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  • Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

    08/23/2014 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | By Ed Husain
    ALONG with a billion Muslims across the globe, I turn to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every day to say my prayers. But when I visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, I am forced to leave overwhelmed with anguish at the power of extremism running amok in Islam’s birthplace. Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe. What is religious...
  • Thousands march on Pakistan’s guarded parliament

    08/19/2014 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:32 PM EDT | Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan
    Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Thursday, planning to remove barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country’s government. Pakistani television channels showed live footage of the troops taking positions in the so-called “Red Zone,” which also holds the president and prime minister’s ceremonial homes and many diplomatic posts. That set up a possible showdown between hundreds of soldiers and some 30,000 protesters backing opposition candidate Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men have called on by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over allegations...
  • India Cancels Planned Talks With Pakistan

    08/18/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 11:57 a.m. ET | Niharika Mandhana and Qasim Nauman
    The Indian Foreign Ministry said it wouldn't take part in discussions set for next week after Pakistan's envoy in India met with separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian state also claimed by Pakistan. India's foreign secretary told the Pakistani envoy "that Pakistan's continued efforts to interfere in India's internal affairs were unacceptable," said Syed Akbaruddin, the Foreign Ministry spokesman. "Under the present circumstances, it is felt that no useful purpose will be served" by a meeting between the two sides ... This month has seen a sharp increase in violations of a 2003 cease-fire agreement aimed at reducing...
  • Calais' thousands of migrants waiting, hoping to get to Britain

    08/10/2014 3:36:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 8, 2014 | Harriet Alexander
    1,200 migrants – mainly from Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan, with groups from Somalia, Pakistan and Chad – are now camped out in Calais' forests, hoping one day to cross the Channel to Britain.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) In his 20 years as a lorry driver, Sean Baker, a former soldier, thought he had seen it all. But nothing, he said, compares to the chaos in Calais at the moment. "Just this morning I was filling up my truck with fuel and two migrants jumped in," he said. "I shouted at them and they hopped out. It's mayhem. It happens every hour. "I had one...
  • Saudi Beheads Convicted Pakistani Drug Trafficker

    08/14/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Aug. 14, 2014
    Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani Thursday after sentencing him to death for drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry said, taking to 25 the number of executions announced this year.
  • British Muslim Minister Quits over Gaza Policy

    08/05/2014 4:03:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/14
    A British minister who was the first Muslim woman to sit in the Cabinet has resigned over the British government's policy on Gaza, she said Tuesday. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: "With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza." Warsi's parents were Pakistani immigrants and she was made a member of the House of Lords in 2007. She was appointed to Cameron's Cabinet when his coalition government took power in...
  • UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies (Cameron's Conservative Paki Poster Girl gone)

    08/05/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/5/14 | Danica Kirka - ap
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member resigned Tuesday in protest of the British government's policies on Gaza, describing the approach as "morally indefensible" and detrimental to the national interest. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister of Pakistani descent, announced her departure on her Twitter feed. The move apparently took Downing Street off guard, and loaded more pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron, who is under fire by the opposition and members of his own party for his staunch support of Israel.
  • Saudi Men Can’t Marry Women from Pakistan, Bangladesh... Gulf Kingdom Bans Brides From 4 Countries

    08/07/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, 8 August 2014
    Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said. Marrying women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and Chad is no longer permissible, Makkah newspaper reported. It said the total population of these communities in Saudi Arabia has exceeded 500,000 people, citing unofficial statistics, implying that this might be the reason.
  • Pakistan Looks to Buy Weapons from Russia

    08/05/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Via Meadia ^ | August 5, 2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    After recently ending its arms embargo against Pakistan, Moscow seems set to go through with a deal to sell MI-35 attack helicopters to the South Asian nation, ostensibly to assist it in its war against Islamist militants. This sale has little precedent; Pakistan and India’s Cold War alliances, with the U.S. and Russia respectively, have largely endured to this day. After 9/11 especially, Pakistan was a major recipient of American aid and military equipment, while India maintained its strategic relationship with Russia by continuing to be its biggest weapons buyer.
  • Muslim Terrorists Rampage - Behead Dozens of People (WARNING Very Graphic Video)

