LAHORE: Former Ameer Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Munawwar Hassan on Saturday ruled out the resolution of issues through democratic disposition and instead called for promoting the culture of ‘Jihad’ to overcome the present challenges.
“It is beyond the system based on elections to overcome the challenges being faced by the country,” he maintained while addressing a public meeting here at Minar-e-Pakistan.
He said he would not mince his words in declaring that ‘the problems of the the society in which we live can only be resolved through adopting and promoting the culture of Jihad’.
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Yesterday Munawwar Hassan’s mentioned above statement which was a mere regurgitation of Jamat’s founder Abul A’la Maududi’s philosophy sparked a controversy. Although Jamat has still to clear its stance regarding Munawwar Hassan’s statement it looks opposite to recent Jamat’s policy to create its soft image in the mainstream politics.
Pakistan is facing numerous problems as of result of growing intolerance in the society and Hassan is calling for more violence to solve these problems. More violence is just going to bring more disaster. Pakistan opposite to what Hassan suggest need more reconciliation and tolerance towards different ideas and continuous process of democracy is the key of achieving it.
This statement was criticized in the social media and people from all parties have condemned it. People also pointed out that in fact this is the actual philosophy of Jamat-e-Islami which Siraj ul Haq was trying to by his mainstream politics.
Munawwar Hussain walks in, makes a speech and basically wipes out all the PR gains his more diplomatic JI successor Sirajul Haq has made…
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) November 22, 2014
I think MunawwarHassan should be made ameer of Jamaat e Islami once again. We don’t have to do much to discredit JI. He does the job so well — Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) November 23, 2014
Munawwar Hassan calls for a “culture of killing in the name of God” to be popularized… Um…abhi kasar baaqi hai? pic.twitter.com/EnSXWRYzsI
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) November 22, 2014
#MunawarHasan today has created sympathy for Bangladesh authorities who banned Jamat-e-Islami.
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) November 22, 2014