Pakistan Calls Out U.S. for Hit on World’s Most Wanted Terrorist

Taliban leader killed

The cost of Pakistan’s morally bankrupt policy has been the death of thousands and thousands of Americans, Afghanis and Pakistanis.

BY RYAN MAURO:

A U.S. drone has killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, the terrorist behind the failed Times Square bombing in 2010 and countless attacks in Pakistan. The U.S. is doing the job that the Pakistani should be doing—and the response of America’s “ally” is furor, not appreciation.

Pakistan’s policy towards the Taliban is filled with contradictions and false hope. It treats the Afghan Taliban as a proxy, while it battles the Pakistani Taliban branch that wants to overthrow the government. The cost of this inconsistent and morally bankrupt policy has been thousands and thousands of American, Afghan and Pakistani lives.

The U.S. killed Mehsud just three days before Pakistani government representatives were due to meet with him for peace talks. One of Mehsud’s demands for peace was the imposition of Sharia law, so these negotiations were bound to go nowhere. Still, the Pakistani government invested its hopes in the imagined reasonableness of the Pakistani Taliban and Mehsud—and is furious at the U.S., at least publicly.

Tellingly, Pakistan’s interior minister didn’t point to Mehsud’s record – namely, his involvement in capturing about 300 Pakistani soldiers in 2007; killing U.S. soldiers; killing Afghan and Pakistani civilians; his ties to Al-Qaeda or his role in the attempted car bomb detonation in New York City in 2010.

Instead, Pakistan’s interior Minister said the U.S. killed him in order to “sabotage” peace talks. The foreign minister joined in, saying the strike “is not just the killing of one person, it’s the death of all peace efforts.” The people hearing these words are led to think that it is the U.S., not the Taliban, who is prolonging the war.

 

 

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Bulletin of the Oppression of Women October 15 – November 19, 2012

October 15, 2012 Mali   A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted   her of speaking to men on the street.

October 16, 2012 UK   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A British Muslim, who married his second wife in a secret sharia ceremony, has   been sentenced to life in jail for stabbing her to death in a ‘merciless’ attack.   Siraj Arif, 31, knifed Saiba Khatoon – who was 19-weeks pregnant – with such   ferocity that two of the three kitchen knives he used snapped under the force   of the blows in the row over their unborn baby.

October 17, 2012   Egypt   A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing   the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the father of one girl said Wednesday,   in an incident that stokes concerns over personal rights following the rise   of Islamist political movements.   Afghanistan   Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman   into prostitution and beheaded her when she refused.

Britain   An FGM study from the British International Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology   journal BJOG reports that women who were forced to undergo genital cutting as   young girls have a poorer sex life years later.

October 20, 2012 Malaysia      Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek agreed today with a Wanita MCA leader’s view that   PAS condones the raping of non-Muslim women, pointing out that the party’s spiritual   leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat had made the opinion clear in a speech four years   ago. Nik Aziz had said that women who do not “tutup aurat” (protect   their modesty) “deserved to be raped”.

October 22, 2012 Afghanistan   (h/t to JihadWatch)   A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his wife to death to   prevent her from taking a job outside the home.

Sudan (h/t   to JihadWatch)   The head of Sudan’s main clerical authority, the Religious Scholars Committee   (RSC), has publicly advocated girl child marriage, drawing the ire of women   activists rights who called for an immediate ban against the practice.

October 23, 2012 Afghanistan   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A second teenage girl has been threatened with assassination in Pakistan following   the Taliban’s failed attempt to murder Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken critic   of Islamic extremism, earlier this month.

October 24, 2012 Britain   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   9 men have been charged in Manchester for sexual abuse of an underage girl.   This case is different from the one early this year which dealt with child trafficking.

Afghanistan   Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said   that it recorded 550 cases of violence against women in the last month, including   beating, forced marriages, murder and rape, showing a remarkable increase from   previous months.

November 1, 2012 Kashmir   A mother and father killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid   after seeing her talking to a young man, police said Thursday.

November 3, 2012 Muslim   World   Nonie Darwish explains the role of the woman in the Islamic ideology and the   laws that control her.

Pakistan   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   The Pakistani Taliban’s battle to stop girls and women from getting an education   includes acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from   following in their footsteps. They have distributed threatening pamphlets around   the city warning local girls against going to school. “We will never allow   the girls of this area to go and get a Western education,” said Qari Muhavia,   the local Pakistani Taliban leader, when contacted by CNN by telephone.

November 4, 2012 Singapore   The city’s Muslim marriage courses are under fire for teaching that male students   are to beat wives who refuse to submit to sex, while female students are taught   that if they refuse sex with their husbands angels of Allah would curse them.

November 5, 2012 Jordan   Three brothers reportedly murdered their married sister to cleanse their family’s   honor. She was stabbed 17 times.

Yemen   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   A 10-year old Yemeni child claims her family forced her to marry a 30-year old   man when she was nine. She escaped from her home with the help of an aunt and   went to the courthouse where she waited for the judge to come out and told him   her story. He sympathised with her case and issued a divorce judgment.

November 6, 2012 India   Mumbai’s historic Haji Ali mausoleum inner tomb is banned to women.

November 7, 2012 USA   An Iraqi mother was sentenced to two years’ probation after she was accused   of beating her teenage daughter and burning her on her face and chest with a   hot spoon because the girl refused to go along with an arranged marriage and   was spotted talking a male student at her high school.

November 8, 2012 Saudi   Arabia (h/t to thereligionofpeace)     There have been 5,622 marriages where the bride is under the age of 14 in Saudi   Arabia, said Ali Abdul Rahman Al Roumi, a social services academic at Imam Mohammad   Bin Saud Islamic University, adding that specifying a legal age would not solve   the problem, and may lead to “even bigger problems”.

November 11, 2012 Saudi   Arabia (h/t JihadWatch)   An prominent Saudi religious scholar tortured his five year old daughter to   death with whips and electrical shocks.

November 13, 2012 USA   Iraqi man pleaded not guilty to the honor killing of his wife, Shaima Alawadi.

November 15, 2012 Pakistan   A man and his brother were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly setting the former’s   wife and three daughters on fire.

November 16, 2012 Iran   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   Lawmakers consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman’s ability   to obtain a passport and travel outside the country.

November 17, 2012 Indonesia   A Western woman gives her eye-witness account of over 200 young girls having   their genitals cut so they “can control their sexual urges.”

November 19, 2012 Dubai   (h/t to thereligionofpeace)   Three rapists who demanded money from their Vietnamese victim, are sentenced   to three years in jail.
Gates   of Vienna has an informative short video explaining why honor killings   are Islamic doctrine. Please take a few minutes and educate yourself on this   travesty of gender rights.

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