Role of madrassas

By Shaan Taseer

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“Terrorism was taught by the state not the madrassahs”. A very rich statement by Mufti Naeem, the head cleric of Binori Town Karachi. I would encourage all my fellow Pakistani to know and remember the following facts:
Binori Town, in the heart of Karachi, is a symbol of the Mullah-Military alliance set up to wage the Afghan and Kashmir jihads. In 1979, the then head of Binori Town, Yousof Binori was appointed Chairman of the Council for Islamic Ideology by Zia ul Haq. It is also the FIRST madrassah in Pakistan to issue a fatwa calling Shia Kafirs (apostates and therefore deserving of murder); one that is in circulation on the streets today and is quoted by the ASWJ to justify the Shia genocide.
Binori Town has been a major recruitment centre for the Kashmir and Afghan “Jihad”. Its alumni list is a catalogue of the worst mass-murderers in Pakistani history, including Fazl-ur-Rehman Khalili, the head of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Saifullah Akhtar, the head of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islami, Azam Tariq, the head and founder of the Sipah Sahaba, Masood Azhar, the founder of Jaish Muhammad, and Nizamuddin Shamzi, also a founder of the Jaish Muhammad. According to interrogation transcripts of Masood Azhar Binori Town has been a meeting place for local outfits like the SSP, and the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Mufti Naeem himself has been caught on social media pronouncing Shia Kafir on the Friday before the Safoora massacre of Ismailis. Now that love has gone sour, Mr Naeem, you dont get to pass all the blame on the state. Perhaps half of it, but you own up to and take responsibility for the part played by madrassahs such as yours, in the death of 75,000 Pakistani’s.
It is vital that we understand that the Taliban do not just exist up in FATA, and therefore the Army operation alone will not cure this menace. Madrassahs like Binori Town in urban centres are the major recruitment and indoctrination center for the Taliban in the south of the country, which the Civilian Government must restrain as its committed role in the National Action Plan, promised to the nation.
It is also vital that we understand that the situation Pakistan is in today is a result of very bad decisions made by the State of Pakistan. It may be comforting to play the victim card and believe that RAW is behind all this, as many hyper nationalized Pakistani youth believe, and as many unscrupulous TV presenters claim; but the fact remains that there is no or scant evidence behind such claims, beyond statements of politicians and generals, whereas there is overwhelming and substantiated evidence of the hand of the State of Pakistan in creating these elements, in its pursuit of a disastrous foreign policy. Many media-age and show business fools in Pakistan believe they are being patriotic by blaming “foreign agencies” for all our terrorism, I say the greatest betrayal to Pakistan at this critical time would be to misdiagnose this predicament.

  • kaalchakra

    For the first time, Pakistani military is serious about not supporting terrorism – by going after MQM, PPP, and some hope, soon, ANP and PML(N).

  • keval

    The brain of the pak military officers is indoctrinated with arab ideology and glory and victories over non-arabs.
    The pak army does what serves the cause of arab imperialism and arab glory. With arab money and tidbits (that fall of the tables of the filthy-rich arabs) the pak army officer is bought and made servile.

    Remember how Brig. Zia ul Hak killed palestinians to suit some arab govt.

    The pak army has its assets in the terrorists and pak army will never think of really giving them up. Without help from the muslim terrorists the pak army can do nothing.
    The problem is that these muslim terrorists have changing loyalties and their own plans. And pak army has not got them fully in grip.

    Hence some terrorist have to be killed occasionally to regain some semblance of a control over them.

    The arab religion needs terrorists, street-gangs, fascist killers etc. since 1400 years. It cannot exist or maintain itself without them.

  • Rex Minor

    One would wish that Taseers and other so called Paki liberals keep themselves at a distance from muslim theologists scholars. Politics has become their opium and this is not healthy for them.

    Rex Minor

  • sta

    How many more lives will it take before be begin to see the “Role of the Madrassas”? What we saw yesterday, in Badaber was, simply put, the “Role of the Madrassas”.

  • Rex Minor

    Sta,
    You write from Australia which is a load of non sense. The so called Madrassa are not more than a Primary schools where children are taught alpha betics allowing them to learn the numerics and reading. What the world is witnessing is a mlitry carnage in the Pashtun territory without the presence of the media the kind that the Paki army undertook in todays Bangla desh. It is a matter of time before the KPK will separate from Punjabi Pakistan unless the current Government choose a dialogue with the people with different ethnic background and different cultural background. A war of attrition is taking place mainly in KPK and Baluchistan between the army and the resistance force causing mainly the civilians casualty simply to force the tribesmen to implement the economic corridor which Pakistan Government has entered into with the chinese.

    Rex

  • The Observer

    german tatta ‘You write from Australia which is a load of non sense’

    As if you are scribblin all sense from deutschland, chootiya

  • sta

    @Rex Minor
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    Whether you call this a coincidence or fate, is up to you, but the leading names in Terrorist activities in Pakistan, all happen to be graduates of Madrassahs. There are 4000 madrassahs in Karachi, out of which 2500 are in the Central District, which also happens to have the highest crime-rate.
    .
    Regards

  • keval

    rex does not bother about truths and facts. he is a pucca arabized muslim.
    debating with him is a waste of time.
    islam’s long term goal is to devilize and exterminate non-muslims and rex participates in this in his own way.

  • Rex Minor

    Sta,
    There may be truth in your quotes but who are the terrorists in Pakistan or the middle east. They are the Natives of the land and are resistance against the rulers carnage in their own land.The alternative for the people is to flee and seek refuge in Australia or the European cities.rsist.native but to flee or re
    The bottom line is that if the State is involved in terrorising its citizens, which is the case in most so called muslim lands then the citizens have no alternative but to flee or resist by all means and be called the extremist, miscreant or a terrorist? There is no justification to blame the primary schools so called Madrassas, where parents send their children to receive basic education that our children receive in Germany in the catholic or protestant run knidergartens.

    Rex Minor

  • Rex Minor

    Keval,
    You have the opportunity to learn in Germanyl humanism while you are here to earn your bread and butter or be evicted from the country with your racial profile. You have the choice.

    Rex Minor

  • keval

    to rex


    Germans are thinking about how to evict muslims (= bringers of terrorism and fascism and backwardness) but not hindus.
    The more muslims practise islam the more they reveal themselves as a danger to everyone.
    The worst of islam is yet to come.
    And guys like you will also be bringing it upon us.

  • There may be truth in your quotes but who are the terrorists in Pakistan or the middle east. They are the Natives of the land and are resistance against the rulers carnage in their own land.The alternative for the people is to flee and seek refuge in Australia or the European cities.rsist.native but to flee or re
    The bottom line is that if the State is involved in terrorising its citizens, which is the case in most so called muslim lands then the citizens have no alternative but to flee or resist by all means and be called the extremist, miscreant or a terrorist?

  • every Muslim r not a terrorist so plz dont blame the muslim