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Hate speech at mosques

October 31, 2014

I OFFER Friday prayers in the nearby mosque of Country Club Apartments near Seaview (Phase V extension, DHA). I note with horror that the Imam preaches treason and sectarian hatred.

On Oct 24, he was preaching sectarian hatred against a minority Muslim sect and raising controversial issues which are of least importance in everyday life.

On Oct 17, he was praising Al Qaeda, Taliban and the Islamic State, saying that they deserve to be supported by every possible means.

During Ayub’s days, Friday sermons were first vetted by a government agency before they were delivered. That law must be revived.

I do not know how many such imams are spreading communal disharmony in mosques in the city and the province. Something needs to be done in this regard.

Salahuddin Mirza

Karachi

Published in Dawn, October 31st, 2014