Evidently no one stands up in these mosques and says, “Wait a minute, fellows. You guys are twisting and hijacking my peaceful religion. As everyone knows, jihad is an interior spiritual struggle.”
And meanwhile, of course, anyone who protests against the building of a given mosque in the West is ipso facto a “racist” and a “bigot.” No one could have a healthy and well-founded suspicion about what can happen and has happened inside mosques. Oh, no.
“Jamat-ud-Dawa using mosques for jihad: Report,” from the Times of India, September 23 (thanks to Twostellas):
ISLAMABAD: Activists of an organisation led by Lashker-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed are using mosques to issue calls for jihad against the US in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, a media report said on Tuesday.
Members of Jamat-ud-Dawa, set up by Saeed after the Lashker-e-Taiba was banned by the Pakistan government, have been operating in the city’s posh residential districts like Hayatabad and University Town, where they address people in mosques about the importance of jihad, the Daily Times said.
Quoting eyewitnesses, the newspaper said the activists have issued calls for a holy war against the US to worshippers at different mosques.
“A young, bearded and long-haired activist of the Jamat-ud-Dawa stood up after the Fajr (morning) prayers and began calling for jihad against infidels,” said a University of Peshawar professor who had come across the activists at Madina mosque.
Mumtaz Khan, a resident of Hayatabad, who came across an extremist at Bilal mosque, said the fundamentalists cite dangers to Pakistan to incite people for war.
“The extremists first speak about geopolitics (and) dangers to Pakistan from both eastern and western borders and then urge the importance of jihad,” he said.
A caretaker of one of the mosques confirmed that the Jamat-ud-Dawa, which describes itself as a charitable organisation, was using mosques to invite people for jihad.
“Under what law can I stop them from doing so? There is no law, both governmental or Islamic,” said the caretaker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“These callers come at different prayer times and are peaceful and appear to be pro-Pakistan,” the caretaker added….