Campaign: Exposing America’s Undeclared War on Pakistan
Posted November 21, 2008on:
Assalamualaikum, dear Muslim brothers and sisters. Let us show our support and solidarity with our fellow Muslim counterparts in Pakistan and sign the online petition as part of our contribution. Join the campaign and spread the message about America’s undeclared war on Pakistan. Let the whole world realize about what is happening in Pakistan, particularly in North West Frontier Province (NWFP). Recent updates have shown that thousands of people have been displaced whilst the casualty (since 2007) have reached 2000 civilian deaths.
700,000 displaced so far: HRCP
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday said that more than 700,000 persons had been displaced so far owing to US attacks in the Bajaur Agency as well as violence in parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) particularly Swat.
Taking serious notice of the atrocities inflicted on the people of FATA, NWFP and Balochistan, HRCP co-chairman Iqbal Haider said that “the battle against extremism cannot be won by indiscriminate killings of the civilians, but by political solutions backed by a public consensus.”
Haider demanded that the present elected government “must undo the policies of Musharraf’s government and return the peace that prevailed in the 70s in the country, before it was cursed with General Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial policies.” He was addressing a press conference.
The HRCP condemned the more than 2,000 civilians deaths that have been reported since 2007. “This is an unjust war ongoing for the past six years with tragic human consequences and is an attack on our sovereignty,” commented Abira Ashraf, a lawyer and member of Peoples Resistance, an NGO. Mohammad Arif, a refugee from Barabanday village in Swat was also present at the conference.
Narrating his ordeal, Arif said he escaped from Swat without any luggage to seek refuge at a relative’s in Karachi.
“Since my relatives have a big family of their own, I have been sleeping on the roof of their house and am looking for a place.” He disclosed that some 600 to 700 families have been displaced from his village. “The government planes have been targeting schools and houses of locals. We are not the Taliban,” he said.
“It is shameful that the US first bred these terrorists and now they want to eliminate them at the cost of innocent lives,” said Haider. He argued that the US government was determined to encourage terrorism, not curb it and that it intends to “destroy Muslim populations across the world.” Haider asked “How can the US keep a close eye at the Iranian nuclear program and their day-to-day dealings but not check the proliferation of arms in this region.”
The Swat refugee further condemned the religious parties for remaining silent on the recent spate of suicide bombings across the country, which were being done in the name of Islam. “If religious parties can condemn US attacks on civilians, why do they adopt a criminal silence when innocent civilians are killed in suicide attacks?” he Asked, urging the government to de- weaponise the militants first and then engage in dialogue through a campaign, not drop bombs on civilians.
A protest against the killings in Bajaur, Swat and Waziristan will also be organised outside the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, September 20, the meeting was told.
You can sign the online petition at: http://www.war-on-pakistan.info/home/get-involved/sign-the-online-petition
You can also get updates of our brothers there from the same website. Interestingly enough, one of the comments, posted by someone named Varinderpal Sharma, was as such:
I think muslims have a right to defend their land from aggression and occupation even if it is from the WEST.
For years the west have colonialised lands under the pretext of Freedoom , democracy and human rights. And with the new stance of the War on Islam or is it the War on Terror as they would like to believe, it is high time that Muslims have their due right to establish a system they have and believe in.
And on study I believe that the Khilafah is the only last alternative remaining in the world. Communism has failed and Capitalism has fallen flat on its knees, time and time again, where the poor get poorer and the rich get fatter.
The latest economic crash has shown the the weak economic and finance system which deals with doubtful contracts, buying debts, a financial market which can be manipulated of all which prove capitalism has become bankrupt and maybe the West needs to look at the model of KHILAFAH system as the gold standard for mankind.