Muslim Rage… Against the Mullahs?
Posted by Exile on April 20, 2007
I picked this up from Reuters. It was also quoted in The Times online. It would appear that the “moderate” muslims in Pakistan, of all unexpected places, have also had enough of the mad mullahs.
Moderates and rights activists rallied in Lahore yesterday to press the Government to act against the radical Muslim students behind a Taleban-style anti-vice campaign in the capital, Islamabad.
“Mullahs have ruined our society. They have distorted the image of Islam. We will not accept extremism anymore.” Jugnu Mohsin, a rights activist, told the rally after about 700 demonstrators had marched outside the city’s High Court.
To quote Monty Python: “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.” And I didn’t expect to hear that sort of thing from Pakistanis in Lahore. But it didn’t stop there. The dissent has spread to other cities.
Thousands of Pakistanis demonstrated in Karachi on Sunday to denounce the Islamist hardliners at the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, in Islamabad for trying to impose their values.
If only they could be induced to take that to Islamabad. Musharraf must be clapping his hands right now. It would appear that he has some support in the population. Maybe we could recruit some of these people to the Brussels demo in September? Now that would be a coup!
Hat tip: The Times