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  • Afghan Taliban Sources Confirm Death of Leader

    05/22/2016 8:32:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Senior Afghan Taliban sources on Sunday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan, adding a shura or council is underway to decide his successor. “I can say with good authority that Mullah Mansour is no more,” a senior Taliban source told AFP. Mansour’s death was confirmed by two other senior figures, who said the group’s top leaders were gathering in Quetta to name their future chief. Earlier, Reuters quoted a US official as saying that Mansour was “likely killed” along with another combatant.
  • Pakistan: US drone strike violated sovereignty

    05/22/2016 1:36:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Pakistan said the United States drone strike that reportedly killed a Taliban leader violated its sovereignty, The Guardian reported . Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in an airstrike on Saturday in Pakistan, CNN confirmed , according to sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Obama. But Pakistan said Sunday the U.S. government didn't tell Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of its plans ahead of the strike. “This is a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty,” Sharif told reporters in London, according to The Guardian. The Guardian reported that the American government...
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • FLASHBACK-US Will Not Pay $25 Million Osama Reward, Officials [ He got prison instead! ]

    08/14/2013 4:05:43 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    ABC news ^ | way back in May of 2011 | ABC news
    No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants. "We do not expect a reward to be paid," said a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, meaning that the $25 million bounty offered by the U.S. under the Rewards for Justice program after the 9/11 terror attacks will probably remain uncollected.
  • Obama administration to blame for jailing of hero Bin Laden doctor, says Pakistani report

    06/01/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Sib Kaife
    It was the Obama administration that sealed the fate of the Pakistani doctor jailed for helping nail Usama Bin Laden, by divulging key details after the fact and dooming any chance Shakil Afridi's cover story could win his freedom, according to a confidential Pakistani report. When former Secretary of Defense and ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta publicly acknowledged Afridi's role in the ruse which helped the CIA pinpoint Bin Laden's presence in an Abbottabad compound, any chance that Pakistani authorities could help him get out of the country vanished, according to what some have called Pakistan’s version of the 9/11 Commission,...
  • COUNTERTERRORISM EXPERT: OBAMA ADMIN 'THREW DR. AFRIDI UNDER THE BUS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES'

    05/01/2013 7:22:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/13 | Breitbart
    On Wednesday, counterterrorism expert and retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan told Breitbart News that the Obama administration’s failure to work for the release of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the US find Osama Bin Laden, was “disgraceful.” He also labeled it a massive intelligence risk for future operations. “From a pure intelligence perspective,” said Cowan, “anybody who is providing clandestine intelligence support to us, any assets who are agents, have to be nervous when they see how we threw Dr. Afridi under the bus for political purposes. We would look as though we were mean and tough in...
  • Obama’s ego is writing checks cashed with the souls of men

    05/24/2012 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-12 | DrJohn
    This vainglorious administration is so self-absorbed that it refuses to keep secrets if it can in any way benefit politically from them regardless of the cost. Obama is so bent on preening he seems not to have any concern at all for those who actually make the sacrifices. First Joe Biden outs SEAL Team 6 as those who participated in the Bin Laden raid and then Leon Panetta outed the doctor who helped provide intelligence for the raid. That was catastrophic for the doctor. First he and his wife were fired for engaging in a "fake" vaccination program. In a...
  • U.S. citizen gets five years in drugs-for-missiles plot

    04/10/2006 6:46:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 229+ views
    An Indian-born U.S. citizen was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for his role in a plot to obtain and sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida. Ilyas Ali, 58, formerly of St. Paul, Minn. also was ordered to serve five years probation following his release. Ali pleaded guilty in 2004 to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Two other men both from Pakistan pleaded guilty to the same charges. Muhamed Abid Afridi, 32, also was sentenced to nearly five years...
  • Two in San Diego Plead Guilty in Plot to Sell Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Terrorists

