LAHORE - Inaugurating an international conference of Islamic movements in the City on Wednesday, JI chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the events in Egypt during the last two months have exposed the claim of the West that it believes in democracy.
He said that the Ikhwanul Muslimoon, which had come to power through elections after 64 years was ousted by a military dictator enjoying full support of the West.
The military junta was perpetrating untold tyranny and oppression but the so-called champions of democracy had not uttered a word on the issue.
JI chief said that apart from the enemies of Islam, our own people had a hand in the creation of the prevailing situation of the Ummah.
Representatives of the Islamic movements from Egypt, Sudan, Malaysia, Tunis, Palestine, Jordan and Morocco are attending the moot.
Referring to the present situation in Bangladesh, he said that at a time when a debate was going on in the West against the death sentence, senior JI leaders in Bangladesh had been awarded capital punishment, but the opponents of the death sentence had not said a word in protest over this issue.
Ikhwanul Muslimoon leader from Jordan, Dr Hummam Saeed, said that the conference would send a message to the world at large that there were only few left to protect the principles of Islam.
He said that the US and the West were afraid of the political Islam.
Morocco’s ruling party leader, Muhammad Al Hamdavi in his address said that the West had been using force to obstruct the path of the Islamic movements.
Malaysia’s Hizbe Islami leader, Abdul Ha’di Awang said that a proxy war had been thrust on the Muslims.