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  • US prosecutors end old terror case against California man

    02/15/2020 9:32:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2020 | Don Thompson
    One of the nation’s highest profile post-9/11 terrorism cases fully unraveled Friday, with federal prosecutors saying they won’t pursue charges after a judge last year overturned the conviction of a man who had been linked to a purported al-Qaida sleeper cell in California and spent 14 years in prison. Hamid Hayat, a cherry picker from the community of Lodi in the Central Valley agricultural heartland, was freed in August after completing more than half his sentence on charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents. A federal judge in July overturned his 2006 conviction on charges...
  • Is Pakistani intelligence radicalizing Rohingya refugees?

    02/14/2020 6:41:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.13.2020 | Zobaer Ahmed
    With violent confrontations on the rise, there is an increasing fear of the radicalization of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. A recent accusation from Indian intelligence points the finger at its Pakistani counterparts.Last Saturday, in the hilly jungles near the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, police forces were involved in a gunfight with a criminal gang. Local news sources reported that the police rescued three Rohingya who were kidnapped and held for ransom. Earlier that week, a clash between two armed groups in the camps injured 14 Rohingya refugees. “There were two groups,” Mohammad Kashem, one of the...
  • Pak court says marriage with underage Christian girl valid as she’s had her 1st menstrual cycle

    02/08/2020 4:21:44 PM PST · by aimhigh · 71 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | 02/09/2020 | Daily Excelsior
    The parents of a 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl, who was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married off to her abductor, will approach the Supreme Court after a lower court ruled that marriage with an underage girl is valid as per the Sharia law if she has had her first menstrual cycle. Huma was 14 when she was abducted in October last year and forced to marry her abductor Abdul Jabbar after being converted to Islam, according to her parents Younis and Nagheena Masih. Their counsel Tabassum Yousuf on Friday said they would seek justice from the Supreme Court after...
  • Kashmir Avalanche: 'My Baby's Toy Torch Saved me From Death'

    02/01/2020 11:48:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 1, 2020 | Farhat Javed
    "There was nothing but horrible signs of death under the snow," Shakila recalls. "My 11-month-old daughter was on one side of me, and the dead body of my sister-in-law on the other." Shakila's village, Surgun, was the worst hit in a series of deadly avalanches which killed more than 75 people in the Neelum valley in Pakistani-administered Kashmir in January. Dozens of others were injured and hundreds lost their homes. It was the remote valley's heaviest snowfall in a century. Shakila spent more than six hours buried under snow - there was little warning the avalanche was coming. "It was...
  • 2 GTA men indicted in U.S. for allegedly trafficking items for Pakistan nuclear program [Greater Toronto Area]

    01/21/2020 3:48:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Jan 16, 2020 6:14 PM ET
    Two Mississauga, Ont., men have been indicted for allegedly helping to run an international procurement network over a five-year period to traffic materials such as aircraft parts and satellite communications equipment to support Pakistan’s nuclear program. Father and son Muhammad Ahsan Wali, 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh, 82, are among five men accused of being associated with an alleged front company called Business World, based in Rawalpindi, a city in northern Pakistan, according to the United States Department of Justice. The other three charged include another one of Sheikh’s sons in Pakistan, as well as one man in Hong...
  • Pakistan: Girl buried by avalanche found alive after 18 hours

    01/15/2020 11:51:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 01/15/2020
    A 12-year-old girl was found alive after she was buried under snow for 18 hours when an avalanche in Pakistan-administered Kashmir engulfed the family house. Rescuers have been racing against time to reach scores of people believed still to be trapped inside their homes, buried under avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall. The worst affected area was Kashmir's Neelum Valley, where the 21 bodies were retrieved, said Ahmad Raza Qadri, a minister for disaster management. He said that since Sunday, 76 people have been killed in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in weather-related incidents.
  • As the war in Afghanistan rages on, Al Villanueva and other Pittsburgh veterans watch — and question

    12/22/2019 4:02:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 21, 2019 | Bill Brink
    Al Villanueva was 12 when the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center prompted the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001. Eighteen years, three tours of duty and five NFL seasons later, the war continues. Mr. Villanueva, the Steelers’ left tackle and locally perhaps the most well-known veteran of the war in Afghanistan, belongs to a large Pittsburgh community of post-9/11 veterans, a portion of the nearly 800,000 who have deployed to Afghanistan with the initial mission of hunting down Osama bin Laden and the Taliban who protected him. Bin Laden is dead, but the Taliban, once nearly vanquished,...
  • Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death for high treason

    12/17/2019 10:34:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 17, 2019 | Helen Regan and Adeel Raja
    Former Pakistan President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case. A three-member special court in Islamabad on Tuesday convicted Musharraf of violating the constitution by unlawfully declaring emergency rule while he was in power, in a case that had been pending since 2013. The 76-year-old former leader, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for more than three years, has the option to appeal the verdict. Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan as President until...
  • Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, sentenced to death for treason

    12/17/2019 3:46:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec. 17, 2019
    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president who has been living outside the country, was sentenced to death in absentia Tuesday on charges of high treason stemming from his decision to suspend the constitution and detain judges in 2007.
  • DOJ Refuses To Release Records On Imran Awan, Citing ‘Technical Difficulties’ And A Secret Case, Court Docs Show

    12/13/2019 5:30:05 PM PST · by bitt · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2019 | Luke Rosiak
    Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice for records about former Democratic cybersecurity aide Imran Awan in order to square evidence of wrongdoing with prosecutors’ decision not to charge malpractices on Capitol Hill. The DOJ said it could not produce records under FOIA because of “technical difficulties,” then said it was actually because of a secret case it had not wanted to mention, according to a court filing. The Department of Justice is withholding documents about the Imran Awan cybersecurity scandal by saying there is an ongoing, secret case related to matter, according to court papers. Judicial Watch filed a...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Hearing on Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal

