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April 12, 2007

Lalmasjid.org Blocked

lalmasjid.jpgI am sure many have heard and read about the Burqa clad women armed with sticks who were protesting in Islamabad. The set of images has been displayed across millions of websites showing yet another extremist element in Pakistan.

To make matters even worse the government has gone to the extent of literally unplugging the LalMasjid.org website which was being used to promote the struggle. A little investigation into the site goes to show that this website was barely created two months back on 19th Feb 2007 practically days before the Chief Justice of Pakistan controversy. Blocking the website was easy as it was being hosted on a local Pakistan based server at Comsats and all was needed was a stern warning out to the ISP which quickly resulted in a complete shutdown. At the moment the website is completely dead and displays a ‘Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)’ error.

A trace-route from within Pakistan shows it as being blocked by COMSATS (PIE) servers where the site seems to have been taken down probably on the directives of the government and PTA is not blocking the website, it probably now does not need to get involved since a gag-order has already been issued to Comsats

LalMasjid.org Registrant Contact Information:
Name: Abdul Rashid Ghazi
Organization: Markazi Jamia Masjid LAL MASJID
Address 1: Markazi Jamia Masjid Lal Masjid
Address 2: Markazi Jamia Masjid Lal Masjid
City: Islamabad
State: Capital
Zip: 44000
Country: PK
Phone: +92.512277313×1111
Fax: +92.512877418
Expiration Date: 2008-02-19 07:47:54
Creation Date: 2007-02-19 07:47:54

Traceroute from WITHIN PAKISTAN
traceroute to lalmasjid.org (203.124.43.40), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 FE-3-0-100M-CORE.nexlinx.net.pk (202.59.80.2) 0.786 ms 0.608 ms 0.700 ms
2 10.10.80.1 (10.10.80.1) 2.091 ms 1.264 ms 1.269 ms
3 lhr63.pie.net.pk (202.125.147.5) 1.807 ms 2.355 ms 1.751 ms
4 g5-0-0lhr63c1.pie.net.pk (202.125.138.163) 1.703 ms 3.703 ms 2.037 ms
5 pos1-1.rwp44gsrc1.pie.net.pk (202.125.159.26) 7.590 ms 7.367 ms 7.638 ms
6 rwp44.pie.net.pk (202.125.159.82) 7.219 ms 8.428 ms 8.270 ms
7 Comsats-fa0-1.iba1d1.pie.net.pk (202.125.154.5) 7.126 ms 7.884 ms 8.271 ms
8 210.56.14.29 (210.56.14.29) 13.174 ms 12.136 ms 13.264 ms
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *

Traceroute from OUTSIDE of PAKISTAN
1 161.58.14.161 (161.58.14.161) 0.460 ms 0.300 ms 0.248 ms
2 ge-1-1-0-278.r00.stngva01.us.wh.verio.net (204.2.123.185) 0.425 ms 0.360 ms 0.326 ms
3 vl-5.r03.stngva01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.27.215) 0.587 ms 0.364 ms 0.323 ms
4 xe-4-0-0.r21.asbnva01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.18) 0.686 ms 0.739 ms 0.710 ms
5 ae-0.r20.asbnva01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.16) 0.552 ms 0.533 ms 0.537 ms
6 p16-0.uunet.asbnva01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.8.2) 1.642 ms 1.590 ms 1.590 ms
7 0.so-1-1-0.XT2.DCA5.ALTER.NET (152.63.43.178) 1.683 ms 1.731 ms 1.645 ms
8 0.so-6-0-1.XT2.NYC8.ALTER.NET (152.63.3.178) 7.483 ms 7.470 ms 7.493 ms
9 0.so-3-0-0.XR2.NYC8.ALTER.NET (152.63.19.34) 7.553 ms 7.554 ms 7.579 ms
10 182.ATM6-0.IG3.NYC8.ALTER.NET (152.63.26.45) 7.737 ms 7.528 ms 83.ATM6-0.IG3.NYC8.ALTER.NET (152.63.26.49) 7.491 ms
11 pctl-gw.customer.alter.net (208.192.182.34) 230.705 ms 230.672 ms 230.692 ms
12 pos1-0.rwp44gsrc2.pie.net.pk (202.125.159.21) 251.171 ms 251.575 ms 251.725 ms
13 rwp44.pie.net.pk (202.125.159.250) 250.594 ms 250.694 ms 250.662 ms
14 Comsats-fa0-1.iba1d1.pie.net.pk (202.125.154.5) 251.075 ms 251.020 ms 250.991 ms
15 210.56.14.29 (210.56.14.29) 255.203 ms 254.757 ms 254.471 ms
16 * * *
17 * * *
18 * * *

