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  • Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan [by Gitmo release]

    12/17/2014 1:17:03 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 16 replies
    Front Page, also Viral Buzz. also on Jews News, Pamela Geller, ^ | 16 December 2014 | By Brooke McGowan, Viral Buzz
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead. Senior TTP commander Latif Mehsud (pictured above) was handed over to Pakistani authorities according to the source there. This was not the first time Obama has handed over Taliban leaders to Pakistan authorities who then have released them into the main populace. It is not without merit to wonder if today’s attack has any relation to...
  • Peshawar school attack: Taliban 'burn teacher alive in front of pupils and behead children'

    12/17/2014 9:24:52 AM PST · by marthemaria · 35 replies
    Taliban terrorists allegedly burned a teacher alive and made the students watch during their attack on a Pakistan school which left over 130 people dead. According to a NBC News report, citing an unnamed military official, the terrorists stormed the Army Public school in Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan, and committed the horrific act as well as detonating a suicide bomb which killed a number of students. "They burnt a teacher in front of the students in a classroom," the unnamed military source told the US TV network. "They literally set the teacher on fire with gasoline and made the kids...
  • Taliban School Slaughter

    12/17/2014 8:05:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    The mind-numbing savagery of radical Islam plumbed new depths in Pakistan yesterday. Taliban terrorists shouting “Allahu akbar” attacked the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, slaughtering 142 people, including 132 children between the ages of six and 16. Another 10 staff members, including the principal, were also murdered. “They didn’t take any hostages initially and started firing in the hall,” said Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, a military spokesman.
  • 130 Pakistan Children Murdered, Israel Offers Humanitarian Aid

    12/16/2014 7:06:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | December 16, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — December 16, 2014 … As Jewish children light candles, celebrating the first night of Hanukkah in Israel, the world turns it’s attention to a bloody massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan. Over 130 children aged 10 to 18 were murdered by Islamic terrorists in an attack by the Taliban (formally known as Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP) on a Pakistan military-run school. Some seven suicide bombers charged the school with automatic weapons and explosives. Israel and Pakistan, which do not share diplomatic relations, do communicate. Most of the communication takes places through their embassies in Turkey....
  • BREAKING: Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)

    12/16/2014 1:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Viral Buzz ^ | December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Brook McGowan
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
  • Malala "Heartbroken" By Pakistan School Slayings

    12/16/2014 7:35:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Breitbart News
    (AFP) Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was "heartbroken" by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing of scores of children by Taliban militants Tuesday in Pakistan.
  • In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children

    12/16/2014 6:38:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/14 | Sophia Saifi and Greg Botelho
    A deadly, hours-long siege of a school in northwest Pakistan ended Tuesday evening with all the Taliban militants responsible killed, at least 130 people -- most of them children -- dead and a country once again grasping for answers after a horrific attack. Six suicide bombers scaled the walls of Army Public School and Degree College in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar around 10 a.m. (midnight ET) intent on killing older students there, according to Mohammed Khurrassani, a spokesman for the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistan Taliban. These Taliban had "300 to 400 people ... under their custody" at...
  • Pakistan School Attack: Taliban Militants Kill 126 in Peshawar, Take Hostages

    12/16/2014 6:23:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | By Mushtaq Yusufzai, Wajahat S. Khan and F. Brinley Bruton
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Uniformed militants attacked a school, killing at least 126 people and taking hostages on Tuesday, an official said - an atrocity condemned by the U.S. as "senseless and inhumane." "The gunmen entered class by class and shot some kids one by one," a student who was in the school at the time told local media. Provincial official Bahramand Khan said at least 126 people were killed and 122 injured. More than 100 of the dead were school children, he added. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault, which appeared to be targeting the the children of...
  • Pakistan minister: 84 dead in Taliban attack

    12/16/2014 2:01:54 AM PST · by John W · 54 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Riaz Khan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have been wounded. According to Khattak, the 84 killed in the Tuesday attack were all "children" but hospital officials earlier said at least one of the fatalities was a teacher and one security official were also among the dead. Khattak says the fighting is still unfolding at the school.
  • Indus cities dried up with monsoon

    05/02/2006 7:20:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 714+ views
    India Telegraph ^ | Sunday, April 30, 2006 | G.S. Mudur
    The earliest settlement in the subcontinent with evidence of agriculture and domestication at Mehrgarh — now in Pakistan — is about 9,000 years old. This coincides with the peak intensification of the monsoon, the study said... The Arabian Sea sediments and other geological studies show that the monsoon began to weaken about 5,000 years ago. The dry spell, lasting several hundred years, might have led people to abandon the Indus cities and move eastward into the Gangetic plain, which has been an area of higher rainfall than the northwestern part of the subcontinent... About 1,700 years ago, the monsoon began...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 66 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • When the UN Apes Al Sharpton

