Fazl announces revival of MMA without JI, JUI-S
[Dawn] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
on Thursday announced the revival of the defunct religious parties' alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) without inclusion of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI) and JUI-S (Sami-ul-Haq group), DawnNews reported.

Speaking during a presser, the JUI-F chief said the national security is facing dire threats and it was call of the hour to revive the coalition of religious parties in the country. "Even ideological values of the nation are being tried to be replaced," said Fazl.

Commenting on exclusion of the JI from the alliance, Rehman said, "They (JI) will be invited in the next meeting."

Fazlur Rehman said he had always opposed all military operations whether in Pakistain or in Afghanistan, adding that he neither belongs to Taliban nor to the government.

Owais Noorani, Qari Zawar Bahadur, Mufti Abrar, Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, Professor Sajid Mir, Allama Sajid Naqvi and other prominent religious leaders belonging to different religious groups of the country also accompanied the JUI-F chief during the presser.

The MMA had won the second largest majority in the National Assembly with 58 out of 342 seats and a majority in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
(the then NWFP) assembly in the 2002 election.

There has been growing concerns among workers of religio-political parties for the last six months or so as the JI had attached conditions for joining the MMA.

...back at the Esquimeau village our hero was receiving a quick lesson in aeronautics......
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami, the founding party of MMA, also brushed aside its chances of joining the alliance.

JUI-S provincial chief Maulana Yousaf Shah said last month that Fazlur Rehman was politically isolated and made the announcement of reviving the MMA to mobilise his party workers.

"JUI-Sami has abandoned MMA and will never become its part," he said.

Shah said his party chief, Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, who was also the chairman of Defa-e-Pakistain Council (DPC), might form a new electoral alliance before next general elections.

Posted by: Fred 2012-10-19