    03/03/2004 5:01:02 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 505+ views
    AP ^ | 3-3-04 | Seth Hettena
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two defendants admitted their roles Wednesday in a plot to sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida, authorities said. Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, and Muhamed Abid Afridi of Pakistan pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The case against a third defendant, Syed Mustajab Shah of Pakistan, is pending. In a plea bargain, Ali and Afridi admitted they planned to sell 5 tons of hashish and a half-ton of Pakistani heroin in exchange for cash...
  • 'Terror Pilot' Held in Mumbai-Was Trained in U.S. to Fly Plane Into UK House of Commons

    11/30/2001 9:15:33 AM PST · by codebreaker · 37 replies · 581+ views
    Asian Age Online ^ | Friday November 30, 2001 SGT | Staff Correspondant
    TERROR PILOT HELD IN MUMBAIMumbai India, November 29By Our Correspondant Mohammad Afroz, alias Afridi alias Pilot, who was arrested from Vashi, near Mumbai, nearly a month back, has confessed that he was learning to fly in order to crash an aircraft into the House of Commons in London, Mumbai police sources said on Thursday.
  • House ties Pakistani aid to freedom for hero doctor who helped get Bin Laden

    05/21/2016 4:02:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    The House of Representatives passed a defense budget that would make $450 million in aid to Pakistan contingent on the nation doing more to stop a militant terror network and calls for the freeing of an imprisoned doctor who helped the CIA find Usama bin Laden. The $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House late Wednesday calls on the Muslim-majority nation to crack down on the infamous Haqqani Network or lose aid. It also included a “sense of Congress” that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and calls for his immediate release from prison. Afridi is...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Muslim Kills 2-Year-Old Christian Child When Father Won’t Work For Free

    05/16/2016 4:55:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 05/16/16 | Team DML
    Approximately 1.6 percent of the 17 million people in Pakistan are Christians. They are treated like second class citizens and often suffer violent attacks by Muslims, but get little protection from officials, especially when crimes are committed by wealth and influential Muslims. Recently, Haji Rasheed, a wealthy Muslim landowner in Naximabad, Pakistan, hired a Christian man, Samsoon Masih, to paint his house, then refused to pay Masih for the work he had done. Masih stated he would no longer work for Rasheed without pay. In retaliation, the landowner and his son, Bahsrat, broke into Masih’s home and just started shooting...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Muslim lynch mob ‘chases Christians from homes’ demanding they convert to Islam

    05/13/2016 9:16:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | May 13, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    CHRISTIANS in Pakistan have been driven from their homes by a lynch mob of Muslim extremists after Imams issued a fatwa against one of their number over a Facebook video that appeared on his news feed. The small community of Christians in a remote village were forced to run for their lives after a crowd of more than 1000 people gathered outside their homes and demanded they convert to Islam. Campaigners say three quarters of the 300-strong population have now had to flee and are starving in the countryside without food or water, adding that they are only alive at...
  • Bangladesh executes top Islamist 45 years after crime

    05/10/2016 4:08:13 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10 May 2016 | Not credited
    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A senior government official says the head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party has been executed for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Motiur Rahman Nizami , leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight security.
  • Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

    05/10/2016 3:14:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
    The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party was executed early Wednesday for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Motiur Rahman Nizami, the 73-year-old leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight security. […] Nizami is the fifth senior official from opposition parties to be executed since 2013 for war crimes carried out during the 1971 war. Three other senior members of Nizami’s Jamaat-e-Islami party and a top leader of...
  • Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for rape and genocide in 1971 war

    05/10/2016 1:12:06 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    in.reuters.com ^ | Wed May 11, 2016 12:29am IST | RUMA PAUL
    Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal for genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the war. Nizami, 73, a former legislator and minister, was hanged at 12.01 a.m. local time, Law Minister Anisul Haq told...
  • London Buses To Feature ‘Praise Allah’ Ads

