Qazi Hussain Ahmed
What are the ultimate intentions of European Muslims? One indication comes from a news item in the Netherlands' Trouw. (Thanks to Martin Bosma, who kindly translated it and sent it to me.)
It seems that that Arab European League is hosting a lecture in The Hague by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who openly calls for Muslims to "bring the world again under Islamic supervision." That, of course, means dhimmitude for the rest of us.
AMSTERDAM - The Arab-European League (AEL) holds a lecture this month by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the leader of Pakistan's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is Pakistan's most important religious party. A research paper by the Dutch cabinet calls the party "no doubt radical Islamic", with hundreds of thousands of members. In Northern Pakistan a coalition, including JI, holds a majority. Ahmed is a member of parliament.
The meeting is to take place on May 21, at a The Hague college. Ahmed will discuss "the future of ummah," AEL chairman Nabil Marmouch says. Ummah is the world community of Muslims. "We are interested to hear about his vision on ummah in a democracy", says Marmouch. AEL is a organization especially strong among Moroccan immigrant youth.
Ayub Munir, a personal assistant to Ahmed, says from Lahore, Pakistan: "Mr Ahmed does not travel to the west often, that is not where our main field of interest lies. But sometimes he accepts an invitation to bring our message to the important Muslim communities over there." JI on its website encourages Muslims in the west to stay strong in an environment of infidels.
JI believes that the past centuries have been an exception to the history of Muslim dominance in the world. In a 'clash of civilizations' Muslims must withstand the 'Crusade of the West against Islam' and bring the world again under the Islamic supervision. JI emphasizes that it does not want bloodshed, but is willing to sacrifice martyrs.
The Ahmed biography on the site states he is a key player in promoting the Afghan jihad abroad. The Pakistan government accusses the JI of having links with Al-Qaeda, but JI denies this. Ahmed has been behind bars several times.
The JI holds Islamic fundamentalist beliefs: a man must hit a disobedient woman when everything else fails, gays should be killed, and music should be forbidden.
JI supports the Taliban in Afghanistan, but it is not among the most radical groups. Women are allowed to wear a burqa, but it is not mandatory. As an example, JI mentions Palestinian women that fight for Hamas. These 'fighting ladies' appear with uncovered faces in public when they 'with great courage encourge their children to stone the Jews'. But they are, according to local clergy, dressed 'according to local Islamic rules.