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  • Christians Left Voiceless Amidst Land-Grabbing in Pakistan

    03/18/2019 6:29:46 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    ICC ^ | 03/15/2019
    Christians Left Voiceless Amidst Land-Grabbing in Pakistan 03/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Christians in Pakistan have a history of being discriminated against and treated as second-class citizens. This takes the form of limited job opportunities, social barriers, and preventing believers from engaging with society. Because of this mentality, some Muslims believe that they have more rights to a plot of land than the Christian who owns it. Occasionally, this leads to violence against Christian landowners as a ploy to force them off of their property. Although this practice is illegal, Christians often do not have the option to...
  • India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other: sources

    03/18/2019 6:34:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 17, 2019 | Sanjeev Miglani, and Drazen Jorgic
    The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said. At one stage, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan, and Islamabad said it would respond with its own missile strikes “three times over”, according to Western diplomats and government sources in New Delhi, Islamabad and Washington. The way in which tensions suddenly worsened and threatened to trigger a war between the nuclear-armed nations shows how the Kashmir region,...
  • Dev Patel's 'Hotel Mumbai' removed from New Zealand theatres after Christchurch mosque attacks

    03/18/2019 12:49:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    DNA ^ | March 18, 2019 | DNA Web Team
    Dev Patel's movie Hotel Mumbai has been pulled from New Zealand cinemas in the wake of the recent attacks at a mosque in Christchurch. Starring the Oscar-nominated actor, along with Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs in pivotal roles, Hotel Mumbai is based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which left more than 160 people dead. It displays the story of Taj Hotel staff that risked their lives to keep the guests and other people safe during one of the darkest days for the financial capital of India. According to a report by NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released...
  • Accused mosque shooter 'changed' after visiting North Korea

    03/16/2019 9:16:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2019 02:02 PM | Diana Stancy Correll
    Accused New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant, one of four suspects in custody in connection to the attack, is a personal trainer from Australia who visited North Korea, where he was photographed in a tour group visiting the Samjiyon Grand Monument. Tarrant, 28, is the son of parents who divorced when he was young. His father, who died in 2010 at age 49, was a garbage man who became a competitive triathlete who represented Australia. He described himself as an "ordinary white man who decided to take a stand," worked at the Big River Gym in New Zealand from 2009...

    03/14/2019 11:06:35 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 14, 2019 | Joe Kauffman
    When visiting Khurrum Wahid’s Facebook page, you see photos of what appears to be a clean-cut politician attending different events, posing with important politicos, standing with young people, and smiling broadly for the camera. Wahid is running for the position of City Commissioner of Coral Springs, Florida, and his Facebook page has been manufactured to show the perfect candidate for the public’s view. What is hidden behind this façade, though, is Wahid’s history – and present – of his involvement in radical Islam. It is this other side of Wahid that the voters need to recognize, so that they do...
  • Why is Pakistan being secretive about JF-17's recent 'smart weapon' test?

    03/14/2019 4:28:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Week, India ^ | March 14, 2019
    Media outlets across Pakistan on Tuesday reported the country's air force had successfully test-fired an indigenously-built 'smart weapon' from a JF-17 fighter. Some Pakistani media outlets referred to the system as a 'missile' and others as a “extended-range smart weapon”. Several outlets also carried footage of the test of the 'smart weapon'. Interestingly, the video of the test, from the Pakistan Air Force, shows only hazy imagery of the weapon and effectively obscures it with a 'black box' before it impacts the ground. The perceived secrecy surrounding the 'smart weapon' has aroused debate about its origins and whether the test...
  • Accused blasphemer Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, denied medical care

    03/10/2019 5:53:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 10, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Accused blasphemer Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, denied medical care And with so many Muslims in Pakistan avid to spill her blood, she cannot move about freely. Why the Trump administration has not called attention to this case and demanded that she be allowed to leave the country safely remains a mystery. “Persecuted Christian Woman Asia Bibi Remains Trapped In Pakistan Despite Acquittal,” by Jon Brown, Daily Caller, March 7, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A Pakistani Catholic woman, acquitted in January of a blasphemy charge by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, remains trapped in the country...
  • After Promising to Crack Down on Terror, Imran Khan Inducts US-Designated Terrorist Into Party

