MMA to condemn terrorism on September 11
LAHORE: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Aamal (MMA) will observe “Condemnation Day” on September 11, 2004 to condemn terrorism in the United States and other parts of the world, MMA President Qazi Hussain Ahmed announced at a dinner in Mansoora on Monday.
He said Muslims condemn terrorism in America, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Kashmir. However, he asked the human rights organisations to take notice of US terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, in which hundreds of people had been killed. He said the American government had failed to ascertain whether Muslims were involved in the 9/11 attack. “No one has proved the existence of Al Qaeda in last three years. Where are its roots and who is the leader of this so-called militant organisation?”
The MMA leader said that the Jamaat-e-Islami’s three-day congregation scheduled for October 1 would send a message to the world that the Muslims were not terrorists and they condemned terrorism.
Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab President Liaqat Baloch said that the JI was not against any religious organisation.
The main object of the party was to introduce Islamic laws and justice in the country, he said. He demanded that the military operation in tribal areas be stopped, as Islam did not allow bloodshed.