    08/03/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 43 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | August 2 2014 | Onan Coca
    (Please Make Note Of The WARNING not everyone can bear to view this video) The brutality of ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been well documented – even al Qaeda warns ISIS not to be “too extreme.” But the horrors these monsters invent are terrifyingly new each day, and the latest example is the stuff of horror movies. Is our planet entering a new day where a large portion of our population is cloaked behind an “Iron Curtain” of Islamic barbarism? How can life continue “normally” in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Egypt, Lebanon, Gaza and the West...
  • Pakistan troops to defend jittery Saudis

    08/02/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 15 replies
    The Times ^ | 0/8/02/14 | Hugh Tomlinson
    Saudi Arabia has deployed thousands of troops from Egypt and Pakistan along its frontier with Iraq, amid fears of invasion by the al-Qaeda splinter group that has declared a radical Islamic state across the border. Panicked by the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), Riyadh has taken the drastic step of calling in military assistance from its close allies to shore up the porous 500-mile border, Gulf security sources said.
  • Driving Off a Cliff

    08/01/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Last week, The Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained. State Department spokesman Marie Harf issued a protest that didn't even rise to the level of tepid, saying "Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad." Reassured? Rezaian and the others join a list of Americans held captive -- many for years and years. Former FBI agent Bob Levinson, 66, went missing after traveling to Iran in 2007. Warren Weinstein, 72, was...
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    07/23/2014 9:27:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Just days before the father and son were to return home to Indiana, the trip turned tragic when their plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa on Tuesday night. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman was recovered, but crews were still searching Wednesday for the father, Babar Suleman. The Sulemans left...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • Journalists gain rare access to North Waziristan ghost town

    07/10/2014 11:00:31 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    BBC World News ^ | July 10 , 2014 | BBC
    Three weeks into its offensive against militants in the tribal region of North Waziristan, Pakistan's military has taken the media to see Miranshah, formerly a hotbed of Taliban activity.
  • ISIS Chief Confirms Indians Could Be Part of Insurgent Group

    07/02/2014 9:58:14 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 3, 2014 04:44 GMT | Sanjib Kr Baruah
    In a revelation that is sure to raise worries in India's security establishment, the first-ever audio message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS, has confirmed suspicions that Indians could well be part of his organisation's ranks. While enumerating the nationalities of fighters who constitute ISIS, Al-Baghdadi's 20-second-long audio titled 'A message to the Mujahideen and the Muslim Ummah in the month of Ramadan' that was released on Tuesday mentions that Indians, among a host of other nationalities including Chinese, American, French, German, Australian, etc. figure in the ISIS squad. According to intelligence sources, on January 22, a...
  • They Lost China, and Iran, and Iraq, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and...

    07/02/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL, a group of which he would likely approve regardless of what current Al Qaeda leadership says about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. And it's all Obama's fault. “Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday,” reports the Hindustan Times, “after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.” The caliphate claims worldwide authority over all Muslims, and...
  • Paskistan Army Sweeps Miramshaw

    07/01/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    foreign Policy ^ | 7//14 | schneider
    At least 15 militants were killed and three soldiers were injured on Monday as the Pakistani military began the second phase of its offensive in North Waziristan with a ground operation in Miramshah (NYT, ET). The military released a statement on Monday that said infantry and special forces units moved from house to house throughout the city and uncovered networks of tunnels and bomb factories. The operation included the mobilization of tanks, artillery, and gunship helicopters in support of those infantry forces. The statement also said that 376 militants and 17 soldiers had been killed since the beginning of the...
  • Pakistan Cleric Returns to Lead 'Revolution'

    06/23/2014 10:26:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Malaysia Sun ^ | Monday 23rd June, 2014
    A prominent Pakistani cleric who lives in Canada arrived in Lahore Monday after his plane was diverted from Islamabad following clashes between his supporters and police at Islamabad's airport. Tahir-ul-Qadri returned to Pakistan to lead a self-proclaimed revolution against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Security was tight Monday ahead of Qadri's planned arrival in Islamabad. Armed guards were stationed around the capital and roads leading to the airport were blocked with shipping containers in an effort to deter the cleric's supporters. However, some of Qadri's supporters pelted police officers with sticks and stones, while the police retaliated by firing tear gas....
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • Taliban will burn your palaces in Islamabad, Lahore: spokesman

