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  • Progressive privilege: lefties making excuses for two lawyers arrested for Molotov cocktail firebombing of police car in Brooklyn

    08/07/2020 7:27:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    the genuinely privileged class in America’s big cities consists of radical progressives, who flout mask requirements at mass demonstrations, deface public property with graffiti, and riot and destroy while being called “mostly peaceful demonstrators.” ... The two rioters grabbed national attention when they were arrested because of their elite and privileged backgrounds. ... Colinford Mattis.. embodies elite credentials via affirmative action, “plucked” in Miller’s word, from East New York and educated at elite St. Andrew’s prep, Princeton (where he was a member of two elite eating clubs), and NYU Law. Urooj Rahman, born in Pakistan and brought to the USA...
  • A giant cross in Baltistan {Kashmir / northern Pakistan} sheds new light on Pakistan’s Christian past

    08/05/2020 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 9 July 2020 | Adrija Roychowdhury
    This June, a giant cross was discovered in the remote mountain areas of northern Pakistan, overlooking the river Indus, by a team of researchers from the University of Baltistan in Skardu. Carved out of marble stone, weighing three or four tonnes, and approximately seven feet in height, the cross is believed to be the largest one of its kind found in the Subcontinent. The discovery has generated global interest since it sheds new light on the religious history of the Subcontinent. While the precise era to which the cross belonged is yet to be ascertained through carbon dating, initial...
  • Poor and Desperate, Pakistani Hindus Accept Islam to Get By. Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially converting to survive.

    08/04/2020 5:46:46 PM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2020 | Maria Abi-Habib and Zia ur-Rehman
    The Hindus performed the prayer rituals awkwardly in supplication to their new, single god, as they prepared to leave their many deities behind them. Their lips stumbled over Arabic phrases that, once recited, would seal their conversion to Islam. The last words uttered, the men and boys were then circumcised. Dozens of Hindu families converted in June in the Badin district of Sindh Province in southern Pakistan. Video clips of the ceremony went viral across the country, delighting hard-line Muslims and weighing on Pakistan’s dwindling Hindu minority. The mass ceremony was the latest in what is a growing number of...
  • Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say

    07/31/2020 4:24:45 AM PDT · by RandFan · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31 | By Taimoor Shah and Mujib Mashal
    Anger over the closing of the border because of coronavirus fears triggers demonstrations, and then artillery barrages.KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Some of the most intense border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years left at least 15 civilians dead on the Afghan side on Thursday, officials said. Afghanistan accused Pakistani forces of firing heavy artillery into civilian areas after protests by communities on both sides who were demanding the reopening of a nearby border crossing that Pakistan had closed to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Hayatullah Hayat, the governor of Kandahar Province, where the clashes occurred, said...
  • Pakistani man accused of insulting Islam shot dead in courtroom

    07/29/2020 1:15:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/29/2020
    It was not immediately clear how the assailant, identified as Khalid Khan, managed to get into the court amid tight security. The attacker was subsequently arrested. The man on trial, Tahir Shamim Ahmad, had claimed he was Islam's prophet and was arrested two years ago on blasphemy charges, according to Azmat Khan, the police officer. Ahmad died before he could be transported to hospital. A Punjab governor was killed by his own guard in 2011 after he defended a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy. She was acquitted after spending eight years on death row in a...
  • China: In the end, the Big Loser

    07/26/2020 10:27:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Telegraph Online ^ | 7.26.2020 | Paran Balakrishnan
    Many Indians thought former BBC journalist Humphrey Hawksley was being overly alarmist when he wrote the thriller Dragon Fire two decades ago about a war pitting China and Pakistan against India that ended apocalyptically with nuclear devastation. Hawksley, a veteran Asia hand, said his fiction was meant not just to entertain but also be a warning that China was expansionist and was a one-party state whose government had to prove itself to survive. Since then, though, we’ve seen China offering a different narrative in which global economic diplomacy was its choice weapon. The Chinese have been busy proving they’re responsible...
  • Newly-discovered Buddha statue destroyed in Mardan [Paksitan, perps in irons]

    07/24/2020 11:18:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Pakistan News Report ^ | July 19, 2020 | staff
    A recently discovered Buddha statue was smashed into pieces by local construction workers and a cleric on Saturday in Mardan. The relic was discovered while digging the foundation for a house. A video of the act, which has since gone viral on social media, showed the construction workers, along with a cleric, smashing the Buddha statue using a sledgehammer. According to international reports, the statue was destroyed allegedly on the order of a local cleric. "Your nikah would cease to exist and you will no more be a believer if the statue isn't disposed of," the cleric allegedly told the...
  • The 1967 Six-Day War (What really happened)

    04/06/2003 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Asher · 26 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | Mitchell Bard
    The 1967 Six-Day War by Mitchell Bard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Nasser answered on October 15, saying that Israel was trying to deceive world opinion, and reiterating that his country would never recognize the Jewish State.(1) The Arabs were equally adamant in their refusal to negotiate a separate settlement for the refugees. As Nasser told the United Arab Republic National Assembly March...
  • Vietnam Suspends 27 Pakistani Pilots Working in its Airlines

