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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.
  • Obama, Clinton, in Ads Disavowing Anti Muslim Film which ‘Must Not Be Named’

    09/20/2012 10:41:22 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 18 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 21, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    On Thursday, September 20, President of the United States Barack Obama and Hillary R. Clinton, the US Secretary of State, were featured in a thirty second television spot paid for by American taxpayers that was intended to make clear to angry Pakistanis that the US government disapproves of the cheap, artless film that portrays the Islamic prophet Mohammed as a pedophile and a womanizer. That film is blamed by many as the source of more than a week of rioting and violence by Muslims around the globe in which at least 30 people in seven countries are dead, including the...
  • Pakistan: anti-film ads feature Obama, Clinton (US Embassy Approved)

    09/20/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2012 | Munir Ahmed and Rebecca Santana
    Marked by the U.S. Embassy seal, advertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced. Hundreds of youths, however, clashed with security officials as they tried in vain to reach the embassy in Islamabad amid anger in many countries over the film's vulgar depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • RAND PAUL: Demanding justice from Libya, Egypt and Pakistan (Bill in Senate to cut foreign aid)

    09/20/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/20/2012 | Sen. Rand Paul
    By now my colleagues in the Senate are familiar with the tragic story of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi. Since Dr. Afridi was taken into custody by Pakistani officials in May 2012, I have been fighting for his release. I have also been working for a vote on a bill that would cut foreign aid to Pakistan until they free this ally of America. In the weeks leading up to that attack on the compound by SEAL Team 6, there was a doctor in Pakistan who helped us determine Osama bin Laden’s exact location. Dr. Afridi risked his own life to...
  • Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads)

    09/20/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 09/20/2012 | Staff
    Marked by the U.S. Embassy seal, advertisements condemning an anti-Islam video appeared on Pakistani television on Thursday in an apparent attempt to undercut anger against the United States, where the film was produced. Hundreds of youths, however, clashed with security officials as they tried in vain to reach the embassy in Islamabad amid anger in many countries over the film's vulgar depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. The advertisements appear to be an effort by the U.S. government to dampen chaos surrounding the film and undo some of the damage to America's image in the Muslim world. Violence linked to the...
  • Pakistan hit by anti-Islam video protests ( Enbassy under Siege-)

    09/20/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 16:18
    US embassy in Islamabad is latest target of around 5,000 demonstrators angry at anti-Islam video made in US. Reports said police and students were injured in the protests over the video entitled 'Innocence of Muslims' [AFP] The US embassy in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has become the latest target of protesters angry at an anti-Islam video that triggered protests in the Arab and Muslim world.The total number of protesters reached around 5,000 later on Thursday with the arrival of protesters carrying the flags of hardline Islamist groups. At least 50 people were injured as police fired tear gas and live rounds...

    09/20/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Drudge ^ | September 20, 2012 | Various "reporters"
    IRAN: Hundreds chant 'Death to France,' 'Down with the U.S.'...IRAQ: PM condemns U.S. over YOUTUBE anti-Islam film...INDONESIA: U.S. consulate shut for second day amid protests...AFGHANISTAN: Hundreds chant anti-American slogans...(US EMBASSY IN PAKISTAN UNDER SIEGE)
  • Indonesian Cleric Calls On Muslims To Kill U.S. Diplomats In Revenge For Mohammed Film…

    09/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Via Global Post: One of Indonesia’s most notorious hardline Muslim clerics has issued a jailhouse proclamation to his faithful: feel free to mimic the coordinated attacks on America’s Libyan embassy in Indonesia.There is still speculation as to whether those attacks, which killed U.S. envoy J. Christopher Stevens, were provoked by the poorly made, anti-Islam “Innocence of Muslims” video posted on YouTube.But Abu Bakar Bashir, a cheerleader for violent jihad still in prison for organizing the 2002 bombings in Bali, is clear in stating that the film must be answered with violent reprisals.In an interview with Indonesian outlet “Voice of al-Islam,”...
  • Pakistani Govt Declares Friday Day Of Protest Over Mohammed Movie, Don't Accept FOS Argument

