Monday, May 21, 2007

Mosque threatens Jihad against Pakistan gov't

Jerusalem Post reported A defiant cleric warned Pakistan authorities that a raid on his mosque where two policemen are being held captive by radical Islamic students would lead to a holy war against the government, as police detained dozens of students.
I wonder if even the most extreme haters of faith can envision a church threatening to use force to overthrow the government.
The abduction tops months of bold challenges by the Red Mosque to the authority of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's secular, military government. Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said there were no plans to move against the mosque or a radical Islamic seminary attached to it in downtown Islamabad, adding Sunday that use of force to free the captured officers was a "last option."

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