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  • Pakistan High Court upholds forced marriage of abducted Catholic minor

    10/29/2020 4:41:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 28 | Staff Reporter
    The Sindh High Court in Karachi, Pakistan, has validated the marriage of a 13-year-old Catholic girl to a Muslim man who abducted her. Arzoo Raja had been taken from outside her home on October 13 and two days later, as the family searched for her, police announced that they had received marriage papers claiming that Arzoo was 18 and that she had converted to Islam to marry her 44-year-old abductor, Ali Azhar. The family were able to provide the authorities with an official birth certificate proving Arzoo was 13, and they sought legal representation from Aid to the Church in...
  • The Christian Sawan did not blaspheme against Muhammad: they released him after 7 years in prison and a looted neighborhood

    10/28/2020 8:06:53 PM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies
    Who will return the Christian Sawan Masih's 7 years of life in prison under threat of execution? In 2014 Sawan Masih was sentenced to death in Lahore, Pakistan, because a "friend" accused him of having blasphemed against Muhammad. He has spent this time on death row, from the age of 31 to 38, in an appeal process that has finally led to his acquittal in the Lahore High Court, in Punjab, this past October 5. He has already been released. Sawan Masih is a health worker, his wife is named Sobia and they have three children (16-year-old Noor, 14-year-old Saim...
  • Pakistan: deadly bombing at Peshawar religious school

    10/27/2020 12:28:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    An explosion at a religious seminary in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar has killed at least eight people and injured 136 others. The deadly blast took place at about 8.30 am at the Jamia Zuberia religious school in Dir Colony, where about 500 students were gathered to hear a lecture by influential cleric Rahimullah Haqqani. Most of them were between 20 and 30 years old and from the Khyber Pakthunkwa and Balochistan regions of Pakistan, as well as some from Afghanistan. A police superintendent, Waqar Azeem Kharal, said the explosion had been caused by at least five kilograms of high-quality...
  • Pakistan: Blast in Shia Hazara market in Quetta Hazarganji, three martyred

    10/27/2020 1:27:01 AM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    ABNA ^ | 10/27/2020 | pak shiite news
    Three martyred in the blast in Shia Hazara market in Quetta Hazar Ganji on Sunday. A remote-controlled bomb exploded in Quetta. Due to that, at least three people embraced martyrdom and seven sustained injuries. According to police, the explosion took place at the Hazarganji fruit market on the outskirts of Quetta. They said the terrorists had planted explosives in a motorcycle. Preliminary investigations revealed that the terrorists used explosives weighing four to five kilogrammes in the attack. National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in Islamabad had recently issued a threat alert for Peshawar and Quetta. It said that banned militants of...
  • Several dead in blast at religious school in Pakistan’s Peshawar

    10/27/2020 1:22:45 AM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 10/27/2020 | Asad Hashim
    Explosion in the northwestern city’s mosque which also serves as a religious school kills seven people and wounds at least 109 others. Islamabad, Pakistan – An explosion at a religious school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least seven people and wounded 109 others, police and health officials say. The blast occurred at the Speen Jamaat mosque, which also serves as a religious school for the local community in the city’s Dir Colony area, at 8:30am local time (3:30 GMT) on Tuesday, a police official told Al Jazeera shortly after the blast. “[Students] were reading the...
  • Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam

    10/26/2020 7:16:00 PM PDT · by xomething · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Paris (AFP) — France’s largest employers’ federation on Monday urged companies to “resist the blackmail” over a product boycott by Arab countries as a backlash widens over Paris’s hardened stance against radical Islam. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech. But his comments triggered protests in Muslim-majority countries at the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and setting fire to French flags in the Libyan...
  • UK Child Abuse Inquiry Refuses to Investigate Pakistani Grooming Gangs

