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Wakeup Call... Big trouble ahead! New wave of terror in offing: New Taliban, JuD?

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In 80s Afghan Mujahdeen were financed, trained and equipped by CIA with assistance by Pakistan Saudi Arabia and allies to defeat USSR. Islamic concept of  Jihad was used as motivating force to recruit free soldiers & financiers [like Osama bin Laden] form all over the Muslim world. After defeat of USSR they were abandoned, left to fight among themselves for power and plunder. Al Qaida, Taliban were born, 911 happened and rest is history. Pakistan suffered over 50,000 deaths by terrorists Takfiri, Pakistani Taliban. ISIS, DAESH in Middle East is an other offshoot. One lesson is  very clear, the stateless militant groups supported to gain political & military objectives are Frankenstein,, the monster which ruins its mentor. JuD apparently is useful organisation with good social work record, however it is accused of supporting Jihad in Kashmir with covert official patronage, the charge denied. [One fails to comprehend the unprecedented expansion of this organization, right under the nose of government?] Its criticism of un-Islamic political system  and political stance on various national and international issues is very clear, though it pretends not to be a political party. While the ground is prepared it can enter the political arena at any convenient time. The people of Pakistan provide donations and charity to religious organizations, but they do not consider them for vote in elections. In frustration they may switch to militancy, a common experience of past. JuD has big following all over Pakistan, especially in Punjab. Any switch will have disastrous consequences,
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But hang on a second, what was that going on in Lahore? Was that the pecking order being reasserted? Was Imran effectively being told, yeah, thanks for all your help, but we’ll take it from here?
For all their talk, the boys are silent on the original besties, the ones with fighting India and freeing Kashmir as their reasons for being.
For there was the JuD running around the provincial capital of the most politically important province in the land, acting as if it owned the city. All black and white flags with swords and speakers that could put a rock concert to shame.
On the very day that Imran was supposed to be using to try and topple the government again. Pause and think about that for a moment: the JuD, née LeT, had plans in Lahore to which the business of toppling a government had to take a back seat.
You can imagine the TTP muttering to itself, we wouldn’t have bothered with Fata if we had known we could have had Punjab.
And that’s the problem: for all their talk, the boys are silent on the original besties, the ones with fighting India and freeing Kashmir as their reasons for being.
Which leaves you and me having to figure out on our own what kind of Pakistan the chief has in mind when he says all militants will be eliminated, but in that very week Lahore is taken over by the JuD.
So, what’s going on?
There are three possibilities. The obvious is: they don’t see LeT — throw in the Hizb and Jaish and a few others — as a problem. Militancy only became a problem because a) indiscipline broke out and b) they turned their guns on us.
But the Kashmir folk are relatively disciplined and have no interest in biting the hand that feeds it. Because they’re a different category, because they don’t belong in the militancy column, there’s no point trying to conflate issues or confuse them. Flat-out denial, then, is one possibility.
Possibility two is that the silence is less because of affection and more because of confusion. If you cut them loose, then what? If you decapitate the leadership, what kind of other risks are you unleashing?
It may be easy enough to scoff at this option — we created the monster and the monster still heeds our every call and yet we try and pretend that we’re really scared of the monster — but it is worth exploring.
Because, while the world may be incredulous, the truth is that often our boys’ policies are rooted in fear, not the machismo we project.
Factor in the latest from India too. With Modi stamping his feet in India and eyeing a slice of the pie in Kashmir, the Kashmir folk here can’t be kept muzzled. For keep them muzzled now and they lose all their credibility. And there’s nothing quite like a militant group without credibility.
So even if the boys themselves wanted to keep them muzzled, now was not the time to push too hard. (Conversely, maybe some of the boys felt that by trotting out the proxies a dismissive Modi can be incentivised to act a little more humble.)
The third option is loopy, but with promise (if you’re not particularly perturbed by a right-wing Pakistan with roots in militancy): mainstream them. Encourage them to run around and market their appeal and simultaneously nudge them to get into the politics game.
They’re too big to ask them to wrap up and go home. They’re too organised to expect them to give it all up suddenly. They’ve got too wide a network to hope they’ll call it quits. So why not encourage them to redirect their energy? And there’s nothing like politics to dissipate energy.
See how that works? Militants with guns that are firing here get eradicated; militants with guns that are silent but pointed in the right direction get to go into politics. For everyone else, normality ensues. Who says the boys don’t have a plan?
Expect, if you look at the three options masquerading as plans, what we’re really left with is: denial, fear and flat-out crazy. Welcome back, boys.
Excerpts from "What strategy?", by Cyril Almeida, dawn.com , cyril.a@gmail.com , Twitter: @cyalm


Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (حافظ محمد سعید; born 1948) is the amir of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah, which operates mainly from Pakistan and has had sanctions placed against it as a terrorist organisation by the United Nations.