    09/19/2012 3:13:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Then again, it’s not like they wouldn’t have already been protesting, today thousands are rampaging across Pakistani cities. (LA Times) — Pakistan continued to seethe Wednesday over the release in the U.S. of a movie trailer mocking Islam, as legions of protesters rallied in several large cities for a sixth day and the government signaled its own discontent by declaring Friday as a national day “of peaceful protest.”Officials said the move was meant to show the government’s solidarity with the Muslim world and its anger over the film, which depicts the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and a thug. Friday...
  • US lawmaker’s Bill seeks to end Pakistan’s ally status

    09/19/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington: Just ahead of the arrival of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar for talks with the Obama administration, a Republican lawmaker has moved a Bill in the House of Representatives to terminate Pakistan’s status as a “major non-NATO ally” of America. “It’s time to break with Pakistan,” Congressman Ted Poe said while introducing the bill, commenting: “At the very least, we should stop providing them the eligibility to obtain our own sophisticated weaponry in an expedited process. Too many of our own men and women have died because of Islamabad’s treachery.” Poe’s move comes close on the heels of...
  • U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan

    09/18/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 59 replies
    The Frontier Post ^ | 2012-09-18 | none listed
    LAHORE: The US has closed its embassy and consulates in Pakistan to general public for indefinite period. Amid anti-film protests US Tuesday halted public dealing in all its diplomatic missions in Pakistan. According to statement issued by US embassy in Islamabad, all diplomatic missions in the country would be closed for public as security concerns. Meanwhile, US diplomatic personnel were shifted to unclosed location from Karachi consulate as angry protesters advancing to the diplomatic building in red zone of the largest and port city of Pakistan. Clashes between police and mob continued as protesters trying to reach consulate building. Police...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable Babur missile with 700 km range

    09/17/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile with a range of 700 km that could hit targets deep inside India, with the military saying the launch had consolidated and strengthened the country's deterrence capability. The "fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System" of the National Command Authority, which controls Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, was deployed during the test which was conducted at an unspecified location, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations. "The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan's deterrence capability and national security," it said. The missile was launched from a multi-tube missile launch vehicle...
  • Rep. Poe wants to end Pakistan's ally status

    09/17/2012 8:15:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | unattributed
    GOP Rep. Ted Poe wants to de-friend Pakistan. The Texas congressman has proposed a bill that would take away Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally, saying the country’s “treachery” has led to the deaths of too many American men and women. “It’s time to break with Pakistan,” Poe said Friday when introducing the bill. “Pakistan is the Benedict Arnold nation in the list of countries that we call allies. It’s time to remove a designation that brings privileges it does not deserve.” Short of revoking Pakistan’s ally status, Poe thinks the United State should at least stop giving the...
  • Pakistani Rioter Dies From Inhaling Burning American Flag Smoke

    09/17/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Townhall tipsheet ^ | 9-16-12 | Katie Pavlich
    If you don't believe in karma, you might now. During a riot held by Islamists in Pakistan over the weekend, one participant was sent to the hospital after too much American flag burning. He later died.~snip~ One of the participants of the rally, Abdullah Ismail, passed away after he was taken to Mayo Hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally.
  • Terrorist with 10 Mil $ US bounty leads rally in Pakistan (our ally?)

    09/17/2012 3:39:29 PM PDT · by barryobi · 9 replies
    aei ^ | 9/17/2012 | aei
    Pakistani protesters broke through a barricade surrounding the U.S. Consulate in Karachi on Sunday, September 16, leading to clashes with the police that killed one demonstrator and injured 18. Demonstrators were protesting against the controversial anti-Islam video released last week. Police used water cannons and tear gas on demonstrators when the protests turned violent. No U.S. officials have been harmed. Another protester was killed in Warai, Upper Dir district in an 800-strong protest against the film. Protesters had set a magistrate’s house and the local press club on fire, resulting in an exchange of gunfire with police. In Lahore, 8,000...
  • Hezbollah leader calls for international law against insulting Islam...

