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India-Pakistan
Sami files papers for Senate polls with PTI support
2018-02-09
[DAWN] Chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
filed his nomination papers for the Senate elections here on Wednesday after getting support of the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
-backed MPAs.

Disgruntled MPAs Abdul Shakoor Khan of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and Barrister Sultan Mehmood of the Qaumi Watan Party, who recently joined the PTI, became proposer and seconder of the elderly Maulana from Akora Khattak.

Maulana Sami submitted his nomination papers to the returning officer at the Election Commission office.

Abdul Shakoor confirmed that he and Sultan Mehmood had signed the nomination papers of the JUI-S chief.

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India-Pakistan
Religious parties assemble in Mardan to demand release of men convicted in Mashal Khan murder case
2018-02-09
[DAWN] Multiple religious parties are set to protest on Friday against the conviction of 31 men found to have been involved in the brutal murder of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan student Mashal Khan, who was lynched in April 2017 after being falsely accused of blasphemy.

The protest will be held after Friday prayers at a mosque in Mardan, where different religious and political parties will converge under the 'Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Mardan' banner to protest the convictions.

The protest has been sponsored by the Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI), Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
-Fazl (JUI-F) and Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
's Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam.

The JI also held a gathering in Mardan on Wednesday to 'welcome' those acquitted by the ATC.

JI's Emir in Mardan, Dr Attaur Rehman, while speaking to DawnNews said the party is a constitutional and religious party which wants Shariah law imposed in Pakistain.

"The Haripur ATC honourably acquitted 26 individuals in the Mashal Khan case. This means they are innocent and we have gathered to give them an exemplary welcome," he had said.

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India-Pakistan
Decree against Afghan Taliban
2017-12-17
[DAWN] THE strength of the Afghan Taliban
...Arabic for students...
mainly rests with their territorial control in Afghanistan and a ’religious’ narrative of the struggle against the ’foreign occupation’ of Afghanistan. Kabul believes they can be delegitimised if Pak religious scholars issue a fatwa, or religious decree, against the Taliban’s armed resistance.

Former president Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
tried hard to pursue the Pak government and religious scholars from KP, including Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
and Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, but all attempts proved futile. However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
Kabul is still confident as army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa reportedly promised the Afghan government in October that he would try to obtain a fatwa from Pak religious scholars.

To what extent a fatwa can affect a resistance movement such as that of the Afghan Taliban is debatable; it is not certain who will issue and support such a decree, as Pak religious scholars have in many instances declared the Afghan Taliban’s resistance a jihad. It is no secret that most leaders of the Afghan Taliban studied in Pakistain’s madressahs and that sectarian affinity still exists between the two. Nevertheless, as part of a Pak media delegation that recently visited Kabul, this writer felt that Afghan officials were hopeful that an anti-Taliban fatwa would come from Pakistain soon.

As Pakistain’s media is busy covering internal political crisis, Afghanistan is rarely discussed at public forums; the Foreign Office and ISPR have also not issued any substantive statement on the issue of Afghans anticipating a fatwa. In connection with the army chief’s visit to Kabul in October, the media only reported on the establishment of high-level contacts between the two countries and formation of working groups to increase military, intelligence and economic cooperation, apart from evolving a joint mechanism for the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistain. These were positive developments and will, indeed, help reduce the trust deficit between the two countries. Nevertheless, the reported fatwa component has not been highlighted in the media.
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India-Pakistan
Alliance with PTI on all seats across country: JUI-S
2017-11-22
[DAWN] Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
(JUI-S), has said that the electoral alliance with the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) will not be limited to Nowshera district, rather it will be on all constituencies across the country.

Quoting Maulana Haq, his personal assistant Ahmed Shah told Dawn that details of the alliance would be made public after the party’s Majlis-e-Shura meeting in Lahore on Nov 29.

He said the alliance would be on all seats across the country, adding that seats on which the JUI-S candidates would contest in the coming general elections would be announced after the Shura meeting.

He said the election manifesto, flag and symbol would be decided later. In reply to a question, he said the two parties had mutual understanding on all natio­nal and international issues, adding that the alliance was being made in the best interest of Pakistain and its people.

He said that ideologies of both parties had similarities and they were ready to work together.

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India-Pakistan
PTI, JUI-S agree to prepare ‘joint strategy’ for elections
2017-11-21
[DAWN] The Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) and the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
-Sami (JUI-S) have agreed to formulate a "joint strategy" for the next general elections.

The decision was made by the leaderships of the two parties at a meeting also attended by JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
and PTI chairman Imran Khan... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
, said a handout issued by the PTI’s media department here on Sunday.

The leaders of the two parties agreed to continue consultations and contacts with each other so that they could come closer before the next elections.

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India-Pakistan
Sami links MMA’s revival to support for Fata-KP merger
2017-11-20
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Sami chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
on Saturday announced that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal would be revived only if the religious parties, including JUI-F, supported the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

He was speaking to the members of the Tribal Youth Jirga, who called on him at the Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania in Akora Khattak here to discuss the issue of Fata-KP merger.

The delegation comprised youth leaders from the PPP, ANP, PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, Qaumi Watan Party and other parties’ Fata chapters.

