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KARACHI: Rally condemns US bombings

November 06, 2001


KARACHI, Nov 5: Several thousands people at a rally at Annu Bhai Park in Nazimabad on Sunday night vowed to fight till the last man against US-led coalition.

The rally was organized jointly by the Pakistan-Afghanistan Defence, Muttahida Jehad Council and the Harkatul Mujahideen (Sindh). The speakers urged President Pervez Musharraf to withdraw support to the US.

They said that the US by announcing a “Crusade” had challenged the honour and dignity of one billion Muslims across the world, and added that Muslim rulers had committed treachery by siding with the infidels.

They said Mulla Mohammad Omar had accepted the US challenge and the war would now continue till the complete annihilation of the US, UK, India, Russia and other US allies.

They said hundreds of thousands of Muslims had laid down their lives while fighting against the former Soviet Union during its intervention in Afghanistan, and this time while fighting against the US the scale of sacrifices would be much larger than the former Soviet Union.

They threatened that all Americans in Pakistan would be killed one by one, if they failed to evacuate the country at the earliest.

It would be a gross blunder on the part of the US if it considered that the ban on Harkatul Mujahideen and other organizations would be an obstacle in the course of holy war.

The US would suffer a miserable defeat and it should learn a lesson from what it achieved in the month-long strikes, because it could not kill even a single Taliban.

The martyrdom of Mujahideen belonging to the Harkatul Mujahideen at their residences was an act of cowardice on the part of the US. The US was bound to draw a bitter lesson had it challenged these Mujahideen in battle fields, they added.

Those who spoke included Dr Hafiz Zahid Husain (Tehrik-i-Islami), Qari Zamir Akhtar Mansoori (Jamaat-i-Islami), Commander Rahmat (Jamiatul Mujahideen), Haji Sarfraz (Harkat Jahadul Islami), Maulana Zahid Siddiqui (Ishaat Al Tauhid Al Sunna), Commander Habib Saad Siddiqui (Al-Badar), Hafiz Abdul Rauf (Lashkar-i- Taiba), Qari Kamran (Jamiat Ulma-i- Pakistan), Sheikh Maulana Noorul Hudda (Harkat Mujahideen), Engineer Ilyas Zubair (Sipaha-i-Sahaba Pakistan), Maulana Fazal Mohammad (Shaikhul Hadith, Binori Town), Mufti Jamil Khan (Majlis Khatm-i-Nabuwwat), Commander Asim Omar (Harkatul Mujahideen), Maulana Assad Thanvi (JUI-S), Maulana Abdul Karim Abid (JUI-F), Maulana Khalid Mahmood Soomro (JUI-F), Maulana Abdullah Shah Mazhar (Tehrik Furqan), Maulana Mufti Mahmood (Jesh Mohammad), Usman Yar Khan (Sawwad-i-Ahle Sunnat).