From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A defiant cleric warned Pakistan authorities that a raid on his mosque where two policemen are being held captive by radical Islamic students would lead to a holy war against the government, as police detained dozens of students.
The abduction tops months of bold challenges by the Red Mosque to the authority of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s secular, military government.
Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said there were no plans to move against the mosque or a radical Islamic seminary attached to it in downtown Islamabad, adding Sunday that use of force to free the captured officers was a “last option.”
But chief cleric at the mosque, Maulana Abdul Aziz, said police detained about 200 students and warned that a show of force by authorities would result in “jihad,” or holy war.
Surely he means they will conduct an interior spiritual struggle against the authorities. Doesn’t he?