"Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that Pakistan's survival lies in converting it into a real Islamic welfare state. He expressed these views while addressing All Pakistan Conference for Ulema and Mushaik, which was organised by PTI here on Thursday. ...
How does the left reconcile Imran Khan, the moderate, hotshot, womanizing fashionista's fave Muslim? Good luck with those moderates. This is the preferable delusion, anything (no matter how improbable or illogical) but reality.
Is Imran Khan any different from someone like Jasser? Once the dahlink of the fashionista, glitterati, cognescenti, Khan is now advancing the sharia (in its most strict and repressive form) in Pakistan, while simultaneously advancing his political fortunes.
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He said the Pakistanis couldn't emulate a true Islamic state until we get rid of the current corrupt, unjust and fraudulent leaders. "People view me as having bi polar views on religion. However, I claim to bring justice to society and that is what Islam promises to give to its society," he added.
He also condemned suicidal attacks and claimed them to be un-Islamic. However, he did argue that these suicidal attacks are an after effect of an unjust and unfair society not due to Islamic principles. He observed that hypocrisy and western values are the biggest hurdles in the progress of Islam; political hypocrisy is common in Pakistan where it is practised in the name of Islam. "To save Pakistan, we have to revisit the ideology of Pakistan, which laid the foundation for our independence. Till now, political parties only used 'ideology of Pakistan' to gain votes," he added.
According to him, Pakistan can only be revived if we bring back the same ideology that created Pakistan. It is not an ideology of secularism because if secularism is what was desired than there was no need to make Pakistan. It is the ideology of the Pakistan movement that will guide us. They will make Pakistan into a model Islamic state like the one established by the Prophet (PBUH) in Madina. It will be a state based on justice and rule of law. Everyone will be equal before the law. There will be compassion, humanity, concern for the poor and no injustice in the new Pakistan we want to create.
If you are unfamiliar with Imran, let me help you. He was an infamous British (or is it Asian) playboy. From Wikipedia:
On 16 May 1995, Khan married English socialite Jemima Goldsmith, a convert to Islam, in a two-minute Islamic ceremony in Paris. A month later, on 21 June, they were married again in a civil ceremony at the Richmond register office in England, followed by a reception at the Goldsmiths' house in Surrey. The marriage, described as "tough" by Khan, produced two sons, Sulaiman Isa (born 18 November 1996) and Kasim (born 10 April 1999). As an agreement of his marriage, Khan spent four months a year in England. On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the Khans had divorced because it was "difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan".