The Radical Cleric Dilemma

Many times I have written that in my view much of the trouble between Muslims and everyone else is the fault of radical Muslim clerics who feel it is their sacred duty to side with extremists.

This has been proven many times within the past decade or so with the likes of Abu Hamsa and Abu Qatada in Britain, who persuaded young Muslim men to go and fight for Islam with some terrorist group. The Brits are however not the only ones suffering with this problem as demonstrated by an article in today’s news.

School Computer Room

School Computer Room After The Attack

The December 16th massacre of 132 children and 13 adults at the school in Peshawar Pakistan by the Taliban, created a wave of protest against this terrorist group and finally pushed the government into taking decisive action against these terror mongers. There have been widespread demonstrations against the Taliban in Pakistan as people learn in this stark message what this group is all about.

But for some twisted individuals in Pakistan the uproar has been an excuse to come out and defend the actions of the Taliban, strange though it may seem. One such person is the pro-Taliban cleric and head of the Red Mosque in the capital Islamabad,  Maulana Abdul Aziz, who has stated publicly that the attack was ‘understandable’.

Maulana Abdul Aziz - Taliban Supporter

Maulana Abdul Aziz – Taliban Supporter

The reason he gave in later sermons to his flock was that the action was a “justifiable reaction to the army’s ‘un-Islamic’ operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal district.” He said, “O rulers, O people in power, if you will commit such acts, there will be a reaction,” prompting further protests accusing him of being a Taliban sympathiser.

The Red Mosque has been a centre of support for the Taliban in Islamabad for a long time. In 2007 a week-long military siege against militants within the mosque resulted in around 100 deaths, and earlier this month female students affiliated with the Red Mosque issued a video statement praising the Islamic State group, and calling on it to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

This week a Pakistani Court issued an arrest warrant for Maulana Abdul Aziz, but it would seem the Police are having difficulty serving it. A police official in capital Islamabad is reported as saying, “The Police have received the court order and we are trying our best to implement it.”

Strong In Numbers - But Can They Make A Single Arrest?

Strong In Numbers – But Can They Make A Single Arrest?

It would appear that the Police are having problems because the cleric has many supporters within the Red Mosque. Hafiz Ihtesham Ahmed, a spokesman for the mosque accused civil society activists of pressurizing police to register a case against Aziz. He said, “This case has no grounds, so we will resist any move to arrest Maulana Abdul Aziz.” From this it would seem that any attempt by the Police to arrest this man will cause a gunfight on the streets of Islamabad.  Just like everywhere else, radical clerics have their ardent followers.

I have long held the view that it is people like Aziz who are stoking the hatred among Muslims, and fermenting the destruction and death they cause. It does not matter where you are, there will always be one of these animals preaching in a mosque near you.

Islamic State Executions

Islamic State Executions

It has been for this reason that I have always advocated the British judiciary root out these people and deport them, for they are sowing poison, and its surprising how many people get hooked on their lies, especially impressionable young teenagers. This is the main reason why so many young Muslims have left Europe to fight for Islāmic State.

I just cannot understand how any ‘holy’ man can justify an armed group walking into a school gathering and mercilessly gunning down school children as young as eight. What can they hope to achieve except turn the population against them.

Mastermind Behind The Peshawar Massacre

Mastermind Behind The Peshawar Massacre – Umar Mansoor

The Taliban, like I.S., Boko Haram and many other groups want to rule through fear, but their main aim is to rule, and enforce the savage Sharia Law on everyone. Its like every twisted and evil soul on the planet is joining these groups so they can ‘give rein’ to there perversions.

Sharia Justice - Stoned To Death

Sharia Justice – Stoned To Death

No matter what these twisted clerics say to their flocks, this is not the coming of the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ under Allah, but more a return to the darker periods in man’s history.

It can only be hoped that the Islamabad Police finally pluck up the courage to arrest this man and his followers and lock them away in a dark dungeon somewhere. Beyond doubt, it is time these vicious terrorist groups are defeated world-wide, and only strong action by the countries concerned can accomplish this.

The United Nations

The United Nations

If international assistance is required in the form of United Nations action then so be it, but to continue as we are with half-hearted and non-coordinated attempts against these people, this will drag on for decades.

In my view, the only way to stop the spread of this disease is to rid the world of these twisted clerics, for only then can peace be established once again in the world.

Well, at least until the next lot come along!

Roy.

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