We at Don’t Block the Blog in association with the Society Against Internet Censorship in Pakistan simply object to the blocking of websites and all types of free flow of information as it only makes matters worse. The world must know both sides of the story, and blocking it goes to prove that the government has something to hide, some information which it does not want the world to read. Chalk up yet another strike against the government of Pakistan

Latest Update:
Lal Masjid organization have switched to a new domain lalmasjid.com and also have moved their servers to an international host to avoid such problems with the local government

15 Comment(s)

  1. Shahzad Bhatti | Jun 23, 2007 | Reply

    Lal Masjid is the base of Terrorism in Pakistan.

  2. Syed ul Mujahideen | Jul 3, 2007 | Reply

    salam,

    Nobody has blocked u! u guys have isolated urself from all the authoritative Ullema just for the sake of ur desire to launch Jehad improperly. Even Binoria disagrees with ur way of thinking!

    waslaam

  3. adeel | Jul 4, 2007 | Reply

    kindely request for the molana rashied shb
    pless solve this problems and barganing the goverment of pakitan
    pless no war

  4. cbr | Jul 4, 2007 | Reply

    molana sahb app si guzarish hi k app jahad k
    liay student ko tyair kkarina our mari app k0o guzarissh hi k appeny honahiar student main se kasi aik ki qurbani dain or kudkush hamly karina jis main sirf kosh karain k mushraf ko nishana bana jay
    is kuty ka khatma kiay jaym
    ic jahane ki agg ka indin bana jay

  5. cbr | Jul 4, 2007 | Reply

    app se pher bat ho gi

  6. Waqar | Jul 9, 2007 | Reply

    Agar Islam ke nifaz ke liye Maulana Sahb ka tariqa teek nahi to koi ye bataye ke Islam kis tareeqay say nafiz hoga? Auratoon ki azadi se? Health Center ki Aard main qahba khana chalane se? Parda khatam karne se?
    Saari buraiyan Auratoon ki waja se janam leti hain, agar ye auratoon gharoon main aram se bhet kar ghar ko sambhalain to bahut kuch teek ho sakta hai. Wo bi bare Be-gherat Mard hain jin ki auratain ghar se bahar kisi bi waja se nakalti hain. Ye mard sirf ye batayain ke kia wo ye chahtain hain ke log in ki auratoon ko gandi nazar se dekhain, Q’ke aaj kal koi bi aurat ko Maan, Behen ya Beti ki nazar se nahi dekta, sirf …… nazar se dekta hai.
    Zara sochiye?

  7. Riaz | Jul 10, 2007 | Reply

    after reading all this garbig from difrent brain dead i dont understand what the hail these people are are they realy muslim or fitna and shatan i dont know what they tring to prof to non muslim that this is islam .i dont thank even they know what islam is they even dont know basic sychology of islam when deal with other human dosnot matter weather muslim or non muslim .i think they are only and only evil .these type of people deserve maximum punishmen and i think all the alim and mufties will agree with me except those are just mulana as profession no actual knowledge . ya allah peace upon human kind and muslim in special aameen.