    12/12/2014 4:10:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 12, 2014 | Horace Cooper
    Among the familiar hucksters who sought to capitalize on the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, came a new face: Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights and self-styled heir to the non-existent royal houses of Iraq and Syria. “I am deeply concerned,” Prince Zeid said in a press release, about “institutionalized discrimination” in America, and “I urge the U.S. authorities” to conduct “in-depth examinations” of racial justice. Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that Michael Brown’s death resulted from the criminal acts he engaged in before and during his encounter with officer Darren Wilson, Zeid’s Human Rights Council...
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • Pakistan looks to boost military export with revamped JF-17

    12/07/2014 2:26:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | December 7, 2014
    A revamped version of JF-17 jet fighter took centre stage at 8th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi this week as the country looks to boost its role as a military exporter on the world stage. Pakistan’s military has long been a major importer of defence equipment, particularly from key ally China. But the country is hoping the updated JF-17, conceived and initially developed with the help of China, along with Pakistani-made tanks and surveillance drones, will help grow military exports and bring in much-needed foreign exchange revenue. The country’s forex reserves are slowly recovering after falling to...
  • Pakistan Says Top Al-Qaida Militant Killed in Raid (A big one - Jafar the Pilot)

    12/06/2014 7:03:12 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 15 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 12/6/14 | MUNIR AHMED Associated Press
    Pakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaida operative Saturday who was indicted in the U.S. for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb New York's subway system, the military said in a statement. The death of Adnan Shukrijumah is the latest blow to the terror organization still reeling from the 2011 killing of leader Osama bin Laden and now largely eclipsed by the militant Islamic State group. It also marks a major achievement for the Pakistani military, which mounted a widespread military operation in the northwest this summer. The military announced Shukrijumah's death in a statement, saying that he was...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:58:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. The intercept provided the U.S. intelligence community with a rare glimpse into how al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, manages a global organization that includes affiliates in Africa, the Middle East, and southwest and southeast Asia. Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned...
  • Woman attacked with acid by five men in Muzaffargarh ( Pakistan )

    12/06/2014 5:20:52 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | December 5, 2014 | Owais Qarni
    A woman in Muzaffargarh allegedly managed to fight off five men who were attempting to rape her, only to be intercepted and attacked with acid as she made her way back to her house. The incident took place in a rural area of Qureshi Chowk in Muzaffargarh on Friday. Arfa*, 30, a mother-of-five, worked as daily wage labourers in Aliwaala fields along with her husband. The victim was reportedly asked to provide illicit services by five men belonging to a local feudal family but had refused to oblige. Her husband advised her to leave the local field, after which she...
  • Jihadi attempts to hijack Pakistani naval ship a serious threat: Navy Chief

    12/03/2014 8:50:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Pakistani ship in high seas can pose a jehadi threat, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan today said, citing reports of an attempt by militants to hijack a Pakistan Navy frigate in September. He said that threat of maritime terrorism is increasing and the force was prepared for it. On the reported failed attempt by Pakistani militants to hijack 'PNS Zulfiqar' in Karachi, Dhowan said it was indeed a "very, very serious situation" which the Indian Navy has taken "serious note of". While one report had then said that the plan of the militants was to use the hijacked ship to...
  • India’s state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

    11/26/2014 6:28:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2014 8:38 AM EST | Nirmala George
    India’s largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country’s 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country’s capital markets regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Shariah funds. […] A large section of India’s Muslim population remains outside the banking system, partly because Islamic law known as Shariah prohibits interest. Shares of companies linked to alcohol, tobacco, gambling and casinos and financial institutions that earn interest would be excluded from the fund. […] India’s stock exchanges have between...
  • PAF wants to buy Chinese stealth aircraft: minister (Pakistan)

    11/21/2014 7:54:23 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expressed interest in procuring fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn on Friday the matter was being discussed with Chinese authorities. It is for the first time that a senior government functionary has confirmed talks with China over purchase of the longer-range stealth aircraft — an issue that has been a subject of speculation in defence circles since the 10th edition of the Zhuhai Air Show (China) held earlier this month, when the aircraft was unveiled. The Jane’s Defence Weekly had quoted an unnamed...
  • 4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013