    03/08/2019 5:48:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    News18 ^ | March 7, 2019 |
    File photo of Imran Khan. New Delhi: Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, a US-designated terrorist and founder of the terrorist organisation Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), joined Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday. The announcement was made by a senior PTI leader Asad Umar on Facebook, who said that Khalil, along with several of his supporters have pledged their support to the Pakistan PM. Khalil's entry into the party comes at a time when Pakistan has called for a shut-down of offices and institutions run by the terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa. He has been a strong supporter of Imran Khan and advocated for his...
  • Italy plans to join 'China's Belt and Road Initiative: Financial Times...

    03/05/2019 10:06:58 PM PST · by caww · 23 replies
    straitstimes ^ | 3/5/2020 | straitstimes
    ROME - Italy has planned to sign a memorandum of understanding to become part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. "The negotiation is not over yet, but it is possible that it will be concluded in time for (Xi's) visit," the newspaper reported, quoting Michele Geraci, the undersecretary in the Italian economic development ministry. The United States said the project was unlikely to help Italy economically and could significantly damage the country's international image, the paper reported. "We view BRI as a 'made by China, for China' initiative,"the report quoted Garrett Marquis, White House National Security Council spokesman, as saying....
  • After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military

    03/04/2019 4:28:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2019 | Maria Abi-Habib
    It was an inauspicious moment for a military the United States is banking on to help keep an expanding China in check. An Indian Air Force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a warplane from the Pakistani Air Force, and ended up a prisoner behind enemy lines for a brief time. The pilot made it home in one piece, however bruised and shaken, but the plane, an aging Soviet-era MiG-21, was less lucky. The aerial clash, the first by the South Asian rivals in nearly five decades, was a rare test for the Indian military — and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday-Monday 3/3/-3/4/2019

    03/04/2019 3:49:53 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/3/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    At least 23 are reported dead after tornadoes ripped through Lee County, Alabama. The National Weather Service believes the first tornado to strike had winds up to 165 miles per hour, classified as an EF-3 tornado. The tornado said to be a half-mile wide..... Four American tourists and a pilot are dead in Kenya following a helicopter crash Sunday night.... Venezuela's Interim President Juan Guaido calling for mass protests Monday and Tuesday in Venezuela. Guaido asking for protests to start at 11 am Monday. Guaido set to return home Monday..... 16 Syrian soldiers killed, one captured and beheaded by Al-Qaeda...
  • I’ve Been Silicon Valley Sharia’d

    03/03/2019 10:46:38 PM PST · by Bob434 · 15 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | Posted On 6:47 am March 1, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, the little birdies in Twitter’s legal department notified me that one of my tweets from 2015 is “in violation of Pakistan law.” It seems like ancient history, but Islamic supremacists never forget — or forgive. My innocuous tweet featured a compilation image of the 12 Muhammad cartoons published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005. It also linked to my Jan. 8, 2015, syndicated column on the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre in Paris. There’s no hate, violence, profanity or pornography, just harmless drawings and peacefully expressed opinions about the Western media’s futile attempts to appease the unappeasable enforcers of...
  • “We Muslims will set India on fire. We will kill them and blow them up.”

