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  • SFC Speer's Killer Leaves Gitmo ( to Canada )

    09/29/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 29, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Omar Khadr has been sent from Guantanamo to Canada, after returning from the jihad in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khadr is slated to stay in custody for the time being. It is difficult to think of a more mythologized figure in the post-9/11 war on terror. For the worldwide left, Khadr has become a symbol of all that is supposedly wrong with America’s fight against the al Qaeda terror network. He is now, in many minds, a victim. For one Canadian magazine, Omar Khadr is even a Christ-like figure. But let us briefly review the facts about Omar Khadr. Khadr killed...
  • US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)

    09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 23 replies
    Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff
    NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday. The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials. On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said. “President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US...
  • India holds wargames along China, Pakistan border soon

    09/25/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile
    Economic Times ^ | September 25, 2012
    With an aim of checking its preparedness, the army recently conducted wargames along the Chinese border and is preparing for similar exercises along the Pakistan frontier soon. The exercises in the North East were conducted by 33 Corps under the Eastern Army Command earlier this month, army sources said. Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh oversaw these exercises which were intended to check the battle preparedness vis-a-vis the Chinese army, the sources said. Similar exercises will be conducted along the Pakistan border soon, the sources said. The Army Chief will visit Pune this week in connection with the exercises. India has...
  • Pakistani railway minister: I’ll pay $100,000 to anyone who kills the Mohammed filmmaker

    09/24/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    U.S. foreign policy is in a very, very confused place when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounds more sanguine about the latest insult to Islam than our ostensible allies do. In Egypt, an atheist who uploaded the Mohammed movie to YouTube was beaten during his interrogation by police and will stand trial for blasphemy next Wednesday. In Pakistan, one member of the coalition government can't wait that long for "justice": The Pakistani government on Monday distanced itself from an offer by one of its Cabinet ministers to pay $100,000 for anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film, saying the offer does...
  • Pakistani Foreign Minister: 'Maybe We Do Need to Rethink How Much Freedom is Okay'

    09/24/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 24, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( – Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told CNN's "Situation Room" last week that if freedom of speech in the United States provokes people in the Muslim and Arab world to take actions against Americans then “maybe we do need to rethink how much freedom is okay.” CNN's Wolf Blitzer told Khar that the previous day he had interviewed Prof. Fouad Ajami of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Blitzer had asked Ajami: "Is this going to get better, this relationship between America and the Muslim and Arab world?" Ajami had responded: "No. That really is the honest answer. I mean,...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Rep. Rogers slams State Department for Pakistan ads denouncing anti-Islamic film

    09/23/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A leading House Republican criticized the Obama administration Sunday for running ads in Pakistan denouncing the anti-Islamic film that allegedly sparked violent and deadly protests across the Middle East and North Africa, calling the roughly $70,000 project a “horrible idea.” “I think it was a horrible idea,” said Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “It gave credibility and it gave a permission slip to Al Qaeda, to Pakistani officials.” The ad features President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denouncing the 14-minute Internet film trailer “The Innocence of Muslims,” purportedly by South California filmmaker Nakoula...
  • Pakistan Diplomat to U.S.: "Lay Off Our Prophet" [The Truth? Pedophile and Serial Bigamist?]

    09/22/2012 4:39:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 22, 2012 | Pamela Falk
    September 21 Pakistan Diplomat to U.S.: "Lay Off Our Prophet" Pamela Falk. Pakistan Ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Hussain Haroon tells CBS News' Pamela Falk that if the U.S. wants to stop the attacks against American embassies, to "lay off our prophet, just lay off our prophet [Mohammed]. Is that asking too much?" On a deadly day of violent protests in Pakistan, when thousands rampaged in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar, burned American flags. and condemned the anti-Muslim film, Pakistani U.N. Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon told CBS News' Pamela Falk that if the U.S. wants to stop the attacks...
  • Pakistani Church Burned By Islamic extremists

    09/23/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Continental News ^ | Sep 23, 2012
    Islamic extremists have attacked an Anglican Church in Mardan Pakistan and an adjoining school. Some believe the stimulus was the government announced day of protest against an anti-Islam film. The attack occurred on Sept. 21. According to a news release from the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), protesters set the church and school on fire and looted the premises, taking everything from computers to chairs and whatever else seemed valuable from the school. The BPCA said that Muslims desecrated Bibles and religious artefacts, especially many of which were used in ceremonies within the Anglican church. Many were brought out into...
  • McDonald's in Pakistan forces wife, hubby to sit apart

    09/13/2012 12:41:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | 13 September 2012 | PTI
    ISLAMABAD: A man and his wife were not allowed to sit beside each other at a McDonald's outlet in Pakistan by managers, who told the couple that such behaviour would have a negative impact on the "Islamic family atmosphere" of the outlet. Noman Ansari, an exporter, said the incident occurred at a McDonald's outlet in Karachi on Sunday when he and his wife decided to stop for a drink. As Ansari sat down next to his wife and put his arm on the seat behind her shoulder, an employee asked him to move to the chair opposite to her. When...
  • Pakistani minister offers reward for death of filmmaker