    11/19/2014 10:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study. Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year. ... Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror fatalities in 2013. In order of...
  • Herridge: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Is Now Chief ISIS Recruiter (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost)

    11/19/2014 8:27:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 19 2014 7:49 pm
    A known al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantánamo Bay is now a recruiter for ISIS, Catherine Herridge reported this evening. In the Guantánamo review from 2005, the Bush administration found that he (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost) was “too old” to rejoin the fight and that he was in poor health. …
  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    11/19/2014 6:14:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | TOVA COHEN AND ARI RABINOVITCH
    At the U.N. General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. The same month as the UN meeting, Modi's cabinet cleared a long-delayed purchase of Israeli missiles for its navy. In October, India closed a...
  • Rotherham scandal: IPCC to investigate 10 officers over handling of child sex claims ( UK )

    11/18/2014 5:39:35 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | David Barrett
    The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham . The police watchdog has announced it is to investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. ... The controversy following Prof Jay's report led to a series of high-profile resignations including Roger Stone, the Rotherham council leader; Martin Kimber, the council chief executive and Joyce Thacker, the director of children's services. The most high profile resignation was that of Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire's police...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear capable ballistic missile

    11/17/2014 5:30:00 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    times of india ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | PTI
    Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometers, days after testing a similar missile capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometers, bringing many Indian cities under its range.
  • Pakistani Christians Tortured and Killed on ‘False Accusation of Blasphemy’

    11/14/2014 9:18:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/08/2014 | ANTO AKKARA
    LAHORE, Pakistan — A young, married Pakistani Christian couple, including the pregnant mother of three children, were “brutally tortured and burned alive” at a brick kiln Nov. 4 in the Punjab province following “a false accusation of blasphemy,” according to the brother of the slain husband. The deaths of Shahzad Masih, 28, and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi, 24, were vociferously decried by Christians in the predominantly Muslim country. “They were brutally tortured and burnt alive,” Shabhaz Masih, elder brother of Shahzad, told the Register from the village of Chak 59, located near Kot Radha Kishan in the Kasur district...
  • Mossad and India s spy agency team up, target Pakistan

    05/31/2002 9:01:15 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 11 replies · 346+ views
    ArabNews ^ | 5.31.02 | Tariq Saeedi
    Janes information group, the world's foremost source on intelligence information, reported in July 2001 that "The Indian spy agency RAW and the Israeli spy agency Mossad have created four new agencies to infiltrate Pakistan to target important religious and military personalities, journalists, judges, lawyers and bureaucrats. In addition, bombs would be exploded in trains, railway stations, bridges, bus stations, cinemas, hotels and mosques of rival Islamic sects to incite sectarianism." Pakistani intelligence agencies also said that RAW had constituted a plan to lure Pakistani men between 20 and 30 years of age to visit India so that they could be...
  • Doubts over legitimacy of Iran replicated RQ-170 drone video

    11/12/2014 11:35:05 AM PST · by Fali_G · 8 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 11/12/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    Iranian state TV has released video footage claiming the country has successfully replicated a highly sophisticated U.S. stealth drone that crashed over Iran in 2011. The video released Wednesday includes both aerial and ground footage, demonstrating a black pilotless aircraft closely resembling a RQ-170 sentinel stealth drone, flying over a mountainous area of Iran before touching down at an unmanned air base. Segments of the video appear to be genuine, David Cenciotti, founder of “The Aviatonist” a military aviation blog said, while some of the frames showing the drone landing appear to be computer generated, showing a smaller prototype model...
  • Hillary Donor Under Investigation in Counterintelligence Probe

    11/11/2014 3:59:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 11, 2014 2:00 pm
    A former high-ranking diplomat and Clinton ally at the center of an FBI counterintelligence probe was a registered foreign agent for the Pakistani government up until just days before she was appointed to run the U.S. State Department’s Pakistan aid team.
  • Rescue Christians WILL save 350 more families (3000 people) from slavery ( Pakistan )

    11/11/2014 8:25:25 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 10, 2014 | Keith Davies
    Rescue Christians has been working also very hard on the ground in Pakistan. Our teams have been doing some major research and we have now identified a further 350 Christian families (around 3000 people) who are enslaved by cruel Muslim kiln owners. A few days ago shoebat.com reported on the outrageous and tragic murder of a Christian couple who were burnt alive at one of these kiln’s . If only we knew of their predicament in time, as we had already freed six familes from another kiln less than one mile away. ... there are 20,000 Christian families spread throughout...
  • 'Honour killing': Brothers kill mother, stepsisters in Lahore ( Pakistan )

