Malala attack being used against ulema,those who were raising the issue of Malala didn’t press for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release. Maulana Fazlur Rehman
KARACHI – Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday said that attack on Malala Yousafzaid is an oppression and tantamount to an attack on the entire nation, reported a private TV channel.
Speaking to media persons on Friday, he said that the ulema were being threatened to condemn the attack on Malala. “Those who are asking ulema to condemn the attack on Malala are themselves killers and blood is dripping from their fingers,” he said. The Maulana said that the incident was being used against ulema. He said that those who were raising the issue of Malala didn’t press for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release.
He said the attack on Malala was against Pakhtun tradition as well. “Malala is our daughter and we know how to honour our daughters,” he added.
He termed the attack on Malala as the result of wrong policies of the government. He said the people were protesting against the attack on Malala just because it was a pro-American stance.
Fazl said that politicians who were urging the condemnation on the attack on a 14-year old girl have disturbed the peace of Karachi. He repeated the popular slogan ‘How long will people be slave of the United States?’
Fazl said that ulema have condemned the attack on Malala but who will condemn the attack on the mosques. He said that the attack was a brutal act but not everyone is condemning it out of sympathy with the girl.
He urged the government to correct its policies and stop supporting the’ US stance’.(The Nation)