    06/21/2014 5:49:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nawaz govt responsible for loss of life, property *Militant group warns foreign firms to leave Pakistan. PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Taliban on Monday warned foreign firms to leave Pakistan and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after the Pakistan Army launched a long-awaited offensive in a tribal area. The statement came as Pakistan's major cities braced for a backlash by deploying thousands of soldiers and paramilitaries while placing hospitals on high alert for incoming casualties. The offensive on North Waziristan was launched a week after a brazen insurgent attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. “We warn all foreign...
  • Pakistan seeks Afghanistan’s help for Waziristan offensive

    06/17/2014 5:48:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | June 17, 2014 | Ghanizada
    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to seal the common borders between Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to blcok the escape of pro-Taliban forces from military operations. Tasnim Aslam, spokeswoman for Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the request was made during a telephone call by Prime Minister Nawaz with president Karzai on Monday night. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Hamid Karzai last night to request him for the closure of Afghan border to avoid exit of militants to Afghanistan from Pakistan during the military offensive,” Aslam quoted by AFP said. She also added that military...
  • A different perspective: Pakistani journalists cover Bergdahl story for folks at home

    06/15/2014 5:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | June 15, 2014 | Michael H. O’Donnell
    Cameraman Ilyas Khan, left, and reporter Iftikhar Hussain, two Pakistani journalists working for Voice of America, covered the reaction of the Hailey community to the release of Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban custody last week. Two Pakistani journalists stopped in Pocatello last week on their way to Hailey to cover the story of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s release with listeners in the tribal region of northeast Pakistan. Ifthikhar Hussain and his cameraman, Ilyas Khan, work for Voice of America. Voice of America, operated by the U.S. government, provides programming for broadcast on radio, television and the Internet outside of this country...
  • Pakistan air raids in North Waziristan 'kill militants'

    06/14/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | BBC
    Pakistani fighter jets have carried out air strikes against militant hideouts, killing dozens of fighters, officials in the north-west of the country say. The strikes were in the mountainous Dehgan area in the North Waziristan tribal district, a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants. ... No exact casualty figures were given. "The strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area," an official said. It is the second set of strikes in the region this week, days after the airport attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which killed at least...
  • Obama Has Painted Himself Into A Foreign Policy Corner

    06/14/2014 11:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has conquered -- without much effort -- Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, along with most of the province of Nineveh. It's also taken Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown. Along the way it has ransacked banks (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars), pillaged weapon stockpiles (including the stuff we left behind for the Iraqi...
  • Permission to Board? Challenges to seizing drugs at sea in the Indian Ocean

    06/14/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by mgist · 13 replies
    global Initiative ^ | 4/2015 | NA
    In the four months to date for 2014, warships from the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Task Force 150 (CTF 150) have seized in excess of 2,000 kg of heroin being trafficked in dhows via the Indian Ocean. The most recent seizure was of 1,032 kg by an Australian warship on 26 April - African’s highest drug seizure ever – and 130kg by a Canadian warship on 7 April. In 2013, warships operating with CTF 150 seized more than 2,000 kg of heroin being shipped via the Indian Ocean. The heroin appears to be of Afghan origin, and is generally of...
  • Karachi airport attack signals tactical shift by Taliban

    06/12/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:39am EDT | Syed Raza Hassan
    (Reuters) - It was the shoes that betrayed Corporal Faiz Mohammad's would-be killers. When 10 Taliban militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, sparking a five-hour gun battle that killed at least 34 people, Mohammad and his fellow officers from the Airports Security Force (ASF) were the first line of defense.
  • Successive drone strikes leave at least 16 dead in N Waziristan (1st in 6 Months)

    06/12/2014 3:23:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Dawn ^ | 11 June 2014 | Zahir Shah Sherazi
    MIRAMSHAH: After a nearly six month halt in the drone campaign, separate US aerial drones fired missiles at militant hideouts in pre-dawn strikes on Thursday just days after the Taliban launched a deadly attack on Karachi airport that killed 37 people. Two successive US drone strikes killed at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area where pressure was building on Islamabad to react after the brazen attack. The first attack took place late on Thursday night when the unmanned US plane fired six missiles that hit a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan,...
  • Karachi Airport Siege: Were the terrorists trying to hijack an Emirates Airline plane?

