Hyderabad, India: Verses of the Holy Quran to push back the Satanic Bush Jnr Print E-mail
 Tuesday February 28, 2006

Bush in city to face anti-Satan chants

Hyderabad, Feb. 27: Muslim religious leaders here will recite Quranic verses normally read to keep off Satanic influences when US President George W. Bush visits the city on March 3. The Left parties have begun a more down-to-earth signature campaign against Mr Bush’s visit.

The All-India Sunni Ulema Board and the Markaz Majlis Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat held a meeting of religious leaders here on Monday and unanimously resolved to recite Quranic verses in mosques and at homes. They appealed to Muslims to observe March 3 as Black Day and hoist black flags on their houses.

Moulana Syed Shah Badruddin Quadri Al-Jeelani, chief of the Sunni Ulema Board, chaired the meeting which was attended among others by politicians from the Telugu Desam and the Congress.

“There are certain verses in the Holy Quran which when recited will drive away Satan and other evil forces. The US President is no less an evil force since he is instrumental in the death and suffering of thousands of people in Iran, Afghanistan and Palestine. Since we cannot physically drive him away, we are seeking divine intervention by reciting from the scripture,” Hafiz Syed Shujath Hussain told this correspondent.

Meanwhile, the joint action committee of Muslim organisations gave a bandh call on March 3, urging people to “voluntarily” shut down shops, offices, schools and business establishments to protest the visit of “Mr Butcher Bush.” The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is working in coordination with 40 social, human rights, democratic, political and civil liberties organisations to bring pressure on Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy not to accord welcome to the US President.

“The US has conspired to divide Muslims. But Muslims have seen through the game plan of Mr Bush. He is a traitor and trader of human miseries. We do not intend to welcome Mr Bush and demand that he return,” senior Shia leader Moulana Taqi Raza Abedi said. Jamaat State president Abdul Basit Anwar said his organisation would go to the people with the slogan “Bush we push you back.”