When I was teaching in my school, I heard a loud voice of a student behind me in the usual noise of students in the class: “Sir, another PPP minister killed today”. It is now a days very common for a supporter of PPP to receive humorous and funny comments from any one in the public about PPP (even if the supporter happens to be a teacher, he or she is likely to receive critical comments from his or her students). So I thought it was just a joke or hoax SMS statement of the student to disturb my attention from the Mathematics Test.
I remained whole day in that school, then I went to another teaching assignment. I received same comments from there too. Then I went ahead to my university where I am myself studying a Masters course, and it was strange to hear the same comment from a class fellow. I was still thinking that all this is the stupid routine as in Lahore, the Nawaz Sharif supporters usually enjoy by teasing PPP supporters.
As per my routine, when I returned 11 at night at home, I was shocked to see the strip on every news channel that the Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, had been killed by terrorists in Islamabad today morning. Then I realized what I thought as stupid comments whole day were actually not just comments, but a true story. I was deeply shocked to hear the news and I was surprised, that like Salman Taseer, the murder place of Shahbaz Bhatti was also Islamabad.
I guessed that it would be another “Qadri” or “Attari” accepting the responsibility of the murder and giving himself in the custody of police by declaring him as Ghazi. But It was another surprise to know that “Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab” has accepted the responsibility of themurder and declared that all sinful persons included in “Toheen-e-Risalat” would be punished in same way if they don’t take back their stance. My mind got the sketch of the whole planning because now there was no Qadri to surrender, but the terrorists had run from the spot.
The murder of Shahbaz Bhatti has proved that my opinions were right about the Taliban Deobandi extremists and terrorists. I am not against the religious education of Deoband sect at all, but it is the fact that a majority of terrorists belong to the Deobandi sect, or at least they use the Deobandi label. So this time, no Mumtaz Qadri was found as a “showing doll”, so the Deobandi extremists did the trick themselves. My opinion was that Mumtaz Qadri is not a Barelvi, or at least he is not a Qadri because Punjabi Taliban used him, as they were the real mastermind of the Salman Taseer’s murder in Islamabad.
The terrorists are using religion for their jihadi and sectarian agenda, and the “half literate followers” are thinking that these are soldiers fighting for the respect of the prophet (S.A.W.W). They are showing the world that according to their concepts, Islam is indeed a religion based on fight, self liking and terrorism. These people want to make Pakistan, the Talbanistan, that’s why they use different faces against the moderate community of Pakistan but the back face is the same.
Now it is the responsibility of our public to understand the mission and agenda of these terrorists. Christians are also Pakistanis, this thing must be realized and respected by all of us. It is included in a Muslim’s faith that he should accept previous three holy books and all prophets including Jesus (A.s). So please understand that Christians are our brothers, indeed the person having any religion but accepting the one God and obtaining good moral values is real Muslim in Sufism thoughts. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and all others are generation of one Adam & Eve. Not any prophet in the world ever tried to spread his separate religion from other prophet, the message of every prophet was the same and the religion was also the same. It is human’s fault that we are divided into religions on wrong basis.
I request these “half literate Muslims” to please read Torah, Zaboor, Bible and then Quran, so that they might understand that although books are four, but the message is the same in each book. Islam means “safety from every evil”, and the follower of any religion but with good character is indeed the follower of Islam. We have to unite all for fighting against terrorism. May the soul of late Shahbaz Bhatti rest in heavens!
Video: Rally and protest against the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti on 3 March 2011