    06/09/2014 1:01:51 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | 6/9/14 | NA
    Karachi: According to media reports, an Emirates Airline plane was caught in the middle of an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport with passengers on board on the tarmac. Though, as militants attacked the airport, Pakistani military forces boarded the Emirates plane and helped passengers and crew disembark. An Emirates spokesman said, “The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” Meanwhile, some of the media reports and Tweets by a person, who was stranded on the plane, show that the terrorists were probably trying to hijack the flight. Twitter user – Syed...
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed ‘classified’ drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: “I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.”
  • BOB BERGDAHL Joined Code Pink in Campaign Against US Drone Attacks in Pakistan

    06/03/2014 5:10:51 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/3/2014 | Jim Hoft
    32 American members of the far left Code Pink activist group joined a Pakistani march in October 2012 against US drone attacks.
  • Bergdahl’s father now under scrutiny himself

    06/08/2014 2:07:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Idaho Statesman / The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | John M. Glionna
    HAILEY — In 2011, during his long five-year vigil, waiting helplessly at home while his son was held by Taliban extremists half a world away, Bob Bergdahl made a personal video for the Pakistani government that he hoped would be delivered to his boy, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “These are my thoughts. I can remain silent no longer,” the father began. He stood in a black shirt, his bushy blond beard worn long, the kind sported by most militant men in the war-racked region. In the three-minute video, he mentioned several high-ranking Pakistani generals by name, thanking them for their...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv
  • Top intelligence official claims: Obama admin. funded terror network ‘for the next ten years’

    06/08/2014 7:58:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    <p>Reported details of the high-profile prisoner swap that freed Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend are not telling the full story ... The Haqqani Network, a terrorist group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan ... the details of that exchange do not add up.</p>
  • Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel (For Defaming Army & ISI)

    06/07/2014 1:43:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/14 | Declan Walsh
    The Pakistani government on Friday suspended the broadcasting license of Geo News, a popular television channel, in a major escalation of Geo’s dispute with the country’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority said the suspension would last for 15 days. It also imposed a $104,000 fine. The dispute began with accusations that the spy agency was behind a shooting attack on a senior Geo journalist in April. It has broadened into a wider confrontation that is seen as a threat to press freedom and a sign of tensions between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders. Even...
  • Minority and the mob

    06/06/2014 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 7 June 2014 | Khaled Ahmad
    On May 27, this appeared on the front page of the Pakistani daily, Dawn: “Gunmen shot dead a doctor from the minority Ahmadi community in Chenab Nagar town in Punjab. Mehdi Ali, a 50-year-old heart surgeon from the United States, was attacked as he visited a cemetery in the town of Chenab Nagar.” The name of the town was changed from Rabwah to Chenab Nagar under the law of disabilities imposed on the Ahmadi community. Nations trapped in the cycle of fate can’t resist a recurrent deathwish even when they know it is a deathwish. Turks can’t live down their...
  • Haqqani Network, Pakistan terror group, grows into worst enemy for U.S.

    06/06/2014 7:43:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Haqqani Network, the terrorist group that the U.S. command in Afghanistan says is its most formidable enemy — worse than the Taliban or al Qaeda — has operated for a dozen years across the border in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area with little to fear other than sporadic drone strikes. Now, even the drone strikes have stopped for the family-run gang that held Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five years. ... The Haqqani network maintains a safe haven in North Waziristan, Pakistan, across Afghanistan’s southeastern border. The Pakistani Army has consistently refused to launch a military operation in North...
  • India closely watching Russian move to sell attack helicopters to Pakistan

    06/04/2014 8:16:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: India is closely tracking Russia's move to directly supply Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan by lifting an informal arms embargo. But officials here also say that Russian arms have in any case been surreptitiously finding their way to Pakistan through China for years now. "Yes, there is some concern here. But then, other countries like the US and France also sell their weaponry to both sides of the line of control. If the French sell Agosta-90B submarines to Pakistan, they sell the Scorpene submarines to us," said a senior defence official. This comes in the backdrop of Russian...
  • Obama’s Legacy is Death

