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  • Radical groups in Pakistan file a petition in the apex court to revoke Holy Bible in Pakistan.

    06/27/2011 3:27:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Pakistan Christian Post ^ | 6 Jun 2011 | JAwad Mazhar
    Radical groups in Pakistan file a petition in the apex court to revoke Holy Bible in Pakistan. By: Jawad Mazhar Islamabad: June 3, 2011. (PCP) A group of fanatic Muslim clerics in Pakistan filed a petition to clamp ban on the Holy Bible as it contains passages and miracles of Lord Jesus Christ which he performed during the three (03) of preaching period upon the face of earth. But these passages and miracles were seen as humiliation of the Islamic Prophet by radical Muslim elements. PCP learnt through very reliable sources. Sources alleged in case court failed to do...
  • Where is the outrage? After earlier failure, jihadists succeed in using eight-year-old girl to

    06/26/2011 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/26/11 | Marisol
    The world breathed a sigh of relief that Pakistani jihadists had failed in their attempt to use nine-year-old Sohana Jawed to carry a bomb in an attack that would have killed her. Now, Afghan jihadists tried, and this time, it worked. Perhaps this was a copycat attack; in any event, Sohana's case is no longer an anomaly, but part of the jihadist playbook in the region. Where is the outrage? As with yesterday's hospital bombing -- which reportedly hit a maternity ward the hardest -- all of Afghanistan, and indeed all of the Muslim world ought to be furious. If...
  • Pakistan is not our Friend

    06/25/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 25th, 2011 | Jim Emerson
    In his surrender speech to the nation President Obama said, “We will work with the Pakistani government to root out the cancer of violent extremism, and we will insist that it keep its commitments.” That was a lie to the American people and he knew it. He has been briefed that the Taliban and al Qaeda are being sheltered in Pakistan with the approval of the local government and security forces. The assessments in the intelligence briefings he receives daily should have made it quite clear that Pakistan regularly aids our enemies. Pakistan providing aid to militantsAs reported by Fox...
  • Seized Phone Offers Clues to Bin Laden’s Pakistani Links

    06/23/2011 8:40:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Carlotta Gall, Pir Zubair Shah and Eric Schmitt.
    The cellphone of Osama bin Laden’s trusted courier, which was recovered in the raid that killed both men in Pakistan last month, contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, senior American officials who have been briefed on the findings say. The discovery indicates that Bin Laden used the group, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, as part of his support network inside the country, the officials and others said. But it also raised tantalizing questions about whether the group and others like it helped shelter and support Bin Laden on behalf of Pakistan’s spy agency, given that...
  • Danger Ahead: A Radicalized Pakistani Army

    06/23/2011 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 23, 2011 | FAREED ZAKARIA
    Whatever their strength, American troops will not determine success in Afghanistan. Nor will the newly formed Afghan National Army. As U.S. forces are gradually withdrawn over the next three years, it is Pakistan's 600,000-strong army that will become the dominant military force in the region and will try to shape its future. But that military is undergoing a deep internal crisis of identity, its most serious since Pakistan's founding in 1947. How it resolves this crisis will determine its future, the future of the Afghan War — and much else. This week's news that a Pakistani brigadier general has been...
  • Another Jihadist Leader Living Freely in Pakistan

    06/21/2011 1:45:02 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 1 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/21/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    While Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbotabad may or may not have been known to Pakistan's senior leadership, it is apparent that at least some in the country realized it. Now we have the leader of another very deadly jihadist group living openly in Pakistan. Fazle-ur-Rahman Khalil is the leader of the Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, which was allied to al Qaeda. Khalil was a trusted confidant of bin Laden and signed the fatwa against the United States in the 1990s. Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen was and is an international group, with its jihadists ending up in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Khalil is living openly...
  • Police: Pakistani girl forced to wear suicide vest (9 year old)

    06/20/2011 5:47:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    TIMERGARAH, Pakistan — Police said Monday that militants kidnapped a 9-year-old girl on her way to school and forced her to wear a suicide bomb vest. The girl and police said she managed to escape her captors as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan.Sohana Jawed, who is in third grade, said she was abducted near her home in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday and taken to Lower Dir district, a four hours' drive away, where she was found Monday.Police in Lower Dir presented Jawed at a news conference, where she told her story...
  • Another Incident of Police torture Prisoner killed in central jail Peshawar

