Saeed asks men to `make their women observe pardha`
JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed has asked Muslim men to "make their women observe pardah" and criticised co-education saying it is perverting the youth of Pakistan.
Lahore: JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed has asked
Muslim men to "make their women observe pardah" and criticised
co-education saying it is perverting the youth of Pakistan.
Delivering the sermon during Friday prayers at the JuD`s
Jamia Masjid Al-Qadsia at Chowburji in Lahore, Saeed described
the ban imposed by France and other European countries on
wearing the `hijab` and constructing minarets in mosques as a
"conspiracy against Muslims."
"Tell the Europeans (by making your women wear a veil)
how important it (the veil) is for a Muslim woman," he said
Saeed -- a prime accused in the Mumbai attacks -- was
also critical of co-education in Pakistan.
"Through co-education, the youth of the country is
getting perverted," he said.
Saeed asked parents and teachers to play their role
in stopping co-education.
"Anti-Islam forces are spending billions of dollars
to keep Muslims away from the basic teachings of Islam.
They want us to adopt their (Western) culture and our rulers
have also become a tool in their hands and are promoting
obscenity here," he said.
Criticising Pakistan`s rulers, the founder of the
Lashker-e-Taiba said the country must not submit and surrender
to the US on every issue.
"Yes, it understandable that Pakistan is facing pressure
in the presence of NATO forces in Afghanistan but it does not
mean that we should accept each demand made by the US," he