Leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Issue Anti-Semitic And Anti-American Comments


A Pakistani newspaper has reported on anti-Semitic and anti-American comments recently made by leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI), a Pakistani political party closely tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood. According to the first report:

Qazi Hussain Ahmad, the Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, has said that the U.S. and the Jews are trying to make Pakistan a secular country. He added the U.S. war on terror is a pretext for making Pakistan secular, and called the $100 million in U.S. aid a dangerous conspiracy against Pakistan.

According to the second report:

Abdur Rasheed Turabi, the head of Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistani Kashmir, has said that the India-Israel-U.S. axis is a big challenge for the Muslim Ummah, according to a report in the Urdu-language newspaper Roznama Pakistan. Abdur Rasheed Turabi made the statement in London. According to the report, he said that the U.S. is responsible for the killings of Muslims in Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq and Afghanistan. He said the U.S. is the biggest terrorist in the world, the report added. According to the report, during a meeting with Kashmiri leaders in London, Abdur Rasheed Turabi said that the U.S. is backing Israel and India.

The JEI was founded in 1941 and is Pakistan’s oldest religious party. The party had its origins in the thought of Maulana Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi (1903-79), the most important Islamist intellectual in the history of Southeast Asia. Maududi was also a major influence on the global Muslim Brotherhood with whom the JEI has long enjoyed close relations.

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