Brits Honor Osama The Hero- Pakistanis Want Him Knighted
In Great Britain… Osama Bin Laden is a hero in a the prize-winning play with the same title- “Osama the Hero”, by English playwright Dennis Kelly, who wrote it soon after the invasion of Iraq. Mr. Kelley won Britain’s $20,000 Meyer-Whitworth award last November, after its first Australian production in Sydney.
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Meanwhile in Pakistan… The “Father of the Taliban”, Sami ul Haq, wants Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar knighted and so does Pakistani Parliamentarian Maulana Hamidul Haq Haqqani.
Pakistani lawmaker and “Father of the Taliban” Sami ul Haq wants OBL knighted even though it is against British custom to knight foreigners- and despite the fact that OBL is a mass psychotic killer.
And… His father is considered one of the MMA party members that is less in disagreement with the pro-Western policies of Pakistan’s president General Pervez Musharraf.
ADN Kronos reported on the Maulana family:
A Pakistani parliamentarian on Wednesday defended a proposal by his father – also a MP – that Pakistan bestow honorary titles to Osama bin Laden and Taliban fugitive leader Mullah Omar in reply to Britain’s decision to knight Salman Rushdie.
“Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar lead the Muslim resistance movement and therefore deserve the respect among Muslims and they should be given respectful titles from Muslims,” National Assembly member Maulana Hamidul Haq Haqqani told Adnkronos International (AKI).
Maulana Sami ul-Haq’s faction, Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam is formally part of a six-party alliance of opposition religious parties, the MMA. He was also known as the “father of the Taliban,” because many of the future leaders of the fundamentalist Kabul regime studied at a Muslim seminary he used to run. However of the MMA leaders, Maulana Sami ul-Haq is viewed as the one less in disagreement with the pro-Western policies of Pakistan’s president General Pervez Musharraf.
Like father, like son (with contact information)…
Maulana Hamid ul Haq Haqani
Age: 35 years
Candidate From: NA-6 (Nowshera II)
Party: Jamiat Ulema e Islam – Sami ul Haq
(Muttahida Majlis e Amal)
Address (Akora Khattak):
Office Darul Uloom Haqani, Akora Khattak, Nowshera
Phone: 0923-630340 & 630344
H-410, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad
Senior vice-president of the Frontier JUI-S and MMA, Hamidul Haq was born in 1967 in Akora Khattak and received a BA from Punjab University in 1992. In addition, he earned his Aalamia qualification from Darul Uloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak and studied in Multan for his Wifaqul Madaris degree, which he was awarded in 1992. He also studied for a year at the Jamia Imam Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Since 1993, he had been teaching religion at Haqqania, a seminary founded by his grandfather and former JUI MNA Maulana Abdul Haq. His father, Maulana Sami ul Haq, is a former senator and head of his own faction of the JUI. Hamidul Haq has traveled far and wide in Europe, the Middle East, India and Afghanistan.
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