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Pakistan militants kill 41 in mass execution, attack on Shi'ites
Reuters, The Star ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012 | Jibran Ahmad

Posted on 12/30/2012 3:33:38 PM PST by Jyotishi

Peshawar, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani militants, who have escalated attacks in recent weeks, killed at least 41 people in two separate incidents, officials said on Sunday, challenging assertions that military offensives have broken the back of hard-line Islamist groups.

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The United States has long pressured nuclear-armed ally Pakistan to crack down harder on both home-grown militants groups such as the Taliban and others which are based on its soil and attack Western forces in Afghanistan.

In the north, 21 men working for a government-backed paramilitary force were executed overnight after they were kidnapped last week, a provincial official said.

Twenty Shi'ite pilgrims died and 24 were wounded, meanwhile, when a car bomb targeted their bus convoy as it headed toward the Iranian border in the southwest, a doctor said.

New York-based Human Rights Watch has noted more than 320 Shias killed this year in Pakistan and said attacks were on the rise. It said the government's failure to catch or prosecute attackers suggested it was "indifferent" to the killings.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com.my ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; muslim; pakistan; taliban; terrorism

1 posted on 12/30/2012 3:33:55 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Hmmm... One bunch of Satan worshipers kills another group of Satan worshipers. I’m having a hard time working up any sympathy here.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 3:39:28 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jyotishi

Musloms killing moslims? Say it aint so!


3 posted on 12/30/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Jyotishi

If Israel didn’t exist...this wouldn’t have happened.../s


4 posted on 12/30/2012 3:41:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Jyotishi

No one else will ever be muslim enough.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 3:51:58 PM PST by null and void (Socialism: Equal parts dumb and evil, in a blender.)
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To: Dallas59

It may well be the opposite. Their mutual hatred of the State of Israel is the only thing standing in the way of a total genocidal war between Shiites and Sunni.
This mutual slaughter seems to occur throught the Islamic world.
If they wish to butcher one another, prudent people move aside.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 3:52:16 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

“Their mutual hatred of the State of Israel....”

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Their mutual hatred of anything non-muslim.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 4:01:51 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Lurker

Just for the record keep in mind that the victims in this attack, the Shi’ites, are actually the crazy ones. The Sunis are considered less implacable, more “moderate” you could say yet are willing to engage in wholesale massacres for the crime of...what, not agreeing with them 100%?


8 posted on 12/30/2012 4:03:07 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Jyotishi
but i thought that part of the world was predominately shite???
9 posted on 12/30/2012 4:05:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

maybe the residue of Sunni from pre-Partition India.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 4:12:59 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Jyotishi

“Militants kill 41”

Interesting language.

“Militants” - not terrorists.

“Kill” - not murder.

Maybe Republicans should start calling school shooters “Militant Psychos.”


11 posted on 12/30/2012 4:37:09 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: RitchieAprile
then as a minority, they will need a bolthole to hide in from now on as they prolly made it open season on Sunni's
12 posted on 12/30/2012 4:41:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: zeestephen

Yes, Reuters is quite sympathetic to Muslims and like others in the MSM tries to tone down acts of Muslim terrorism.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 5:25:45 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Lurker

“When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.”


14 posted on 12/30/2012 5:27:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Jyotishi

Let them have at it!

If only we could encourage more self cleansing behavior in a cesspool far far away!


15 posted on 12/30/2012 5:48:12 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Lurker

Yeah, me too. But seriously, which side do you root for?


16 posted on 12/30/2012 11:51:36 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: stormhill

Jeez. That’s like saying who was worse, The Wehrmacht or the SS?


17 posted on 12/30/2012 11:53:10 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Jyotishi

Did they get their Weapons using the Gun Show Loophole?

Did David Gregory supply their 30 Round Magazines?

Were they NRA Members?

Inquiring minds and all that.


18 posted on 12/31/2012 12:17:51 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: jmacusa

>”That’s like saying who was worse, The Wehrmacht or the SS?”<

Whoever had the snappier looking Uniforms.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 12:21:37 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: Wurlitzer

> If only we could encourage more self cleansing behavior in a cesspool far far away!

Hold gun shows in Pakistan?


20 posted on 12/31/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

“Hold gun shows in Pakistan?”


Great idea! We could even make a profit on them killing themselves.

How do we get an export license?


21 posted on 12/31/2012 12:30:44 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yeah, got to admit it, them Krauts knew how to turn out a snappy look.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 1:14:34 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Wurlitzer

These guys will take your application for a gun export license:

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/gty_eric_holder_obama_thg_120620_wblog.jpg


23 posted on 12/31/2012 2:32:18 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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