    05/10/2016 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:33am ET | Dan Joseph
    Following the swearing in of London’s first Muslim mayor, many of the city’s buses will sport advertisements that read “Subhan Allah,” which translates to “Glory be to God.” The paid advertisements are part of a push by England’s largest Islamic charity group, “Islamic Relief,” to help victims of the Syrian war. The ads will run throughout the Muslim holy week of Ramadan. …
  • Forget Kohinoor, a Diamond Four Times Bigger Is Now in Dubai

    05/10/2016 12:36:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Uncut diamond weighs in at 404 carats compared with Kohinoor’s 105.602 caratsEven as the governments of India, Pakistan and even Afghanistan have all laid a claim on the world-famous Kohinoor diamond that is set in the front of UK’s Queen Mother’s Crown, it is Dubai that can be called home to one of the world’s rarest and largest rough diamonds even discovered. The astonishing rough diamond in Dubai is characterised not only by its sheer size – an impressive 404 carats – but also uniquely by its colourlessness and flawless clarity. The cut-down Kohinoor, on the other hand, weighs 105.6...
  • NICHOLS/PHILIPPINES

    05/11/2002 9:51:36 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 10 replies · 1,067+ views
    KTVT-TV, Dallas ^ | 5/10/02 | CBS 11
    Ever since the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, critics have contended that more people were involved than Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. A recent federal lawsuit alleges that Iraqi agents also played a role and McVeigh’s former defense attorney claims that prior to the bombing Nichols made contact with international terrorists. In a special report CBS 11’s Steve Narisi says the trail some investigators are following leads to the Philippines. “The U.S. Government has contended all along that any link between Nichols and Islamic extremists is strictly coincidental. During Nichols and McVeigh’s trial, the court didn’t allow...
  • Report: Pakistan may have poisoned CIA chief after Bin Laden raid

    05/06/2016 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 06, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    A stunning new report showed how Pakistan's top spy agency may have secretly poisoned a CIA chief in the days and weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Usama Bin Laden in 2011. The now-retired CIA station chief in Pakistan, Mark Kelton, had come down with a mysterious illness that left him in severe pain, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper they suspected poisoning after attempts to treat him outside Pakistan failed. Those officials said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, harbored grudges against diplomats, journalists and other people the country considered opponents....
  • U.S Cuts Aid, Pakistan To Pay For Own F-16 Fighter Jets

    05/04/2016 7:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    TOLO News ^ | May 4, 2016 | TOLOnews
    The United States has informed Pakistan it will have to pay for eight American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of Congress raised objections to the proposed deal that would have seen the U.S sponsoring part of the purchase. The deal, estimated to be worth about $699 million USD, was approved by the U.S in February whereby the U.S would assist Pakistan with $430 million USD in aid to help finance the purchase. The deal involved up to eight F-16 fighter jets, along with radar and other equipment. However, this week, members of Congress voiced their unhappiness over the deal...
  • Pakistan to Trump: We’re Not a U.S. Colony; You Give Us ‘Peanuts’

    05/03/2016 11:14:53 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 46 replies
    cnsnew ^ | 5/3/16
    Stung by Donald Trump’s assertion that as president he would get Pakistan to release “in two minutes” the doctor who the U.S. says helped to track down Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani minister said Monday his country was not a U.S. colony and dismissed U.S. aid as “peanuts.” “Contrary to Mr. Trump’s misconception, Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America,” Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Khan said in a statement. “Shakil Afridi is a Pakistani citizen, and nobody else has the right to dictate to us about his future,” Khan said. “He should learn to treat sovereign...
  • Ramallah conference calls for Egypt, Jordan to invade Israel

    05/02/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has pursued an Islamic Caliphate since 1953, held a massive conference in Ramallah on Saturday, calling upon the armies of Jordan and Egypt to intervene directly and “free Palestine." Thousands participated in the event, which was billed as “Tent of Believers: the Caliphate Through the Path of the Prophet, and the Tent of Hypocrites, Heretics, and Imperialists." Black-and-white flags bearing the pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammed were waved while participants chanted slogans calling for the “liberation” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. “Officers and soldiers, break down the borders [of Israel],"...
  • U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself

