The Gulzar E. Madina Mosque in Pikesville hosted an Urs celebration, a traditional commemoration held for saints and holy people. This Urs was for Mumtaz Qadri, the Islamic extremist who killed Salman Taseer in 2011. Taseer was the governor of Punjab province.
Qadri was, ironically, Taseer's bodyguard. He was enraged when Taseer called for reform of the blasphemy laws, which are part of sharia (Islamic law) and calls for the death of blasphemers and just about everyone else who doesn't follow a particular brand of Islam.
Taseer also expressed support for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was framed for blasphemy (because she drank from the same cup used by Muslim women) and was arrested and sentenced to death in lovely Pakistan.
Blasphemy laws carry the death penalty and are often used to exact revenge against Pakistan's mistreated minority groups. Even a hint of an accusation that the person does not believe Mohammed is a prophet, or that Allah is actually G_d often sparks mob violence and death for the person charged with the thought crime.
After Qadri shot Taseer, he was lauded a national hero with over 100,000 Muslims attending his funeral. Riots began after his arrest for which he was tried and eventually hanged for his crime. He is seen as a saint by many Pakistanis and a shrine is being built in Pakistan to memorialize him.
The Urs event at the Maryland mosque was advertised in the Urdu Times, the largest Urdu newspaper in the U.S. The turnout was very large, with young children and teens attending the event, according to Rabwah Times.
Syed Saad Ali, an Islamic scholar based in New Jersey, chastised the crowd:
"Warrior Mumtaz Qadri kissed the noose in love for Prophet Mohammed. When Qadri was in jail for five years, what did we do? What effort did we make for his release? Why did we not go where he was being held? Qadri did everything for us and for the love of Islam and we could not even stand by him? People say Islam teaches peace . . . I say Islam teaches us ghairat [honor, as in 'honor killing']. Who will now stand up?"Ali also praised Tanveer Ahmad, a British-Pakistani man who stabbed to death Asad Shah, another British-Pakistani in Scotland. Shah was guilty of being from the Ahmadi sect and made social media postings deemed blasphemous by Ahmad's sect.
In other words, if you're a Muslim of one sect, all other sects that espouse Islamic beliefs are blasphemous. This is why extremist Muslims kill other Muslims as well as infidels, Jews, Christians, gays, lesbians and atheists.
Ali spoke about Ahmad, saying:
"Our warrior Tanveer, who is sitting in a jail in Scotland, I don't know if someone knows it or not, when that Mirzai [Ahmadi] spoke his 'sacrilegious rubbish,' he went there and stabbed him 27 times, and the police arrested him and right now he is in a jail in Scotland. So if we just take a step forward, angels will automatically come for our help. But what Mumtaz Qadri has done is something amazing, he has surpassed all these warriors."Imam Ijaz Hussain, a Baltimore-based 'religious leader' and sicko also spoke, saying that "Mumtaz Qadri was not a terrorist and whoever says, 'We are with you, O prophet' cannot be a terrorist."
So if you murder a school bus filled with Jewish children, or bomb a Christian church as you scream out "Allahu Akbar!" and "We are with you, O prophet!" you are simply doing Allah's work.
Hussain praised our First Amendment saying it allowed such events as this one to be held.
"We have some freedoms here (in the U.S.) which we do not even have in other Muslim countries. This is the beauty of this country. There are some countries where we can't even praise the prophet, we can't celebrate the Day of Imam Hussain. This country has freedom of religion, and this is the beauty of this country."What the imam didn't say was that once Islam dominates the U.S., there will no longer be a First Amendment, only sharia.
And if that doesn't concern you, you might be a liberal.