Pakistanis Rally Against Taliban and Suicide Bombings

Several protests were held across Pakistan today against the growing fundamentalist Islamic threat in the country.

Radical madrassa leaders have recently burned filthy Western CD’s and DVD’s and threatened suicide bombings if Sharia law was not imposed.

Pakistani human rights activists take part in a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, April 19, 2007. Chanting ‘down with Talibanization,’ hundreds of human rights activists marched through Pakistani cities, urging the government to rein in clerics who have launched an unofficial anti-vice campaign in the capital. The banner in bottom reads: ‘Reject the religious extremism.’ (AP Photo/KM Chaudary)


Pakistani human rights activists chant slogans during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 19, 2007. (AP)


Chanting ‘down with Talibanization,’ hundreds of human rights activists marched through Pakistani cities, urging the government to rein in clerics who have launched an unofficial anti-vice campaign in the capital. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Daily Times reported on the protests today across Pakistan against the Taliban and suicide bombings:

Human rights, civil society and women’s organisations have jointly planned anti-Taliban rallies in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad today, to protest the suicide threatening students of the Jamia Hafsa and their two militant leaders.

The Women’s Action Forum, in support of civil society organisations and moderate political parties, has organised the rally. Thousands of citizens from all walks of life, especially women, are expected to attend. “The rally’s aim is to protest the country’s Talibanisation,” said a WAF member, Khawar Mumtaz. “I and many of my classmates are going because we refuse to bow before these self-proclaimed Islamists”, said one modestly dressed girl from a women’s college in Lahore.

Many other young women echoed her sentiment. The rally in Islamabad will start from the Parade venue in the afternoon. “We condemn the policing of innocent citizens by extremists,” said Shahnaz Bukhari of the Progressive Women’s Association.


Pakistani human rights activists take part in a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 19, 2007. Chanting ‘down with Talibanization,’ hundreds of human rights activists marched through Pakistani cities, urging the government to rein in clerics who have launched an unofficial anti-vice campaign in the capital. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Previously:
Leading Cleric Gives Pakistan One Week to Impose Sharia Law
Pakistani Women’s Group Vows to Fight Radical Islamic Movement
Islamabad Imam Calls For Suicide Attacks at Friday Prayers
MASSIVE Rally in Pakistan Against Radical Islamists!

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