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  • Imran Khan's rally draws tens of thousands

    12/25/2011 12:17:07 PM PST · by yinandyang · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 25, 2011
    Tens of thousands of people have turned out at a rally in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi for former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan. Mr Khan, who has been an established politician for many years but has struggled to win votes, has seen his support increase recently. Correspondents say he has been riding a wave of disillusionment, particularly among the urban middle class. snip The two main parties - the PPP and the PML-N - are still strongly entrenched and Mr Khan has yet to spell out the specific policies of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party. One...
  • What’s Islam Got to Do with It? The role of Islam in terrorism should not be banned from...

    12/18/2011 12:08:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 15, 2011 | Clifford D. May
    What's Islam Got to Do with It?The role of Islam in terrorism should not be banned from discussion. Is there anything Islamic about Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps? On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda’s leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi — an Islamic warrior? Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on?Let’s not start by answering these questions. Let’s start by agreeing that such questions need to be asked — not suppressed. Yet right now suppression seems to be the goal of...
  • Iran Says It Arrests Suspected U.S. Spy

    12/17/2011 9:22:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | December 17, 2011
    -excerpt- The ministry said in a statement broadcast on state TV that Iran's secret services identified the suspect at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/17/2011 5:59:21 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DAILY CALLER ^ | Published: 2:26 PM 12/16/2011 | Kenneth Timmermen
    NEW YORK — In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to...
  • NATO 'knew' it was firing at Pakistan troops

    12/15/2011 6:44:16 PM PST · by Cardhu · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 21st 2011 | Staff
    Pakistani officials say NATO forces knew they were opening fire on Pakistani forces, and even apologised to Pakistani officers, throughout the friendly fire incident on a military checkpoint that killed 24 troops near the Afghan border in November. Pakistani officials on Thursday briefed reporters in Washington on their findings, drawn from interviews with survivors and local residents in the remote, mountainous area. Results of NATO's official investigation are due next week. Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan, reporting from Washington, DC, said it could be an attempt by Pakistani officials to shape public opinion before the NATO report is released. “The Pakistanis...
  • EDITORIAL: Close the Strait of Hormuz

    12/13/2011 5:34:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2011 | Editorial
    Iran has more to lose than America in current standoffIran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz. Go ahead, make our day. On Monday, Parviz Sarvari, a member of the Iranian parliament's national security committee, said, “Soon we will hold a military maneuver on how to close the Strait of Hormuz. If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure.” Closing the strategically important strait has long been viewed as one of Iran’s trump cards in the give-and-take with the United States and the West. The impact of a strait crisis is overrated....
  • A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise

    12/02/2011 1:11:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/30/2011 | Sheera Frenkel
    AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran. The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was...
  • The shadow war against Iran

    11/30/2011 4:43:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2011 | Editorial
    Force is being used to attempt to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program. On Monday, an explosion rocked the city of Isfahan in western Iran, site of a conversion facility that prepares uranium for enrichment at other sites. Conflicting reports attributed the explosion to either an accident at a gas station or a military training incident, or they denied it even happened. The blast came two weeks after Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Gen. Hasan Tehrani Moghaddam and 20 other IRGC members were killed in a massive explosion at a base near the village of Bidganeh, southwest of Tehran. The base...
  • Iran’s uranium city explodes

    11/29/2011 5:30:07 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2011 | Don Surber
    Seems an explosion rocked Iranian city Isfahan that houses that nation’s uranium conversion facility on Monday. Hmm. Big hmm. Capitalized, italicized and boldfaced HMM. From the New York Daily News: “The government of Isfahan denied reports that the explosion was linked to the nuclear site, saying it was part of a military drill north of the city.” That excuse is so weak that I think Baghdad Bob either moved to Iran or has a cousin Tehran Terry. From the New York Daily News: “One of the first reports of the blast came from Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, according to...
  • Iran expels Britain's ambassador to Tehran calling 'death to England'

    11/27/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/27/2011
    Iran erupted in a fresh frenzy of animosity towards its old imperial foe on Sunday as MPs chanting "death to England" voted to expel Britain's ambassador to Tehran and threatened his mission with a reprise of the 1979 hostage crisis. Dominic Chilcott, who took up the position of ambassador just a month ago, could be forced to leave the country within weeks after a motion to downgrade Iran's diplomatic ties with Britain was passed overwhelmingly by the Islamist republic's parliament. The step was taken after Britain, Canada and the United States announced fresh sanctions against Iran last week in the...
  • Afghans Say Pakistan Fired First

