Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri's interview (How to eliminate terrorism?) with Nadeem Malik on SAMAA News

The main points of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s interview (How to eliminate terrorism?) with Nadeem Malik on Samaa News on 27 January 2014

  1. The government has not yet devised any effective counter-terrorism policy
  2. Those in power lack vision and strategy to tackle our big national issues
  3. The government says it will retaliate every terrorist act fully. The nation is looking forward to the leadership for an action plan
  4. To resolve the issue of terrorism, we should seek guidance from the Qur’an and Sunnah
  5. Terrorism is an act of mischief, but the government does not understand its reality
  6. The Qur’an enjoins on the believers to fight the rebels until they abandon insurgency
  7. So long as rebels continue armed revolt, the state should not cease to fight them, according to the Qur’an
  8. The places of worship are not safe in Pakistan. As Muslims it’s our responsibility to protect them
  9. The first faction of Kharijites emerged during the era of the fourth caliph, Ali
  10. The caliph Ali did not enter into talks with the Kharijites (that is, terrorists) of his time. He fought and eliminated them
  11. The Prophet said if he found the Kharijites (that is, terrorists) at any time, he would uproot them
  12. The immoral leaders in the corridors of power cannot bring peace and stability to the nation
  13. Even if 100 elections are conducted in Pakistan under the corrupt system, people will not see peace
  14. The solution to terrorism is sacred jihad. The army should undertake jihad on terrorists
  15. Part of the PAT’s revolution is ridding the nation of the reign of terrorism
  16. The sitting prime minister is powerless to eliminate terrorism because the ruling party has back door channels with the insurgents
  17. The current leaders of Pakistan are protectors of the armed insurrection
  18. The leaders of the PPP and the PML-N have stashed their wealth in Swiss banks
  19. First the state should launch operation against the armed insurrection against the state, break up the terrorist organizations and then enter into talks if they desire