Following the killing of an elderly man during the hearing of a blasphemy case against him at the Peshawar Judicial Complex on Wednesday, Hamza Ali Abbasi has urged authorities and the government “to take decisive action against individuals/organisations who are glorifying murderers”.
“If we don’t legally/ideologically tackle them now, very dark times await us,” said Abbasi.
The actor also urged his followers to “rise about sectarian and political biases and see Islam for [what] it really is”.
Abbasi condemned the unfortunate incident and said that “if you support murder and oppression in the name of Allah, his Deen and his last Prophet (PBUH)…then know that you are among those evil people who knowingly attribute lies to Allah.”
Later, Hamza emphasized his stance further, by penning a detailed note on his religious views, urging everyone to rise about sectarian, political and emotional biases.
When someone criticised Hamza for “corrupting people around with your superficial Islamic knowledge”, Hamza said that he is merely a student of Islam.
While Hamza condemned the incident, Shahroz Sabzwari posted a picture of the alleged killer with the caption ‘Salute Ghazi’.
However, most Twitter users agreed with Hamza’s point of view.
According to details, 47-year-old Tahir Ahmed Naseem, a resident of Pishtakhara, appeared before the court for the hearing of a blasphemy case against him when a man barged in and opened fire on him.
The 24-year-old shooter, Khalid, was arrested by the police on the spot.