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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Food stamps used to buy Red Bull ( Muslim immigrants in Conn )

    04/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    ct post ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel Tepfer
    Aslam Khawaja, 48, of Iranistan Avenue, the owner of the SK Grocery at 856 Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. From March through December 2013 Khawaja paid cash to 128 of his customers who are on the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for their SNAP benefits at 50 cents to a dollar of benefit, the arrest affidavit states. ... Khawaja is a Pakistani national. In December he was shot during a robbery at his store and at that time asked detectives to file...
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden charged with murder

    11/22/2013 10:15:47 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | November 22, 2013
    Shakil Afridi was charged in relation to a complaint made over a teenage boy who died after the Pakistani doctor performed surgery on him in 2006. Afridi was already being held in prison on a separate charge, even though U.S. officials have been fighting for his release.
  • Strong Pakistani Earthquake Creates New Island Off Country's Coast

    09/24/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/24/2013 | Tyler Durden
    As reported earlier, Pakistan and India were both shaken by a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake with numerous aftershocks. While the damage and the casualties from the quake are not fully known yet although according to Raza news agency the latest death toll is at 45, one quite stunning development has emerged, quite literally, out of the sea. As Pakistani's The News reports, an entire island emerged off the country's Gwadar coast in the aftermath of the quake. "According to DIG Gwadar Moazzam Jah, the island's altitude is 20 to 40 feet and width around 100 feet. Talking to Geo news,...
  • Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province

    10/01/2009 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 373+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | September 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - Afghanistan 29 Sep 2009 U.S. Embassy Kabul issued the following Warden Message September 29, 2009: The U.S. Embassy has received information that, as of late September 2009, Taliban members in Logar Province, Afghanistan, were planning on an unspecified date to ambush and capture unidentified Americans who routinely travel between Kabul City and Logar Province. The Taliban reportedly intend to follow the Americans’ vehicle from Kabul and stop the car en route. The U.S. Embassy urges Americans...
  • Young Pakistani Activist Nominated for Nobel Prize

    02/09/2013 2:56:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party. Yousufzai is a vocal advocate for women's education and rights. She was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists but survived...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police on Muslim "Day of Love"

    09/21/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 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.
  • FBI looks for man who held Clinton, Boxer fundraisers

    03/03/2007 2:00:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies · 2,664+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 3, 2007 | ROBIN FIELDS AND CHUCK NEUBAUER
    WASHINGTON // A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on allegations that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaign. Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country shortly after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week. ...The case has transformed Jinnah from a political...
  • Finally! Veil lifted on Muslim rape epidemic

    07/22/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    'They are simply living by the 7th century rules of a desert warrior' For years there have been reports on blogs, personal testimonials and the like, about what looked like a literal epidemic of rape by Muslim men of both women and children, especially in northern European nations where the Muslim immigrant population is high. But the disturbing reports rarely rose to the level that would make the general population aware of the dangers that were becoming evident. After all, such a report would be blasted for attacking Islam and discriminating against Muslims. Until now, when a case from the...
  • Nobel prize winning Pakistani physicist who predicted the 'God particle' is shunned

    07/09/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/9/12 | Phil Vinter
    He was the first Pakistani to win a Nobel prize in physics after he predicted the existence of the so-called 'God particle', but in his home country Abdus Salam's achievements have been written from the record books. Despite being a leading figure in Pakistan's space and nuclear program Salam was shunned by Muslim fundamentalists when they took control of the country in the 1970s. Although he was a Muslim, the physicist, who died in 1996, belonged to the Ahmadi sect, who believed Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was their spiritual leader as opposed to the prophet Muhammad.
  • Popular female Pakistani singer killed in drive-by shooting (Taliban: singing is un-islamic)

    06/19/2012 5:25:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/12 | Reza Sayah
    (CNN) -- A popular female Pakistani singer who defied the Taliban's decree against singing and dancing was shot and killed in northwest Pakistan Monday night, police and hospital officials told CNN. Authorities described the singer's ex-husband as a suspect in the case, and said early indications were that the Taliban were not involved, according to police official Imtiaz Altaf. Ghazala Javed, who recorded scores of songs in her native Pashto language and became a household name among young, progressive ethnic Pashtuns in northwest Pakistan, had just left a beauty salon and was driving home with her father when gunmen on...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • Officials: Pakistani Taliban training Frenchmen

