Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radical Islamism & Jihad
25 Jan 2012, NewAgeIslam.Com
Pakistan’s Punjab: Fundamentalist Asphyxiation

By Ambreen Agha

Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

A gathering of at least a thousand people at Data Darbar in Lahore expressed support for Qadri on January 4, 2012, and called for his release. Supporters of various religious parties that form the Tahaffuz Namoos-i-Rasalat Mahaz (TNSM) also staged protests at the Lahore Press Club at Minar-e-Pakistan. Participants in the rally, mostly Barelvi Muslims, held up portraits of Qadri and chanted slogans in his honor. A resolution was adopted at the end of the rally asking President Asif Ali Zardari to declare clemency for Mumtaz Qadri and punishment for Asia Bibi. -- Ambreen Agha

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