From the Daily Times:
ISLAMABAD: Lal Masjidâ€™s chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz on Monday decreed that Gen Pervez Musharrafâ€™s government was â€œun-Islamicâ€ and it was obligatory for every Muslim to wage jihad against it for rule of law and speedy dispensation of justice.
â€œThe government is un-Islamic and the present system and political hierarchy have failed to deliver,â€ said Maulana Abdul Aziz in an interview with Daily Times at Lal Masjid.
He was accompanied by his younger brother and deputy Ghazi Abdul Rashid. â€œWe have no intention to wage a war against the government leading to a bloodbath. However, if it launches a crackdown on Jamia Hafsa or Lal Masjid, of course our movement would automatically turn into a militant movement,â€ Aziz said. He said democracy was a flawed system. â€œDemocracy is nothing but counting of heads. It cannot differentiate between good and bad people, as in this system the vote of a devout Muslim equals the vote of a frail Muslim,â€ he said. Asked to comment on suicide attacks, he said: â€œSuicide attacks in Pakistan are un-Islamic, but if the government took action against Jamia Hafsa, we would allow our followers to launch suicide attacks against it to save the honour of our female students.â€