An old axiom: ”If your boot heel is not on their necks, their scimitars will be at yours.”
Hey you bearded jerk, we are already in WWIII with Islam, kowtowing to Muslim demands will not reduce, limit nor stay Islamic encroachment on the West, any more than Chamberlain’s agreement with Hitler staved off invasion from the Third Reich.
Insulting caricature: West’s approach could lead to 3rd world war, says Siraj
ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / FAISALABAD / QUETTA / HYDERABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said the west’s ‘extremist standpoint’ on blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) may lead to a third world war.
“The path that the West has chosen will take the world to a third world war,” Siraj said on Friday.
He was addressing thousands of people at a rally, organised to protest against the insulting caricatures published in Western publications, particularly French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The JI chief demanded that the United Nations make laws to discourage blasphemy of all religious personalities. He said France must apologise for hurting sentiments of billions of Muslims across the world.
Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said the life of a Muslim is useless if he cannot protect the honour and dignity of his Prophet (pbuh). Earlier, the rally marched from Faizabad Flyover through Islamabad Highway to the Blue Area of the capital.
Meanwhile, activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) also held a protest in Islamabad and assembled outside Lal Masjid after Friday prayers.
ASWJ head Maulana Muhammad Ludhianvi condemned the caricatures and urged the Muslim world to play a role in making international laws to discourage blasphemy. The ASWJ leaders also demanded expulsion of the French ambassador.
Hundreds of people also came together in various parts of Faisalabad to stage a protest demonstration against the French magazine.
The protests were organised by various religious organisations, including Tehreek-e-Ahle Sunnat and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam. The protesters carried placards inscribed with slogans against the publication. They said they would not hesitate to sacrifice their lives to protect the honour, prestige and esteem of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
What Sirajul Haq said here could actually approach some truth: the Muhammad cartoons and the West’s freedom of speech could actually lead to an escalating global conflict, if Muslims continue to riot and kill in reaction to them. But it is much more likely at this point that the whole situation will be pacified by the West voluntarily abandoning the freedom of speech and the other principles of a free society, and submitting to Sharia blasphemy laws.