Cowardly Muslim rulers are biggest hurdle in liberation of Jerusalem: JI chief

LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2014/11/21: Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Islamic Political Party Jamat-e-Islami, addressing the congregation during the JI party convention in Lahore. According to media reports, tens of thousands of JI workers and supporters from the country and abroad are attending the three-day convention of Jamat-e-Islami has that started November 21 to 23 at the foot of Minaar-e-Pakistan monument. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

LAKKI MARWAT: Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Senator Sirajul Haq has said that the cowardly Muslim rulers who did not make any move without the dictation of US were the biggest hurdle in the liberation of Jerusalem.

Addressing a large public meeting at Lakki Marwat on Sunday, he said that on the issue of Jerusalem, the Muslim masses and the Muslim rulers stood at opposite ends. The Muslim masses were on the roads while their rulers were confined to their palaces, he added.

He said that the people of Karachi would hold a ‘million march’ on December 17 against the US decision regarding Jerusalem, and expressed hope that this would be a historic march.

Sirajul Haq said that the US had imposed a new war on the Muslim world. However, he said that not only the Muslims states but the US itself would not remain safe in this conflict. He added that the Zionists would not remain content with raising Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem, as they were also aspiring to grab holy Madina as well.

The JI chief stated that the liberation of Jerusalem was an article of faith with each and every believer and no Muslim could lag behind in it. He added that this was purely an ideological war and the Zionists were considering it a religious conflict and were taking part in it in every respect.

The JI chief lamented that the enemy had not only occupied resources of the Muslim world but had also enslaved its leadership. Therefore, he said that the real test was not of the rulers but the masses and it was to be seen how long it would take them to be free from the coterie of the US slaves.

Sirajul Haq further stated that the secular rulers of the country had never considered the issues of the Muslim world as their own.  The Muslims of Kashmir, Palestine, Burma etc., were being killed liked insects but the Muslim rulers remained silent spectators, he added.

Even if the rulers uttered a word on public pressure, they did not have the courage to take any practical steps, JI chief said.

Commenting on the country’s political scenario, Sirajul Haq said that the democratic system was in danger because of the behaviour of the rulers. He added the JI had suggested to Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar to resign at a much earlier stage but they had not heeded the advice.