    11/27/2011 2:09:40 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 27, 2011 | Dion Nissenbaum, Tom Wright, Owais Tohid
    Afghan and Western officials on Sunday said NATO and Afghan forces on a nighttime operation Saturday came under fire from across the Pakistan border before they called in a deadly airstrike on two Pakistani military posts, in an incident has left U.S.-Pakistan relations in tatters. Pakstan's military denied firing on NATO forces, calling the "unprovoked" raid on the border posts an "irresponsible act." The army questioned why the coalition undertook a sustained two-hour attack on well-known border positions, involving helicopters and fighter jets, which left 25 soldiers dead and another 25 injured. ...Afghan and U.S. officials say their troops are...
  • Enraged Pakistanis burn Obama effigy, slam US

    11/27/2011 12:56:59 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Google News ^ | 11/27/2011 | Google News
    RACISM!
  • Nato air attack on Pakistani troops was self-defence, says senior western official

    11/26/2011 6:20:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 11/26/11 | Jon Boone
    An attack by Nato aircraft on Pakistani troops that allegedly killed as many as 28 soldiers and looks set to further poison relations between the US and Pakistan was an act of self-defence, a senior western official has claimed. According to the Kabul-based official, a joint US-Afghan force operating in the mountainous Afghan frontier province of Kunar was the first to come under attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, forcing them to return fire. The high death toll from an incident between two supposed allies suggests Nato helicopters and jets strafed Pakistani positions with heavy weapons.
  • Pakistan Demands US Vacate Suspected Drone Base

    11/26/2011 11:04:28 AM PST · by edpc · 80 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | AP
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones. The government issued the demand Saturday after NATO helicopters and jet fighters allegedly attacked two Pakistan army posts along the Afghan border, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers.
  • Iran Threatens To Hit Turkey If US, Israel Attack

    11/26/2011 11:15:51 AM PST · by edpc · 59 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | Ali Akbar Dareine
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will target NATO's missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards' aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel.
  • Imran asks rulers to end alliance in ‘war on terror’

    11/26/2011 11:53:41 AM PST · by Cardhu · 2 replies
    Dawn.com Pakistan ^ | November 26th 2011 | Agencies
    ISLAMABAD: Pakista Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief on Saturday strongly condemned the unprovoked Nato attack on Salala Check Post in the Momand Agency and called upon civilian leadership to immediately withdraw from its alliance from US-led war against terrorism. While terming the attack as an insane and immoral brutality, Khan said such attacks reflected the hollowness and counter-productivity of Pakistan’s involvement in the aimless ‘war on terror’ that had been unleashed to subdue the proud people of the region. The PTI chief was speaking to a public gathering in Shujaabad. He said Pakistan had already sacrificed 40,000 people and an equal number...
  • If US or elements of the West attack Syria, a Syrian attack on Israel is likely

    11/23/2011 3:43:31 PM PST · by packback · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.23.11 | Shaun Booth
    Assad has also stated that should a US strike take place against Syria, “All these events(striking Tel Aviv, calling on Hezbollah to strike northern Israel) will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack the U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf and the U.S. and European interests will be targeted simultaneously.”
  • “Any Christian Who Couldn’t Recite Islamic Creed Was Shot”

    DAMATURU, Nigeria, November 11 (CDN) — They stormed this town in Yobe state, northern Nigeria like a swarm of bees, and at the end of their four-hour rampage, some 150 people had been killed – at least 130 of them Christians, according to church sources. Hundreds of people are still missing, and the destruction included the bombing of at least 10 church buildings.
  • French paper reprints Mohammad cartoon after fire-bomb

    11/03/2011 4:55:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Reuters - Paris ^ | November 3, 2011 | Brian Love
    PARIS (Reuters) -A French satirical weekly whose office was fire bombed after it printed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad has reproduced the image with other caricatures in a special supplement distributed with one of the country's leading newspapers.The weekly Charlie Hebdo defended "the freedom to poke fun" in the four-page supplement, which was wrapped around copies of the left-wing daily Liberation on Thursday, a day after an arson attack gutted Charlie Hebdo's Paris headquarters.
  • House committee OKs new penalties against Iran

    11/02/2011 3:49:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AP/Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    A House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, arguing that an economically weak Tehran will struggle in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. By voice vote, Republicans and Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee pushed forward two bills that would strengthen current sanctions while expanding the list of companies and individuals subject to penalties. Lawmakers cited recent allegations of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and insisted that such brazen behavior demands consequences. The legislation builds on sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly passed — and President Barack Obama signed — last year....
  • Fire at French newspaper after Muhammad issue