    07/19/2020 9:42:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    DefenseWorld ^ | June 29, 2020 | "our bureau"
    Vietnam has suspended 27 Pakistani pilots working at local airlines after 262 of 860 civilian commercial pilots in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses. "All of the pilots are of Pakistani nationality and licensed in the country. These pilots are working at several airlines in Viet Nam," Dinh Viet Thang, Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), was quoted as saying by Vietnam News Agency. Minister of Transport of Vietnam Nguyen Van The has asked the CAAV to review the licenses and certificates of foreign pilots who are working at local airlines. The minister ordered ban of fight missions...
  • Pakistan to re-open border with Iran on July 5

    07/05/2020 6:02:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | 4 July 2020 | STAFF
    Pakistan said Saturday that it will re-open its western border with Iran from July 5 for trade. In a notification, the ministry of interior said it will re-open the border at four crossing points at Gabd, Mand, Katagar, and Chedgi and they will remain opened seven days a week from morning till evening. “Unlimited number of trucks will be allowed while ensuring all Covid-19 related SOPs and protocols,” read the notification. The ministry said the decision to re-open border crossings with Iran was taken on July 2 in the meeting of National Command Operation Center. Pakistan had first closed its...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

    06/29/2020 2:04:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Sophia Saifi,
    At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday. Rescue and paramilitary security personnel are at the scene in an ongoing operation, Azeem said. Video shows security and barricades outside the stock exchange in Karachi, according to CNN affiliate Geo News. Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in a media briefing on Geo News that four attackers entered the compound and started firing but were killed by security forces. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to...
  • India Deploying Massive Force to Chinese Border

    08/27/2013 8:17:58 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 22 replies ^ | August 27th, 2013 | Daniel G. J.
    Print Friendly and PDF 2 comments India Deploying Massive Force to Chinese Border Daniel G. J. by Daniel G. J. August 27th, 2013 Updated 08/27/2013 at 11:54 am Asia’s naval arms race is heating up again; India has joined Japan and China by launching an aircraft carrier to aid its mass of troops and weaponry along the border with China and Pakistan. india-military-china-borderChina and Japan have both launched carriers, and China has started work on its first large aircraft carrier. Now India has launched its own carrier, called the Vikrant. The Vikrant is the first aircraft carrier built in India,...
  • Indian military amasses more men, material at border with China

    06/27/2020 3:35:18 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | IANS
    The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The deployment, perhaps one of the biggest in the recent years, comes at a time when India and China are locked in a hitherto unprecedented standoff – for eight weeks now – at multiple points along their border. Sources said that Indian Army has deployed three more divisions in eastern Ladakh region to bolster its position on the Line of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Says U.S. 'Martyred' Osama bin Laden

    06/26/2020 4:10:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 26 June 2020 | Kathy Gannon
    Pakistan’s prime minister said on Thursday that the United States “martyred” the al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, a term that reflected a subtle stab at Washington as it’s mainly used for honorable figures slain in battle. Imran Khan delivered the stab in a rambling budget speech in parliament, attacking his predecessors’ foreign policies and saying that Pakistan’s partnership with the United States in the war on terror was a mistake. Khan also said Washington used abusive language against Pakistan, blaming Islamabad for its failures in neighboring Afghanistan and most of all — refused...
  • One in three pilots in Pakistan has a FAKE flying license, aviation minister reveals amid probe into crash last month that killed 97 people

    06/25/2020 8:04:59 AM PDT · by texas booster · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    A third of all pilots in Pakistan are flying with fake licences after paying people to sit their exam for them, it has been revealed. Out of 860 pilots currently licenced in Pakistan, investigators identified 262 who 'did not take the exam themselves' and 'don't have flying experience', he said.
  • Afghans accuse Taliban of killing 333 people as U.S. pulls thousands of troops out

    06/23/2020 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | AHMAD MUKHTAR
    Almost 900 Afghan security personnel and 150 civilians were killed or wounded in a wave of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan last week. The insurgents' onslaught made for the deadliest week in the history of the 19-year conflict, but it hasn't stopped the government, the insurgents, or the U.S. from pushing publicly for a peace deal. The Afghan government accused the Taliban of carrying out 422 attacks over just seven days, leaving 291 Afghan National Defense and Security forces dead and 550 more wounded. In the same period, the insurgents are accused of killing 42 civilians, including women and children, and...
  • Ancient Christian Cross Found in Northern Pakistan

    06/20/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    UCA News ^ | 6/18/20
    A huge marble cross discovered high in the mountains of Baltistan is thought to be up to 1,200 years old A Christian cross believed to be up to 1,200 years old and weighing more than three tons has been discovered in Skardu in northern Pakistan. A three-member expedition team from the University of Baltistan, Skardu, discovered the huge marble cross high in the mountain range of Kavardo in Baltistan. The team — led by vice-chancellor Muhammad Naeem Khan together with director of academics Zakir Hussain Zakir and director of external links Ishtiaq Hussain Maqpoon — visited the site to study...
  • India may re-evaluate neutrality in the US-China war

    06/20/2020 5:01:14 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 43 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 20, 2020, 9:10 pm | M D Nalapat
    New Delhi: The People’s Republic of China has, since 1949, had three transformational leaders: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and now Xi Jinping. All three threw into the waste basket the agreements and protocols agreed upon till then and negotiated their own versions for adoption, whenever they regarded doing so as advantageous to China. Mao charted an entirely new course in domestic and foreign policy, as did Deng. The latter had the advantage of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership rungs all but destroyed by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. He was, therefore, enabled to slice through the...