Asmatullah Muawiya thinks that the Qur’an is calling upon Muslims to wage war? He better be careful: that kind of talk could get him banned from Britain — oh, no, wait, that would only be if he opposed that warfare, not if he is calling on Muslims to engage in it.
“Junood-e-Hafsa Chief To Pakistani Youth: ‘Oh, The Youth, The Koran Asks You To Enter The Battles Of Jihad For Allah’s Faith, Get Your Body Cut, Shed Your Blood And Sacrifice Your Lives,'” from MEMRI, November 2 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Urging Pakistani youth to abandon the internet, cricket and satellite television and calling on them to take part in jihad, Asmatullah Muawiya, the emir of militant group known as Junood-e-Hafsa, claims in a new video that the number of his fighters has increased substantially over the past few years.
“Oh, the youth, the Koran asks you to enter the battles of jihad for Allah’s faith, get your body cut, shed your blood and sacrifice your lives. This path leads to honor, to glory and love to Allah, to enter paradise and to fulfill your promise to the prophet of Allah,” says Muawiya, who is also the emir of Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab, an offshoot of the Hakimullah Mehsud-led Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (The Movement of the Pakistani Taliban).