Destroying our youth  

 Sir: This is with reference to an article titled “Understanding the Tableeghi Jamaat” by Syed Kamran Hashmi and published in Daily Times on February 26, 2016. The activities of this organisation’s members are such that those who are brainwashed by them gradually become useless for all practical purposes.

They stop caring for their wives and children; they even give up their jobs and become full-time workers of the Jamaat. I have seen many promising young men turn into zombies, who have become unemployable and are not interested in anything but spreading what they think, is the true version of Islam. In fact, our enemies do not need to do anything, the Tableeghi Jamaat is destroying our youth. It should not be allowed to preach in schools, colleges and universities.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in Daily Times, March 3, 2016