    11/02/2011 10:30:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    French politicians and Muslim leaders denounced an arson attack early Wednesday that destroyed the offices of a satirical French newspaper after it "invited" the Prophet Muhammad as its guest editor this week.
  • US must think '10 times' before unilateral action in Pakistan: Kayani

    10/28/2011 9:31:06 AM PDT · by ravager · 8 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 19, 2011, 12.09PM IST
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's army chief told parliament's defence committee that the United States should focus on stabilising Afghanistan instead of pushing Pakistan to attack militant groups in a crucial border region, a committee member said on Wednesday. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani's comments could deepen a crisis in relations between the United States and Pakistan, whose alliance is critical to efforts to stabilise Afghanistan before the end of 2014, when NATO combat troops are due home. Kayani said Pakistan alone would decide if and when to launch a full-scale offensive in North Waziristan, which Western intelligence agencies say is a sanctuary...
  • Tunisian religious radicals riot over TV image of Allah, firebomb TV station executive's house

    10/22/2011 9:48:57 PM PDT · by martosko · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2011 | Asma Ghribi
    On October 14 a Tunisian television station aired “Persepolis,” an animated movie about a girl coming of age during the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes film festival, but its depiction of Allah as an old, bearded man upset Tunisia’s ultra-conservative Muslim radicals. After two days of mostly peaceful protests, one group estimated to be as large as 100 men rioted — torching the home of Nabil Karoui, the TV station’s top executive. Witnesses said the rioters arrived in taxicabs, armed with Molotov cocktails and knives. A similar group attempted to...
  • Egyptian jailed for Facebook Islam insult

    10/22/2011 6:08:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | October 22, 2011
    An Egyptian court sentenced a man to three years in jail with hard labour on Saturday for insulting Islam in postings on Facebook, the official MENA news agency reported. The Cairo court found that Ayman Yusef Mansur "intentionally insulted the dignity of the Islamic religion and attacked it with insults and ridicule on Facebook," ... The court said his insults were "aimed at the Noble Koran, the true Islamic religion, the Prophet of Islam and his family and Muslims, in a scurrilous manner,"... ... Egypt...is also home to the Middle East's largest Christian population, roughly 10 percent of its 80...
  • Fareed Zakaria: Iraq Withdrawal Is Victory For Iran

    10/22/2011 2:36:10 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/22/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As the media did a victory lap over Friday's announcement by President Obama that all American troops would be removed from Iraq by the end of the year, Fareed Zakaria took a surprisingly contrary position. Speaking from Tehran with a variety of CNN hosts throughout the day, Zakaria said this development was a disappointment for the United States and a victory for Iran. (video follows with transcript and commentary) JOHN KING, HOST: A simple question up front. U.S. troops leaving Iraq by the end of the year, Iran has to view this as a victory. FAREED ZAKARIA: Oh, I'm sure...
  • 'Do You Know Right From Wrong?' Last-Known Words Of Gadhafi

    10/21/2011 1:56:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies · 1+ views
    MyFoxNY ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | Staff
    A bloodied and beaten Moammar Gadhafi asked the fighters who captured him "Do you know right from wrong?" in what could well have been the final words of the ousted Libyan dictator. New video footage emerged Friday showing the former strongman apparently in his last moments, surrounded and pleading for his life, repeatedly telling the mob swarming around him, "What you are doing is forbidden in Islamic law." One of the group is heard responding, "Shut up you dog," as the armed fighters fired celebratory bullets in the air. The footage ends with Gadhafi telling them, "What you are doing...
  • Aiding and Abetting a Real War (Oliver North)

    10/20/2011 5:29:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2011 | Oliver North
    PIERRE, S.D. — The good news about Moammar Gadhafi's demise arrived via my cellphone early Thursday morning. A friend from the Reagan administration, remembering the Libyan dictator's attempt to kill my family, called to let me know and added, "You must be very glad to see this day." But it doesn't seem to be a time for celebration. Most of the Libyan people seem to be rejoicing — and with good reason. They suffered the most under the egomaniacal despot. But unless you are a U.S. Air Force, Navy or Marine pilot who had to brave anti-aircraft fire in...
  • Purported plot on envoy pushes Iranians, Saudis closer to brink

