“The blood for the martyrs of Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa will not go waste!” Tiny Minority of Extremists Update from Associated Press (thanks to all who sent this in):
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Chanting slogans in favour of jihad, about 2,000 women from Pakistan’s hardline Islamic parties rallied in the capital Tuesday in support of the radical former leaders of Islamabad’s Red Mosque.
Demonstrators gathered outside the sprawling Faisal Mosque urged the government to enforce Islamic laws in the country.
At least 102 people were killed in fighting when security forces raided the Red Mosque and its adjoining seminary for girls after its deputy chief cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi and his associates holed up inside and refused to lay down arms.
“The blood for the martyrs of Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa will not go waste!” the demonstrators chanted.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the chief of Pakistan’s main Jamaat-e-Islami party, told the crowd his group would build new seminaries to replace the one at the Red Mosque, which was at the centre of the rebels’ resistance and was torn down by authorities last week.