    10/26/2020 7:32:52 PM PDT · by xomething · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Virginia Hale
    Britain’s national inquiry into child sex abuse has been blasted for ‘cowardice’ over race as it refused to look at grooming gang scandals carried out by mostly Pakistani gangs, or to hear from key witnesses. Victims of the grooming gangs ... blasted the public probe, ..., after it emerged would not be examining any of the notorious cases in which ‘Asian’ gangs have preyed on thousands of mostly white, working class girls. The Inquiry has so far looked at organisations like the Church of England and the Armed Forces... It was believed that the ‘organised networks’ section of the inquiry...
  • Charity Launches Asylum Petition for Pakistani Christian Girl Forced to Convert to Islam

    10/26/2020 7:44:05 PM PDT · by xomething · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Thomas D. Williams PHD
    A Catholic charity has launched a campaign urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant UK asylum to a young Christian girl in Pakistan receiving death threats from a Muslim rapist who forced her to marry him and convert to Islam. During the coronavirus lockdown, Mohamad Nakash kidnapped at gunpoint Maira Shahbaz, a 14-year-old Catholic girl from the Punjab Province, gang-raped her with two other accomplices, blackmailed her, and forced her to convert to Islam. In early August, the Lahore High Court ruled that Shahbaz had voluntarily converted to Islam and therefore is legally married to Mr. Nakash, who claimed that...
  • Pakistan.- At least twelve soldiers die in two attacks carried out in Pakistan

    10/20/2020 7:21:57 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    notiamerica ^ | 10/15/2020 | Europa Press
    Pakistan.- At least twelve soldiers die in two attacks carried out in Pakistan At least twelve Pakistani soldiers have died this Thursday in two attacks carried out in North Waziristan (north) and Balochistan (west), as confirmed by the authorities, with no claim of responsibility for the moment. The Pakistani Army has indicated that at least six soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack in the Ramzak area of ​​North Waziristan, as a convoy of security forces passed by, as reported by the Pakistani daily 'Dawn'. Pakistan.- At least twelve soldiers die in two attacks carried out in Pakistan The...
  • Cuba, China, Russia elected to UN Human Rights Council; US brands it a 'mockery'

    10/13/2020 2:52:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Cuba, China and Russia on Tuesday were elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a move that the U.S. branded a “mockery” of the body's intended purpose and as proof that Washington was right to leave the council in 2018. The three countries, all with a history of authoritarianism and human rights abuses, were elected by the U.N. General Assembly, along with countries including Bolivia, France, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom. Saudi Arabia was on the ballot but failed to drum up enough support to win a seat.
  • U.N. Ready to Welcome China, Russia, Saudi Arabia to Human Rights Council

    10/13/2020 5:47:35 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2020 | Simon Kent
    China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Cuba and Pakistan are tipped to finish top of Tuesday’s election for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council, prompting disbelief from freedom campaigners and exiled dissidents alike. U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, said allowing these countries anywhere near the council “is like making a gang of arsonists into the fire brigade.”
  • Danny Pearl’s Killer Won’t Walk — Yet, Anyway

    10/13/2020 11:33:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2020
    Pakistan’s Supreme Court made the right call last week, ensuring that one of the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl won’t walk free — at least not for now. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik’s been on death row since 2002 for orchestrating the kidnapping and beheading of Pearl. But a local court this year ruled he’s only guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and re-sentenced him to seven years, which would spring him now. Pearl’s family appealed the decision, and the high court has now agreed to delay any release while it considers the arguments, which will take...
  • Pakistan Bans Chinese App TikTok for ‘Immoral and Indecent’ Content

    10/11/2020 10:16:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s telecom regulator blocked TikTok on Friday for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content, another blow to the social media app that has come under increasing scrutiny as its popularity has surged across the globe.The ban comes in view of “complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application,” said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).Shortly after the ban, the app began to show a blank interface with no text or images loading.The PTA said it would review its ban, subject to a satisfactory mechanism by TikTok to moderate unlawful...
  • 'Waterboarding broke al Qaeda captive in 35 seconds,' says former CIA agent defending torture

