Jul 5, 2007

Maulana Abdul Aziz Captured in a Burka

According to Pakistan's Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani, the firebrand cleric, agent provocateur and now khassi, Maulana Abdul Aziz (seen below) has been captured attempting to escape from the Red Mosque dressed in a burka amid a crowd of seven women who were surrendering to authorities.

Maulana Abdul Aziz was detained as he left the Lal Masjid in Islamabad amid a crowd of women wearing similar attire, who were surrendering to the authorities. "I can confirm his arrest. He was trying to escape with the girls and was wearing a burqa"

"We caught Abdul Aziz when he was trying to escape the mosque clad in a burqa. He did not offer any resistance," added a top security official involved in the capture.

"He was the last in a group of seven women all wearing the same clothes. He was wearing a burqa that also covered his eyes," the official said on condition of anonymity."

"Our men spotted his unusual demeanor. The rest of the girls looked like girls but he was taller and had a pot belly."

Updated - 0151 - Pakistan mosque leader arrested

Updated - 0421 - Maulana Abdul Aziz in a Burka - HT


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