Pak 'sharia' chief wants Islamic law for entire world
Date: February 19, 2009
After inking a deal with the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government for implementation of Islamic law in the Swat Valley, the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, has expressed his desire of implementation of a similar law over the whole world.
Expressing his hatred for people's rule, Muhammad said Islam does not have any mention of democracy or elections.
"From the very beginning, I have viewed democracy as a system imposed on us by the infidels. Islam does not allow democracy or elections," 'The Daily Times' quoted Muhammad, as saying.
He said that the continuous bloodbath in the region was due to the hesitant approach of different regimes in the country to accept the superiority of the Islamic law.
"Had the government accepted our demands in 1994, we would have not seen the violence we are seeing today," he said.
Muhammad said the authorities should have held dialogues with the Taliban before initiating military action against them, as it would have resulted in less violent activities.
He hoped that the new accord signed with the government would help the Taliban in establishing a complete Islamic state.
"I believe the Taliban government formed a complete Islamic state, which was an ideal example for other Muslim countries. Had this government remained intact, it could have led to the establishment of similar Islamic governments in many other countries," Muhammad said.
TALIBAN RADICALS SET TO WALK FREE FOLLOWING 'SHARIA' CAPITULATION
The inking of the so called 'peace deal' between the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government and Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) would see several of the captured Talibani operatives walk free due to a 'give and take' policy being the cornerstone of the whole deal.
Talking to reporters here, NWFP Law Minister Arshad Abdullah said 'general amnesty' would be offered to the insurgents during the talks between Fazlullah led Taliban and Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad.
"Amnesty to the Swat Taliban will be part of the peace talks between Sufi Mohammad and Fazlullah. Without amnesty Taliban would never agree for disarming in the region," 'The Daily Times' quoted Abdullah, as saying.
Stressing on the immediate need of restoring peace in the troubled Swat Valley, Abdullah said the prime objective of the government was to ensure return of routine life in the region, and disarmament of the militants.
Replying to a question, he said that the NWFP government had first taken the army and Pakistan's top spy agency while signing 'sharia' agreement with TNSM for implementation of peace in Malakand division.