    09/17/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2012 | Staff
    In a move that could escalate tensions around the Arab world, the leader of the Hezbollah militant group called for protests against the movie and said the U.S. must be held accountable for the film. In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah pushed for the creation of an international law that would ban insults of Islam and other religions, citing similar laws that exist to prevent anti-Semitism. His outrage stems from the anti-Islam film produced by a mysterious convict based in California, that has since sparked protests outside American embassies in the Middle East and across the globe....
  • Anti-Islam film: Thousands protest around Muslim world

    09/17/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/2012 | Nik Gowing
    Fresh protests are taking place around the Muslim world over an amateur anti-Islam video produced in the US. At least one protester was killed in violent protests in Pakistan and thousands attended an angry rally in the Philippines city of Marawi. Weapons were fired and police cars torched in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said the US faces "very dangerous" repercussions if it allows the full video to be released. In a rare public appearance, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told a rally in the capital Beirut that the world did not understand the "breadth of the...
  • American consulate in Pakistan under siege, one rioter killed

    09/17/2012 6:03:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>One person was killed and dozens of people were injured when anti-American protesters tried to storm the American Consulate in the southern port city of Karachi and clashed for several hours with the police and paramilitary troops on Sunday evening, rescue workers and police officials said.</p>
  • Anti-Islam video protests in Pakistan: At least one killed during rallies held in Karachi, Lahore...

    09/16/2012 2:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | September 16, 2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) One person has died in the city of Hyderabad and at least eight people have been injured in protests across Pakistan against a controversial video mocking the Prophet Muhammad. In the southern port city of Karachi, around 1,000 protesters began throwing stones and police responded with teargas and by firing into the air, Fayyaz Laghari, a senior policeman, said on Sunday. The demonstrations on Sunday came as violent protests against the anti-Islam video clip appear to have leveled off - after at least 10 people died across the Middle East and North Africa on Friday, despite a...
  • Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts (bin Qumu, al Qaeda leader of ambassador raid?)

    09/15/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2011 | ROD NORDLAND and SCOTT SHANE
    (April 24, 2011) Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded in a newly disclosed 2005 assessment that his release would represent a “medium to high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies.” Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port...
  • Libya closes Benghazi airport after Islamists fire at U.S. drones

    09/14/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by barryobi · 50 replies
    haaretz ^ | 9/14/2012 | ha
    Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at U.S. reconnaissance drones flying over the city, days after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack. The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation for an attack against the militants who were involved. A Libyan official said the spy planes flew over the embassy compound and the city, taking photos and inspecting locations of radical militant groups who are believed to have planned and staged the attack on...
  • Non-Muslims live “in terror“ in Pakistan, world churches say

    09/14/2012 12:46:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 6, 2012 | Robert Evans, Reuters
    Geneva, Switzerland - Minority religious communities in Pakistan are living in “fear and terror” of Islamic fundamentalists amid abductions and forced conversions that the government is helpless to stop, the World Council of Churches (WCC) said on Wednesday. A statement from the WCC’s ruling Central Committee declared that Pakistan’s small Hindu and Christian communities were increasingly subject to “persecution and discrimination”, with mounting Islamisation of a formerly more secular nation. “Today a significant number of young women of religious minorities ... face violence, including sexual assault, rape, threats and persecution,” said the WCC - an influential global organisation of all Christian faiths...
  • Pakistan McDonald's In Trouble For Enforcing Its Own Moral Code

