Now that Musharraf is gone, even those classes one would have thought were least “radical” — lawyers — prove to be al-Qaeda supporters. “Pro-Al Qaeda signs at lawyers” rally,” by Rana Tanveer for the Daily Times, August 22:
LAHORE: Protesting lawyers on Thursday were seen holding placards bearing pro-Al Qaeda slogans for the first time since their protests for an independent judiciary began.
Are these “lawyers” or fuqaha?
The lawyers” National Co-ordination Council called the weekly protest rally, demanding the reinstatement of the sacked judges. Lawyers from the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) and the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) held their general house meetings and emerged from the High Court building and Aiwan-e-Adl to merge at GPO Chowk, where they were joined by activists from various political parties. Members from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who claim to be staunch supporters of the lawyers” movement, were however, absent from the rally.
Anti-PPP: During the rally, an activist from the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Tariq Dar, was seen holding a placard stating “˜United States of Al Qaeda God willing very soon”. Dar told Daily Times that he was hopeful that the US would be converted to an Al Qaeda state soon. He said that anti Muslim elements were wrongly branding it as a terrorist organisation. LBA Secritary General Latif Sarra said that Al Qaeda was a phenomenon, which was gaining momentum and support due to the anti-peace policies favoured by the US.
Once again, terrorism is a byproduct of stubborn infidels.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakhtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) activists chanted slogans against the Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, however, the usual chant of “Go Musharraf Go” was missing from the rally.
Cause he’s gone.