The Tablighi Jamaat preachers have singlehandedly took the responsibility of bringing doom upon the billions in the entire Southeast Asian region. The Jamaat preachers have been responsible for the two-third Wuhan virus cases in Malaysia. And now it has engulfed the national capital of the country and we are looking at a potential community outbreak of the deadly disease. The Union Home Ministry has now issued an order that will blacklist around 800 preachers from Indonesia who came on a tourist visa and participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation.
“They came here on a tourist visa but were participating in religious conferences, this is a violation of visa rules. We are going to blacklist around 800 Indonesian preachers so that in future they are not able to enter the country,” said an official. India and Indonesia have a liberal visa arrangement that allows tourist visa on arrival for the citizens.
The Tablighi Jamaat had organized a three day congregation at Alami Markaz Banglewali Masjid in the Nizamuddin area of South Delhi- the global headquarter for Tablighi Network, that was attended by over 2000 people from Islamic preachers across India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Many of the patients who have been tested across the country had attended the ominous religious gathering.
The authorities found a common thread in several positive Wuhan virus cases across the country and it led them to the Markaz Mosque. Six Tablighi preachers who traveled to Telangana after attending the Nizamuddin conference too have succumbed to Coronavirus, as it has become amply clear that the tremors of the congregation organized at the Tablighi headquarters in Delhi are going to be felt across the country. “Around 50% of COVID-19 positive cases in Telangana are linked to the meetings organized by the preachers. Around 350 people from Telangana had also attended the conference in Delhi,” said the authorities.
Tablighi Jamaat’s Chinese Wuhan virus rigmarole started from Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and soon spread to several nations as the jamaat’s despots and members jumped countries for their religious international congregations.
Tablighi Jammat organized the fateful four-day Muslim gathering at the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur attended by 16,000 people including 1,500 foreigners. At the time of writing this story, there were 2,766 confirmed Wuhan virus cases in Malaysia with 43 deaths and nearly two-thirds of those cases being attributed to this religious gathering that was held from February 27 to March 1, making it the epicenter of the Wuhan virus outbreak in Southeast Asia.
Most of the 115 Wuhan virus cases in Brunei are tied to the gathering. Eleven out of twelve people who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16 in Cambodia had attended the Islamic evangelical event in Malaysia. Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia, which had nearly 700 of their citizens attend the poorly planned event, are all investigating. Singapore has announced five linked to the event.
The Jamaat recklessly repeated its mistakes of Malaysia and organized a congregation in Lahore that brought together tens of thousands of Islamic preachers from some 80 countries. With thousands of people assembling in a cramped space, Lahore has also emerged as a potential infection cluster of the Wuhan virus.
In Pakistan, four people in the southern province of Sindh who attended the gathering were infected with the virus whereas five preachers from Kyrgyzstan who stayed in a mosque in Islamabad after attending the gathering were also tested positive. On Sunday, Palestinian authorities revealed that two of its citizens with a recent history of travel to Pakistan had tested positive for the virus. They all had attended the same congregation.
Tablighi Jamaat leaders in Pakistan dismissed calls to cancel the event by saying they believed those calls were motivated by anti-religious bias. “Every other year, something or other happens which makes people afraid of getting together,” one Mullah was heard as saying.
Clearly, the phrase Religion is opium for the masses sits tight with Tablighi Jamaat and its followers who by all means have wreaked havoc on the country. The officials are in red-alert mode chasing the potential infectors across the length and breadth of the country. The whole process is a tedious one and does not necessarily guarantee success. Even if authorities get hold of nearly all the people present at the gathering, all it takes is one to start the dangerous chain-reaction of Wuhan Virus cases which can sweep away the entire populace of the country in no time. All the hard work of the central and state governments would go down the drain courtesy some imbeciles and their buffoonery.