    11/11/2014 8:02:46 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Express Tribune ^ | November 11, 2014 | Hassan Naqvi
    Accused say they have no regrets as they killed them in name of honour. LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’ early Tuesday morning. The murderers confessed to the killing and surrendered themselves to police along with the murder weapon – a sharp knife. ... Earlier on November 9, a man had killed his sister and her former husband in Batala Colony area. On October 18, a man axed to death his daughter and injured his wife and brother in People’s...
  • Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam

    11/08/2014 4:05:35 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Spero News ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Pakistani man is hacked to death for alleged blasphemy against Islam A pregnant Christian woman and her husband were burned to death in a brick kiln by a Muslim to whom they owed money. In another case, a man was hacked to death with an axe while in jail when his jailer accused him of blasphemy. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 BY MARTIN BARILLAS SHARE ON REDDIT1 PRINT DISCUSS On the night of November 6, Syed Tufail Haider (45) was arrested by the police in the Gujarat region of Pakistan over an argument that occurred in the central market in Gujrat...
  • Indifference Vs. Making a Difference

    11/08/2014 12:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "You are calling me from paradise to hell." Paul Bhatti recalls this comment from a phone conversation with his brother Shahbaz, who would later be murdered for his insistence on speaking out against blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Paul was living as a doctor in Italy, the "paradise" as opposed to the "hell" of violence-torn Pakistan. But as bad as things got in that troubled land, his brother insisted: "The way to paradise lies in Pakistan." Shahbaz's point was, as summed up by Bhatti: "Non-involvement is not an option; we are obligated being one human family to struggle for those who...
  • Taliban 'Could Cut Links With Al Qaeda'

    09/11/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10th September 2012 | Sam Kiley
    The Taliban may be prepared to renounce terrorism and sever links with al Qaeda, accept a power sharing role in a new Afghan government and even tolerate American bases in their country, according to a new report. A panel of four experts from the Royal United Services Institute interviewed four senior figures - each one part of the "pragmatic" or "moderate" part of the Islamist movement - at a secret location in the Arabian Gulf. The four figures, among them two former Taliban ministers, a Mujahideen commander and a well-connected negotiator, surprised the experts by insisting that they had no...
  • Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't

    10/15/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took some indirect swipes at Vice President Joe Biden at an off-the-record gathering, a state representative in attendance told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know she’s running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer,” George State Rep. Tom Taylor told the newspaper. “Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden.”
  • Pakistani cop axes man to death over blasphemy

    11/06/2014 11:51:12 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    A policeman in Pakistan hacked a man to death for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, police said, just two days after a Christian couple was lynched over blasphemy in the same province. The man, Tufail Haider, 55, was taken into custody late Wednesday in the city of Gujrat after a group of people allegedly overheard him making the remarks, beat him up and handed him over to police. “Officer Faraz Naveed brought him to the police station and sent him to lockup. Haider did not stop using nasty words about Sahaba (the companions) despite...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

    09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT · by knak · 164 replies · 3,286+ views
    Our Political Bureau NEW DELHI MANY functionaries of the United States State Department, who handled South Asia under the Clinton Administration, may have to face embarrassment when the Bush regime gets down to locating the factors that made it easier for terrorists to carry out the September 11 carnage. These functionaries, it is reliably learnt, ignored the warnings about the activities and intentions of the terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of such reports had come from Michael Sheehan, the head of counter-terrorism wing of the State Department. Sheehan’s report also listed the measures that the ...
  • Mega wave hit Oman's coast 4,500 years ago

    11/06/2014 5:01:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | November 03, 2014 | Sarah MacDonald
    Geologists from GUtech, in cooperation with archeologists from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, have dug up evidence of a tsunami or severe storm that hit Ras Al Hadd about 4,500 years ago...The fact that there were two settlement phases, the first of which was marked by buildings made of sand brick, and the second by mud brick, suggests the village was destroyed at one point and rebuilt. The remains date back to between 3,100 and 2,700 BC, and the evidence suggests they were built one after the other, meaning the people didn't leave the area despite having their homes...
  • ISIS reportedly demands $6.6M for release of 26-year-old American woman

    08/27/2014 8:37:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/14 | Fox News
    Islamic State militants are reportedly demanding $6.6 million and the release of a U.S. prisoner before they will free a third American hostage held by the group, an unidentified aid worker. A source confirmed to Fox News that the aid worker is a 26-year-old woman from the West Coast. They did not provide further details, but ABC News reported that the woman, whose relatives have requested she not be identified, is the third of at least four Americans known to be held by the extremist Muslim organization. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that...
  • Kerry says he’s ‘driving toward finish’ on Iran nuke deal (Says election changes nothing)

