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  • Pakistan's Rejection of Israel Threatens Pakistani Lives

    08/18/2020 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    haaretz ^ | 11 Aug 2020 | Sumeera Asghar Roy & Hassan F. Virk
    Pakistan’s foreign policy has been incoherent and inconsistent since its inception. It has suffered from a chasm between policy and strategy, xenophobic tendencies, domestic politics interfering negatively with the foreign policy process, and vice versa – including the unsettling influence of the military on civilian politics and the outsize impact of religious groups. Policy-makers, rather than focusing on the policy process and the outcomes, serially succumb to socio-religious pressures, intensifying policy volatility, and that volatility, read as vulnerability, opens Pakistan up to manipulation by stronger world powers. The result is that on the issues that Pakistan flags as central to...
  • Thousands protest UAE-Israel peace deal in Pakistan

    08/18/2020 7:02:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    middle east monitor ^ | 18 Aug 2020 | MEMA
    Tens of thousands of Pakistanis protested on Sunday against the normalisation deal signed between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, Anadolu reported. Mass rallies were held across Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, the port city of Karachi, northeastern city of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan and Hyderabad. The protests were organised by the Milli Yakjehti Council, a political-religious alliance which called on the Pakistani people to join the protests and denounce “the controversial deal between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv”. In the city of Rawalpindi, thousands of citizens marched through the city streets led by Senator Sirajul...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan: Muslim kidnaps 14-year-old Christian girl, forces her to convert to Islam and marry him

    09/29/2019 4:51:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | SEP 29, 2019 2:00 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pakistan: Muslim kidnaps 14-year-old Christian girl, forces her to convert to Islam and marry him SEP 29, 2019 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER The objective behind these cases, which are growing increasingly common, is to expand the Muslim community at the expense of the non-Muslim community. The Islamic community should always be growing, and the non-Muslim community always shrinking. It’s an inherently Islamic supremacist imperative. “A 14-year-old Faisalabad Christian girl is kidnapped, forced to convert and marry,” by Shafique Khokhar, Asia News, September 25, 2019: Faisalabad (AsiaNews) – Samra Bibi, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, was abducted by a Muslim man,...
  • Pakistan: Jihad massacre mastermind arrested,

    07/21/2019 7:11:19 AM PDT · by robowombat
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 20, 2019 2:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Pakistan: Jihad massacre mastermind arrested, Trump administration notes that earlier arrests made no difference JUL 20, 2019 2:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “Previous arrests of the terrorist made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.” Indeed. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad (Bukhari 4.52.268). This sham alliance, and the showering of billions on Pakistan for nothing, should be ended, and should have been ended long ago. “US says it doubts Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed,” News On Air, July 20, 2019: The Trump Administration has expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz...
  • Ailing Pakistan gets $3 billion bailout from Qatar

    06/24/2019 9:38:16 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Live Mint ^ | 24 June 2019 | PTI
    Islamabad/Doha: Cash-strapped Pakistan on Monday secured a bailout package of $3 billionThe Gulf state is the fourth nation that has come forward to rescue Pakistan from default during past 11 months as the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan tries to overcome a ballooning balance-of-payments crisis.Earlier, China gave $4.6 billion in shape of deposits and commercial loans and Saudi Arabia provided $3 billion cash deposit and $3.2 billion oil facility on deferred payments. The United Arab Emirates also provided $2 billion cash deposit."The Qatari-Pakistani economic partnership will amount to $9 billion. Qatar affirms its aspiration for further development in the...
  • Pakistani outrage bubbles as detergent ad promotes women’s rights (proctor-gamble)

    06/25/2019 5:41:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 6-24-19 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD: An international detergent brand has come under fire for an advertisement questioning gender stereotypes in the conservative patriarchal country, with critics denouncing the company for allegedly insulting Islam. The commercial for Ariel soap, owned by US-based Proctor & Gamble, calls for women to break free of conservative norms and pursue careers. In the ad, several women representing different professions - including a journalist and doctor - are seen pushing dirty sheets hanging on a clothesline off the screen. The sheets are printed with common refrains used to reinforce the oppression of women in Pakistan, including the question “What will...
  • Islamic Terrorists Hit Pakistan Hotel to Target China

