What? You mean there isn’t already a jihad against the U.S.? From the IRNA, with thanks to James:
The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal warned it would wage a jihad against the United States and the West if their killings of innocent Muslims across the globe did not stop even as thousands rallied against the Bajur killings here on Friday.
Accoding to The News, activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and other religious and political parties, chanting slogans saying `Down with America’, `Down with Musharraf and Sabilona Aljihad’, converged on the Chowk Shaheedan in historical Qissa Khwani in response to a call given by the MMA for country-wide demonstrations in protest against the killings in an attack on a Bajur seminary.
Besides the MMA, three other major processions were also taken out in the city.
Strict security arrangements were made for this day and heavy contingents of police were deployed on routes of the procession.
Both the United States and the Musharraf government are responsible for what happened in Bajur, demonstrators shouted.
Even if the operation was carried out by local forces, the orders came from the US, MMA Secretary-General Maulana Fazlur Rehman said in his address to the rally while referring to the airstrike in Chenagai village. This, he added, is why both are culprits in the case.
He was critical of the seminary bombing as it took place against the backdrop of an ongoing peace process in the agency.
A Waziristan-like peace agreement was being negotiated in Bajur and locals wanted to resolve the issue through a jirga, but they were bombed, he said.
“It speaks volumes of who is responsible for war in the world,” the Maulana lamented.
Peace process? Does the august Maulana really expect anyone to believe that? Outside of his own constituency, that is.