    05/02/2016 2:31:11 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters | 5/2/16
    Is this a Obama Administration mistake, asking Congress to pay for their F-16'S? The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, as well as radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. However, Republican Senator Bob Corker said he would use his power...
  • US 'drops planned Pakistan F-16 fighter jet subsidy'

    04/29/2016 8:19:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 April 2016 | Brajesh Upadhyay
    The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official has told the BBC. The decision means that Pakistan will have to pay more than $700m (£480m) - two-and-a-half times the original cost - if it wishes to buy the aircraft. It comes after Congress refused to approve funding for the deal. Some US lawmakers had accused Pakistan of not doing enough to fight militants. India also objected to the sale. However, Pakistan has argued that the jets are needed for anti-terror operations, and so the US should help with...
  • Smoking dead scorpions is the latest addiction in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    04/29/2016 4:25:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    Dawn, Pakistan ^ | Apr 08, 20162 | Izhar Ullah
    “I started scorpion smoking in the mid-'60s,” recalls 74-year-old Sohbat Khan. It was during General Ayub Khan’s era, and Khan was only 20 years old. He would frequent the famous Jalil Kabab house in Peshawar, which is how he met the vendor who sold scorpions worth Re 1 or Rs 2 right next to the eatery. The men got their supply from the Matani area, which is rich in scorpions because of its insufferably hot weather. Khan says he has quit smoking scorpions. His eyes are sunken from years of addiction, and his pale face and hollow cheeks betray a...
  • 2 front-runners face off in Baltimore mayoral race

    04/22/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:47 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Just one day ahead of the anniversary of the worst riot Baltimore had seen in more than 40 years, its residents will head to the polls to determine who will lead the city for the next four years. […] Shortly after the April 27, 2015, unrest, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. Four months later, she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. The open race attracted a flood of hopefuls declaring their candidacy; before the Feb. 3 deadline passed, 13 Democrats jumped into the primary. The two most politically entrenched candidates emerged as front-runners: Sheila Dixon, who...
  • White Man or Black Woman? Senate Race Tears at Maryland Democrats

    04/22/2016 1:17:21 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    On Capitol Hill, Representative Chris Van Hollen is, literally and figuratively, a Democratic fair-haired boy. An American son of diplomats born while his parents served in Pakistan, he has used his fund-raising savvy, policy smarts and easy manner to position himself, party elders assumed, as a potential Democratic speaker of the House. Instead, Mr. Van Hollen, now running for the Senate in his home state of Maryland, is fighting for his survival in an identity politics primary that raises an explosive question: Should a white man, or a black woman, inherit the seat held for 30 years by Barbara A....
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • State Dept. Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations—for 14th Straight Year

    04/18/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2016 | 4:17 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    For a record 14th year in a row, the State Department has overruled the advice of an independent statutory watchdog and decided not to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom abuses. The decision not to designate Pakistan a “country of particular concern” under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) comes despite its government’s continuing rejection of calls to amend or rescind the world’s most notorious blasphemy laws — which carry the death penalty and are frequently used to target Christians and other minorities. It also comes just days after a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report highlighted...
  • India's homegrown Tejas fighter sparks interest in Egypt, Sri Lanka

    04/18/2016 6:31:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | Apr 18, 2016
    New Delhi: India's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which was several years in the making, has now caught the attention of foreign buyers, with Sri Lanka and Egypt evincing interest in the indigenously built fighter jet. Sri Lanka had recently rejected Pakistan's JF-17 aircraft built with Chinese help, while Egypt had last year signed a contract for 24 French-made Rafale fighter jets. The two countries are interested in the current version of the Tejas and not the upgraded one which will be rolled out later. However, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the manufacturer of Tejas, is focusing on delivering the aircraft...
  • What British Muslims really think

