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July 31, 2012 Special Dispatch No. 4859

Pakistani Religious Leaders Promote Antisemitism, Say: 'When The Jews Are Wiped Out... The Sun Of Peace Would Begin To Rise On The Entire World'; 'Israel Has Inducted More Armed Personnel In Kashmir... Under The Guise Of Tourists'

July 31, 2012
Pakistan | Special Dispatch No. 4859


Maulana Fazlur Rehman is a leading religious figure

In Pakistan, where Islamic clerics routinely promote Antisemitism, leading Pakistani politician and prominent religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman recently accused Israel of deploying Israeli soldiers in support of Indian security forces in Kashmir.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman is the head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party. His remark on Kashmir came in an official statement marking the Kashmir Martyrs' Day – July 13, 2012. Rehman is the head of Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Affairs.

In another Antisemitic video that appeared on YouTube in June 2012, Pakistani cleric Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai argued that world peace will be established only when all the Jews are wiped out from the earth.

In the video entitled "Yahodi Islam Kay Aur Aman Kay Asal Dushman Hain" (Jews Are the Real Enemy of Islam and Peace), Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai states: "And all the troubles that exist around the world are because of the Jews. When the Jews are wiped out, then the world would be purified and the sun of peace would begin to rise on the entire world." His speech is part of the Fikr-e-Iman (Concern for Faith) series of lectures.

Mustafai is a leading cleric belonging to the Barelvi School of Sunni Islam and is also the founder of Idarat-ul-Mustafa Pakistan, which is described as a spiritual movement for the enforcement of Islamic shari'a in the country. He is a cleric at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Gulzar-e-Madinah, Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Head Of Parliamentary Committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman: ''The U.S. And Israeli Military Personnel Are Assisting Over 800,000 Indian Soldiers Posted In Indian Kashmir"

"[Maulana Fazlur Rehman's] remarks came on 'Kashmir Martyrs Day,' a day observed by Kashmiris to commemorate the sacrifices made in 1931 by the 21 Kashmiris who lost their lives in a revolt against the Dogra Kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir.

"'Recently, Israel has inducted more armed personnel in Kashmir who have arrived under the guise of tourists,' alleged Rehman in an official statement. He further revealed that the Indian forces are being abetted directly by U.S. and Israeli military, 'The U.S. and Israeli military personnel are assisting over 800,000 Indian soldiers posted in Indian Kashmir.'

"Rehman has admonished India for allowing the involvement of foreign military in Indian Kashmir. He underscored that the U.S. and Israeli military, along with the Indian Army are violating human rights in Indian Kashmir."[1]

The official website of the National Assembly (the lower house of the Pakistani parliament) also carried the statement from Maulana Fazlur Rehman, stating:

"The Chairman Kashmir Committee said that India was using all tactics and means to crush the movement of Kashmiris. The U.S. and Israeli military personnel are also assisting over eight hundred thousand Indian soldiers posted in the Occupied Kashmir.

"Recently, Israel has inducted more armed personnel in Kashmir in the guise of tourists. However, whatsoever India may do, she can't keep the Kashmiris slaves for a long time and she will have to give them freedom; because history is witness to the fact that a nation, who is determined to clinch freedom, can't be kept in bondage for an unlimited period of time."[2]

Pakistani Cleric Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai: "When The Last Jew Will Be Killed From This World, Then Peace Would Be Established In The World"

Following are excerpts from the speech of Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai: [3]

"And a time is about to come when Allah would bestow such a success on Islam that there would not be a single Jew left on the face of the earth. Hazrat Eisa [Jesus] would come; the warriors of Imam Mahdi [according to Islamic traditions he is the last Imam] would march into the battlefield; the pig would be killed and the symbol of cross would be broken.

"And it has been described in the books of Hadith [sayings of Prophet Muhammad] that Allah would provide such aid to the followers of Islam that if a Jew would be hiding behind a tree branch or a stone, then that stone would call out for the Muslim mujahid [to come] towards it and would tell him that a Jew is hiding behind me.

"And when the last Jew will be killed from this world, then peace would be established in the world – so much so that snakes would roam among people but would not bite. Wolves and goats would drink water from the same quayside and goats would not have any fear from wolves. It is the guarantee of world peace when the last Jew is slain. As long as there are Jews in this world, peace cannot be established in the whole world.

"Muslims are being called terrorists, as the cause of the destruction of world peace; but it is not the reality; Muslims are fighting the war of their survival. Muslims are not terrorists; they are the lovers of peace and preachers of peace. And all the troubles that exist around the world are because of the Jews. When the Jews are wiped out, then the world would be purified and the sun of peace would begin to rise on the entire world."

Endnotes:

[1] www.tribune.com.pk (Pakistan), July 13, 2012. The original English of all the reports used in this dispatch has been lightly edited for clarity.

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