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The Truth About Pakistan’s Lal Masjid: A Muslim Writes

by | 6th, July 2007

chickssticks.jpg Ali Eteraz writes about the Red Fort:

An extremist imam riles up a bunch of women and youth by telling them that he has been receiving “sacred dreams” from the Prophet, extolling him to raise the banner of jihad, start a rebellion, and establish Shariah.

These dreams number upto 300. Hundreds of young men, and under the auspices of his wife, hundreds of young women, sign up to join his phantasmagoria. Here and there a few hardcore jihadis join his cult. They squat on public land and establish the first few square feet of the authentic Islamic state.

They need someone to hate, so they go abduct a mistress, burn cd stores, have ninja rallies for the veiled women to pump their fists and brandish their sticks, and torture Chinese acupuncturists because the Western media these extremists so hate has convinced them that all Chinese masseuses are really whores and prostitutes.

In a grab for authenticity they declare a kangaroo court system, stating that their judges, and their rules will determine questions of Islamic family law at first, and eventually, impose good old fashioned Islamic punishments. Why? Because Pakistan is an “Islamic” Republic, of course. They offer no counter-argument to the fact that Pakistan was founded as a nation for “Muslims” not as a nation for “Islam.”

There was no assurance or expectation that it would be run under Islamic Law. It took eight years for the word “God” to enter the constitution. The founders of Pakistan knew what these extremists refuse to accept: Muslims don’t need a Shariah system to be Muslim.

Eventually, the Pakistani government

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