    03/24/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/24/12 | Ishtiaq Mahsud - AP
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday. Authorities are investigating whether Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman of Algerian descent who is suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in Toulouse this month, was among the training group, the officials said. Merah was killed in a dramatic gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff at...
  • 23 Somalis on Trial in Tennessee for Sex Slavery

    03/06/2012 12:23:12 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 05 March 2012 | Cort Kirkwood
    Twenty-three Somalis will go on trial this month in connection with operating a sex slavery ring that sold little girls into slavery in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nasvhille, Tennessee; and other cities. ... authorities busted the Somali gang while some of its members were leaving a parking lot with one of its victims in the car. “One victim, Jane Doe One,” the newspaper reported, “was first taken from Minneapolis to Nashville in December 2005 to sell for sex. She was 13 at the time.” ... Another victim, who had run away from home, suffered terribly at the hands of the men. “The...
  • Three Pakistani Men Plead Guilty to Terror Charges

    09/14/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "Three Pakistani men pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Bates in the District of Columbia, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out...
  • Migrants are having big families to claim benefits, says Asian baroness ( UK )

    09/15/2011 9:41:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th September 2011 | Tim Shipman
    Nobody likes to accept that, nobody likes to talk about it because it is supposed to be very politically incorrect. Some Asian families in Britain are having too many children in order to claim extra welfare payments, Britain’s first female Asian peer claimed last night. Baroness Flather accused the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities of failing to adopt the values of British society and said they should have their benefits slashed. Lady Flather, a former Tory who now sits as a crossbencher, said this abuse of the welfare system has been brushed under the carpet out of political correctness. She spoke...
  • Hate crime charged in attack by 2 in Falls

    07/17/2011 3:45:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | July 16, 2011 | Charlie Specht and Barbara O'Brien
    NIAGARA FALLS -- The arrest of a Niagara Falls woman accused of using ethnic slurs and assaulting a woman of Pakistani origin is "a troubling symptom" of increased anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, the spokesman of a national civil rights group said Friday. "How do you prevent something like this if [you're a] law enforcement officer?" asked Ibrahim Hooper, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C.
  • Smart Power… Pakistani Radicals Call For Holy War After Team Obama Holds Gay Rights Events

    07/04/2011 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    This must be more of that smart power we heard so much about… They’re still pooping in buckets but Obama thinks they’re ready to celebrate gay rights. Pakistani radicals called for a holy war after the US Embassy held its first ever gay rights celebration. Under Islamic laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death. Iran Press News reported: After repeated violation of Pakistani air space, covert activities and military intervention, the US Embassy in Islamabad has arranged the first ever “Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration” ceremony and assured Washington’s support to the participants.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Top Confident Huma Abedin Is Assistant Editor Of An Islamic Journal

    03/22/2008 10:10:53 AM PDT · by jveritas · 226 replies · 9,186+ views
    March 22 2008 | jveritas
    Huma Abedin the top confident and closest aide for Hillary Clinton is an assistant editor to an Islamic Journal called “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” http://www.imma.org.uk/editorialboard.htmIn fact the “Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs” and its “Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs” were founded by Huma Abedin father Syed Z. Abedin was a famous Islamic scholar but died when Huma was 17, and now both the Islamic institute and its journal are headed by her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin also known as Saleha S Mahmood a famous Islamic scholar and deputy dean of an Islamic school in Saudi Arabia called Dar Al-Hekma...
  • Pakistani National Indicted in Scheme to Illegally Export Restricted Goods and Technologies...

