Rizvi, who is the founder of TLP, has been a staunch supporter of blasphemy laws in Pakistan and has repeatedly taken to the streets to protest any reform of the country’s ultra-conservative laws. Under Rizvi’s leadership, the TLP has staged various protests, including violent protests that erupted across the country in 2018 after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Christian woman Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges.
Rizvi was extremely popular throughout Pakistan, especially in the country’s most populous province, Punjab. Khadim Rizvi was also a strong supporter of the 19th century Islamic theologian Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, founder of the Barelvi sect.
Rizvi was at the forefront of anti-France rallies in Pakistan
Rizvi was also at the forefront of recent protests in the country against France for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The Islamic cleric had also called for a boycott of French products and asked Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to dismiss the French ambassador from Islamabad.
During the protests, Rizvi called on Pakistan to launch nuclear attacks against France for its alleged act of “Islamophobia” after the European country vowed to fight radical Islamic terrorism.
The influential Pakistani mullah of Panjabi Khadim Rizvi = The extension of the Pakistani army Panjaby asks the armed forces to drop a “nuclear bomb” #France
France must take a critical look at the life of Pakistanis in France and in the EU.
– J (oSootradhar) October 30, 2020
Khadim Hussain Rizvi had threatened the Netherlands with an “atomic bomb” attack
Not only threatening France, in 2018, the extremist cleric also threatened the Netherlands with an “atomic bomb” after one of the country’s political groups organized a competition to attract the Prophet Muhammad.
Watch out for the Netherlands, Rizvi had declared that if he was given “the atomic bomb” he would “wipe Holland off the face of this earth” if she allowed a cartoon contest depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
“If they gave me the atomic bomb, I would take Holland off the face of the earth before they could hold a cartoon contest… I would wipe them off the face of this earth,” Tehreek-i founder said. -Labbaik Pakistan.
Rizvi, born June 22, 1966 in Attock district of Punjab, received his Islamic education in subjects – Hifz and Tajweed from Jhelum madrassa. Later he continued his religious education – Dars-e-Nizami – from the Jamia Nizamia Rizvia Institute in Lahore.
He founded the tough Islamic organization Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan on August 1, 2015, to launch a movement against reform of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.