The organisation is banned as a terrorist organisation by India, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia. India considers him one of its most wanted terrorists because of his alleged ties with Lashkar-e-Taiba and its involvement in attacks against India, and Saeed is listed on the NIA Most Wanted list. The United Nations declared Jama'at-ud-Da'wah a terrorist organisation in December 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader.In April 2012, the United States announced a bounty of $10 million on Hafiz Saeed, for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since 2008, various Indian politicians have demanded that Saeed be handed over but there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.

Hafiz Saeed pleaded innocence and claimed that he has no links with LeT and that India has no evidence and no real proof behind their allegations. Pakistani officials said that Saeed was helping in identification and rehabilitation of former militants. Currently, he lives in Lahore, Pakistan in a "fortified house, office and mosque" that is guarded by Pakistani police and his supporters.He gives interviews to Western media, including the New York Times newspaper.
Cooperation with Islamabad:
In keeping with Pakistani establishment's wishes, Lashkar has been keeping focus on India and Saeed is among those who are thought to have helped Pakistan in capturing important al-Qaeda members like Abu Zubaydah. Senior Pakistani officials have said that Saeed is helping in de-radicalization and rehabilitation of former extremists and that security is being provided to him because he could be targeted by militants who disapprove of Saeed's co-operation with Islamabad.
Pakistani Government:
Hafiz Saeed has criticised Pakistani leaders and has stated that they should aspire to be more like British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. He had declared his admiration for the British Conservative Party along with several Tory MPs when he lodged a petition to the Lahore High Court calling for public officials in Pakistan to tone down their privileged lifestyles. According to The Daily Telegraph, Saeed wrote in the petition that while Pakistan's political elite were 'living like kings and princes in palatial government houses,' Britain's prime minister lived in a 'four-bedroom flat.' He added, 'When the sun never set on the British Empire, the chief executive of that great country lived in the same house of a few marlas in a small street. That is truly Islamic, that is like following the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet.'
Indian Government:
In January 2013, India's then Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's released a statement on the alleged existence of Hindu terrorism as well as the existence of Hindu terror camps on Indian soil, being run and organised by the BJP and the RSS.As a result, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa welcomed Shinde's statements and congratulated him for admitting the existence of Hindu terrorism. Hafiz Saeed demanded that the United States take serious notice of this statement by the Indian home minister regarding Hindu terrorist camps in India. "The US should now carry out drone attacks on these terror camps in India," Saeed said.
Responding to a question about the nuclear warning issued by Indian authorities in Jammu and Kashmir after the 2013 India–Pakistan border incidents, Saeed said that in case of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, India should rather distribute nuclear safety pamphlets in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta rather than in Kashmir.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafiz_Muhammad_Saeed]

JAMAT-UD-DAWA PAKISTAN ......... AIK JAIZAA , AIK TAARUF
This video gives a brief view of what JAMAT-UD-DAWA PAKISTAM actually is and what it actually does. Simply believe in Serving Allah and the humanity, love it and no one ever leaves what he loves. [Lahore Media Cell JUD PAKISTAN]
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SHOW OF STRENGTH 
By Amjad Mahmood 

`BE patient, you the people of God. You are here to please Allah Almighty and not for enjoyment.

So bear with fortitude the inconvenience of waiting for your turn,` Ehsanullah, a fourth-year medical college student, consoled those queuing outside the venue for the Jamaatud Dawa`s two-day ijtema (congregation) on the sprawling lawns of Minar-i-Pakistan.

The participants were getting impatient as they waited in long queues at the five entrances to the venue, where JuD emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed had begun his address at the concluding session.