    06/19/2011 3:33:02 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 19 June2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, June 19, 2011, Relative of 24 year old Zafar khan blamed to police that they killed a prisoner with tortured in Central Prison Peshawar. They blocked the road near central jail Peshawar and protest against police. Zafar Khan Mother and Brother with the other people blocked the road near central jail. They shout against the Peshawar police and said that police killed with out any reason Zafar Khan. The brother of Zafar Khan admitted that his brother was drug user but we saw the tortured on his dead body. He also blamed the police that they urged me to...
  • AP sources: Pakistanis tip off militants again

    06/18/2011 3:27:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/18/11 | KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer
    U.S. officials say Pakistan has apparently tipped off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the terror suspects time to flee, after U.S. intelligence shared the locations with the Pakistani government. Those officials believe Pakistan's insistence on seeking local tribal elders' permission before raiding the areas may have most directly contributed to the militants' flight, though they also suspect low-level security officials may have tipped the militants off. U.S. officials have pushed for Pakistan to keep the location of such targets secret prior to the operations, but the Pakistanis say their troops cannot enter the lawless...
  • Pakistan 'blocking supplies to US base'

    06/18/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 16, 2011 | Rob Crilly,
    Pakistan is blocking food and water from reaching a remote base used by the US for its secret drones programme, severely hampering counter terrorism strategy, according to a senior American official.
  • U.S., Pakistan Need To Reset Relationship

    06/16/2011 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2011 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    It's always painful to watch a love affair go sour, as the unrealistic expectations and secret betrayals come crashing down in a chorus of recrimination. That's what's happening now between the U.S. and Pakistan, and it has a soap-operatic quality, in Washington and Islamabad alike. "How could they treat us so badly?" is the tone of political debate in both capitals. If this were a feuding couple, you'd counsel a cooling-off period, as they recover their wounded pride and balance. And that's probably the right advice for the U.S. and Pakistan, too. These countries have been bitterly disappointed in the...
  • Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid

    06/16/2011 4:34:20 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 14 June 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI
    Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. A casualty of the recent tension between the countries is an ambitious Pentagon program to train Pakistani paramilitary troops to fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the northwestern tribal areas. Readers' Comments "With 'friends' like this who needs enemies?" Fred, Up State NY Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied...
  • Pakistan 'arrests CIA informants in Bin Laden raid'

    06/15/2011 6:42:15 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pakistan has arrested five alleged informants for the CIA who helped in the US raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in northern Pakistan in May, US media report. Among those held by the intelligence agency, the ISI, was the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to watch Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, the New York Times reported. The raid strained US-Pakistan ties. US President Barack Obama said "someone" was protecting Bin Laden. Pakistan has denied knowing Bin Laden's whereabouts and denied the New York Times report, in particular its claim that an army major was...
  • Pakistan arrests CIA's bin Laden informants: report

    06/15/2011 5:51:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan's top military spy agency has arrested five CIA informants who fed information to U.S. intelligence before the raid last month which killed Osama bin Laden, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. One of the detainees was reported to be a Pakistani Army major whom officials said copied license plates of cars visiting the al Qaeda leader's compound 30 miles northwest of Islamabad. The fate of the CIA informants arrested in Pakistan was unclear, the newspaper reported, citing American officials. Outgoing CIA Director Leon Panetta raised the issue of the informants' detention during a trip to...
  • Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid

    06/14/2011 8:04:55 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 14 JUNE 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI
    WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the weeks before the raid, is the latest evidence of the fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan. It comes at a time when the Obama administration is...
  • Pakistani Forces Arrest CIA Informants Who Led U.S. to Usama Bin Laden

    06/15/2011 1:45:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2011 | Staff
    Pakistan's intelligence service has arrested the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to observe Usama bin Laden's compound before the U.S. raid that killed the Al Qaeda leader, as well as a "handful" of other Pakistanis, a U.S. official said late Tuesday. In Pakistan, a Western official confirmed a New York Times report that five of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the CIA before the May 2 bin Laden raid were arrested by Pakistan's top military spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, known as ISI. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition...
  • New challenge for U.S.-Pakistan ties

