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Children rally against blasphemous sketches

KARACHI – Jamat-e-Islami Karachi chapter on Tuesday organised a huge protest rally of students, belonging to local schools and seminaries, against the re-publication of blasphemous caricatures in different newspapers of Denmark.

The demonstrators, led by JI naib ameer Prof Ghafoor Ahmad, marched from Government Islamia College to the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah while holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans condemning the publication of blasphemous caricatures.

Teachers and parents of the protesting students demanded of the government to sever diplomatic and trade relations with Denmark and expelled the Danish ambassador from the country.

They also burnt the effigy of Danish Prime Minister and torched his country’s flag.

Addressing the participants, Prof Ghafoor strongly criticised the dual standards of the UN and said the world body wasted no time in passing a resolution against Iran but shamelessly kept silence over the reprinting of blasphemous caricatures. He said that Muslims across the world would not tolerate such blasphemous acts.

The JI leader said the republication of these cartoons had exposed the real face of the so-called enlightened West and its slogans regarding human rights.

He said that this attitude of the Western world was a clear violation of the teaching of Hazrat Essa (AS) because he had preached the respect and honour of humanity but the US and the European countries were openly involved in anti-Islam activities.

Condemning Israeli aggression and killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza, Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed said the US and its allies had waged war against the Ummah on the pretext of terrorism.

Mohammad Hussain Mehanti, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, Nasarullah Shajee and several student leaders also addressed the rally. They expressed their grief and sorrow over the publication of blasphemous caricatures.
Source: The Nation
Date:3/5/2008