JI holds countrywide protest against US recognition Jerusalem as Israel capital

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LAHORE : On appeal of Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, countrywide protest demonstrations were held on Friday against US President Donald Trumps’ recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital, as thousands of people came out on roads to express their solidarity with the Palestinians.

Addressing the protestors rally on the Sharah-e-Quaid e Azam in Lahore by telephone, Sirajul Haq said that Trump’s announcement was an alarm bell and was tantamount to sprinkling salt on the wounds of the Muslim Ummah. However, he said that the US President would have to face the consequences.

The JI chief exhorted the Muslim rulers to shun cowardice and show courage against the US and its President. He said that the liberation of Baitul Maqdis was an issue of life and death for the Muslim world. He said the US enmity towards Islam and the Ummah was never a secret and Trump had initiated a war which could engulf the whole world.

Stating that no sane person in the world could endorse Trump’s mischievous announcement, Sirajul Haq noted that China, Britain, Russia, Germany, France and other major countries had demonstrated a positive attitude by rejecting Trump’s decision as was highly appreciable.

The JI Chief urged Prime Minister Shahid khaqan Abbasi to attend the Rabita Alam e Islami meeting as a spokesman of the nation so that Pakistan was projected as a front line state in foiling the US and Zionist designs.

JI deputy chief Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque and the protest rally at the Mall, said that the Zionists had occupied the Qibla Awwal in Jerusalem after the fall of the Caliphate in 1924. He said that Palestine and Kashmir had been under the occupation of the Zionists and the Hindus for the last over fifty years due to the non implementation of the UN resolutions. He said the whole world was condemning Trump’s announcement.

In Peshawar, a protest rally was held outside the historic Mahabat Khan mosque. JI provincial chief Mushtaq Ahmed khan said on the occasion that Trump had stabbed the Muslim world at the back.

However, he said, that Al-Quds belonged to the Muslims and it would remain so in future. He said that recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital was a step towards greater Israel and warned that Israel’s next target would be the holy Ka’ba.

Addressing a rally in the federal capital, JI Islamabad chief Zubair Farooq Khan, urged the Muslim rulers to follow in the footprints of Turkish President Erdogan and call an emergent OIC meeting that could evolve a joint strategy to meet the challenge thrown by Trump.

JI Rawalpindi chief Shamsul Rahman Swati, while addressing the city rally said that the Satanic powers were out to destroy world peace while the US wanted to sell its arms and ammunition by triggering wars in the whole world. However, he believed that Trump’s pro Israel policies would hasten the demise of the US.

JI Faisalabad chief Sardar Zafar Husain Khan, addressing the city rally, said that Trump’s aggressive attitude had pushed the world to the brink of third world war. However, he said, that those searching for peace by hurting the sentiments of the Muslims were living in fool’s paradise.

Orignally published by INP

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