    06/11/2011 10:26:54 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | Griff Witte and Karen DeYoung
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Twice in recent weeks, the United States provided Pakistan with the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to see the militants learn their cover had been blown and vacate the sites before military action could be taken, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. Overhead surveillance video and other information was given to Pakistani officials in mid-May, officials said, as part of a trust-building effort by the Obama administration after the killing of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. raid early last month. But Pakistani military units that arrived at the sites in the tribal areas of...
  • Submarine Sails (China-Pakistan all-weather friendship scales new heights)

    06/11/2011 12:31:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Force Magazine, India ^ | June 2011 | Prasun K. Sengupta
    Submarine Sails China-Pakistan all-weather friendship scales new heights Pakistan’s efforts to have a sea-based minimum credible nuclear deterrent vis-a-vis India took a significant step forward last month when the state-owned, Wuhan-based China State Shipbuilding Industrial Corp (CSIC) ferried the first Qing-class conventional attack submarine (SSK) to Shanghai to begin a year-long series of sea trials, which is likely to include the test-firing of three CJ-10K submarine-launched, 1,500km-range land attack cruise missiles (LACM) capable of being armed with unitary tactical nuclear warheads. Called the Qing-class SSK, it is a variant of the Type 041A Improved Yuan-class SSK, which is also due...
  • Pakistan army chief says US aid should be diverted (Snubs US with her own money)

    06/09/2011 12:45:49 PM PDT · by ravager · 10 replies ^ | Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 11:40 ET
    Pakistan's army chief says billions of dollars in U.S. aid meant for the military's fight against Islamist militants should be diverted to bolster the economy and help ordinary Pakistanis. The announcement could be seen as a snub to the U.S. and an attempt to bolster the military's popularity following the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reiterated that the army has ceased its training relationship with the U.S. and has restricted the scope of intelligence sharing. He also said American drone attacks are unacceptable and declined U.S. calls for an operation in the militant-infested North...
  • Uncertainty and old weapon, Pakistan borders security cops run off jobs.

    06/07/2011 11:23:25 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 8 june 2011 | Musarat Ullah Jan
    Peshawar, 8 June 8, 2011, 40 security cops of leavies have leaved the job because of uncertain situation on pak afghan border near dir valley. The reactions come after one week in shaltalo check post, where last week afghan terrorist attack. More then 25 security personal and 15 civilians killed in attack. Shaltalo check has post placed in Dir Bala and near to afghan borders, last week more then 70 afghan militant attacks on check post, after the attack on check post situation most terrible there, local community close the schools and markets because of security situation . Provincial government...
  • "Non-Western" Men Dominate Sex Crimes in Norway

    06/03/2011 5:39:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | 6/2/2011 | R Cort Kirkland
    Muslim men are continuing their brutal campaign of rape against Norwegian women, according to a police report broadcast on a Norwegian television station. According to the report, all assault rapes in the country during the past five years were committed by “non-Western” men, a clear euphemism for Muslims either from Africa, the Middle East, or Asia given the identity of most rapists in Scandinavia. Shockingly, a woman police official discussing the rapes made excuses for the rapists in the video. The news is hardly new. Muslim men have been conducting a wave of sexual terror against Norwegian women for some...
  • Interpol has issued security alert blaming Pakistan for Taliban escaping

    06/02/2011 3:40:34 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies ^ | 2 june 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, June 2, 2011, an international security alert, has been issued by INTERPOL about the 417 dangerous prisoners, including members of the Taliban, who escaped from an Afghan prison. In security alert Interpol said that Pakistan and Taliban are claimed the responsibility of escaping of prisoner from prison. More then 105 pages alert Interpol said dhtat during the night of 24 April; the Taliban broke out the prisoners from the Sarposa prison in Kandahar through a tunnel constructed from outside the prison perimeter fence into the prison interior. INTERPOL said the jailbreak constituted a major threat to global security. At...
  • Rep. Allen West: Pakistan Playing the U.S. Like A “Bad Fiddle”