    03/09/2011 5:09:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Pakistani National Indicted in Scheme to Illegally Export Restricted Goods and Technologies to Pakistan BALTIMORE—A federal grand jury has indicted Nadeem Akhtar, age 45, of Silver Spring, Maryland, on charges related to a scheme to illegally export items that are used directly or indirectly in activities related to nuclear reactors and the processing and production of nuclear-related materials. The indictment was returned on March 11, 2010 and unsealed today. Akhtar had an initial appearance today at noon, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mildred Methvin, in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Judge Methvin ordered Akhtar...
  • Pakistani Kids Play "Suicide Bomber" (video)

    03/01/2011 8:20:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/1/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Makes "cowboys and Indians", or "cops and robbers" seem pretty lame.
  • Sexual Slavery in Britain and Its PC Enablers

    03/01/2011 11:38:25 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Islamist Watch Blog ^ | Februari 28 2011 | David J. Rusin
    What do victims of the Fort Hood massacre have in common with scores of raped British girls? Both are evidence that failure to speak and act against Islamist threats due to fear of being called a racist or "Islamophobe" can lead to terrible suffering. While the missed signs concerning Major Hasan are well known, the UK scandal deserves attention as a study in official blindness. MP Jack Straw sparked a firestorm in January when he highlighted a particular genre of sex crime: gangs of "Pakistani heritage men … who target vulnerable young white girls" and groom them as sex slaves....
  • Taliban true followers of Islamic ideology, US biggest terrorist: Pakistan minister

    11/24/2010 3:59:49 AM PST · by Qaz_W · 8 replies
    Times Of India ^ | Nov 24, 2010 | IANS
    ISLAMABAD: The Taliban are "the true followers of Islamic ideology", says a Pakistan minister who also believes that "America is the biggest terrorist of the world". According to federal minister for tourism Maulana Attaur Rehman: "Ulema and Taliban are the true followers of Islamic ideology and America is the biggest terrorist of the world, which is creating hatred against them." Dawn quoted Rehman as saying at a public gathering in Allai area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Tuesday that terrorism could not be brought to an end until the US and the world gave equal rights and respect to the Muslims....
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Gang of Asian men weep as they are jailed ...for abusing white girls as young as 12

    11/06/2010 9:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th November 2010 | Paul Sims
    A gang of Asian ‘sexual predators’ were jailed yesterday for abusing white girls as young as 12. The five men preyed on their victims over several months and threatened them with violence if they refused their advances. One of the men branded his victim a ‘white bitch’ when she resisted, while a second smirked: ‘I’ve used you and abused you.' The men, all British-born Pakistanis, attacked the four girls in play areas, parks and in the back of their cars, Sheffield Crown Court heard. They gave them gifts and introduced them to their friends. The girls were abused so frequently...
  • "Asian" Men Weep as They Are Jailed for Total of 32 Years for Abusing White Girls as Young as 12

    11/06/2010 3:46:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 69 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/7/2010 | Mail Online
    Adil Hussain, Zafran Ramzan, Umar Razaq, Razwan Razaq, Mohsin Khan A gang of Asian ‘sexual predators’ were jailed yesterday for abusing white girls as young as 12. The five men preyed on their victims over several months and threatened them with violence if they refused their advances. One of the men branded his victim a ‘white bitch’ when she resisted, while a second smirked: ‘I’ve used you and abused you.' The men, all British-born Pakistanis, attacked the four girls in play areas, parks and in the back of their cars, Sheffield Crown Court heard. They gave them gifts and...
  • Pakistani woman killed in Italy over arranged marriage

    10/04/2010 7:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 10/4/10 | Staff
    A Pakistani woman has died in Italy after her husband beat her with a brick for opposing the arranged marriage of her daughter, triggering a wave of outrage among Italian politicians on Monday. [Snip] According to Modena prosecutors' initial findings, the father Ahmad Khan Butt, a 53-year-old construction worker, threw his wife to the ground and beat her with a brick while the brother Umair attacked his sister. [Snip] Conservative lawmaker Souad Sbai of Moroccan origin said that such "intolerable barbarism" was the "result of failed integration" of the father and brother into Italian society.
  • UN says no aid yet for 6 mil flood victims in Pakistan.. Anger rising.

