‘Pakistan should break ambassadorial ties with US and Britian’
KARACHI: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Syed Razi Haider Zaidi announced a protest day to be observed today (Friday) against the desecration of the shrines of Imam Ali Naqi (RA) and Imam Hasan Askari (RA) in Iraq.
At a joint press conference held Thursday at the press club, Zaidi demanded the Government of Pakistan to take notice of the incident and to announce the breaking of ambassadorial ties with the US and Britain.
Zaidi said that the US had prepared a well thought-out conspiracy plan to desecrate the shrines in Iraq, and added that the US desecrates the shrines of revered personalities, every other day in Iraq, according to the plan. He further said that the plan was to gauge the religious emotions of the Muslims of the world, such that if the Muslims stayed silent, then "the illegitimate child of America, Israel", would succeed in, what he referred to as, her plan to destroy the Dome of Rock.
Zaidi claimed that the US, Britain and Israel, to accomplish their plans, were trying to poison the Muslims with sectarianism, but said that the Muslims of the world were united and would foil the conspiracies of the US and its allies, by their unity.
He appealed to the Muslims of Pakistan to take part in the protest demonstrations to send a message to the "Zionist powers" that the Muslims were united.
Maulana Rahib Ali Mahawi, Maulana Shabbir-ul-Hasan Tahiri, Maulana Jafer Subhani, Rajab Ali, and others also addressed the press conference. The Jafaria Alliance Pakistan (JAP) also announced a countrywide protest day to be observed on Friday against the desecration of shrines in Iraq. In this regard, a protest demonstration will be held outside the mosques and imambargahs of the city, and the city's central protest public meeting will be held outside the Khoja Jama Masjid, Kharadar, after Friday prayers.