Pray for this guy…
(Buzzfeed) Mohammad Jibran Nasir, a lawyer and social activist from Karachi, has started a campaign against terrorism and terrorist sympathisers in Pakistan in the wake of the attack on Peshawar’s schoolchildren.
The December 16 terrorist attack led by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar, seems to have served as a wake-up call for Pakistani civilians. The attack killed 141 people — 132 being schoolchildren — who were brutally shot in their heads and neck while seated in an auditorium.While most Pakistani statesmen and clerics condemn such attacks, some have a reputation for sympathising with the Taliban, going as far as calling them “brothers” and advising that the government join hands with them to fight against the infidels.
Well known Pakistani cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, the imaam of the Red Mosque (Lal Masjid), Islamabad, openly sympathised with the Taliban and refused to condemn the vile attack on schoolchildren in a TV show.
“You hear the term “silent majority” so often in Pakistan. It’s the worst thing we can be. With all our education and exposure, if we still can’t speak the truth, what can we do?” Jibran told BuzzFeed.
The Red Mosque protest organised by Nasir saw Pakistanis come out like never before. Abdul Aziz later apologised for his remarks, but is known to be sympathetic towards the Taliban.
Nasir turned the protest into a legitimate campaign, garnering praise as well as threats. He received a phone call from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, who sternly warned him to stop, but he didn’t.
“We’re taking on a political party this time, even though they’re really militants, and all without any backing. All I’m trying to do is empower people and stop being the silent majority,” Jibran said.
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