    06/01/2011 11:48:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies ^ | 6/1/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( – Republican Congressman and retired Army veteran Allen West (R-Fla.) said the United States has continued to pursue a relationship with Pakistan while getting played like a “bad fiddle.” “We don’t need Pakistan to be successful but as long as you continue to let them believe that you need them, they’re going to play you like a bad fiddle and that’s exactly what’s happening,” said West at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. “I was one of the first guys who came out and said that we do need to cut off this funding to Pakistan. Look, I spent two...
  • Latest Target of Pakistani Radicals: Ban the Bible

    06/01/2011 7:37:50 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/1/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – A group of radical clerics in Pakistan wants the country’s Supreme Court to declare certain passages in the Bible blasphemous – because they depict as flawed certain biblical characters whom Muslims regard as Islamic prophets. If the court fails to do so, they said, then lawyers will submit an application for the Bible to be formally banned in Pakistan. The campaign, announced by the clerics at a Lahore mosque and reported Tuesday in the Karachi daily The News and the Urdu-language Roznama Islam, is the latest attempt by radicals to use the country’s blasphemy laws to shield Islam...
  • Government has close the operational center of Black water & CIA in Peshawar

    05/31/2011 8:36:34 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 10 replies ^ | 1 june 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, June 1, 2011, Operational base of CIA and Black Water at warsak road Peshawar has been close and Pakistani official gives dead line of one week to the foreigner, whose run the Base for activities. According to sources the base was start three years back with the support of Pakistan government, where they train frontier constabulary and other officer. Source confirms that operational base was start for the search for terrorist groups; monitor the activities of Taliban in region. CIA and Black water run the base and local supporting staffs also work here. According to sources base closing is...
  • Anthony Weiner: Don Juan in Hell

    06/01/2011 4:31:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 5/31/2011 | Roger L Simon
    Does the Anthony Weiner affair mean anything? Some married congressman may or may not have sent a Twitter crouch shot of himself to a college girl on the other side of the country. Snore. So what else is new? We all know that our male politicians – left, right, gay, straight, or whatever – suffer from overdoses of testosterone. It’s almost the sole distinguishing characteristic of a profession that otherwise has no specific qualifications. Weiner himself had the reputation of being quite the playboy before he married the half-Indian, half-Pakistani Huma Abedin in 2008. So what if it hasn’t really...
  • Pakistan: Christian girls kidnapped, forced to marry, convert to Islam

    05/31/2011 3:12:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 30 May 2011 | CC
    Two Christian girls--Rebecca Masih and Saima Masih--were forced to marry and convert to Islam after they were kidnapped by a wealthy businessman on May 24. The kidnapping took place in the northeastern Pakistani province of Punjab. “Kidnapping Christian girls, conversion and forced marriages have become common practice in Punjab,” said Haroon Barkat Masih, director of the Masihi Foundation, a Pakistani organization that offers legal aid to persecuted Christians. “Kidnapping Christian girls, conversion and forced marriages have become common practice in Punjab. The police have been bought; instead of serving the Punjab government they are servants of extremist groups. Punjab is...
  • Pakistan must be tougher on terror: Clinton [something brewing?]

    05/27/2011 5:31:25 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 58 replies
    National ^ | Friday, May 27, 2011 | Chris Allbritton and Arshad Mohammed
    ISLAMABAD — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Pakistan needed to take decisive steps against Islamist militancy and that relations between the two allies, tense since the killing of Osama bin Laden, had reached a turning point. Ms. Clinton, the most senior U.S. official to visit Pakistan since U.S. Navy SEALS killed the al Qaeda leader this month, appeared to be trying to smooth over strains, repeating that there was no evidence that any senior Pakistani officials had known of bin Laden’s whereabouts. But she also said she had asked Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime...
  • Anti-Christian Violence in Faisalabad: Tombs Desecrated, Young Woman Gang-Raped

    05/27/2011 9:01:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 5/27/11
    Muslim landowners use tractors to plough over a Christian cemetery in order to seize the land illegally. A 29-year-old mother is drugged and raped by six men. In both cases, police covers up for the culprits. Government must act, Faisalabad priest says.Faisalabad (AsiaNews) – Christian tombs were recently desecrated and a young Christian woman was gang-raped for an entire night. In both cases, police refused to file a First Information Report, allowing the culprits to escape justice. These are examples of the ordinary violence visited upon Pakistan’s Christian minority. Whether it involves Christian-owned land and property or individuals who are...
  • China Gives Pakistan 50 Fighter Jets

