LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Syed Munawar Hasan Thursday condemned the massacre of thousands of peaceful protesters in Cairo by the Egyptian army and termed it something unprecedented.
Addressing a press conference at Mansoora after a meeting of the JI central executive committee, he said the Egyptian people were staging peaceful protest over the unlawful ouster of their elected president Dr Mursi that was their democratic right. He said the Islamic movements were being prevented from coming to power through democratic process.
Hasan said that although the US had demanding lifting of emergency in Egypt, it had not given any reaction over the bloodletting on Wednesday. He noted that whereas the Pakistani PM was all the time talking about Pakistan-India friendship, India had been carrying on unprovoked firing on our borders for several days. He said the statements by the PM and the Foreign Minister of India on Wednesday were not only insulting but also threatening, and had badly affected the country’s image in the world community. The government should have taken serious note of these, he said.
Munawar deplored that the armies of the Muslims states had always conquered their own countries and opened firing on their own people. The conduct of the Muslim armies had vindicated the stance of former Al-Ikhwan leader Aimanul Zawahiri that the Islamic movements won’t be allowed to come to power through democratic process, therefore he decided to adopt a different approach and joined the Al-Qaida. He said Federal Interior Minister Nisar Ali had talked of dialogue and well as war with the Taliban in the same breath, adding that the policy of carrot and stick won’t serve the purpose.