    08/14/2010 6:16:23 PM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies
    Six million still need relief * Anger rising * World Bank may redirect $900 million in aid * 500 stranded fuel tanker drivers SUKKUR, Pakistan Aug 14 (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies have provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades but relief operations have yet to reach an estimated six million people. The lives of 20 million people -- nearly 12 percent of the population -- have been disrupted by one of the worst catastrophes in Pakistan's history. Six million still need food, shelter and water, the UN said in a statement....
  • Pakistani flood victims' anger at US

    08/23/2010 7:13:51 PM PDT · by Immerito · 156 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/21/2010 | Jill McGivering
    Displaced people are camping everywhere. Shelters of canvas and plastic sheeting line the edges of the highways linking Islamabad to Peshawar in the north-west of the country. The roads are raised, a precious strip of dry land in a sea of stagnant floodwater and thick mud. I stopped at one makeshift camp and a group of men rushed forward as soon as I got out of the car, crowding round. One was a thin-faced man in his 40s called Iftikhar. He pointed to the swamped ground beyond the railway tracks and the remains of his village. His house had been...
  • Pakistani wanted by U.S. is killed by explosives

    06/14/2010 11:54:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 250+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 6/14/10 | Mushtaq Yusufzai,
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani militant commander, Qari Zafar, who was allegedly involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Karachi on March 2, 2002, was killed by an explosive in North Waziristan a few days ago. The United States had announced $5 million award for his capture. Zafar belonged to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and was wanted by the government for several terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including masterminding the Marriott Hotel bombing.
  • Report: Pakistani spy agency supports Taliban (ISI)

    06/13/2010 9:37:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 257+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/10
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's main spy agency continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the group's leadership council despite U.S. pressure to sever ties and billions in aid to combat the militants, said a research report released Sunday. The findings could heighten tension between the two countries and raise further questions about U.S. success in Afghanistan since Pakistani cooperation is seen as key to defeating the Taliban, which seized power in Kabul in the 1990s with Islamabad's support. U.S. officials have suggested in the past that current or former members of Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency,...
  • Pakistani citizen caught crossing border into Arizona

    06/03/2010 3:47:27 PM PDT · by exbrit · 31 replies · 1,157+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/3/10 | Unspecified
    TUCSON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirm with News4, a Pakistani citizen crossed the border illegally from Mexico into Arizona on May 20th. ICE says the man was apprehended by Border Patrol on the Tohono O'odham reservation and turned over to ICE.
  • Chile returns Pakistani explosives suspect to jail

    05/22/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2010
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean appeals court ordered a Pakistani man back into a high-security prison Saturday, saying the chemicals allegedly found on his possessions at the U.S. Embassy and inside his apartment could only have come from direct contact with explosives. Mohammad Saif Ur Rehman Khan has said it all must be a misunderstanding and that he wants America to be safe and secure.
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • US says Pakistani Taliban may go on terror list

    05/11/2010 2:09:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies · 327+ views
    AP ^ | May 11 2010 | MATTHEW LEE
    The government may add the Pakistani Taliban to a terrorism blacklist that would impose travel and financial sanctions on members of the group, which officials believe is linked to the failed Times Square car bombing.
  • Police arrest Pakistani in US Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 12:58:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 172+ views
    google ^ | 5/11/10 | ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean police have detained a Pakistani man who entered the U.S. Embassy in Santiago with traces of explosives on his clothes. U.S. Embassy spokesman Juan Pablo Varela confirmed that 28-year-old Mohammed Saif Ur Rehman was detained by Embassy security and handed over to police. Rehman told police he came to the Embassy on Monday to get a U.S. visa. Now he's in preventive detention while prosecutors decide whether to press charges.
  • Shahzad Complaint Unsealed (Pakistani Bomber)

    05/04/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,105+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/04/10 | Daniel Foster
    Some highlights and questions from the complaint, in order: —Shahzad left the keys to his personal car and his Connecticut home inside the Pathfinder used in the bombing. Presumably because he thought they'd be destroyed. —Shahzad used a prepaid cell phone to call a fireworks store and numbers in Pakistan in the days after purchasing the Pathfinder. —Shahzad's wife and parents both live in Pakistan, so these calls could be to them, of course. But considering he claims to having trained in bomb-making in Waziristan. . . —About that bomb-training. The fertilizer used in the bomb was non-explosive. The crude...
  • Times Square Vehicle Recently Sold On Craigslist for Cash ["Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking.]