    09/22/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    A Pakistani cabinet minister is offering a $100,000 reward for the death of the person behind the “Innocence of Muslims” video which has sparked violence and protests around the Muslim world. The announcement by the federal railways minister, Ahmed Ghulam Bilour, comes a day after violent outbursts led to the death of 23 people in Pakistan and left more than 200 injured. The minister said the reward would come out of his own pocket and, according to the New York Times, said, “I also invite Taliban and Al Qaeda brothers to be partners...
  • Pakistan minister offers bounty for anti-Islam film-maker

    09/22/2012 11:07:48 AM PDT · by paintriot · 9 replies
    Perth Now ^ | September 23, 2012
    A PAKISTANI government minister has offered a $US100,000($95,500) bounty for the death of the maker of the anti-Islam film produced in the US that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world.
  • Regime Runs Apology Ad on Pakistani TV

    09/22/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | 9/21/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Speaking of, folks, you gotta hear this. Let me find it. Sound bite 12. I mentioned this to you yesterday on the program, and then last night I finally got the audio. You're not gonna get everything listening to this, but you'll get enough. There's some graphics on the screen, a little translation, but for the most part this a 42-second commercial. It's an Obama regime ad apologizing to the Muslim world in Pakistan for the video. Now, that story's over. Everybody's admitting that Susan Rice was sent out to try to establish a narrative on the Sunday shows that...
  • Senate defeats bill to condition foreign aid to cooperation in investigating embassy attacks

    09/22/2012 3:10:25 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    washington Post ^ | 9/21/2012 | ap
    The Senate has defeated a bill that would have conditioned foreign aid on a country’s cooperation in investigating attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities. The bill also would have denied aid to Pakistan unless that country releases Dr. Shakil Afridi. Pakistan arrested the doctor, who allegedly helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden by running a fake vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA. The objective was to verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound where the al-Qaida leader was later killed. Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison. The United States...
  • Religious intolerance an insult to all: Kerry

    09/21/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 21, 2012 | Our Correspondent
    WASHINGTON: US Senator John Kerry said on Thursday that religious intolerance is an insult to everybody and condemned senseless intolerance exhibited in the anti-Islam video following a meeting. Senator Kerry made the remarks following an hour-long meeting with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Ambassador Sherry Rehman on Capitol Hill. Other members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also attended the meeting. “All of us in the US, all of us condemn this senseless intolerance exhibited by the video which very few Americans have seen. We feel it is without any legitimacy, any potential redeeming quality. It is an insult...
  • The Apology Tour Continues: Obama, Clinton Say “Sorry” to Rioting Pakistanis

    09/21/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 9/21/2012 | Helle Dale
    Yesterday, the President and Secretary of State of the United States of America went on Pakistani television to apologize. In a commercial containing clips from their Washington press conferences, subtitled in Urdu, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton said “sorry” to the mad hordes attacking the American embassy in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and deplored the infamous anti-Muslim14-minute YouTube video. “We absolutely reject its content and message,” said Clinton in the advertisements, which ended with the seal of the American embassy in Pakistan. U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for this high-level official apology to the tune of $70,000. This is...
  • Pakistan: 17 killed in anti-Islam film protests

    09/21/2012 12:23:20 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 46 replies
    KGO-TV San Francisco, CA ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | news staff
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (KGO) -- In Pakistan Friday, violent protests over an anti-Muslim film left at least 17 people dead and more than 100 wounded across the country. Protestors clashed with police in several major cities, even though Friday was a government declared holiday designed to allow peaceful demonstrations. Police fired tear gas and live ammunition at thousands of demonstrators who threw rocks and set fire to buildings.
  • Reaction on the streets {of Pakistan to film on Mo}

    09/21/2012 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Dawn ^ | 19 Sep 2012 | Dawn
    Rahman I think we need more strict rules. It is good to ban facebook now. Lets ban internet then. Why do we need it ? When prophet was there, he never used internet.. Recently i saw a young man who has so many bollywood movies in his computer. Most of those movies were against religious believes and i really felt that it is defamatory against islam. This is happening because of teh DVDs and netwroked computers. We have to really put these manace by cutting down the internet connections and if needed should not be allowed the usage of computer...
  • Pakistani foreign office hands over démarche to Richard Hoagland over anti-Islam film

    09/21/2012 6:06:03 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Dawn ^ | 21 Sep 2012 | Dawn
    The Foreign Office on Friday summoned acting US Ambassador Richard E. Hoagland and registering a formal protest, demanded of the US government to remove the anti-Islam film from social networking and video-sharing website YouTube as well as punish those involved in its making, DawnNews reported. The Foreign Office handed over a démarche to Hoagland in protest against the anti-Islam film on behalf of the Pakistani government. The démarche stated that the film, said to have been made in the US, was akin to an attack on the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims. Pakistan moreover stated that the film aimed at fanning...
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police on Muslim "Day of Love"

    09/21/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies ^ | 09/21/2012 | Aisha Chowdhry
    Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday as anger over insults to the Prophet Mohammad boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest. Western diplomatic missions throughout the Muslim world tightened security, with some closing down on expectation of big protests after Friday prayers. An anti-Islam film made in America has enraged Muslims and led to days of protests across the Muslim world while cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad published in a French magazine on Wednesday were expected to compound the anger.