    05/24/2011 2:18:28 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/19/11 | Jane Perlez
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — China has agreed to immediately provide 50 JF-17 fighter jets to Pakistan, a major outcome of a visit by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to Beijing this week, Pakistani officials said Thursday.
  • US terrorist links Pakistani ISI to Mumbai attacks

    05/24/2011 3:29:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- An admitted American terrorist who scouted sites where militants went on a deadly three-day rampage in Mumbai in 2008 speaks so softly that at times he's difficult to hear. But echoes of David Coleman Headley's testimony alleging close coordination between Pakistan's main intelligence agency and militants are reverberating far beyond the Chicago courtroom where he is the government's star witnesses in a terrorism trial at a pivotal moment in U.S.-Pakistan relations and the global fight against terror.
  • David Headley, witness in terror trial, ties Pakistani spy agency to militant group

    05/24/2011 5:12:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/23/11 | Sebastian Rotella
    A confessed Pakistani American terrorist took the stand in a Chicago courtroom Monday and described a close alliance between Pakistan’s intelligence service and the Lashkar-i-Taiba terrorist group, alleging that Pakistani officers recruited him and played a central role in planning the 2008 Mumbai attacks. David Coleman Headley’s long-awaited testimony at the start of a trial with international repercussions resolved one question at the outset: Federal prosecutors did not hesitate to connect Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) to the attacks that killed 166 people, including six Americans. Headley has pleaded guilty to doing reconnaissance in Mumbai and is the star government...
  • David Headley alleges Pakistan role in Mumbai attacks

    05/23/2011 1:55:35 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | May 23, 2011
    A man who scouted sites for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has testified in a separate trial that the Pakistani intelligence service had links to the group that carried out the attacks. David Headley was giving evidence against Tahawwur Rana, who is accused of giving him cover to scout the sites. Headley said a Pakistani agent paid him $25,000 (£15,526) for the operation. Mr Rana has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers say he was tricked by Headley, a former friend. Headley has said he was trained by militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). At the opening on Monday of Mr Rana's trial...
  • Report: Pakistan wants Chinese to have naval base(and permanent Chinese navy presence)

    05/23/2011 9:56:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Report: Pakistan wants Chinese to have naval base Stars and Stripes Published: May 23, 2011 Pakistan has asked China to build a naval base at its port of Gwadar, and wants the Chinese navy to maintain a regular presence there, Britain’s Financial Times reported Monday. “We have asked our Chinese brothers to please build a naval base at Gwadar,” Chaudhary Ahmed Mukhtar, Pakistan’s defence minister, told the Times, confirming that the request was conveyed to China during a visit last week by Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. Such a foothold would be the first overseas location offering support to...
  • Pakistan has now lost two of its three Orion aircraft

    05/22/2011 9:25:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    The News, Pakistan ^ | May 23, 2011 | Sabir Shah
    Pakistan has now lost two of its three Orion aircraft Sabir Shah Monday, May 23, 2011 LAHORE: Of just the three P-3 series Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft that Pakistan had acquired from the United States in 1996, two have now been lost. According to the website of the Pakistan Navy, one of these planes (bearing serial number 83) was lost due to an accident while carrying out routine exercises over the coastal waters of Pasni (Balochistan) on October 29, 1999. This was one of the 46 Pakistani aircraft that had crashed between 1996 and 2000, and one of...
  • ICE deports Pakistani investigated in N.Y. bombing attempt

    05/22/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/11 | Jerry Seper
    A Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation last year into the failed Times Square bombing was deported on Sunday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after pleading guilty in federal court to fraud charges. Aftab Ali Khan, 28, formerly of Watertown, Mass., was flown to Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad, Pakistan, accompanied by ICE agents on a flight from Boston Logan International Airport. He had been in federal custody since May 2010 when he, his uncle and another man were arrested following the failed attempt to bomb New York's Times Square on May 1, 2010. He...
  • Barbaric: Foreign Aid Fuels Islamic Extremism

