The head of MQM’s Maryland chapter has been accused of threatening to “slaughter” a man and his family in Virginia, Washington Post reported quoting the Fairfax County police.
Police said 53-year-old Qaiser Ali is facing a felony count of promising to kill the unnamed victims via a message and video in Urdu posted on Twitter in November.
According to the Washington Post, Ali is a member of pro-Altaf Hussain faction of the MQM. Hussain, the founder of the party, fled Pakistan in the 1990s and now lives in London.
“We the loyalist faithful workers of Brother Altaf Hussain are, willing God, we will storm through and kill (slaughter) you in/at the house,” the tweet said, according to a translation by the police contained in a search warrant filed in a Fairfax County court.
The newspaper said that the vicitm knew Ali because he had worked with the MQM in the past. However, Ali denied making the threats and said that the police mistranslated his tweet.
“There was no indication that the suspect made any plans to carry out the threat that was communicated,” Detective Chad Mahoney said in an email to The Washington Post.