NOWSHERA VIRKAN - The Jammat-e-Islami organised a Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat conference here the other day.

Addressing the conference, JI Tehsil Ameer Maulana Tariq Aziz Bajwa criticised the weak response of govt over anti-Islam film. He said that the government had not taken up the issue of blasphemous movie with the US.  "The sacrilegious film that mocked the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and angered the entire Muslims," he argued, adding that the US administration must proceed against such acts that fanned hated in the world. He questioned since the hate crimes were punishable offenses in the United States as to why its law had not taken its course over the issue.

He said that the West, particularly the United States, was pulling the strings of the so-called liberals who were demanding repeal of the blasphemy laws.  He said that the Muslim leaders showed weak and tepid response against the movie though it was not reflective of the sentiments of their nations.

He said that the government should immediately raise the issue with the US government and ensure that the hate crime was not pampered over by excuses that were not tenable even under the US laws.

Maulana Tariq said that Barak Obama re-elected for next four years as President, now he could play role for inter-religious peace process to discourage such kind of activities.  "Stop playing with the sentiments of the Muslims, as this is the root cause of increasing terrorism in the world. The US and their allied countries have to change their way now, and stop killing innocent people in different countries," he warned

Addressing on the occasion, Mian Ehsanullah Azeem said that "it is right time for Muslim world to become united to ensure that acts designed to defame Islam are not permitted to go unheeded."

He also criticised the role of Muslim rulers over the issue.

Addressing conference participants Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan leader Hafiz Muhammad Idrees urged the Muslims to live their lives according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). A large number of religious scholars, social workers, leading personalities attended the conference.