    05/21/2011 6:17:31 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 4 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 22, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    James Delingpole of the UK’s Telegraph is speaking out. Let’s hope his tell-it-like-it-is attitude goes viral: The biggest recipient of our foreign aid largesse is currently Pakistan to which over the next four years we will be sending a total of £1.4 billion. This is roughly the same amount that Pakistan has earmarked to spend on a new fleet of Chinese made submarines; these will go nicely with the two squadrons of Chinese J-10 fighters which Pakistan has also bought at a cost of $1.4 billion. So, in effect, our foreign aid donations are helping to underwrite the military expansion...
  • Pakistan wants China to build it a naval base

    05/22/2011 4:03:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/22/2011
    Pakistan wants China to build it a naval base Reuters ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Saturday it wanted China to build it a naval base, in the latest sign of moves to strengthen ties with Beijing as relations with Washington falter. The announcement from Pakistan’s defence minister came a day after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani returned from a four-day visit to China, Islamabad’s biggest arms supplier. “We would be … grateful to the Chinese government if a naval base is … constructed at the site of Gwadar for Pakistan,” Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar said in a statement, referring to...
  • Newspaper in Pakistan Publishes WikiLeaks Cables

    05/22/2011 2:03:59 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20th 2011 | Jane Perlez
    The leading English-language newspaper, Dawn, and its Web site on Friday began publishing a selection of more than 4,000 American diplomatic cables obtained from WikiLeaks that are devoted to Pakistan, opening a window onto the American-Pakistani relationship and domestic politics never before seen here. The cables, which were reviewed and in some cases reported on by The New York Times last year, include a request from the head of the Pakistani Army, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, for American surveillance drones to fly over South Waziristan, where the army was fighting the Taliban. The request by General Kayani referred only to...
  • Pakistan is not a trusted friend no matter the 2004 Silver medalist says

    05/21/2011 8:59:03 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 21st, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    On 17 May while patrolling near the Afghanistan/Pakistan border two NATO helicopters were fired upon by Pakistani troops. The border post assumed the helicopters were Americans violating Pakistan airspace. The NATO helicopters returned fire injuring two Pakistani soldiers. With allies like this who needs enemies? The resulting engagement has further angered the Pakistanis adding to their anger from the killing of bin Laden on Pakistani soil. Most likely the anger resulting from the embarrassment of having the world’s most dangerous terrorist hanging out in their country without their knowledge, if indeed that was the case. The incident appears to be...
  • Satellite images reveal alarming speed Pakistan is rushing to finish weapons-grade nuclear reactor

    05/18/2011 8:39:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/11 | Staff
    New satellite images have shown the alarming speed at which Pakistan is constructing a weapons-grade nuclear reactor. The aerial images, taken on April 20, show the rapid building progress of the fourth reactor to produce plutonium in Pakistan's Khushab facility. The site was barren in 2009 and the facility 'costing billions' was undetectable by satellite just 17 months ago, but has since grown at an alarming rate. The facility in Khushab is the fastest growing nuclear program in the world, with the speed of the latest reactor's construction prompting concern from U.S. officials
  • Respect Pak sovereignty, China tells US

    05/18/2011 9:12:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    The News, Pakistan ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
    Respect Pak sovereignty, China tells US Muhammad Saleh Zaafir Thursday, May 19, 2011 BEIJING: China has warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China. Beijing has advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and solidarity and this was formally conveyed to the United States at last week’s China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks. The Chinese foreign minister, who represented his country in the talks, conveyed the Chinese feelings to the United States. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao disclosed this during his two-hour-long formal talks with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the...
  • China to give Pakistan 50 JF-17 aircrafts (emergency purchase)

    05/18/2011 7:40:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    China to give Pakistan 50 JF-17 aircrafts BEIJING: China will give 50 JF-17 aircrafts to Pakistan on emergency basis while reaffirming to standby Pakistan. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani met his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao on Wednesday. Both Gilani and Jiabao discussed bilateral relations, strategic matters and host of other issues, including Abbottabad operation. The two leaders also discussed Abbottabad operation and its after affects on the regional situation, according to media reports. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday reaffirmed two countries will maintain an all-weather friendship. The two prime ministers agreed in principle...
  • Gilani’s Beijing visit to herald ‘Look China’ era (talk of mutual defense)