    12/12/2007 6:37:32 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 200 replies · 1,115+ views
    'Waterboarding broke al Qaeda captive in 35 seconds,' says former CIA agent defending tortureUse of the interrogation technique known as "waterboarding" was approved by the White House and gets results, a former CIA agent admitted yesterday. The technique - which simulates drowning - was used against Al Qaeda captives with success, John Kiriakou told a U.S. TV network. The one-time CIA interrogator is the first to speak out about the "torture" methods that have earned President George Bush's administration worldwide condemnation. The White House has denied torture is used on terror suspects, but Mr Kiriakou said waterboarding "broke" one stubbornly...
  • POLITICSProud of my son, says the Muslim father of a Pakistani who stabbed 2 in Paris

    09/29/2020 6:57:54 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Exbulletin ^ | September 28, 2020 | News desk
    Ali Hassan’s father, a young man who stabbed two people in a meat-cleaver attack outside the former Paris office of controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine last week, said to himself ” proud ”of his son. In an interview with online channel Naya Pakistan, the father, whose name is withheld, said his son had “done a great job” and was “very happy” with the attack. The French government condemned Friday’s stabbing in front of the former office of the satirical magazine as an act of “Islamist terrorism”. The man, previously identified as Ali Hassan, seriously injured two employees of the Premieres Ligne...
  • Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

    09/22/2020 11:52:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 74 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 9.22.2020 | Keoni Everington
    AIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (Sept. 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are allegedly deployed to the border. On Sunday, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded a video showing several PLA recruits crying on a bus as they are allegedly "transferred to Ladakh Border to face Indian Army [sic]." Hamid then wrote that China's one-child policy is "seriously hurting the motivation level of our Chinese brothers." He then added, "We Pakistani support you China. Stay Brave." Although Pakistan is an ally of China, Hamid...
  • Maldives Could Relinquish Control Of An Island As Chinese Loan & Pressure Mounts

    09/19/2020 10:11:15 PM PDT · by libh8er · 7 replies
    EurAsian Times ^ | 09.18.2020
    The Maldives government is now alarmed at the amount of debt it owes to China. With the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism-dependent islands are now finding it difficult to repay the Chinese debt that the previous government took. India and China have been trying to gain clout in the region. Under Former President Abdullah Yameen’s government, China invested millions of dollars in infrastructure projects under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However, in 2018 Yameen faced election defeat. In an interview with BBC, the current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed said that the Chinese debt amounts to...
  • Thousands protests in Pakistan over Charlie Hebdo

    09/06/2020 2:11:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Tens of thousands of people across Pakistan protested against French magazine Charlie Hebdo reprinting cartoons that mock the Prophet Mohammad. The cartoons were first published in 2005 and triggered outrage and unrest among Muslims around the world. Earlier this week, Charlie Hebdo - a satirical weekly - revived the cartoons to mark the start of the trial of suspected accomplices in an Islamist militant attack on its Paris office back in 2015. The protests in Pakistan were organized by the hardline Islamist TLP party and held across the country. Rallies paralyzed traffic in Karachi - the country's financial and business...
  • My daughter, son think a lot of India and so do I, says Trump

    09/04/2020 11:14:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Telangana Today ^ | 5th Sep 2020
    The president, who describes himself as the best friend ever of India and Indian Americans in the White House.The First Family of the United States is in love with India, US President Donald Trump indicated as he noted that both his daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr along with Kimberly Guilfoyle think a lot about India and so does he. “I know India and I understood those young people (Kimberly, Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka) that you mentioned. They’re very good young people. And I know their relationship to India is very good and so is mine,” Trump told...
  • Pakistan: Christian teen flees after court returns her to custody of her Muslim abductor

    08/29/2020 11:57:18 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 29, 2020 2:00 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pakistan: Christian teen flees after court returns her to custody of her Muslim abductor AUG 29, 2020 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER These “love jihad” incidents are motivated by supremacist assumptions. The idea is that the Muslim community will always grow at the expense of the non-Muslim community. In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the court shares the same assumptions. And so Maira Shahbaz has no chance at freedom except to flee. “Pakistani Christian Teen Flees into Hiding After Court Returns Her to Custody of Abductor,” International Christian Concern, August 27, 2020: 08/27/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International...