    04/16/2016 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Katya · 7 replies
    Channel 4 Television ^ | 2016 | Trevor Phillips
    British Docu Film based on in depth survey on current beliefs of British Muslims. Hosted by Trevor Phillips.
  • Study: Public School Textbooks in Pakistan Teach Intolerance of Non-Muslims

    04/14/2016 9:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A new study released Tuesday found that Pakistan’s public school textbooks negatively portray the country’s religious minorities, including Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, as “untrustworthy, religiously inferior, and ideologically scheming.” […] The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sponsored the study, which was conducted by the Pakistan-based NGO Peace and Education Foundation (PEF). The study found 70 new instances of bias in addition to finding that some problematic content found in a 2011 study conducted by USCIRF had remained and even been expanded upon. “Pakistan’s public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and...
  • ISIS threatens attack on India; vows to wipe out Hindus

    04/14/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | DNA Web Team
    Caption - To establish a caliphate, al-Hanif promises to topple Shiekh Hasina government in Bangladesh. ISIS vows to implement 'sharia' law in India. Islamic State (ISIS) has made new threat to send its fighters from Pakistan and Bangladesh to carry out 'guerrilla attacks' in India. In a recent interview carried by Dabiq magazine, the 'amir' of ISIS fighters in Bangladesh, Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif has vowed to wipe out Hindus and implement 'sharia' law in India and Bangladesh. al-Hanif also revealed the terror group is currently training fighters in Bangladesh and Pakistan to launch attacks on India and is seeking...
  • The world’s most bizarre YouTube star is from Pakistan. Here’s the proof.

    04/12/2016 11:05:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Apr 11, 2016 | Max Bearak
    At a time when Pakistan finds itself in the news for grisly bombings and a soaring rate in executions, an unexpected angel has swooped in with a message of peace, love and harmony. Two years after "Eye to Eye" baffled the country by giving birth to a huge cult following, the Pakistani singer Taher Shah returned this weekend with a second music video, "Angel," that has gone viral. Topping Twitter's trending list in India and Pakistan (and ranking third across the globe) and racking up millions of plays, this new classic may cement Shah's position as the world's most unlikely...
  • Police constable shows judge “how grenade works” inside courtroom, three injured

    04/12/2016 6:32:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 16 replies
    http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/ ^ | 04/11/2016 | Ali Zain
    A hand grenade exploded inside courtroom in Karachi’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) after a judge asked a police constable if he knew how grenades worked. The constable, instead of explaining his expertise in weapons and grenade handling to the judge, opted to demonstrate practically by promptly pulling out the pin from the grenade. This resulted in a loud explosion, injuring three including the constable and a court clerk......
  • With eye on China and Pakistan, India in talks to buy US Predator drones

    04/08/2016 8:10:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 8, 2016
    W DELHI: India is in talks with the United States to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones, officials said, a possible first step towards acquiring the armed version of the aircraft and a development likely to annoy Pakistan. India is trying to equip the military with more unmanned technologies to gather intelligence as well as boost its firepower along the vast land borders with Pakistan and China. It also wants a closer eye on the Indian Ocean. New Delhi has already acquired surveillance drones from Israel to monitor the mountains of Kashmir. As defence ties deepen with the United States, which...
  • Muslim Public Schools Prove that Islamic “Extremism” is Mainstream

    04/07/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | April 7, 2016 | Onan Coca
    A recent blockbuster expose on the Pakistani public school system has some eye-opening news for the non-Muslim world. In the wake of the Easter bombings in Lahore, Pakistan the people of the world complained that the Pakistani government wasn’t doing enough to push back against the Muslim extremists in their country. In response, the government has promised to crack down on militant terrorism that has entrenched itself in certain corners of their country. Here’s the problem with these promises… the “extremism” isn’t just found with the radical terrorists. In Pakistan, radical Muslim “extremism” isn’t actually that extreme. In fact, it’s...
  • INTERVIEW-Pakistan wants air force upgrade for prolonged militant fight

