Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What they (Islamic groups) said on Laden's death

Islamic 'radicalism' or 'extremism' did not start with Osama Bin Laden or Al-Qaeda; it did not start with - as many ignorant critics say - US supplying arms and training to so called mujahideen fighting against soviet occupation of Afghanistan; it did not start with founding of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt by Al-Banna (though modern day Islamic movement can be traced to this singular event). It started in the early 7th century in deserts of Saudi Arabia when one man thought of his hallucinations as divine message.

So, it is not going to vanish with death of Osama Bin Laden as the ideology behind it is very well kicking and more potent than ever. It is more dangerous because it, in the present day world, protects itself behind the cloak of religion. Here, I just put up reported 'reactions' from Islamic organizations.

Following are pictures of protests in Multan (Courtesy: mail on line)

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