Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Abdul Rehman Makki insults Guru Nanak Dev

ANI | Updated: Apr 25, 2018 12:40 IST

Multan [Pakistan] Apr. 25 (ANI): Global terrorist Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law and the second-in-command of terror outfit LeT and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), Abdul Rehman Makki, has used foul language against Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, at an event in Multan city of Pakistan.

Makki's remarks are an eye opener for those Sikh militants who have taken shelter in Pakistan to wage acts of terror against India in the name of the so-called Khalistan movement. Makki has lashed out against the Sikh faith and has even gone to the extend of calling them " infidels ".

Makki, in his speech delivered to the LeT/JuD followers in Multan said , "The dirty conspiracy of denigrating Islam has been continuing for centuries. The emergence of Guru Nanak, the first Guru of Sikhs, was also part of the conspiracy and he (Guru Nanak) was equally a culprit of maligning Islam."

He also made derogatory remarks against the Sikhs, their faith and ideology and accused them of hatching conspiracy against Islam.

"About 350 years ago, someone called Baba Nanak appeared and people started calling him pro-Muslim and his teachings similar to Islamic teachings. The moulvis (Muslim religious scholars) and intellectuals developed an affinity towards him and quoted his (Nanak Dev's) sermons while describing a few 'aayats' (verses) of Quran," said Makki, who has a bounty of 2 million dollars on his head, announced by the United States Department of the Treasury a few years ago.

"At that time (350 years ago), the Hindus hatched the worst ever conspiracy against Islam to weaken Muslims and to compel them to embrace Hinduism. It was the conspiracy of Guru Nanak," Makki said in his hate speech.

Makki added, "Baba Nanak was fostered in Punjab in order to spread Sikhism up to Peshawar. Efforts were made to convince the Muslims that Sikhism believes in `towheed' (oneness of God), keeping beard (like Muslims) and use some phrases of `Quran'. People did not understand, they (Sikhs) were infidels, fraudsters and completely un-Islamic".

Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at Rai Bhoi ki Talvandi, present-day Nankana Sahib, near Lahore city. He was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

At present, very few thousand Sikhs live in Pakistan and they continue to face persecution by Islamic fundamentalists. A majority of Sikhs remained in India during the partition in 1947. (ANI)

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