The JUI-S chief said he didn’t confront JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
but didn’t understand his logic behind opposition to the merger of tribal areas with KP.

"I don’t know why Maulana Fazlur Rehman is opposed to the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa," he said.

Mr Sami said the JUI-F chief had never favoured bids to form alliance of religious parties.

He said ironically, Mr Fazl opposed the Shariat Bill in parliament though it was tabled by his teachers and even he made fun of it by declaring it shararat (mischief) bill.

"Maulana Fazlur Rehman studied at Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania for seven years but we don’t understand his aims and objectives," he said.

The JUI-S chief said he didn’t agree to the opinion that the Frontier Crimes Regulation was close to Islamic teachings, and rather declared it a system of brutalities.

"Tribal people are fighting a war for rights.

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Afghanistan
Peace to return to Afghanistan the moment foreign troops leave, Pak’s JUI-S party
2017-11-03
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
-Sami (JUI-S) party led by Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
led by Maulana Samiul Haq has said peace will return to Afghanistan the moment the foreign forces leave the country.

A front man for the party Maulana Yousuf Shah has told a local media outlet that the leader of the party has been approached by the Afghanistan's Caped President and the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistain regarding his meddling in the Afghan reconciliation process.

"Afghanistan's Caped President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
and Ambassador to Pakistain Omar Zakhilwal have been pursuing the Darul Uloom Haqqania
...an Islamic seminary located in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The seminary propagates the Deobandi trend of Sunni Islam and is headed by Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the Godfather of the Taliban. It has been dubbed The University of Jihad due to the methods and content of instruction along with the future occupations of its alumni....
chief [Samiul Haq] to help restore peace in Afghanistan," Shah told The Express Tribune.

He claimed that "But even if he [Haq] approaches the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, the Afghan nation will not accept foreign troops’ presence in their country."

He said the JUI-S had made it clear that peace was not possible in the presence of the US troops in Afghanistan.

"The Afghan government is confined to the district headquarters only and rest of the country is being run by the Afghan Taliban," he said.

Shah insisted that "The Afghan nation stands by the Taliban. The moment the foreigners leave, peace will automatically be restored across Afghanistan."

This comes as the leader of the party had earlier vowed support to Afghan peace and reconciliation processs.

Darul Uloomi-e-Haqqania led by Maulana Haq in a statement last monthat a two-hour long meeting was held between Maulana Haq and the Afghan Ambassador.

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India-Pakistan
Afghan Taliban will support Pakistan against foreign aggression: Sami
2017-09-16
[DAWN] The Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
have announced that they would support Pakistain against any threat by the Trump administration, pledging to stand by the government in case of any aggressive design pursued by the United States against the country.

Surprisingly, the announcement was not made public by the Emarat Islami Afghanistan, the official name of the Afghan Taliban, and was released by Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
, from Akora Khattak where he runs his madressah.

According to the statement, the Ittehad Ulema-e-Afghanistan ‐ a little known entity ‐ had after a meeting announced their support for Pakistain against an American aggression.

The meeting between the Afghan Taliban and Emarat Islami Afghanistan held under the banner of `Ittehad Ulema-e-Afghanistan’ was led by Mufti Mehmood Zakri. Representatives of various groups and religious organizations reportedly attended the meeting. It was not clear how those religious leaders are different from the Afghan Taliban.

Later, they sent a written statement to Maulana Haq, extending full support to Pakistain in case of an attack by the US or India. They said they would fight for Pakistain like they had rendered sacrifices for their own country [Afghanistan].

They urged Pak political and religious parties to shun their differences and forge unity among their ranks.

They also vowed that the Afghan Taliban would continue their jihad in Afghanistan and would struggle for the implementation of Islamic system in their country.

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India-Pakistan
Army won’t act against Haqqani network, says Samiul Haq
2017-08-25
[DAWN] Defence of Pakistain Council (DPC) chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
said on Wednesday that the Pakistain Army would not take any action against the Haqqani network.

Addressing a presser at the National Press Club, where he lambasted US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s recent remarks about Pakistain, he said that those he was affiliated with "were still fighting the Americans in Afghanistan".

In the most dire warning ever issued by a US president to Pakistain, Mr Trump accused Pakistain of "shelter[ing] the same organizations that try every single day to kill our people", despite being paid billions and billions of dollars.

Maulana Samiul Haq, who is the chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema Islam (JUI-S), also issued a call for ’jihad’ to every section of society.

When asked about terrorist attacks being carried out in Pakistain by local actors affiliated with religious groups, the Maulana claimed that no Pak was involved in killing innocent people.

"We should hang Kulbushan [Jadhav] and other spies at once," he said, adding: "The West has been defaming jihad, [equating it] with terrorism, but we need to raise a call to jihad and ask each prayer leader in every mosque to preach the importance of jihad, so that our youth is prepared all the time."

He said: "We are fighting the Americans in Afghanistan and those who cannot fight are waging jihad with their words and pens; the whole nation needs to rise up to defeat the West."

At his presser, the DPC leader took aim at the recent US policy statement on Afghanistan, Pakistain and India.