    05/03/2010 1:54:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 3,282+ views
    Times Square Vehicle Recently Sold On Craigslist for Cash Sources tell CBS News the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder - found in Times Square Saturday night - told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for $1,300 cash in $100 bills on Craigslist. Authorities interviewed the Pathfinder's registered owner Sunday night, but say he is not a suspect in the case. The vehicle identification number on the Pathfinder had been removed from the dashboard, but it was stamped on the engine and axle. Its license plates came from a car...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing

    05/02/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | Sunday, May 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City. Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel. The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created...
  • Pakistani army kills 22 Taliban near Afghan border

    03/28/2010 6:39:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 215+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/28/10 | Hussain Afzal - ap
    PARACHINAR, Pakistan – Pakistani troops repulsed a Taliban attack Sunday on an army base and bombed two militant hide-outs close to the Afghan border, killing 22 insurgents in a region where the army is pressing an offensive, a government official said. The fighting occurred in Orakzai tribal region where many militants are believed to have fled from a major operation in their former stronghold of South Waziristan. ... The government says more than 100 suspected militants and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the region in the last week. Officials have said the militants killed so far include...
  • Chicago cabbie accused of aiding Al Qaeda

    03/26/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 575+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    A Chicago taxi driver who is a Pakistani native was arrested today on charges he provided material support to Al Qaeda by attempting to send money overseas, federal authorities said. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, claimed to be an acquaintance of terror leaders in Pakistan, authorities said. He is due in federal court in Chicago later this afternoon. Khan was arrested without incident this morning in downtown Chicago while working, authorities said.
  • Pakistani minister: Obama's plan emboldens terrorists

    03/12/2010 9:56:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 143+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/12/10 | Sara Carter
    Islamabad, PAKISTAN - President Obama's plan to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 has emboldened terrorists and increased distrust of U.S. intentions in the region, Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Thursday. "The administration's withdrawal date was music to the ears of the militants and terrorists," Qureshi said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Examiner. "This sends the wrong signal, and you will have chaos and confusion in Afghanistan if this comes to fruition.
  • Pakistan : Religious parties term US centre of evil

    02/07/2010 7:18:33 PM PST · by Qaz_W · 2 replies · 203+ views
    The Nation, Pakistan ^ | February 08, 2010 | N.A.
    Allama Ali Muhammad Rizvi of SUC ........... said terrorists wanted to create sectarian divide among Muslims on Shia-Sunny basis but the unity among Muslims have spoiled all their conspiracies. .........He lashed out at America because its policies focus on creating rift and divide among Muslims. He said we are not Shiites, we are not Sunnis we are only the humble followers Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)........... UHRC Chairman Ahmed Ali said that conspirators through these blasts at processions have tried to set Karachi into communal riots and turned it into Beirut. He added that Israel, and American agents were involved in these...
  • Pakistani officials: Suspected US drone kills 20 (Shaktoi area of South Waziristan)

    01/17/2010 9:14:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,532+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/10 | Rasool Dawar - ap
    MIR ALI, Pakistan – At least one suspected U.S. drone fired on a house in Pakistan's volatile tribal region Sunday, killing 20 people in the 11th such attack since militants in the area orchestrated a deadly suicide bombing against the CIA in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said. Four missiles slammed into the house in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan, the same region where a drone strike Thursday targeted a meeting of militant commanders in an apparently unsuccessful attempt to kill Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud. The militant leader helped organize the Dec. 30 attack against a remote CIA base in...
  • Pakistani officials: Suspected US missiles kill 4

    01/08/2010 9:45:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 278+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/10 | Rasool Dawar - ap
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Suspected U.S. missiles killed four people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a surge of such attacks since a suicide bomber staged a deadly assault on CIA employees just across the frontier in Afghanistan. The attack was the sixth in just over a week in North Waziristan, an unusually intense bombardment that also follows repeated calls by the United States for Pakistan to do more against militants there blamed for attacks on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The area is the stronghold of the Haqqani network, an Afghan Taliban group with links to al-Qaida....