Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar has gone online amid reports of his detention. A piece, written under his pen name Saidi, has been published in Al Qalam, considered as the Jaish’s online mouthpiece.
Referring to the Pakistan government’s crackdown against the JeM, Masood Azhar has written that the road it is taking is “very dangerous for this country”. He also said that its steps against mosques, madrasas and jihad are a danger to the unity and integrity of Pakistan.
Here is what all he wrote:
“With my killing, neither will my friends will miss me nor will my enemies…an army…which loves death has been prepared.”
“Allah willing, this army won’t let (our) enemies celebrate for too long,” he continued, “it (his army) won’t let my absence be felt at all. Thanks to Allah, I don’t have any desire that will remain unfulfilled at my death. As for as my family and my children, they are taken care of by Almighty Allah and Almighty Allah will take care of them tomorrow as well.”
“…There is a lot of noise coming from India regarding us — arrest, kill, arrest, kill — and here our rulers are in anguish because, perhaps, we have disturbed their intimacy and friendship (because) they want that on the day of judgment, they should stand as friends of Modi and Vajpayee.”
“Our thinking regarding Pakistan has always been based on wishing it well and peace…not to save our life and skin but for the interests of Muslim Umma (nation) and in the interest of jihad. I am sorry that the rulers here (in Pakistan) have no respect for that. They (have) continued to be guided by those who are not our own — and they (rulers) continue to turn their own country into a heap of explosives and fire. Each one of them comes and puts their own country on fire and then they flee.”
“I have not harmed the government of Pakistan ever…there is not a single case registered against me in any police station across Pakistan. While I was lodged in Bahawalpur Central jail, the jail administration feared that my friends and companions may attack them. So I was (shifted) to Dera Gazi Khan.’’
“I kept on explaining to them that this was my own country…Allah helped and my own home was declared a sub jail and I was kept there.”