. Their only fault was being at the wrong place during the cross-fire.

The total number of gunshot injuries was 91 persons including Uzma, 16, who was shot in the stomach.

The neighborhood of Sector G-6 near the mosque has been adversely affected by bullets hitting their overhead water tanks, cars, window panes and a resident, who was evacuated to the PIMS. All electricity is off so that the residents are suffocating in the oppressive heat, without water and an indefinite wait for this crisis to be over and done with.

8 Comments so far

  1. Phil (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

    Their only fault was being at the wrong place during the cross-fire.

    Sickening! Rasheed and his men are MAD!

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    And they repeatedly go on saying we’ve no weapons … !

    “Ali (RA) related that Prophet of Allah (SAW) said ‘soon a time will dawn upon mankind when there will be nothing left in Islam but its name only and nothing in Quran but its (written) words only. The mosques will be full (of people) but empty of righteous guidance, their clergy will be the worst creation under the sky, divisive movements (Fitna) will rise from them and return to them’.” Quoted from Mishkat, Book of Ilm, Al-Fasl III, page 38.

    Is it happening now??

  3. Don Cox (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    “Is it happening now?”

    Not really. This is a typical cult siege or disaster, in the same pattern as Jonestown, Waco and others.

    The cult has taken on Islamic coloring because it is running in a Muslim country – otherwise the leaders could not have succeeded at all.

    But I doubt it really has much to do with Islam as such. Cults arise in all societies.

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

    It has already started.

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

    well similarly those parents outside Adiyala Jail are cursing the governement and Mush… they are saying that administration had informed that they should get their children out of Jamia and they’ll be free to go after registration and will be handed over Rs 5000 as well from govt, but when got their children back from jamia’s administration , security forces arrested them all and since then they’re not letting them meet with their children(earlier forces were annoucing on speakers that every one comming out and surrendering would not be arrest and free to go with their parents..

  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    well most of the children who surrendered are not so “children” … there were babay amongst those children too.

    Some of them WERE very much involved in different riots city saw now and few years back. Including, not to forget, the recent burning of many buildings on 3rd/4th july. Why should they be given amnesty?? For destroying what’s left?? They should be punished at least once …!!

  7. Aqeel Syed (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    Both of these Molvi brothers are a piece of shit. I hate them, one is trying to escape in ‘burqa’ and other asking for ‘baa izat’ escape. They don’t care for these kids getting killed.

    Selfish, stupdid Molvies.

  8. pkmalang (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 9:29 am

    This fight is not about Islam or God, this is purely a property dispute between these brothers and CDA, that went way south. Unfortunately the mulana brothers gambled and they miscalculated. So they lost miserably, one embarrassed the whole family and in fact the whole jihadi community and now the younger brother is trying to restore some degree of honor. But I believe its too little and too late, and he will either die or get arrested, The brothers already lost their honor, their (daddy created corporation) and now their life. (Hum tho dobey sanam, sath tuge ko be ley dobey)

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