Monthly Archives: February 2015

Aziz has apologised for defending APS attack, says Nisar

WASHINGTON: Maulana Abdul Aziz, the imam of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid, has submitted a written apology to police over his implied defence of the Dec 16 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday.

The minister was talking to journalists after ending a three-day visit to Washington. Asked why Islamabad was reluctant to arrest the Lal Masjid cleric, Mr Khan said the government was careful, not reluctant.

February 22nd, 2015|In The Media|0 Comments

Human Shield formed outside Karachi imambargah to send ‘message of unity’

KARACHI: Citizens on Friday formed a human chain around Imambargah Shah-i-Najaf in Karachi to send a message of unity in response to the recent deadly sectarian attacks on imambargahs in different cities of the country.

The human chain was formed on the call of the Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA). The organisation was formed in 2007 and comprises a network of youth activists who believe in a politically progressive, religiously harmonious and economically just Pakistan.

February 20th, 2015|In The Media|0 Comments

Muslim Group To Form Human Shield Around Oslo Synagogue

On Feb. 21, a week after a shooting outside a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, left two people dead and five injured, a Muslim group in Norway plans to take measures to help ensure the safety of Jewish worshipers in that country.

The group of Norwegian Muslims will form a human “peace ring” around a synagogue in Oslo, according to a Facebook page for the event.

“We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” 17-year-old organizer Hajrad Arshad told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

February 10th, 2015|Human Shields, In The Media|0 Comments