But don’t be concerned, because Islam condemns extremism, so all is well. “Laws to be reformed according to Islam: Gilani,” from APP, February 28 (thanks to Twostellas):
OKARA,Feb 28 (APP)- Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Monday the PPP will contine [sic] its struggle to reform laws according to Islamic spirit and make Pakistan a welfare and moderate state.Addressing a Mefil-e-Milad on the last day of the 45th Urs of Syed Ismail Shah Bokhari, popularly known as Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif, he said the PPP was the custodian and protector of Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH) and could not even think of any legislation against it.
The Namoos-e-Risalat Act stipulates that anyone who insults Muhammad be hanged by the neck until dead.
The prime minister said some people wanted to impose their personal agenda and system on others through coercion but the government would not allow it. “Islam teaches peace, brotherhood and harmony and there is no space for sectarianism, exteremism [sic] and terrorism in it,” he added….
Well, that all depends on how one defines those terms, eh, Gilani?
He said the PPP, under the leadership of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, took revolutionary steps for the promotion of Islamic teachings and values. “When Shaheed Benazir Bhutto came to power, she felt the need for interfaith harmony. She moulded Islamic teachings into a practical framework and told the whole world that Islam has a rare distinction with regard to ethics and human values even after the passage of 1400 years,” he added. He said Mulsims [sic] could again excel if they acted upon Islamic teachings and values….