    06/02/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Dateline Chicago: 12 hours of violence leaves 4 dead and 14 wounded across Chicago – Chicago Tribune Dateline Ukraine: Ukrainian military helicopter shot down; 14 dead – CNN Dateline Syria: Jihadists shoot dead 102-year-old man, his family in Syria—The News.com.au Dateline Libya: Fighting in Benghazi leaves 36 dead, Libyan officials say—CNN Dateline Iraq: Attacks kill 16 in Iraq as May death toll tops 900—The Daily Star Dateline Afghanistan: 12 Civilians going to a wedding killed in Afghanistan bombing—Fox News Latino Dateline Pakistan: Taliban ambush on Pakistan border leaves 17 dead – Sydney Morning Herald If it’s not quite fair to...
  • Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”

    05/30/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm In The Point | No Comments Coexist? Sorry, we’re Muslim. And as Islamic Supremacists, we’re obsessed with Islamizing Jerusalem and using it for the capital of our Thousand Year Caliphate under the Pakistani Army.Otherwise we would be happy to coexist with you. Really. Palestinian-founded and led sharia law movement Hizb Al-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, hosted thousands of Muslims for Friday prayers last week atop the Temple Mount, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where...
  • Husband of Pakistani ‘honor killing’ victim killed his first wife, police say

    05/30/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29 , 2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    This is how a terrible story gets worse. On Tuesday, Farzana Iqbal, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, was confronted by a mob of 20 or so of her family members near the steps of the top court in Lahore, Pakistan's second-biggest city. They proceeded to beat her to death with sticks and bricks, while police nearby looked on and did little. The reason for the attack? She had chosen to marry a 45-year-old man named Muhammad Iqbal. That was a union deemed unacceptable by her family ... Now, the media furor after the incident has turned up a new, stomach-turning wrinkle...
  • Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family

    05/27/2014 1:30:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/27/14 | AP
    Pregnant woman is stoned to death by her own family By AP LAHORE, Pakistan — A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police investigator Rana Mujahid said. Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Muslim-majority Pakistan in so-called “honor killings” carried out by...
  • In Lahore, pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death (For marrying the man she loves)

    05/27/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | 05/27/2014
    LAHORE: In an apparent 'honour killing', a 25-year-old pregnant woman was brutally beaten and stoned to death on Tuesday outside the high court here by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice. Police said Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few months ago against the wishes of her family. The incident happened as the couple reached the court premises to record Farzana's statement to defend her husband against allegations by her family that he kidnapped her and forced her to marry him. Initially, the family members fired shots in the...
  • Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death By Family for Not Marrying Her Cousin ( Honor Murder )

    05/27/2014 7:25:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police said 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved .. and not her cousin. ... Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honour killings. The true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports.
  • Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

    05/25/2014 11:30:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Bos News Life ^ | May 24, 2014 | Stefan J. Bos
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province. Nasir Saeed, a CLAAS director, told BosNewsLife that "a total of eight" Christians were found working as slaves in the area, representing five families.
  • Attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat thwarted, all four gunmen killed

    05/23/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 23, 2014 | IA
    All the four gunmen, who had stormed the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province early on Friday, have been gunned down, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief Subhas Goswami said. Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades had attacked the Indian consulate but no diplomatic staff was injured in the assault. "One terrorist was killed by ITBP personnel while three have been killed by Afghan forces. The attack has been successfully repulsed," he said. Goswami also said security at the Indian embassy in Kabul and consulates in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar besides Herat has been heightened and a high alert...
  • Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors

    05/22/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2014 | Josh Saul
    Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death with a stick after the doomed woman made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. Noor Hussein, 75, was so outraged over the prospect of eating the vegetarian fare that he pummeled his wife, Nazar Hussein, 66, inside their Brooklyn apartment until she was a “bloody mess,” prosecutors said in opening statements of his murder trial Wednesday. .... in his home country, beating your wife is customary. “He comes from a culture where he thinks this is...
  • 73 militants killed in air strikes, clash (Pakistan)

    05/22/2014 4:13:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    DAWN ^ | May 22, 2014 | Pazir Gul
    MIRAMSHAH: At least 73 suspected local and foreign militants were killed in a series of pre-dawn air strikes on hideouts and bases in North Waziristan and in a later clash following an attack on security personnel. An army major and three other security personnel died in the clash. The targets of the air strikes were strongholds of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (Etim) — a militant outfit comprising largely Turkic-speaking militants from Uzbekistan and Uighurs from China’s north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang, a security official said. China has blamed Etim, which also uses the name of Turkistan Islamic Party, for...