    11/06/2014 9:33:03 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 5, 2014, 10:56 pm
    US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed Wednesday he was “driving toward the finish” to secure what would be a historic deal with Iran over its nuclear program as a November 24 deadline looms. “We are not contemplating an extension,” stressed Kerry, ahead of what are likely to be crunch talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Muscat on November 9-10. “We are driving towards the finish with the view we are to trying to get it done,” he said. Kerry dismissed questions about whether the GOP’s command of Congress...
  • Pakistan to test its new China-built main battle tank

    11/05/2014 2:47:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-11-05
    Pakistan is looking forward to testing its MBT3000 main battle tank designed by China North Industries Corporation based in Beijing this month, according to Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. Unlike the older AL-Khali or MBT2000, the MBT3000 is installed with a 1300 horsepower diesel engine manufactured in China. This is slightly more powerful than the engine currently used by the Type 99G, the most advanced main battle tank used by the People's Liberation Army, with 1280hp. It indicates that the MBT3000 developed for the overseas market is indeed the most powerful tank made in China....
  • Pakistan Mob Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2014 9:03:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/04/2014 | BBC News
    A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as Shama and Shehzad, AFP reports. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue and critics argue the laws are often misused to settle personal scores and that minorities are unfairly targeted. "Yesterday an incident of desecration of the holy Koran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the...
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • India border troopers put on high alert following Pakistan blast at border check point

    11/02/2014 4:13:25 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    English News.cn ^ | 3 November 2014 | Mu Xuequan
    NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were put on high alert Sunday evening along the India- Pakistan international border after a massive blast left over 45 people dead and over 70 others injured at Wagah border check point in Pakistan, said local media. The Indo-Asian News Service quoted BSF officials at Attari border next to Wagah in Punjab as saying the blast, triggered by an alleged suicide bomber, was heard at a distance of nearly two km. The blast, according to information obtained by the BSF, occurred close to the place where the retreat...
  • Slavery is a business reality, and it’s up to companies to stop it

    10/31/2014 11:33:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Toronto Globe And Mail ^ | Oct. 29 2014, 1:59 PM EDT | (Reuters)
    There are more slaves now than at any point in history, and companies need to look closely at their supply chains to ensure their products or services aren’t coming from operations that force people to work with no pay, a U.S. writer and private-equity executive said during a recent financial and risk summit in Toronto hosted by media and information firm Thomson Reuters. […] People often think of slavery as a thing of the past, but today there are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide—most of them toiling for nothing more than a meager daily meal, (Benjamin) Skinner said. He...
  • Bad news: Operation Inherent Resolve isn’t accomplishing much at all

    10/30/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    For months, the White House resisted calls by concerned observers to intervene in the conflict in Iraq and Syria where the Islamic State was capturing territory and massacring locals. Only after it appeared likely that the ancient Yazidi minority would be exterminated by ISIS fighters did the United States consent to intervene in Iraq. Similarly, America and its coalition allies attacked ISIS in Syria only when it seemed likely that the al-Qaeda affiliated Khorasan Group was plotting imminent attacks. This week, however, we learn that the Pentagon has effectively failed to achieve either the objective of preventing massacres in...
  • Three brothers ‘abused 54 girls in Rotherham - but remain at large’ ( UK )

    10/29/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Sheffield Telegraph ^ | 28 October 2014
    Three brothers alleged to have abused more than 50 girls in Rotherham remain at large - despite police being told about their activities more than a decade ago, it has been claimed. A former Rotherham Council researcher said mentions of the brothers, who are of Pakistani descent, featured ‘very heavily’ in a dossier she produced for police in 2001 on suspected abusers in the town. But the information was never acted upon - and the researcher has told MPs that the men have never been prosecuted for the alleged abuse, despite facing other charges on different criminal matters. In her...
  • US Gave $8B to Pakistan While Christian Mother Asia Bibi Was Imprisoned and Sentenced to Death

    10/28/2014 9:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice has started a petition asking the U.S. government to stop sending foreign aid to Pakistan, the country that recently upheld the death sentence for Christian mother Asia Bibi for blasphemy. Figures have shown that the U.S. sent close to $8 billion to Pakistan in the past five years while Bibi has been imprisoned. "We must stop sending billions of our taxpayer dollars to nations that persecute Christians. It's that simple. Not one more dime for persecution. Cut off American foreign aid to any country that persecutes Christians," reads the petition, which has close...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...