This group’s been trying to set themselves up as a parallel morality police force, and finally brought the state police down on them. There’s a siege, gun fight, deaths, and the real police say the women and children are free to leave… they’ll even get a bit of cash to help them on their way… but the men involved in the fighting are going to have to face the music.
So what’s the guy in charge do?
Dresses up in a burqa and tries to slip out with the last of the women… and gets busted!
I can’t imagine that Pakistani prisons are a barrel of laughs to begin with, but if you’re in as a cross-dressing morality cop, that’s gotta be worse. Kind of like Hoover in Leavenworth.
Mosque leader in burqa escape bid
The leader of a radical mosque besieged by Pakistani security forces in Islamabad has been caught trying to escape wearing a woman’s burqa.
Security forces seized Abdul Aziz as he tried to leave the Red Mosque amid a crowd of women.
The mosque has been besieged by Pakistani security forces and militant students holed up inside have been told to give themselves up.
Clerics at the mosque are campaigning for Islamic Sharia law to be enforced.
“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,” a security official told the AFP news agency about the cleric’s escape bid.
“Our men spotted his unusual demeanour. The rest of the girls looked like girls, but he was taller and had a pot belly.”
About 700 students surrendered at the mosque earlier Wednesday. [/quote]