    05/12/2019 8:40:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 12, 2019 9:00 AM | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    Islamic Terrorists Hit Pakistan Hotel to Target China There’s been a pattern of Islamic terrorists in the region targeting hotels. Here’s the latest attack. Pakistan. Heavily armed gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, in an assault in which a Pakistani separatist group claimed to be targeting Chinese interests and warned of further violence. “After more than 10 hours of continuous battle and achieving all their targets the BLA fighters have used their last bullets on them and have left this world,” said a Twitter post by what claims to be the official account of the separatist...
  • Asia Bibi: Pakistani Authorities Barring Her From Leaving, Friend Says

    02/11/2019 6:34:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/9/19 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Labourer whose blasphemy death sentence was overturned has been transferred to KarachiPakistani authorities have moved Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges, to a new “secure area” and are barring her from leaving the country, a close friend and rights campaigner has claimed. Bibi, who spent eight years on death row, was transferred from a location near the capital to a house in the southern port city of Karachi, her friend Aman Ullah told the Associated Press. She and her husband are locked in a single room in a house where the door opens only “at food...
  • James Mattis: Pakistan must 'get on board' with Afghan peace talks

    12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST · by be-baw · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carlo Muñoz
    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for “all those who are trying to maintain peace” in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region. “We are looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the subcontinent and across this war in Afghanistan. … It is time for everyone to get on board,” Mr. Mattis said ahead of bilateral talks with Indian Defense Minister...
  • Former Mexican President Fox calls for opium poppy legalization

    04/12/2018 7:05:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Apr 2018
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country. Fox served as president from 2000-2006 with the center-right National Action Party but has since distanced himself from the party. In the past, he has also advocated for the legalization of marijuana. “The plants themselves are not harmful, we make them harmful, (especially) the criminals who use them for evil purposes,” Fox said at a pro-marijuana event in the capital. He also implored...
  • Lahore police go missing as religious activists lay siege to Faisal Chowk

    11/25/2017 6:47:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | 11/25/2017 | Rabia Malik
    Activists from various religious parties thronged the Faisal Chowk (Charing Cross Chowk) on Mall Road on Saturday afternoon on the call of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi on the social media following the government’s crackdown on the participants of the protest sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad on the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Surprisingly, there was no police presence in the most sensitive location in Lahore which houses the Punjab Assembly, headquarters of the Lahore Police, and provincial headquarters of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). ... One of the...
  • Suicide Bombers Kill 8 in Attack on Pakistan Church

    12/17/2017 8:09:00 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 6 replies
    Time ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | ABDUL SATTAR
    (QUETTA, Pakistan) — Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the attack. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. He said the attackers clashed with security forces, with one assailant killed at the entrance while the other made it inside. [snip]
  • 8 killed, dozens wounded as suicide bombers attack Pakistan church

    12/17/2017 7:53:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    L Al Times ^ | 12/17/2017
    The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement by its Amaq news agency. It was one of the group’s deadliest attacks against religious minorities in Pakistan this year, following a blast at a Sufi shrine in February that killed more than 70 people. Initial reports suggested that two assailants had approached the church before the attack. Officials said security personnel shot one to death while another reached the gate of the main hall. Authorities said they were searching for two other suspects believed to be accomplices. Rescue teams reached the church to evacuate the dead...
  • Greenfield: Why Syria Can't Be Fixed

    12/19/2015 9:42:40 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why Syria Can't Be Fixed The root cause of the conflict is Islam. December 17, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Obama is betting the last of his foreign policy cred on beating ISIS by fixing Syria through a peace process that brings together Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and just about everybody who is anybody in the international terrorism and regime change racket to fight the ISIS war that he doesn't want to fight. There's just one little problem. Nobody on the guest list...
  • Sunni militants claim responsibility for bus, hospital attacks in Pakistan

    06/16/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.06.2013 | mkg
    A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24. The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women's university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday. About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the...
  • Tarek Fatah about Pakistan's Dysfunctionality

    04/20/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    Youtube video ^ | Tarek Fatah
    Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani Muslim, has a long history of making comments which outrage Pakistani Muslims. Here he hits the nail on the head about Pakistani Muslim dysfunctionality (i.e. they hate the West which is so kind to them, but love the Arabs who spit in their face.