Nawa-i-Waqt is promoting religious extremism – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid

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In daily Nawa-i-Waqt, on the left above corner of the editorial page, readers always find a famous editor’s note written in humorous style about recent political gossips or special events with the heading of “Sar-e-Raahay”. The main purpose of “Sar-e-Raahay” is to comment humorously on 3 or 4 major political news.

But the “Sar-e-Raahay” of the newspaper on December 5, 2010 is very shocking to me and I think it is equally shocking to majority of Pakistani readers.

The editor states that there is a news that the Imam of Mosque Muhaabat Khan Peshawar, Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Qureshi has announced 0.5 million Pakistani rupees (5 Lac Pakistani rupee) as a reward & prize for that person who will murder Christian Asia. He has also announced other prizes and honours as well for that person.

Then the editor says that Imam Maulana Yousuf Qureshi is the real Imam of whole nation. Then the editor has condemned government by saying that in actual government should be the Imam of whole nation but government has been pressing the button of mute in this issue while Imam Maulana Yousuf Qureshi has taken the responsibility by declaring prizes for the killer of Asia. Editor says that Imam Maulana Yousuf Qureshi has done great work and it will lead towards long processions of common public on the roads of Pakistan. Editor further says that now the pubic in the captaincy of Imam Maulana Yousuf Qureshi will do the work which is not done by government even after the court’s decision.

Editor says that the people who are against the law of “Tauheen-e-Risalat” will be retreated and definitely lose their importance & moral standard in public because the

Aasia will be punished must whether in any form of punishment. Then the editor invites “Inqalab-e-Mustafawi” because in his point of view, this Inqilab is the only solution of our problems because the situation is favorable after Asia’s incident and Wiki Leaks leaked information.

Then there is a big shock for me as editor has related this declaration of extremist Yousuf Qureshi with Masjid-e-Nabwi in Madinah. Editor hopes that the mission which was started from Mosque of the Prophet (S.A.W.W) in Madinah now may be restored from Mosque of Muhaabat Khan in Peshawar.

How illiterate our Mullahs are? But our literate people like the editors of Nawa-i-Waqt are openly supporting these extremist Mullahs, this is a thing for worry. I think the people which are using their journalism and their pen in supporting extremists are even worst than extremists. I think that they have bogus literacy and in actual they are ignorant and foolish.

This Nawa-i-Waqt editor’s extremist shows clearly that Baba Bullhey Shah truly said about these Mullahs and their supporters. Bullhey Shah says that these persons become “Namazi” after offering some boasted prayers in mosques to only show people they are noble. These people have become “Haji” by visiting Makkah to only show that they are now superior to Allah. These people have become “Qazi” by reading some pages but in actual they have not understood a single word, but they have only read and thus boasting their justice as “Qazi”. Then Bullhay Shah says that there is no use of such things until Allah the most beloved is not “Razi” (satisfied).

Now I ask a question from these extremists’ pets that we weep and mourn on the arrest of Dr. Afia Siddiqui by U.S forces and we condemn the punishment declared by the U.S court. We declare Dr. Afia as the daughter of Pakistan and protest against government of Pakistan to make efforts so that Afia is released. But in the case of Asia, we forget that whether Asia is Christian, indeed she is also the daughter of Pakistan. She is not from India, Israel or U.S. We want to punish Asia on weak bases of “Tauheen-e-Risalat”. We even don’t accept her video statements in which she clearly says that Hazrat Muhammad is the prophet of God. We even don’t think that she says “Sala Allah o Alaih e Wa Aalihi Wasallam” after the name of our prophet.

What benefit the extremists will earn if Asia is hanged? Is it fair to hang the daughter of Pakistan only as she is not Muslim? Is Pakistan was made only for Muslims by Jinnah? Is it not true that Jinnah said Pakistan is not only for Muslims but it is also same Pakistan with same rights for Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and all other religions too?

This is not the love with our beloved prophet. But indeed it is the enmity with our prophet as he (S.A.W.W) permitted the Christians of Syria to offer their prayers according to their religion in the Mosque of Prophet (Masjid-e-Nabwi). It is the enmity with prophet to relate same Masjid-e-Nabwi with extremist and fraud Imam, Maulana Yousaf Qureshi. Indeed that Masjid-e-Nabwi was a community centre not only for Muslims but for non Muslims including Kafir, Jew & Christian too. I deeply condemn this inferior article, which is on of the main editorials of Nawa-i-Waqt.



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