Comments on: “Sufi card” very hard to play against Pakistani Taliban http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Arrakis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-29894 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:42:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-29894 Whatever you good or bad opinion may be of General Zia-ul-Haq, one thing is certain : he was not a Wahabi or Deobandi since he used to visit and pray at Sufi shrines quite regularly. As we all know, such a practise is an anathema to all Deobandis and Wahabis.

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By: ADNAN KHAN http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-15355 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 08:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-15355 No suphism have no role in this struggle. we can resolve all the issue related to terrorism just by giving Freedom to Palestine and Kashmir . And All american troops must be out from all muslim countries.
One thing most Important we cant stop this terrorism until justice standed in the WOrld.

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By: James http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13708 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 03:02:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13708 Very Very Peaceful Islam taught in Pak’s Madrassas ..

Quoran explodes on innocent peace loving students ..
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2 0601091&sid=aOuNqXWaHvsw

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By: Mohammed Anjum http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13377 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 23:04:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13377 Mr. Raj: “Terrorist attacks whether in India, London or elsewhere recently have been planned in Pakistan and executed by Pakistani citizens, or of Pakistani origin.”

Please do not generalize. LTTE was not a Pakistani organization. Al Qaeda was not supported by Pakistan. It was Al Qaeda that tried for a global warfare. Pakistan is the first country to have worked with the US and capturing and killing key Al Qaeda operatives. You are branding them all together because they are Muslims and you hate Pakistan. Our efforts have been local – We have focused on Kashmir and Afghanistan. You call our efforts as terrorism. It is your call. I do not care how you call it.

“Thus the entire global community is interested in what type of Islam you practice. If Hindus from India or Christians from America had come to a train station in Lahore to kill unarmed Pakistani citizens, your advice would make sense. Otherwise you are simply being irrational.”

There are various Islamic practices inside Pakistan as well as all Muslim countries. You can never decide which type of Islam a group of people practice. And you can never extrapolate that to what is going on in geopolitics. May be it will be interesting to see what Christianity is practiced in the US, UK etc for their ruthless attitude towards people in Islamic nations. Their sanctions and embargoes killed millions of people and children in Iraq, Somalia etc.

One thing we are convinced about is that without might, no one cares who you are. So we have become mighty. And it is might and not the type of Islam that must be looked at with respect. If a small country like UK or France can be a global power, so can Pakistan.

The US and others are looking for short term solutions to their own problems. They are facing the consequences of their own global policies and geo-politics. Trying to find out what type of Islam is followed is not going to give them any lead or hold.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13361 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:26:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13361 @ Aamir Ali,

That was boring… I was expecting something better from you. (Forgot to add in that in previous post)

Here is something to ponder over Terrorism, Islam & Muslim Moderates who only say when there is nothing left to say or are not left to say anything when there is time to say!

http://www.atheists.org/religion/islam

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13360 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13360 @ Aamir Ali,

India cares about something (both people and land) that was once it’s part. At least I want Pakistan to exist in peace and develop itself as a ideal role model especially for Indians. It pains me to see that all the expertize and model you guys could develop relates to terrorism and some how Indians fail to adapt this terrific model!

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By: Raj http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13328 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 12:09:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13328 Mr.Anjum,
To my knowledge Tom heneghan is not an Indian, correct me if I am wrong. Terrorist attacks whether in India, London or elsewhere recently have been planned in Pakistan and executed by Pakistani citizens, or of Pakistani origin.

Thus the entire global community is interested in what type of Islam you practice. If Hindus from India or Christians from America had come to a train station in Lahore to kill unarmed Pakistani citizens, your advice would make sense. Otherwise you are simply being irrational.

This is what Pak commentator Irfan Hussain has written
today on Mumbai massacre.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn -content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/colu mnists/irfan-husain-mumbai-massacre-revi sited-479

Here are some excerpts:

QUOTE “All through the atrocity, the handlers — obviously watching the drama on TV — keep urging their foot soldiers on, encouraging them by descriptions of what they are seeing on TV. ‘The whole world is watching your deeds…. Remember this is a fight between the believers and the non-believers….”END QUOTE ….

QUOTE” After each such exhortation, the young terrorist at the receiving end says, ‘Inshallah’. At the start of the programme, the handler asks the landing party if they have eliminated the captain of the hijacked boat, and if so, how? ‘Zibah kar diya,’ is the chilling response. (Literally: ‘We have slit his throat’; but there is a ritualistic connotation to ‘zibah’ that does not translate well into English.)

This repeated use of Islamic phrases and responses underlines the extent to which the faith has been cynically used to spread violence. While Muslims argue that Islam does not condone this kind of terrorism against unarmed, innocent civilians, most do not condemn it in clear, unequivocal terms. After agreeing that such acts are un-Islamic, there is all too often a lingering ‘Yes, but…’ hanging in the air” END QUOTE

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By: Mohammed Anjum http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13321 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 03:56:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13321 Please leave Pakistani affairs to Pakistan. We do not want Indians or anyone else deciding what brand of Islam is suited for us. Go take care of your issues. Everything does not smell like roses in your great country. Tell your intelligence agency to stay out of trouble. We are dealing with your country only to liberate Kashmir from your clutches. Your country took what was rightfully ours by force. And it dismembered our Eastern part. So we are justified in using proxy wars against your country. We are not scared of the Taliban or Al Qaeda. We will take care of them very soon. When we do, your leaders should get worried. A stronger Pakistan is going to emerge from all this. Be scared.

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13288 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:59:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13288 @Rohit

Here is another hilarious one for you:

Indians post more comment on Pakistan because they are frustrated and powerless at the same time! haha.

Getting back to Sufism, it is just a sect within Islam, and no solution to extremism which is linked to politics and a culture of militancy.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/26/sufi-card-very-hard-to-play-against-pakistani-taliban/comment-page-1/#comment-13237 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 05:41:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6727#comment-13237 Tom,

Let’s wait and watch where this Sufi influence will go.

Ali,

Your comments on India are hilarious. Please post some more (More lengthy, more verbose). I had a great time reading your comments. Indians post more comments on matters concerning Pakistan because, after all, Pakistan was India only.

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