(Special Report by Dr Shahid Qureshi) –
According to sources General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan extended full support to the Saudi Arabia after the terrorist attacks near holy masjid in Medina. The Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman had detailed conversations on the issues of terrorism and counter terrorism. The Pakistani Army Chief Ordered the officers of counter terrorism department to assist their brother in Saudi Arabia. He also ordered an elite Pakistani special forces unit to be deployed and deal with the terrorists with iron hands.
Senior analyst Dr Shahid Qureshi said: People of Pakistan are very emotional when it comes to their love for Saudi Arabia and will be standing by their brothers in all weathers. They are fully aware of the threats from Iran, India and Israel alliance. Few years ago some elite members of Indian ruling party BJP’s militant wing RSS visited Israel where they were told that: ‘Kabba in Makkah was actually house of over 360 gods which Prophet Mohammad destroyed in the 7th century’.
On the other hand, Iranian are working on their own Agenda filled with historical biases which pre dates arrival of Islam as well as conquering of Iran by the Arabs. The fact that they have reportedly given the position of a Saint to Abu Lulu Feroz who murdered Umar ibn Khatab 2nd Caliph of Islam in Masjid and become first ever terrorist attacker in Masjid speaks for itself.
Dr Shahid Qureshi said: I have said on Iranian media (Press TV) that there is a need to re write the new academic narrative of Muslim history by academics and not by Mullahs. The strategy of ‘Splitting’ must stop in which they will praise one member of the family and abuse as well as criticize the rest of the friends and family circle.
If a ‘man is known by his company’ and one abuses all his friends and family members, the logical conclusion is that the actual target is Number One and in this case is Prophet Mohammed head of all the Islamic Family. If one criticizes a man’s wife and friends in actual fact you are criticizing the man because both are his choices?
In this context strict laws must be implemented to remove all abusive and hate materials from books or multimedia. No one should be allowed to incite violence and hate speech irrelevant of race of religion in the name of freedom speech. This is a psychological war against Islam and must be countered.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and also studied Law at a British University)