  8. channa | Jul 15, 2007 | Reply

    salam,after reading all the views above,i think mr riaz knows too much abt islam,u know he is the guy who know tht since 60yrs v r trying too apply SHARIAYAT in pak but v didnt ,,cz of ENLIGHTED VIEWS,,ha well he also know tht muslim will b beaten n killed when they got love for the world n afraid of death,the death which will cum sooner or later to every NAFS,he also knew how much he got love of world in him,,but in short Allah luvs those who luv his followers/ppl,, n Allah hate those who hate his followers/ppl,,so KHILAFAT is wat muslims want n ANTI KHILAFAT is wat kafir wants ,,so v must analyse oure self ,,i m sorry if any body got hurt with my opinion but u know truth is always bitter
    wasalam

  9. STJaved | Jul 23, 2007 | Reply

    Aslam-o-Alaikum WRWB,

    No one is looking at what happened in Jamia Hafsa. It was the extreme of brutality by the so called “liberals”. They are the “Moderate Extremist”. Do the Moderate and liberal people shed the blood of there brothers with this brutality, does they believe in Massive Killing and then hiding the bodies of the massively martyrrd students. Are they hiding there extremisms that have shown in the Lal masjid? Tears shed from my heart and eyes for Shaheed Maulana Ghazi and for my Shaheed brothers and sisters. Their crime was not that big to be martyred. Ok agreed that what the Lal misjid students were doing was not according to law. Has the Moderate Extremist abided by law. We shall always look into the matter in totality.

    My friends; enforcement of Shariah is now the only solution of our problems. We have founded Pakistan in the name of Shariah and in 1947. We chanted this slogan again and again “Pakistan kia Matlab kia La ilaha ilalah”. Now if we can’t implement Shariah in its true essence then we are negating the creation of Pakistan. My question what was the aim of creating a separating home land. If we had to be moderate and liberal and secular to such an extent of immorality then what was harm in living with combined India. My question is simple, if we had to do what we are doing, then WHY WE SEPARATED FROM INDIA. Did Jinnah need a piece of land to rule on or did he need this piece of land to implement Islam on. We are making a fun of the thousand of sacrifices given by our fore fathers for Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The slogan of “Moderate Extremist” is first of all Pakistan, why don’t they think that the word Islam is before Pakistan in the complete name of our Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    Now the question is that who will decide what is true Islam and Shaiah is; me or you or “Moderate Extremist”. We have many scholars who know both Islam and the modern day life like Mufti Taqi Usmani, and Mulana Taiq Jameel. A shorah consisting of these people, can decide what is right and what is wrong, shall be empowered to implement Shariah. With our limited knowledge we should not pass judgment about others.

    For Allah Sake implement Shariah in Islamic Republic of Pakistan other wise no one cane stop me and many others fellows to follow our Shaheed Heroes of Lal masjid. Many Ghazis has taken birth on the day he was martyred. We will not let his blood go in vein. We will continue with the movement orginated from Lal masjid.

  10. aman | Jul 24, 2007 | Reply

    my sympathies are wid lal masjid .goveremnt should not be use there against there own peoles.

  11. habib ullah | Aug 19, 2007 | Reply

    salam
    i am student. konws only about one thing that non muslims hate only word “JIHAD” which means islam is imposed only with this way
    that is possible only when your IMAN is powerfull please do some thing weather non muslims…..

  12. haroon | Nov 27, 2007 | Reply

    salam
    i want to pay salam to holy souls of shohadae-E-lalmasjid and and abdur rasheed ghazi
    inshallah their blood will not go astray
    they r the reall pakistanis who martyer their lives for the theory of pakistan(islam)
    musharraf and his companions will suffer lot inshallah

    molana abdul azizwill be free soon
    may Allah protect us from musharraf
    amin
    haroon ur rasheed

  13. wasim | Dec 28, 2007 | Reply

    assalam o alikam

    mera name wasim hai from daska{pakistan}.
    ALLAH ALLAH YEH KHAIL HAI KITNA PAK O SAEED
    SANS CHALTI RAHI GAZI SANS RUKTAY HI SHAHEED
    karbalaae lal masjid k shuhada ko salam.
    MUSHARAF TUG PAY LANAT

  14. Muhammad Jahanzaib khan | Jan 17, 2008 | Reply

    ASSLAM ALIKUM:

    Sub kusch tu saff saff hai Musharraf ki gov.
    kin jahilon ko baiwakoof banai ki koshish karti hai …
    Prediction: Mush ka hall Saddam sai be zyada bura ho ga..
    I my self is prefer as a “VOLENTEER”…..

  15. Shonda | Sep 22, 2020 | Reply

    Truly when someone doesn’t be aware of then its up to other people that they
    will assist, so here it happens.

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