Sunday, November 20, 2011

Militants kill mosque cleric for resisting 'terrorist value' preaching

Here is a perfect example of why moderate or shall I say reform Muslims cannot stop their pious and observant brethren. The truly moderate Muslim is moderate because his basic humanity and love of his fellow man is coming out in spite of a lifetime of Islamic indoctrination in hatred of other. The moderate is always at a disadvantage because he will not use violence, while the pious and observant Muslim will always use violence.

The pious Muslim uses terror and fear as a weapon against his fellow Muslim more often than against the kuffar. Violence is the cornerstone of control in the Islamic world.


Militants kill mosque cleric for resisting 'terrorist value' preaching

Cleric resist­ed attemp­ts by milita­nts to preach terror­ist values and use the mosque to find new recrui­ts.

By Iftikhar Firdous
Published: November 19, 2011

NOWSHERA: A mosque cleric was shot dead by militants in Nowshera District, after resisting their attempts to preach terrorism in his mosque Police said.

Obaidullah Ustad, imam of the Shaidu village mosque in Nowshera had earlier stopped militants from preaching “terrorist values” at the mosque. “It was because of this resistance that the militants returned later in the evening and shot him inside the mosque” District Police Officer (DPO)Muhammad Hussein said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Obaidullah was severely injured and rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries hospital authorities said. Sources said that the militants wanted to have access to the mosque and use it as a base to find new recruits. The militants reportedly belonged to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Nowshera and its surrounding area have been the hub of militant activities in the recent past. On October 28, a suicide bomber claimed the life of two police officers as he attempted to target Ajmir Shah, the SHO who had started a massive operation against militants in the area.