Mullah Aziz wants a ‘caliphate’ in Pakistan
> Ten years after the military raid on Red Mosque made international headlines, Mullah Abdul Aziz remains influential, overseeing a network of seminaries. > Mullah Aziz wants a “caliphate” to be established in Pakistan. > Aziz shot to prominence for his inflammatory sermons, advocating jihad against the West and a hardline interpretation of Islam. > The mullah was arrested as he tried to flee the besieged mosque in a burqa. > He faced two dozen indictments, including incitement to hatred, murder and kidnapping. But Aziz was released on bail in 2009. > He was acquitted in all these cases, and the government has chosen not to file appeals.