    10/19/2011 4:12:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Ben Birnbaum
    The two Persian Gulf powers have been on a collision course since the 1979 Iranian revolution, and tensions between the two have increased over the past eight years amid rising oil prices, the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon and the Arab Spring. The Justice Department's announcement last week that it had foiled an Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador "is just the most recent episode, but it's also the most dramatic," said Toby Jones, Rutgers University professor of Middle East history. "This is just one moment in a recent history of escalation that...
  • Gingrich accuses Obama administration of being ‘absolutely clueless’ on how to handle Iran

    10/17/2011 5:56:12 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-16-2011 | Jim Cole/AP
    WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is charging the Obama administration has failed to undermine the Iranian regime, saying Tehran has been “waging war against us since 1979.” The Georgia Republican tells CNN’s “State of the Union” he thinks President Barack Obama should have done more to reach out to ordinary Iranians when they protested against the regime. He was questioned about Iran in the wake of allegations that elements of the government supported an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Gingrich says “our goal should be the replacement of the Iranian dictatorship.”
  • Saudi Ayatollah Nimr Al-Nimr Dares Saudi Regime to Attack Iran and Declares: We Are Loyal to Allah..

    10/17/2011 2:58:56 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | October 7, 2011
    Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Saudi Ayatollah Nimr Al-Nimr, which was posted on the Internet on October 7, 2011: Nimr Al-Nimr: For the past 100 years, we have been subjected to oppression, injustice, fear, and intimidation. From the moment you are born, you are surrounded by fear, intimidation, persecution, and abuse. We were born into an atmosphere of intimidation. We feared even the walls. Who among us is not familiar with the intimidation and injustice to which we have been subjected in this country? I am 55 years old, more than half a century. From the...
  • Zombie Muhammad? Atheist attacked by Muslim during Halloween parade

    10/13/2011 8:36:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | Michael Stone
    Tuesday, an Atheist wearing a “Zombie Muhammad” costume while marching in a local Pennsylvania Halloween parade was attacked by a Muslim. According to reports, the Parading Atheists of Central Pennsylvania (PACP) were marching in a Halloween parade in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,when a Muslim stormed out of the hometown crowd to assault one of the marching atheists who happened to be wearing a Zombie Muhammad costume. The atheist in the Zombie Muhammad costume was proclaiming that he was the Prophet Muhammad, risen from the dead. Apparently the words and costume offended a Muslim man, who came out of the audience and began...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei: OWS Protests Will Bring Down Capitalism In America

    10/13/2011 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 27 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | 10/13/2011
    "Today the Islamic Republic's words about the unfruitfulness of the Marxist system have been proved and the same thing is happening to the capitalist system," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Sunni and Shiite clerics, theology students and teachers and jurisprudents in the Western Kermanshah province Wednesday night. He also stressed the rising tides of Islamism in the world, and called on Islamic scholars to double their efforts to illuminate the concepts and values of Islam to the world people. The Supreme Leader said that the Occupy Wall Street movement will bring down capitalism in America, underlining that the US administration could...
  • U.S. Makes 'Direct Contact' With Iran Over Terror Plot, Obama Says Tehran Will Pay 'Price'

    10/13/2011 2:22:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/13/11 | FoxNews
    The United States has made "direct contact" with Iran to discuss the alleged Tehran-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, the State Department said Thursday. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, without saying who was involved in the talks, confirmed that the Obama administration has contacted Iran over the charges unveiled Tuesday. "We have had direct contact with Iran. I'm not going to give you any further details than that," she told reporters. The outreach comes as President Obama forcefully defends U.S. claims that the plot had "direct links" to the Iranian government. Obama, in his first public remarks...
  • Don’t Tell Me You Were Surprised at Iran’s Operation

    10/13/2011 12:29:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 12, 2011 | Michael Ledeen
    What? There was nothing surprising, let alone “brazen,” about the Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, or to blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington. It is, after all, what they do. No new “red line” has been crossed. This is simply business as usual for the Tehran regime, you know, the one with which president Obama was so confident he could reach a good working relationship. If you thought — as so many of the overnight experts have declared — that there was anything new about Iranian terrorists operating on American soil, forget it. Iranian agents...
  • An Act Of War

    10/12/2011 7:21:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2011 | Editor
    Security: An Iran that's building nuclear weapons sponsors a shot at terrorism and murder on U.S. soil. Will we wait until Ahmadinejad's operatives come across our porous Southern border with a dirty bomb? The good news is the Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. with a car bomb at a Washington, D.C., restaurant was foiled. The bad news is that Iran even attempted to strike inside America. This is something that speaks to the fruits of President Obama's apology tour: Those that should fear us don't. Iran doesn't fear America or possible retaliation any more than...
  • CIA’s bio attack on Pak suspected(Paki conspiracy theory)

