After spending the last few years waffling in his opposition to terrorism (allowing Wahabists to operate unmolested in Pakistan's north), President Pervez Musharraf has made strong statements against Muslim extremism. More importantly, those statements come in the context of actions that suggest that he is quite serious.
In future, we will not allow any seminary or mosque to lead the extremist agenda.
I appeal all moderate people to side with us (the government) and come forward to help us in our bid to foil the extremism.
I have always said about the madaris on several platforms including the United Nations that they are the best NGOs.
I will request Wafaqul Madaris to adopt effective strategy so that the people with positive bent of mind may come to the forefront.
The children should be taught the higher values of Islam and their minds should be made free from hatred and violence.
I appeal you to stop the seminaries where the militancy is being taught, as it was your own suggestion.
I pray to Allah to save Pakistan from terrorism.
May Allah let our country exist forever and save us and make Pakistan prosperous.
May Allah let us go on the way of moderation and may save Pakistan.
Pakistan is my number-three worry in the war on terror, close on the heels of Iran's nuclear program and Iraq in the wake of Democrats following through on abandoning the young constitutional republic in Iraq.