    03/03/2019 7:32:59 PM PST · by robowombat · 57 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAR 3, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    “We Muslims will set India on fire. We will kill them and blow them up.” Many Muslims in Pakistan are seeing the prospect of war between India and Pakistan as the latest episode of the 1,400-year jihad against India, one of the bloodiest of jihads, very little known in the West. The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS contains the whole shocking story of the jihad against India, told from Muslim sources. “Jamaat-e-Islami is recruiting volunteers if India and Pakistan go to war,” by Roohan Ahmed, Samaa, March 2, 2019: Eleven-year-old Aamir Khan is homeless, doesn’t know who his...
  • Caroline Glick: Time to walk away from Afghanistan

    03/03/2019 12:23:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 March 2019 | Caroline Glick
    If nothing else comes of it, the latest round of Pakistani aggression against India served as yet another signal to the U.S. that the time has come to cut its losses and walk away from Afghanistan. On February 14, a Pakistani terrorist from Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist organization, infiatrated the Indian side of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir province and murdered more than forty Indian paramilitary forces in a suicide bombing..... Regarding China, however, even as this concern informed U.S. decisionmakers, Pakistan expanded its strategic and political ties with China. In 2016, 63 percent of Pakistan’s foreign military assistance was Chinese....
  • Muslim murders wife and daughter because they were sexually assaulted, to restore his honor

    03/02/2019 3:57:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAR 2, 2019 1:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pakistan: Muslim murders wife and daughter because they were sexually assaulted, to restore his honor It is always the woman’s fault. This is the idea behind the hijab, niqab, and other coverings: it is up to women to prevent men from being tempted. If men are tempted anyway, it is the woman’s fault, and the honor of the family must be restored by killing the women involved. Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off...
  • Meet the pilot who may have averted an India-Pakistan war

    03/02/2019 5:00:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2019 | Niha Masih
    He parachuted out over enemy territory. Fired in the air to keep back angry locals. Jumped into a pond and then destroyed documents by eating them. Ever since Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, an Indian fighter pilot, crashed in Pakistani territory on Wednesday, the story of his survival has transfixed a nation. Now his safe return to India is helping defuse one of the worst crises to erupt in decades between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Late Friday, Varthaman crossed into India on foot at the Wagah border crossing with Pakistan. Under bright floodlights, he stepped through the towering metal gate that...
  • U.S. offers $1M reward for Osama Bin Laden's son

    03/01/2019 1:22:14 PM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2019 | Darryl Coote
    Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The United States is offering $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden's son. The State Department said in a notice Thursday that Hamza Bin Laden is "emerging as a leader" of terrorist organization al-Qaida and is offering the reward through its "rewards justice" program for any information on his location in any country. The announcement said that since August 2015, Hamza has released audio and video messages on the Internet encouraging his followers to "launch attacks against the United States and Western allies." He has also threatened attacks against America for killing...
  • How the Wagah border post became a symbol of India-Pakistan rivalry

    03/01/2019 8:34:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2019 | Jack Guy
    Military tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir have erupted in recent weeks, with India and Pakistan painting different versions of events. One thing we do know for certain is that an Indian pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, was captured by Pakistan after his plane was shot down in a dogfight earlier this week between Pakistani and Indian warplanes over the ceasefire line in Kashmir. He was due to be handed back to India on Friday afternoon, at a famous border post in the village of Wagah. While Indian-controlled Kashmir and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir are separated by a 435-mile de...
  • Pakistan Confident, India Confused, Afghanistan Peace Talks, Iran Regime Change

    02/28/2019 2:30:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/28/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Watching the events unfold some 24 hours ago one saw a confident and fairly accurate posture in the media in general and social media in particular by Pakistan as it successfully flexed its military muscle against India. India, on the other hand, came off as confused denying anything had happened until Pakistan proved the Indian MIG was downed and pilot captured. Pakistan showed its military strength and its apparent self-confidence. And why shouldn't it be confident. Right now the Pakistan created and backed Taliban of Afghanistan are involved in negotiations with the United States.......
  • Air Canada suspends flights to India after Pakistan closes airspace amid rising tension

    02/27/2019 12:03:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2-27-2019 | Premila D’Sa
    Air Canada has temporarily suspended flights to India amid growing tensions between that country and Pakistan. The airline had to turn back a flight en route to Delhi over the Atlantic Ocean and return to Toronto, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick told the Star in an email Wednesday.