    10/09/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT · by milestogo · 7 replies
    CIA’s bio attack on Pak suspected Cuba suffered scourge in 1981 Akhtar Jamal Islamabad—Fears are growing in Pakistan that the spread of dengue fever also known as break-bone fever may have been caused by some kind of biological experiment or deliberate release of virus by foreign elements. Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) representatives have called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of dengue virus in Pakistan. According to a report, the PMA members and experts have demanded in-depth investigation over mysterious spread of Dengue virus in Punjab. Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue...
  • Wausau Man Attacked With Tire Iron ( ROP )

    10/08/2011 1:42:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSAU ^ | October 08, 2011
    WAUSAU, Wis -- A man was attacked on Wausau's east side on Friday afternoon during a reported argument over religion. Witnesses to the attack in the 600 block of Jefferson Street say a man got out of his vehicle, accosted the victim and claimed he had criticized his Muslim religion... Wausau police say the victim knew the attacker but no arrest has been made as of yet
  • West can't ignore Pakistan's threat

    10/07/2011 9:12:13 PM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-08 | Salim Mansur
    In the world of diplomacy, uttering words of caution on a troubled relationship with another state is pretty much raising a red-flag warning of impending or ongoing conflict. This is what retiring Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, did in his final appearance on Sept. 22 with the Senate Armed Services Committee in describing America’s bizarre relationship with Pakistan. In a carefully crafted public statement before U.S. senators, Mullen said, “Extremist organizations serving as proxies of the government of Pakistan are attacking Afghan troops and civilians as well as U.S. soldiers.” Then Mullen made the...
  • Fox's O'Reilly: Muhammad-dog official a 'pinhead'

    09/23/2011 7:21:12 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 9/23/2011 | JOSH FRANCIS
    San Juan Capistrano Councilman Derek Reeve has made the national stage, but not in the most flattering manner. Reeve, who has sparked controversy with his public comment that he named his dog Muhammad after the Muslim prophet, was labeled a "pinhead" by Fox News Channel commentator Bill O'Reilly during the "Pinheads & Patriots" segment of his show "The O'Reilly Factor."
  • Cell phones link Pakistan to U.S. embassy attack (Terrorist called Pakistani intelligence)

    09/23/2011 5:01:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/23/2011 | By David Martin
    The insurgents who attacked the U.S. Embassy in Kabul last week were killed but their cell phones left a trail. The phones had been used to call Pakistani intelligence operatives before and during the assault. This evidence lies behind the charge made by Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the Haqqani network is a "veritable arm" of Pakistani intelligence, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's Afghan headquarters resulted in a 22-hour firefight - with American troops pinned down on roof tops.
  • Pakistan says US risks 'losing an ally'

    09/23/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 85 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Pakistan has told the US it risks losing an ally if it continues to accuse the country of playing a double game in the war against al-Qaeda, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries. Hina Rabbani Khar, the Pakistani foreign minister, was responding to comments by Admiral Mike Mullen, the US joint chiefs of staff, who said Pakistan military's spy agency, ISI, was closely tied to the Haqqani network, the most violent and effective faction allied with the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the most serious allegation levelled by the US against Pakistan since they began an alliance...
  • San Juan Capistrano Councilman Named His Dog 'Muhammad'

    09/22/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 27 replies
    Voice of OC ^ | September 22, 2011 | Adam Elmahrek
    San Juan Capistrano Councilman Named His Dog 'Muhammad' San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Derek Reeve announced at last week's council meeting that he gave one of his dogs — animals considered particularly impure in the Muslim world — the same name as the Muslim prophet Muhammad. "That's right," Reeve said at the council meeting, "I named my dog Muhammad." The remarks came during a discussion about a planned dog park in the city. A council action related to the dog park was scheduled for adoption without discussion, but Reeve pulled the item to ask questions and make a brief comment....
  • City Councilman Defends Naming His Dog ‘Muhammad’

    09/21/2011 9:56:14 PM PDT · by GraceG · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 09/21/2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A city councilman in San Juan Capistrano, California, has come under fire by Muslims and local council members alike for naming his dog Muhammad and later announcing it during a city council meeting. Councilman Derek Reeve is not backing down, however, stating on Tuesday that the decision to name his dog Muhammad was not meant to be offensive but was rather abut his family exercising their freedom of speech.