Islam is a Religion of Peace and we kill you to prove it!
The death toll in today’s Islamic terror attack in Pakistan: 123.
KARACHI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 123 people on Friday in an attack on former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto as she was driven through Karachi to greet supporters on her return from eight years in exile.
“Pakistan plans all-out war on militants,” by Syed Saleem Shahzad for Asia Times:
An all-out battle for control of Pakistan’s restive North and South Waziristan is about to commence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban and al-Qaeda adherents who have made these tribal areas their own.
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By OLIVER TEVES
Associated Press Writer
MANILA, Philippines â€” A powerful explosion ripped through three floors of a shopping mall in the heart of Manila’s financial district Friday, killing eight people, injuring scores and sending police and troops on the highest state of alert.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said “circumstances indicate it is highly probable that it was caused by an explosive device.” The same mall was targeted by a bombing in 2000.
National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales said authorities were looking into a possible terrorist attack, but “there is no conclusive evidence yet.”
Mario Em, a taxi driver, said he had just dropped two women off at the mall when the blast hurled the passengers against his vehicle, killing them instantly.
At least eight people were killed and more than 70 were injured, said metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias.
Britain’s Conservative Muslim Forum has issued a report on UK “security,” and if you hadn’t been following the news from the UK, you might not believe what it says: Muslim Tories: ‘Iran has right to nuclear arms’.
* With thanks to LGF
A body set up by David Cameron to advise the Conservatives on Muslim issues has criticised the Government’s relationship with Israel and concluded that Iran has “legitimate” reasons for wanting nuclear weapons.
The Conservative Muslim Forum also wants the compulsory history curriculum in schools changed to give “full recognition to the massive contribution that Islam has made to the development of Western civilisation”.
* Islam’s contribution to humanity, in sum: Slavery, death, torture, murder, misogyny, intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, persecution of homosexuals, of religious minorities, of women; child rape, massive conquest through warfare; deceit, genocide…
* The roll call of Muslim heroes is a roll call of mass murderers: Muhammad, Saladin, Arafat, bin Laden, Zawahiri, Zarqawi, etc.
* If the vote was available to Muslim lands, Osama bin Laden would be elected president in every single Muslim nation on earth.
It also argues that preachers who advocate a rejection of democracy and its institutions should not be denied entry into Britain.
The report says: “Regardless of whether one finds Israel a congenial country or not, on any objective assessment of the type of unqualified support given to Israel by the current government it is not conducive to British national interests as this could damage Britain’s relationships with 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, including those in Britain.”
It concludes that passage with: “In all our dealings with Israel, we must remember the plight of the displaced Palestinians.”
The group calls on the party to be more sympathetic towards Iran. It says: “Given Iran’s position in the Middle East, facing a nuclear-armed Israel, Iran appears to have legitimate reasons for seeking nuclear weapons for defensive purposes.”
The full report is here (PDF), and it’s even worse than the Telegraph’s summary. Clearly, support for extremism reaches the highest levels of the UK Muslim community; this group is chaired by Lord Mohamed Sheikh, given a peerage in 2005 by Michael Howard.
More commentary at British blog ConservativeHome’s ToryDiary: Tory Muslims’ report defends Iran’s nuclear ambitions and offers comfort to extremists.
* Yep. Finally the sun is setting on the British empire. And the (crescent) moon is rising…