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Mosque named after Mumtaz Qadri

After Osama Bin Laden library, another controversial building, Masjid Mumtaz Qadri, a mosque named after the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer being built in Faizabad, an area near Islamabad.

The news started to spread when a tweet emerged on social media saying, “Meanwhile in Rawalpindi, Masjid Mumtaz Qadri being built near my home, public generously contributing!”

Below are some of the responses from nation’s famous twitterati:

Salman Taseer’s daughter Shehbano Taseer showed her abhorrence and said, “This is disgusting. There’s a Mumtaz Qadri mosque being buit in VIPGhouriTown in Faizabad (near Islambad).

Mehreen Zahra tweeted, “So there’s a Mumtaz Qadri mosque being built near Islamabad? Oh man. This country.”

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s youngest daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also took to the social media to express her dislikeness towards it.

Pakistan’s first Oscar winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid expressed her disappointment saying, “After an Osama Bin Ladin library now a #mumtazqadri mosque! Islamabad area looks ripe for Fundo control!”

Fifi Haroon said, “As if lawyers showering petals on him wasn’t enough, there is now a Masjid Mumtaz Qadri being built near Ibd to honour Salman Taseer’s killer.

Zarrar Khuhro tweeted, ‘And then the Mumtaz qadri mosque and osama bin laden library lived happily ever after’.

Salman Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his own security guard Mumtaz Qadri, who disagreed with Taseer’s opposition to Pakistan’s blasphemy law. The assassination divided Pakistan, with many hailing Qadri as a hero. Mumtaz Qadri had confessed to murder.

Later, a Pakistani court found him guilty and sentenced him to death. There were also rumours that the judge who sentenced Mumtaz Qadri flew abroad amid death threats.

Rallies were orgainsed all over Pakistan against his sentence.

There are many others who consider it a national shame. Critics of the law say it can be used to persecute minority faiths and is sometimes exploited for grudges.



6 Comments

  1. Abbas Ali said:

    All over the world people whose achievements for the good of mankind, and for the pleasure of the Almighty Allah are appreciated , are honoured by getting buildings, schools etc named after them- but in the bandit country of pakistan, terrorists and killers and murderers get of all the places, the House of Allah named after them- what an insult to the Almighty- let these killers rot in hell – nothing justifies,taking somebody's life!

  2. Shahid Khawaja said:

    It seems like Pakistanis are so influenced with english culture and christianity, that they don’t even know what justice is. We need to realise that according to Islamic Law and tradition, no one could be above the law. Therfor it is clear that anyone who goes against Islam and its tradition should be swiftly dealt with to the full extent of the law otherwise sincere and people with strong conviction have to take law in their own hands.
    Unfortunately there is an open assault on Islam and Pakistani by the christian world, as you can see whoever passes ruling against Islamic Law is somehow all of a sudden becomes rich and get a visa in these enemies of Islam countries.
    We must face reality and don’t be disillusionist. May Allah guide us to the things that He is pleased with and not what the crusaders desires. May Allah help us to stay steadfast on the core principles of Islam, Ameen Summa Ameen.

  3. Shehneela said:

    The one building it should be disciplined with batons. How could a murderer be praised?

  4. sattar rind said:

    If this kind of senselessness allowed to exist in this country then lawlessness may also be assumed at the same level. Thus this must be controlled by the law enforcement agencies. 1st Molana Burka must be arrested and than this man who is demanding money for masque should broght before the law.

  5. Sweety said:

    What's stopping them from hanging this monster? Why is media giving him coverage?

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