ASSUREDLY, westerners have to keep their eyes peeled on a multitude of Islamic threats. Guaranteed, this investigative journalist is more than up to speed. However, there is one which receives too little attention, and it is nuclear armed Pakistan.
YES, let’s shift our focus to so-called “Pock-kee-stahn”. Readers may recall the very “down home” way that the Islamist-in-Chief pronounces certain terms, thus, demonstrating his affinity for all things non-American, even linguistically. Never mind that his surrogates, fellow leftist elitists, tender high fives for his penchant to “go native”, but just as long as his verbiage doesn’t include American (“jingoistic”) ethos. Heaven forfend.
REGARDLESS, Pakistan is a hair-trigger away from a jihadi takeover, as a matter of fact. Irrefutably, the basis for this analysis is predicated on Pakistan’s genesis, its raison d’être.
The relationship between Pakistan and jihadism cannot be understood without understanding the country’s ideological dimension, the fact that it was created as the result of an idea. Pakistan has a national narrative, a national milieu, and a national identity—all built around Islam. For the first 30 years of Pakistan’s existence, the clamor was for religiosity within and Pan-Islamism in foreign policy. For the next 30 years, global jihadism was the overarching security and foreign policy idea that advanced the ‘ideology of Pakistan.’
Even though three successive commanders of the Pakistan Army—Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, and now Gen. Raheel Sharif—have sought to curtail the jihadists’ influence within Pakistan, including through military operations, their efforts have always fallen short because of the nation’s ideological compulsions. The ‘ideology of Pakistan,’ and the falsified historic narrative taught in schools to justify it, produces sympathy in society for Shariah rule, for an Islamic caliphate and an Islamic state. This works in favor of more than 33 militant groups that operate out of Pakistan. Pakistan’s strategic planners may see no difficulty in eliminating global terrorists and fighting local jihadists while supporting regional ones. But the public is conflicted in its attitude toward jihadist groups. Unfortunately for those who want to stop the Pakistani Taliban, their rhetoric about Shariah and against Western values resonates with supporters of other, ostensibly ‘more palatable’ jihadist groups even if their methods are abhorred by Pakistanis.
For most countries, nuclear weapons are the ultimate guarantee against invasion or territorial extinction. But to the disciples of the ‘ideology of Pakistan,’ security is not enough. Built in into the Two Nation theory is the notion of parity between Muslim Pakistan and Hindu India. The events of the last 67 years may have rendered the Two Nation theory redundant. The number of Muslims living in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh is now roughly equal and there are more Muslims in the subcontinent that live outside Pakistan than in it. But the ideological conception of Pakistan requires that it claim the mantle of Muslim nationhood and pursue equivalence to India in status, power and international standing….
RESULTANT, it makes complete Islamic sense that Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, proliferated his deadly designs to rogue regimes like N. Korea, Iran and others. NOT only that, but Pakistan’s army chiefs were deeply in the mix, all their feigned protestations to the contrary.
MIND you, Pakistan’s collaboration with highly dangerous regimes is not solely based upon financial gain. Alas, more importantly, it is steeped in Islamic hegemony. Don’t forget this intrinsic aspect, in so far as spreading jihad – via a nuclear umbrella – is the biggest sword Islamists can wield. Yes, spearheading Islam throughout the globe – through frontal and stealth tactics – IS the epicenter of jihad!
THEREFORE, to flesh out the grave threat from Pakistan’s Islamic thrust, it is mandatory to highlight the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb. Consequently, his central devotion to jihad is a prime factor. In other words, he wields enormous power and influence through his technical knowledge base. Simple as that.
Former Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan glorifies the advancement of the Pakistani nuclear program, inculcates global Islamism among his followers, and seeks to legitimize attacks against the West…..
ALONG this same jihadi train, it is NO small matter when a Pakistani political leader threatens the west – actually, his aim is laser-focused towards America, understanding full well that the rest will fall in line – with World War 3. (un)Holy jihad!
SO as a backgrounder to the above “Islamist of interest”:
Siraj ul Haq (born 5 September 1962) (سراج الحق) also known as Sirajul Haq is a Pakistani Islamist conservative politician who was elected as the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, a strong rooted politico-religious party in Pakistan having objective to establish Islamic laws in Pakistan. He also serves as the senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, serving in the Pervez Khattak administration.
NOW, the heart of the threat emanates from several directions, and they piggyback one another. On the one hand, the Islamist-in-Chief is diligently pursuing an omerta re criticizing Islam, and it manifests through cooperation with U.N. kleptocrats, as well as via the U.S. Justice Dept. Hmm.
ON the other side, said Islamic putsch occurred well before the blow ups from Charlie Hebdo. If anything, the recent jihad in Paris only pushed its focus up a notch.
BUT in a very basic and practical realm, herein belies the human costs from Pakistan’s (Islam’s) draconian Blasphemy Laws!
INHERENTLY, isn’t paying rapt attention to said OUTRIGHT threats an American, western, imperative?
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).
Tehreek-e-Ahle Sunnat chairman Qazi Muhammad Faiz Rasool Rizvi said Western countries had conspired to incense Muslims by publishing the caricatures in an effort to alter the ideology of Islam. He said love for the Prophet (pbuh) was a basic tenet of Islam.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Faisalabad president Abdus Shakoor Rizvi condemned the publication of the offensive caricatures. He said anti-Islam elements should stop hatching such conspiracies or be ready to face consequences.
Business and trade activities in the provincial capital of Balochistan came to a standstill due to a shutter-down strike called by different religious and political parties to protest against the caricatures.
The strike was jointly called by Jamaatud Dawa, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Nazaryati, Jamaat-e-Islami, ASWJ, Mutheda Mahaz Balochistan and Khilji Quomi Ethad. The Anjuman-e-Tajeran, traders’ union Balochistan, also backed the strike call.
The religious parties took out separate procession and held protest demonstrations near the Quetta Press Club. The protestors demanded that Pakistan snap diplomatic relations with France and put pressure on international community to punish all who played with the sentiments of Muslim world.
Thousands of people took to streets on Friday in several districts of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions to protest against the French magazine.
TO wit, Americans, westerners, would do well to vigorously fight their own political leaders, ensuring that Islam’s “Blasphemy Laws” never see the light of day. For if it does, well, the west’s lights will be out, irrespective of the dangers from an Islamic nuclear umbrella!