Red Mosque Leader Nabbed Fleeing in Burqa (Photo)
UPDATE: Here is the brave leader…
A picture released of Maulana Abdul Aziz on his walk of shame clad in burqa.
A grab of Ajj TV shows, in circle, Abdul Aziz, chief cleric of the Red Mosque, as he is surrounded by security officials after his arrest near The Red Mosque in Islamabad. Pakistani security forces arrested Aziz as he tried to flee while disguised in an all-covering women’s burqa on Wednesday, officials said.(AFP/Ajj TV)
“We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the success of our movement for Nifaz-e-Shariah.”
Red Mosque Leader Maulana Abdul Aziz
April 3, 2007
-Before he was captured sneaking out of mosque in a burqa.
Abdul Aziz stuck out from the other female students because of his size and pot belly.
Pakistani religious students hold sticks as they escape from tear gas fired by authorities outside the Red mosque in Islamabad, July 3, 2007. A Pakistani paramilitary trooper was shot dead during gunfire from a mosque run by a Taliban-style movement during clashes between security forces and Islamic students in Islamabad on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)
** It’s a good day to hear one of the Burka Band classics:
BBC News has video of the clashes at the Red Mosque HERE.
Those burqas sure do come in handy.
The Red Mosque leader Abdul Aziz was caught by Pakistani officials after trying to flee the scene amid a group of female students.
The BBC reported:
The leader of a radical mosque besieged by Pakistani security forces in Islamabad has been caught trying to escape wearing a woman’s burqa.
Security forces seized Abdul Aziz as he tried to leave the Red Mosque amid a crowd of women.
The mosque has been besieged by Pakistani security forces and militant students holed up inside have been told to give themselves up.
Clerics at the mosque are campaigning for Islamic Sharia law to be enforced.
“He was the last in a group of seven women all wearing the same clothes. He was wearing a burqa that also covered his eyes,” a security official told the AFP news agency about the cleric’s escape bid.
“Our men spotted his unusual demeanour. The rest of the girls looked like girls, but he was taller and had a pot belly.”
Zeeair2 posted video of the students destroying a neighboring Pakistani government building on YouTube:
The school puts a strong emphasis on religious studies.
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