Protesters demand custody of Qadri’s ‘holy gun’

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  1. Nagraj

    Nagraj Regular Member

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    Protesters demand custody of Qadri’s ‘holy gun’ – The Express Tribune

    Protesters demand custody of Qadri’s ‘holy gun’

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    Ali Mumtaz, son of Salmaan Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri, participates in a protest by Sunni Tehrik in Islamabad on January 4, 2011. PHOTO: INP

    LAHORE: While some circles mourned the death of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, religious groups organised rallies and processions in Lahore hailing his self-confessed assassin Malik Mumtaz Qadri.
    Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s security squad, shot him dead in Islamabad on January 4 last year in arguably the country’s most high-profile blasphemy-related killing. He then accepted responsibility for the killing before a court of law that awarded him the death sentence. Qadri’s supporters, who hail him as a pious fighter of Islam, have vehemently rejected the death sentence handed to him for Taseer’s murder.
    On Wednesday, members from various religious groups, including the Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz, registered their protest against the court’s verdict in rallies across the city, particularly outside the Lahore Press Club, Minar-i-Pakistan and the Data Darbar.
    About 1,000 people gathered at the darbar, which was decorated with huge portraits of Qadri. Participants also held Qadri’s pictures and chanted slogans against Taseer and in favour of Qadri. Media was also accused of not giving proper coverage to the rallies.
    ‘Holy gun’
    The Sunni Ittehad Council demanded the government to hand over to them the “holy gun” that Qadri had used to kill Taseer. The council said it was ready to pay Rs100 million for the weapon.
    “If cricket bats and hockey sticks belonging to players can be auctioned, Qadri’s gun should also be put up for auction and we will buy it,” said Allama Muhammad Tahir Tabassum, triggering the demand for the gun.
    An announcer from the stage made provocative statements. When participants responded with a murmur to one of his statements, he said to them: “Mumtaz Qadri expressed his love for the Holy Prophet (pbuh) by shooting a blasphemer, and you cannot raise slogans with full throats in love for the Prophet (pbuh).”
    Marking the moment
    At 4:25pm, participants celebrated Taseer’s assassination by standing up, raising their hands and reinforcing promises to follow Qadri against every “blasphemer”.
    “We pay tribute to Qadri who has remained firm on his stance since he shot Taseer dead,” said Allama Muhammad Nawaz Bashir Jalali. “By taking this step, he has become well-known the world over.”
    “This is the day to renew our promises to defend the revered status of prophethood. Taseer’s murder is purely according to Islamic injunctions,” said Pir Atharul Qadri, accusing Taseer of committing “unislamic” deeds. “Whoever commits blasphemy, his tongue should be snatched.”
    Habibulah Saeedi, a lawyer who had showered rose petals on Qadri when he arrived for his trial in Rawalpindi, also addressed participants. “The legal fraternity is in favour of Qadri and his slogan will continue to resonate in courtrooms.”
    “Malik Ishaq who has killed dozens of Muslims has been released. Why can’t Qadri be released?” said SIC’s Mujahid Abdul Rasool, who said that they will wage a war against PML-N, PPP, Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Lashkar-e-Taiba who are against the SIC.
    Dr Raghib Naeemi said ‘true lovers’ of the holy prophet (pbuh) will continue to eliminate blasphemers, regardless of international condemnation.
    Participants adopted a resolution which demanded presidential clemency for Qadri and punishment for Christian woman Aasia Bibi whose death row for blasphemy Taseer had opposed.
    The resolution also demanded permanent closure of Nato supplies and US evacuation of all airbases, including those in Jacobabad and Pasni. It demanded that killers of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi and attackers of shrines be brought to book.
    The resolution also condemned the Ahmadiyya community as enemies of Pakistan and demanded that they be removed from key government posts.
    The resolution also demanded a free, fair and impartial investigation into the Memogate scandal and treason charges for those responsible.

    @holy gun logic ki Rakhi Sawant. WTF!!!:confused::confused::hail::hail:
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It should be covered with 24 carat gold and be diamond studded and kept in a specially constructed museum of Islamic radical artefacts.
  4. noob101

    noob101 Regular Member

    Dec 31, 2011
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    its ironic that these same protesters are supporters of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi who was anti taliban and unequivocally against killing. And they equate a murder weapon with a cricket ball and bat...

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