This Muslim’s got war in his name. That can’t possibly be a good sign.
Syed Munawar Hasan is the president of Pakistan’s Jamaat-i-Islami political party. He believes “[the prophet] Muhammad’s life [is] a complete code of conduct for everyone to abide by in order to be a true leader.” Well, considering the shitty condition of Pakistan and that he’s one of its leaders, it doesn’t look like Muhammad was a very good leader. Or maybe people in Pakistan aren’t raping enough little girls like Muhammad (pigs be upon him) did, maybe that would solve their problems (sadly, I bet some Muslims in Pakistan think that!)
Hasan claims that most Middle Eastern countries are basically puppets of the United States, and calls upon Muslims in those countries to overthrow their governments and institute new Islamic states free of western influence. Pakistan and India have plenty of bad blood between them, but Hasan takes it a step further: “Doing business with India is like forsaking one’s independence and sovereignty; and it is like giving away the nation to the scheming Hindus, who have not let go any opportunity to harm Pakistan.” He also praised jihadi suicide bombers who attacked India in the disputed region of Kashmir in early February 2013: “We [Pakistanis] are with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their freedom struggle against Indian occupation. I salute them for their sacrifices.” His hatred of non-Muslim nations doesn’t end there. He has called upon Muslim nations to boycott Israel and other westernized countries he believes are “infiltrated by Zionists”, and wishes to see Palestine victorious.
Hasan’s most controversial statement is that proof of rape requires “four adult, pious and religious male Muslims.” Otherwise, he says that saying you are a victim of rape is actually a confession of adultery, and you would be punished for that “crime.” No investigation into any rape would occur. In other words, Pakistan has an epidemic of unreported rapes because its leaders would rather circle-jerk to each other’s rape stories than do anything morally worthwhile.
Thankfully, the Jamaat-i-Islami party didn’t fare well in Pakistan’s most recent elections, so for the time being Hasan is just another raucous opposition voice with little power to wield.