Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam calls for ban on Holy Bible

A press conference was organized by Jamiat-Ulema-e- Islam (Samiul Haq) in Masjid-e-Khizra, demanding the Bible to be banned.

Dr. Alexander John Malik, Bishop of Lahore, condemned to the demand to ban the Bible. Bishop Malik , said agreeing to such a demand would be interfering in the religious matters of the Christian religion and violation of religious freedom fully guaranteed by the constitution.
The Bishop further stated that the demand would sow seeds of discord among different. The bishop also said that the Christians all over the world including the global heads of the Churches i.e. the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury, condemned the heinous act of burning the Holy Quran by a maniac in the US. (Pastor Terry Jones)

John Bhatti, a Pakistani Christian residing in Kuwait asked "What if Muslims were put in a same situation ? Christians in Pakistan have great respect for Islam and it's Holy book but why not vice versa ?"

Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi and others appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of the “blasphemous” materials in the Bible otherwise they would move the court for banning the book, for which a team of lawyers was already working. 

Farooqi said his team wanted to pay the blasphemers in the same coin but they would not follow in the footsteps of Terry Jones, and would not burn the holy book. However, they added, they would devise some other mode of punishment to pre-empt future desecrations. 

Farooqi cited a number of scriptures from the Bible, saying such “insertions” strongly offend the Muslims, who hold all prophets and holy books in high esteem, as part of religious belief and never even think of committing any blasphemy against them. He rejected the possibility of a clash between the two religions, saying that as long as the courts are functioning according to the law, there were no chances of any clash between the two religions. 

Muslims refer to the Christian Bible as the 'Injeel" claiming parts of the Bible were added later and the original contents has been changed.

JUI is working continuously to convert the law of country according to their terminology of Islam and implementation of the Shari'ah law in Pakistan.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI) is a political party in Pakistan. It formed a combined government in national elections in 2002 and 2008. The party has split into two separate parties: one is led by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and is known as "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur Rehman)", or "JUI-F", while the other is led by Maulana Sami ul Haq and is known as "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Sami ul Haq)" or "JUI-S".

Maulana Sami ul Haq is a religious leader and a politician. He is known for his close ties to the Taliban and has been referred to as the "Father of the Taliban". He has also served as a member of the Senate of Pakistan.
Sami ul Haq is the chancellor of the Darul Uloom Haqqania, a Deobandi Islamic seminary which is the alma mater of several Taliban leaders, termed the "University of Jihad"

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