Jamia Hafsa (Lal Masjid) builds a new shrine

We all need heroes…even if they are shipped in from foreign shores. 
Also it is an incontrovertible fact that one man’s terrorist is another (wo)man’s freedom fighter. 

Finally when a legend is born, it is not possible to kill it by getting rid of a mere man, that golden voice will continue to speak (and command) from beyond the grave and it will be resounding deep in our (faithful) hearts.

Jamia Hafsa, a religious school for women in the Pakistani
capital Islamabad connected to the notorious Lal Masjid
has renamed its
library in honour of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

seminary is run by controversial hardline cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz,
the imam of the city’s Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), once infamous as a
hideout for hardliners with alleged militant links.

Now the Jamia Hafsa seminary connected to it has
named its small library, stocking Islamic texts, in honour of bin Laden,
who masterminded the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

“It is
true that we have named the library after Osama bin Laden,” a source
told AFP Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He might be a terrorist for others but we do not consider him as a terrorist. For us he was a hero of Islam.”

A small printed sign stuck over the library door gives bin Laden’s name and refers to him as a “martyr.”
Link: http://www.dawn.com/news/1100526/lal-masjid-names-library-after-osama-bin-laden

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