The Paki Report

Pakistanis Suing the CIA and US Over Drone Attacks: Want $500 Million Per Victim

Good news: Hussein Obama is not named as a defendant.

Even though it is  Obama who has ramped up the use of drone attacks to deal with militants in Pakistan,  he is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. A lawyer representing the plaintiffs admits that $500 million per victim is “very high” but he believes it is “appropriate.”  Germany’s left-leaning Der Spiegel reports:

Pakistan: 10,000 rally again in support of blasphemy law

The Pakistani government is too weak and/or compromised to stand up to the supporters of the blasphemy law, which is used to victimized innocent people on an increasingly regular basis. Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: “In Pak, blasphemy law supporters on the streets,” from the Associated Press, January 24:

The Precarious Position of Jews and Christians in Muslim Countries

“These Jews have constructed a tower for a menorah in Manadu, which is considered the largest in the world.”

Al-Jizz’s Arabic-language online newspaper, alJazeera.net, recently published what can only be described as a targeted hit piece against Indonesia’s tiny Jewish community. The article (English here) describes them as, “…provid[ing] unlimited support to the Israeli occupation in Palestine,” and also as being “among the Jewish religious extremists who previously went out in marches supporting the Israeli aggression on Gaza.” Then comes the real kicker:  “These Jews have constructed a tower for a menorah in Manadu, which is considered the largest in the world.” (More)

Tribal justice: Panchayat parades woman on suspicion of adultery

Suspicion is all it takes:

KHANEWAL: A woman’s face was blackened, her hair was cut and she was paraded around a village before she was forced to leave her home, based on a panchayat’s decision on Saturday.  (Source)

Christians in Pakistan convert fear into safety

Many believe conversion offers the promise of safety and perhaps even a better chance at prosperity. (Dying to live another day)

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