LeJ chief continues to spit venom in Pak

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 16:38

Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attack on the
Sri Lankan cricket and who was recently released from jail, is
again preaching hatred and violence in the name of Islam,
according to a report prepared by Pakistani officials.

Ishaq, accused of murdering 70 people, most of them Shias,
had been involved in "highly objectionable activities", said
the document prepared by a law enforcement department of the
Punjab government.

The document, titled `Highly objectionable activities of
Malik Ishaq`, said: "Please find enclosed herewith four
vernacular reports regarding some highly objectionable
activities of Malik Ishaq whose name has also been placed in
the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act for information
and appropriate legal action".

Persons included in the fourth schedule of the ATA have to
be watched by police at all times.

`The Express Tribune` newspaper quoted the document as
saying that Ishaq addressed Maulvi Muhammad Yasin`s Madrassah
Tajul Aloom at Tab Chouhan on September 2.

Earlier the same day, he delivered an address at Maki
Mosque in Thal Hamza district.

"All those against (Spiah-e-) Sahaba, are not our
personal enemies, but the enemies of Islam.

"And we will fight them...we cannot tolerate these
elements at any cost," Ishaq was quoted as saying during his
address.

On September 4 and 5, Ishaq visited Tranda Panah with
Shafiq Maavia, who too is included in the fourth schedule of
the ATA.

This programme was hosted by Ayub Maavia. Ishaq later
attended a `Difa-e-Sahaba` conference held at Madrasa Qasamul
Uloom, which was hosted by Maulana Manzoor Amed.

During the conference, they chanted highly inflammatory
slogans.

Ishaq again vowed that the "killings of the enemies of
Sahaba would continue".

"Prisons will not stop our mission. The LeJ is not a
terrorist outfit. It was set up to ensure proper respect for
the companions of the Holy Prophet," Ishaq said.
He said he would not abandon the LeJ`s mission even if he
was jailed again.

"Our struggle will continue," he reiterated.
On September 6, Ishaq visited the house of high-profile
terrorist Abdul Wahab alias Aanek Wala Jin, whose name is
included in the `Red Book`, a list of most-wanted terrorists.

Ishaq and Syed Ghulam Rasool Shah, a close aide of Ishaq
and co-accused in various cases of terrorism registered
against the LeJ leader, have been barred from entering Toba
Tek Singh district for three months due to provocative
speeches.

Despite the LeJ being declared a terrorist organisation,
policemen have been deployed at Ishaq`s residence in Mohallah
Islam Nagar.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 16:38

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