The ijtema was an annual activity until the party, then named Lashkar-e-Taiba, was banned in 2002 after an attack on the Indian parliament allegedly carried out by its henchmen. From the ashes of the LeT (claimed to have since beenconfined to Kashmir) emerged Jamaatud Dawa. For the first time, the event was being held in the Punjab capital since the inception of the outfit in the mid-1980s, and after a break of almost 12 years.

Security arrangements were extraordinarily tight as organisers feared threats especially to the party`s leadership, which openly advocates jihad in Kashmir. Besides 4,000 policemen, at least 15,000 volunteers were on duty. One had to cross three security rings besides passing through a long makeshift bazaar to reach the designated spot for male participants. Tighter security measures had been taken for the adjacent but separate area for burqa-clad female activists who, the organisers said, constituted a third of the total number of participants.

JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid claimed they had prepared food for 400,000 people for dinner with the help of 2,500 cooks at the kitchen set up on the site but the arrangements proved inefficient. The local cadre had to be mobilised to arrange for more food from nearby eateries.

Most participants came from rural backgrounds, and it was hard to spot anyone without a beard. Though consisting largely of illiterate or semi-literate youth, many students, including those from engineering universities and medical colleges were present.

Hafiz Saeed is a former faculty member of the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, and many UET graduates like Naveed Qamar hold key positions in the outfit.

Motivated by `religious zeal and fervour`, they had turned up to get training for Jihad. Naeemur Rehman, an IT expert, explained this as `academic` training through lectures and sermons, and not military instruction. The gathering of people with similar thinking inhundreds of thousands at one place also infused a new spirit of determination among the activists, he added.

Ilyas Salfi, a law graduate, argued that jihad was not confined to armed struggle but extended to helping those in distress through lawful means. The JuD`s rescue and relief work during the 2005 earthquake (recognised by the UN), after the 2010 floods and later, and in the recent Thar crisis through its social welfare activities under the banner of Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation were examples of jihad, he said.

Two Hindus from Sindh and a Christian impressed by JuD`s relief activities embraced Islam at the ijtema.

Notwithstanding its welfare activities, the group is banned by the US, the EU, India and Russia as a terrorist organisation. In June 2014, Washington declared JuD an LeT affiliate and announced head money for Hafiz Saeed and Abdur Rahman Makki, JuD`s political wing chief and Saeed`s brother-in-law.

Unlike the festive atmosphere of the earlier rallies of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf at the same place a few weeks ago, the JuD congregation was a serious affair. In a show of equality and non-discrimination, leaders and participants sat on carpets and mats; there was no chair for anyone, except a couple of security guards.

One heard the chants of `Allah-o-Akbar`, instead of party songs played by DJ Butt. An organiser said a principal objective was to show that the religious parties were a force to be reckoned with and that if secular parties (a reference to the PTl and PAT) could attract crowds at their `dance and song` gatherings, the JuD could draw larger crowds motivated by their desire to establish Islam`s supremacy.

An insider claimed that the outfit was to organise the event at its headquarters in Muridke and the sudden decision to change the venue was taken two weeks before so that the congregation could be seen `as a response to the public meetings of secular parties`. He also hinted at the forging of a new religious alliance.

JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid defended the decision to change the venue, saying Muridke could not accommodate so many people and that the provision of food and sanitation facilities in Lahore was much easier. He also said they tried to benefit from the arrangements the Jamaat-i-Islami made for its ijtema 10 days ago.

The outfit, like other Jihadi and religious organisations, collects donations round the year, particularly zakat during Ramazan and hides of animals on Eidul Azha, to meet the expenses for its anti-India and pro-jihad campaigns. To cover the costs of the ijtema, participants were asked to donate generously in cash and kind. `Please leave behind your beddings, blankets and shawls for the mujahideen. Your donations will earn you a higher place in the hereafter,` echoed the announcement made at the conclusion of the congregation. And most participants obliged.
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Related:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafiz_Muhammad_Saeed
  2. http://jamatdawa.org/en/
  3. https://lubpak.com/archives/tag/jamaat-ud-dawa-jud-and-lashkar-e-taiba-let
  4. http://takfiritaliban.blogspot.com/
  5. Pictures gallery: http://goo.gl/r21Qjs
  6. Videos: http://goo.gl/pNzx8y

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