    04/07/2016 6:49:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | John Irish
    PARIS, April 7 (Reuters) - Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. U.S. ally Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people, is fighting a Taliban insurgency in its northwest, a separatist insurgency along its Iranian border in the west, and has a heavily militarised and disputed border with arch rival India in the east. In 2014, the military launched a crackdown in the northwestern areas of North and South...
  • Pakistan Becomes First International Customer for Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Helo

    04/06/2016 3:37:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    SEAPOWER ^ | 04/05/2016 | RICHARD R. BURGESS
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract to Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. to build AH-1Z Viper helicopter gunships for the Pakistani government. Under the $170 million Naval Air Systems Command contract, Bell will build the nine AH-1Zs and nine auxiliary fuel kits for the helicopters as a purchase under the Foreign Military Sales program. Deliveries are expected to be completed by September 2018, according to the contract announcement. The approval of the sale by the State Department was made a year ago for a maximum of 15 Vipers. The Pakistani Army will be the first international customer for...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • Rights group: Dramatic increase in executions in 2015 [Amnesty International]

    04/05/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2016 8:20 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 percent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia responsible for nearly 90 percent of the killings. The human rights organization said that the figure of at least 1,634 people executed last year — up from 1,061 in 2014 — does not include executions in China where data on the death penalty is considered a state secret. […] According to the report, the number of executions recorded in Saudi Arabia increased by 76 percent to 158. Executions in Iran rose 31 percent to 977. and the 326...
  • Declaration of Genocide is a Big, Fat, Juicy Nothing Burger

    04/05/2016 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Words matter. Especially words, which when spoken can save lives. But without action, words are empty…worthless…meaningless, especially when we’re talking about genocide. Such are the words of the Obama administration, an administration so preoccupied with majoring on minor things like waging a war on prescription drug abuse, it barely has time to notice the things that really matter. So after biting its tongue for way too long, the administration finally mustered-up the energy to choke out a few conciliatory words, acknowledging that the mass killing of Christians in the Middle East is indeed genocide. What a pity that the administration...
  • Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones

    04/01/2016 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is acknowledging that “civilians have been killed that shouldn’t have been” in past U.S. drone strikes, but says the administration is now “very cautious” about taking strikes where women or children are present. […] He says the U.S. has to take responsibility when it is not acting appropriately. …
  • The Oasis of CHRIST [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/01/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The JoshuaChronicles,Bible ^ | 4-1-16 | bible,Jesus
    Dormant places are about to come alive ! Blessings being held back about to arrive , Water in arrid places and streams where there had been none , Now the Glory of God arrive upon his daughters and sons , Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray , For each time you lift up JESUS he will make a way ! Isaiah 41:18 18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I...
  • Six Pakistanis baptized by Churches of Christ among dead in Easter bombing

    03/31/2016 4:29:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    The Christian Chronicle ^ | 30 March 2016 | Erik Tryggestad
    Six Pakistanis baptized by members of Churches of Christ in December are among the dead after an Easter evening bombing in Lahore, ministers reported. In addition, 17 members of Churches of Christ were hospitalized after the suicide blast at Lahore's Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in the city of 5.1 million souls, minister Eric Masih said. Four of the church members died immediately in the blast, which killed at least 72 people, Masih said. Another minister, Asher Kaleem, told The Christian Chronicle today that two additional church members, also baptized Dec. 3, died in the hospital. "The explosion...
  • Russian snub mars Obama’s nuclear summit amid Islamic State fears

    03/30/2016 6:41:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    With fears rising that the Islamic State is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, resident Obama will convene a global summit in Washington Thursday hampered by no-show Russia, a key target in the U.S. effort to lock down vulnerable atomic materials. ... Pakistan, another nuclear power causing major proliferation concerns for the U.S., is sending a lower-level representative after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif canceled his attendance to grapple with a horrific terrorist attack targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Iran, which has challenged the U.S. with a string of missile tests in recent months despite inking last year’s deal designed to curb...