    05/17/2011 10:03:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Nation, Pakistan ^ | May 16, 2011 | Salim Bokhari
    Gilani’s Beijing visit to herald ‘Look China’ era By: Salim Bokhari | Published: May 16, 2011 LAHORE - Pakistan and China would be entering a historic phase of bilateral relations when the leaderships of both the countries would meet in Beijing to restructure their mutual bonds that have withstood all the tests of time. The new chapter is being added to further cement existing excellent ties, the focus of which would be to ensure mutual defence against all forms of foreign aggression. This may be remembered that bilateral relations between Islamabad and Beijing have had many peaks but no troughs,...
  • Pakistan Envoy Downplays PM's China Comments (China "best and most trusted friend")

    05/17/2011 4:53:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    VOA ^ | 5/17/2011 | Unattributed
    Pakistan's ambassador to China says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's warm words about his country's relationship with Beijing are not indicative of a shift away from the U.S. Ambassador Masood Khan tells VOA that Islamabad believes good relations with both the U.S. and China are needed to eliminate terrorism and extremism. Gilani told China's official Xinhua news agency that China is his country's "best and most trusted friend." Gilani also praised China for supporting Islamabad following the U.S. raid that killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. The Pakistani prime minister spoke ahead of a four-day visit to China to mark...
  • Pakistan and NATO Forces Exchange Fire

    05/17/2011 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Redalways · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-17-11 | SALMAN MASOOD
    Pakistani ground troops opened fire on two NATO helicopters that crossed into Pakistan’s airspace from Afghanistan early Tuesday morning, the Pakistani Army said in a statement. A firefight then briefly erupted between NATO forces and the troops, the statement said, and two Pakistani soldiers were wounded. The clash took place at Admi Kot Post in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, an area that American officials have long regarded as a haven used by militants to attack coalition forces inside Afghanistan. NATO officials said they were looking into the incident, and could not immediately confirm whether the helicopters had...
  • 51% Pakistanis sad & 44% consider Osama a Martyr: Survey

    05/17/2011 8:30:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Although Public opinion is divided on the Abbottabad Incident however more than two third of Pakistanis (68%) believe the sovereignty of their country was severely compromised in the American operation and about half of population are sad and 44% consider Osama bin Laden a Martyr. Findings of a study released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan during May 7-10, less than a week after the death of Osama Bin Laden, shows the mixed emotions of Pakistani people about the life and death of Osama bin Laden. When asked, in a in a poll, whether they...
  • 51 per cent of Pakistanis sad over Osama's death: survey

    05/16/2011 10:56:32 PM PDT · by cold start · 18 replies
    NDTV ^ | 16 May 2011
    Islamabad: A majority of Pakistanis surveyed in a poll appeared to be aggrieved over the death of Osama bin Laden, with 51 per cent describing their emotions as "grief". However, one-third said they were unconcerned by the incident. The nation-wide poll was conducted by Gallup Pakistan between May 7 and May10, less than a week after bin Laden was killed in a raid by US special forces in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2. Only 11 per cent of respondents said they were glad or relieved to know about the death of the Al Qaeda leader. Forty-four per...
  • White teenage mother stabbed to death and dumped in canal after having baby with married Muslim (UK)

    05/16/2011 7:37:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th May 2011
    A white teenage mother was stabbed repeatedly and her body dumped in a canal after she clashed with the Asian family of her lovechild, a court has heard. Laura Wilson, 17, had a brief relationship with Ishaq Hussain, 22, who lived close to her before giving birth to their daughter in June last year. Sheffield Crown Court was told that Hussain failed to acknowledge the child as his own and did not offer any support, leading to friction between Laura, her family and Hussain. Things came to a head last October when she went to Hussain's house and told his...
  • Police Raid Florida Mosque in Politically Correct Fashion

    05/15/2011 5:02:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | David Paulin
    In an early-morning raid on Saturday, dozens of federal agents and police surrounded a mosque in west Miami-Dade County. They were after suspected jihadists -- Pakistani-born American citizens who'd allegedly been providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban and who hoped for the deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan. They wanted to see Sharia law established in Pakistan as well. Accordingly, police weren't taking any chances. They were heavily armed. And they showed up just after 6 a.m. to ensure they had the element of surprise. But, alas, police encountered a pesky little problem: religious ceremonies were being conducted by...