The Jaish E Mohammad chief and prime perpetrator of Pathankot attacks Masood Azhar has spewed venom against India in a written article. Also, he has threatened his own government if Pakistan shuts down terrorist groups operating against India.
“I have prepared an army that adores death. To uproot this army is not in the power of our enemies. God willing, this army will not let our enemies celebrate, nor occasion for anyone to miss my presence,” Azhar wrote in the Peshawar-based jihadi magazine al-Qalam’s issue dated January 26.
“Their actions against mosques, seminaries and jihad are dangerous for the integrity of the country itself.” Azhar wrote attacking his own Government.
“The rulers of our country are sad that we have disturbed their friends,” Azhar wrote in the article, in an evident reference to Nawaz Sharif . “They wish to arise on the Day of Judgment to be judged as friends of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (former Prime Minister) Atal Behari Vajpayee.”
“Many, times I actually attacked and chased arrest, only for it to escape from my grasp,” he claimed. “When arrest finally came, it did not leave me even at my own home. For eight months, arrest lived with me in my home, where I could see even my aging parents only twice a week. This was though I did not have any case registered against me in any of the police stations in entire Pakistan, and I had never even imagined, let alone planned, doing harm to my country,” he wrote. “I got only one answer when I asked why I was in prison: ‘What can we do, we have world pressure for your arrest’”.
He urged his followers not to be afraid of incarceration: “Pervez Musharraf was fond of keeping me imprisoned, but he was also arrested and imprisoned. He continues to lead a life of quasi-imprisonment. It is akin to worship to have been arrested because of your service to Islam, and every Muslim should be mentally ready for it, because, all the Holy Prophets and holy Companions have faced imprisonment”.