    09/11/2012 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/2012 | Rob Crilly
    McDonald's is at the centre of a row over Islamic values in Pakistan after a customer complained he was told not to sit beside his wife because managers feared it would damage the restaurant's family reputation. ~snip~ Mr Ansari said trouble started when he sat next to his wife and slipped an arm behind her shoulder. A member of staff told the couple to move but when they again sat beside each other in an adjacent booth it became clear that the issue was not their location, but the proximity of a man and a woman in public. In an...
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • Biography: Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/11/2006 10:39:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 50 replies · 3,423+ views ^ | September 12, 2006 | Farzana
    Ahmed Shah Masood (c. 1953–September 9, 2001) (variant transliterations include Ahmad, Massoud, etc.) was a Kabul University engineering student turned Afghan military leader who played a leading role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan, earning him the nickname Lion of Panjshir. Various transliterations include: Ahmad / Ahmed / Akhmad / Achmad, Shah / Schah / Chah, Massoud / Massud / Massood / Mas’ud. Ahmad Shah Massoud was born 10.06.1332 (01.09.1953)[2] in Jangalak[3]/ Panjsher[5]as son of police commander Dost Mohammad Khan. At the age of five, he started grammar school at Bazarak and stayed there until second grade....
  • Afghanistan - Opposition's military chief Ahmed Shah Massood injured in bomb explosion

    09/09/2001 12:34:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 7,101+ views
    Associated Press | September 9, 2001 | KATHY GANNON
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Opposition leader and former defense chief Ahmed Shah Massood was injured and his close aide was killed Sunday in an explosion in northern Afghanistan, said Hajji Kahar, an opposition spokesman. Two men from Algeria posing as journalists apparently hid the explosive device in their camera, Kahar told The Associated Press in a satellite telephone interview from Khodja Bahauddin in northern Takhar province, where the explosion occurred. It's not clear whether the two men with the camera were killed. It's believed they were suicide bombers. "There was a lot of noise and smoke," said Kahar. Massood ...
  • The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

    10/04/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10/04/06 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “What I want to say is that he was never an extremist, neither in his private nor political life. He believed that a modern moderate Islam could work in Afghanistan. He said that the extreme left or right failed in Afghanistan, since both had neglected the needs of the people. Therefore, we could not govern Afghanistan like any traditional Muslim country.” -Ahmad Wali Massoud regarding Ahmed Massoud Shah of the Northern Alliance. In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (”Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the...
  • Remembering, 6 years after his death: Massoud's Letter To The People Of America

    09/09/2007 10:07:14 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 16 replies · 775+ views
    Afghanistan Online ^ | 1998 | Ahmad Shah Massoud
    Massoud's Letter To The People Of America Date: 1998 A Message to the People of the United States of America I send this message to you today on behalf of the freedom and peace-loving people of Afghanistan, the Mujahedeen freedom fighters who resisted and defeated Soviet communism, the men and women who are still resisting oppression and foreign hegemony and, in the name of more than one and a half million Afghan martyrs who sacrificed their lives to uphold some of the same values and ideals shared by most Americans and Afghans alike. This is a crucial and unique moment...
  • Race to the End:Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes

    09/09/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 5, 2012 | Tom Hundly
    One of the more tenacious conspiracy theories that have taken root in the hothouse of Pakistan's capital is that Osama bin Laden was not killed in the May 2, 2011, Navy SEAL raid on his compound in Abbottabad -- that, in fact, he had already been dead for years, killed in the caves of Tora Bora. According to this theory, the CIA had been keeping bin Laden's corpse on ice, literally, ready to be resurrected at a moment when his "death" could better serve U.S. interests. That moment came when the SEALs decided to conduct a dry run of their...
  • India, China, Pakistan dialogue on Afghanistan?

    09/09/2012 11:01:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, September 9, 2012 | IANS
    New Delhi - With the prospect of regional rivalries intensifying over Afghanistan, China is thinking of proposing a trilateral dialogue among New Delhi, Beijing and Islamabad on Afghanistan, a tricky proposition given the rivalry between India and Pakistan in the Afghan theatre. "Many Chinese scholars have proposed the idea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China is keen on this trilateral dialogue," Zhang Jiadong, assistant director of the Centre for American Studies in Fudan University and a well regarded Chinese expert on international affairs, told IANS here. With the 2014 drawdown of US-led international combat troops from Afghanistan in mind,...