He alleged that the US was defaming Pakistain for the ills of the Afghan government which, he said, had connived with the CIA and Indian intelligence, killing civilians and security personnel in Pakistain.

He praised China for its prompt reaction to the US president’s speech and said that the leaders of Pakistain should learn how to stand against US designs from North Korea and Iran.

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Bangladesh
Hefazat takes the Tea Party route
2017-08-04
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[Dhaka Tribune] Over 50 central leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam
...a madrassa-based false nose and mustache of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, formed in 2010 to protest against secular education. In 2011 demonstrated violentyly against women's rights and in 2013 held large rallies demanding capital punishment of Shahbag Square protesters and banning women working outside the home...
Bangladesh are planning to take part in the next national election under the banner of various registered Islamist political parties.

Although the Qawmi madrasa-based fundamentalist Islamist group claims to be a non-political movement, many of its members have already taken part in several local government elections in recent times, winning a few.

Following these victories, Islamist politicians who are affiliated with the group are now seeing the organization as a potential vote bank.

Despite its reiterations about not participating in elections, Hefazat central leadership has been silently consenting to these political aspirations. Sources within the organization say the leadership sees this as an opportunity to materialise their 13-point agenda.

Hefazat was formed in 2010 and came to prominence by mobilising opposition to the Shahbagh Movement in early 2013. It was then that they issued their now infamous 13-point charter, which included demands for a ban on the free mixing of men and women, and the death penalty for atheists.

Hefazat Ameer Shah Ahmed Shafi has said many times that his group is not a political party and they will not take part in any election.

But over the last few years, several Hefazat leaders have won public offices through local government elections, with tacit support from the group’s central command.

Nasir Uddin Munir, general secretary of Hefazat’s Hathazari municipality unit, was elected vice-chairman of Hathazari Upazila Gay Pareehad in 2014. The Hathazari madrasa is the headquarters of the group.

A Hefazat leader, seeking anonymity, said the organization sees this as a sign that they are popular among the public.

Some of the political parties where Hefazat leaders are vying for candidacies are: Nezam-e-Islami Party, Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
, Khelafat Andolan, Khelafat Mojlish (Ishak), Khelafat Mojlish (Habibur Rahman), Khelafat Islami and two factions of Islami Oikya Jote
... a political party in Bangladesh. In the 2001 elections the party won 2 out of 300 elected members in an alliance with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. It has a focus on building an islamic state, and has used the madrassas to gain support...
(IOJ).

Sources said Hefazat now plans to field candidates in over 50 constituencies, although some of the names under consideration by the group are accused of crimes and are facing several cases.
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India-Pakistan
JUI-F leader shot dead in Charsadda
2017-07-28
[DAWN] A religious scholar and leader of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
-Fazl (JUI-F) was rubbed out in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district on Wednesday morning.

According to police, Maulana Haq Nawaz Haqqani, administrator of Jamia Muhammadia in the Matta Mughalkhel area, was going to the mosque in his seminary for Fajr prayer at about 4.20am when two men on a cycle of violence opened fire on him. He suffered 10 bullet wounds and died instantly, while the killers escaped.

The body was taken to the tehsil headquarters hospital for post-mortem. Paperwork was started but nothing else was done at the Khwaja Was cop shoppe against unknown attackers.

Charsadda district police chief Khalid Suhial told Dawn that a joint team of police and the Counter Terrorism Department had been formed to investigate the case.

JUI-F leaders termed the incident assassination'>assassination. They said Maulana Haqqani was a non-controversial person and had no enmity.

The holy man’s disciples, Learned Elders of Islam and local people rushed to the seminary after the murder and held a protest demonstration. They blocked the Shabqaddar-Matta road. Police reopened the road after negotiations with the mourners.

Police had deployed additional personnel to control the situation.

Maulana Haqqani was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Matta Mughalkhel.

His funeral prayers were led by JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
A large number of the dear departed’s disciples, Learned Elders of Islam, religious and political parties’ leaders and other people attended the funeral.

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India-Pakistan
‘Father of Taliban’ Sami-ul-Haq offers conditional support to Afghan peace process
2017-07-20
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The leader of Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
Sami (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
has offered a conditional support for the grinding of the peace processor in Afghanistan.

According to a statement released by Maula Sami’s office, the leader of the party has said he is prepared to support the Afghan grinding of the peace processor but the foreign forces must leave the country first.

He has reportedly made the remarks during a meeting with the Afghan ambassador to Pakistain.

The statement further added that the Afghan ambassador met with Maulana Sami to play his part in encouraging the Afghan Taliban
...Arabic for students...
to peace talks, considering his influential role.

In the meantime, Maulana Sami has called on the government of Pakistain to reconsider its policies in Afghanistan, claiming that India is taking advantage from the ongoing situation in the region.

Maulana Sami is the founder of Haqqani Madrasa in Pakistain from where several key Taliban leaders have graduated and it is believed that he is also having a key influence on the Afghan bully boys, considering the close relations he had with the Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

The Afghan officials are saying that Pak could play a key role in the reconciliation process and ending the violence in Afghanistan, insisting that the leadership councils of both the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based inside the Pak soil where they have freedom of action and safe havens.

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