    12/11/2019 8:18:39 PM PST · by malach · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12.11.19 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court ordered a hearing for Friday, December 13, 2019, on the Congressional Democrat IT (information technology) scandal involving the Awan brothers. The hearing was ordered in accordance with a November 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which was filed after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) failed to respond adequately to two separate FOIA requests (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02563)). Judicial Watch’s first request, filed on May 26, 2017, sought: All records related to any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers...
  • Interesting Movie Starring Lauren Bacall and Herbert Lom

    12/08/2019 10:23:18 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 36 replies
    YouTube, The Rank Organization ^ | 7 October 1959 | Patrick Ford, Will Price
    This is a movie about the history of India and the events that led up to the splitting off of Pakistan from India in 1947. In it, British Army Captain Scott is tasked to rescue a Hindu child-prince from a "Muslim uprising" and convey him to safety at the Governor's residence in Haserabad (it is not clear whether "Haserabad" is a real place, or a renamed version of "Hyderabad). They journey across the "North West Frontier," which is territory in what is now Pakistan, into India, which is more firmly controlled by the British. This journey takes place by means...
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Minor girl stoned to death for honor

    12/04/2019 11:39:14 AM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 4, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Minor girl stoned to death for honor BY ROBERT SPENCER Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And...
  • Iranian Baloch resistance calls for help from India, America and the UK

    11/24/2019 6:51:04 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2019 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Despite the constant accusations against Westerners of being “intolerant,” “racist,” and “Islamophobic,” everywhere Islam is found, Islamic supremacists are lording it over innocent people, oppressing them, murdering them, and seeking further conquest and further Islamization. This occurs even in majority-Muslim countries where Sharia is not fully implemented. For example, there is a drive to further Islamize Indonesia, and Sharia parties are constantly pressuring Pakistan to implement more of Islamic law. Then there are the people of Balochistan. These are Iranians spread across the southeastern edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. They are resisting Pakistani jihadists whose...
  • Pakistan summons Norway’s ambassador over burning of Quran

    11/24/2019 7:34:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2019
    Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Norway’s ambassador to convey the deep concern of the government and Pakistani people over the recent burning of Islam’s holy book by a Norwegian man that was caught on video. In Saturday’s statement, the ministry said: “Such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world.” The statement demanded action against the person in the city of Kristiansand who desecrated the Quran at an anti-Islam rally last week. …
  • Briton Key Suspect In Nuclear Ring

    02/11/2004 7:19:48 PM PST · by blam · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-12-2004 | Owen Bowcott/Ian Traynor/John Aaglionby/Suzanne Goldberg
    Briton key suspect in nuclear ring Man accused of smuggling parts tells Guardian: 'I was framed' Owen Bowcott, Ian Traynor in Zagreb, John Aglionby in Jakarta and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday February 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A Middle East-based British businessman has emerged as a key suspect in a secret network supplying Libya, Iran and North Korea with equipment to build nuclear bombs. Speaking for the first time yesterday, Paul Griffin denied that his company played any part in shipping prohibited material from the Far East. He told the Guardian: "We have been framed." His comments came as...
  • Hundreds of ISIS-K militants surrender to Afghan Government

    11/17/2019 8:24:16 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 10 replies
    OAN ^ | November 17, 2019 | OAN Newsroom
    The Islamic State is suffering another major blow to its global operations after 241 ISIS fighters surrendered to Afghan security forces in the province of Nangarhar. The group known as ISIS-K saw more than 600 if its members and their families surrender over the past few days. Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan ✔ @MoDAfghanistan Number of surrendered #ISIS-K fighters and their families members reached to 615. As result of massive operation by #ANDSF in #Nangarhar high number of ISIS-K fighters surrendered, killed or runaway. Large number of weapon and ammunition’s seized by #ANA. 35 people are talking about this Afghan officials...
  • Cultural casualty: Pakistan's plunge towards Al-Bakistan

    11/17/2019 3:53:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    IndiaFacts ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Fed on an anti-infidel diet from childhood, Pakistanis no matter where they are born, grow up ready for jehad. Even Muslims with a nominal Pakistani connection are beyond help. Pakistan is a country where the arrow of time is travelling backwards. In the 'Land of the Pure', Prime Minister Imran Khan promises to create a mythical seventh century Riyasat-e-Madina (1) yet Islamic demagogues such as Maulana Fazlur Rehman call him a Jewish agent. Rehman and hundreds of thousands of his frenzied followers are protesting nationwide, seeking Khan's resignation. With the corrupt, cowardly and jehadi generals of the Pakistan Army choreographing...
  • Iran’s president: New oil field found with over 50B barrels

    11/10/2019 7:21:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2019 | Amir Vahdat
    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of its nuclear deal with world powers last year. Rouhani made the announcement in a speech in the desert city of Yazd. He said the field was located in Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, home to its crucial oil industry....
  • Pakistan destroys Mosque of Ahmadi Muslim minority

    11/06/2019 4:13:13 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Rabwah Times ^ | 26 October 2019 | Rabwah
    An Ahmadi Mosque in Punjab province, in south-eastern Pakistan, was partially destroyed on October 25, the latest casualty in Pakistan’s campaign against the tiny Muslim minority. Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur, Mohammad Tayyab led the Friday operation which saw the destruction of the Mosque’s Mihrab. He was accompanied by the Police officers and officials from Bladia, the local development authority. A spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan, Saleemuddin, confirmed the incident saying the Local Government & Community Development authority “destroyed parts of the building without notice”. He added that members of the Ahmadi community who filmed the illegal demolition...