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The Paki Report

Predictable: Pakistani paper suggests assassination of Christian official could be work of Mossad, CIA, or Indian intel agency

Never mind that jihadists were quick to claim responsibility. The handy thing about a good conspiracy theory is that even evidence against it only becomes further “proof” of the depth of the conspiracy.

It’s much easier to blame Israel, India, and the U.S. than to admit that Pakistan is descending into an earthly hell of its own making after so many years of trying to appease jihadists and their sympathizers. “RAW, MOSSAD or CIA could be behind Pak minister’s assassination: Report,” from Asian News International, March 3 via JW>>

Pakistan: More land grabs against Christian property, desecration of graves, Bibles, and crosses

Question for the Paki paper The Nation: Is this also the work of a vast conspiracy by the U.S., Israel, and India? Maybe some of those “400 pro-India and pro-Israel CIAagents,” or others working at the behest of “leading Indian and Israeli tycoons?”

My, but they’re busy. And to top it all off, they’ve cleverly disguised themselves as Pakistanis who speak the local language and have jobs and families in the area. Veryimpressive. “Punjab: Christians fear more massacres after churches and tombs are desecrated,” from Asia News, March 3 via JW>>

Pakistan: Even after death fatwa, assassinated Christian official did not have protections enjoyed by most gov’t ministers

Heavens, that might have inconvenienced the people who wanted to kill him. “Minister not given bullet-proof car,” by Omer Farooq Khan for the Times News Network, March 3:

Pakistan’s only Christian cabinet minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, was accused of blasphemy after denouncing the cold-blooded murderof two Catholic brothers in handcuffs outside a courtroom last year.

OnWednesday,Islamic fundamentalists succeeded in carrying out the death sentence, in accordance with Sharia law.  (In other news, CAIR vows to defeat a democratic effort to ban Sharia in America).

Bishop of Islamabad on jihad murder of Christian politician: “How much more blood will it take to realise that enough is enough?”

Got ants in your pavers? Know when they stop digging? When there’s no sand left. That’s when.

Probably quite a bit more. No one in Pakistan, and certainly no one in Washington, has the courage to stand up to these jihad murderers. “Pain and sorrow of the Pakistani Church and the world over the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti,” from AsiaNews, March 2 (thanks to JW):

Christian politician murdered in Pakistan: “I have been told by pro-Taliban religious extremists that if I will continue to speak against the blasphemy law, I will be beheaded”

Bhatti made similar statements in the video I posted here. And now he is dead: they made good their threats. “Pakistan’s only Christian minister assassinated over blasphemy row,” from the Telegraph, March 2

Hitchens: Our Man in Pakistan

The dreadful treatment of Raymond Davis is a reminder of how dysfunctional our relationship with Pakistan has become.

By Christopher Hitchens

In April 2001, a Pakistani diplomat—the first secretary of the Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, as a matter of fact—was found by the Nepalese police to be stashing a large cache of sophisticated high explosives in his home.Muhammad Arshad Cheema invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid prosecution and, after a short interval, was sent home.

Paki protesters denounce Raymond Davis

In October 1985, after the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean, an act of open piracy that culminated in the rolling of a disabled man, Leon Klinghoffer, from the vessel’s deck into the sea, the organizer of the “operation” was apprehended and taken into custody by the Italian police. But Abu Abbas was not inconvenienced for long. He was released when he was found to be carrying a diplomatic passport—an Iraqi diplomatic passport as it happened, though he was by nationality a Palestinian and had never been accredited to any overseas mission.

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Hitchens: A nasty attempt to coerce Danish newspapers into apologizing for the cartoons of Muhammad

Yamani or Your Life

F*kc the profits descendants and the camels they rode in on….

By Christopher Hitchens/Slate

I have just finished reading one of the most astoundingly stupid and nasty documents ever to have landed on my desk. It consists of a letter from a law firm in Saudi Arabia, run by a man named Ahmed Zaki Yamani, to a group of newspapers in Scandinavia. I quote directly from its main paragraphs:

Over the past months my law firm has been contacted by several thousand descendants of the Prophet, who have learned about your newspaper’s republication of the drawing, depicting their esteemed ancestor as a terrorist suicide bomber with a bomb in his turban.

As descendants of the Prophet, these individuals feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed by your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing. They have therefore retained my law firm and instructed me to approach you …

So that’s the stupid part—the idea that people who claim descent from a seventh-century warlord and preacher have standing to sue for hurt feelings. The nasty bit comes a few paragraphs later:

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Germany disenchanted with the O'bastard, Hitchens attacks Gore Vidal for being a 'crackpot'…

SPIEGEL twits fail completely to nail Mahmoud Abbas on the “peace process”

Israeli President Shimon Peres was in Berlin on Wednesday for the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and delivered a speech to the German parliament. Read his complete remarks.

Pals are the biggest Binnie Fans:

Pew poll shows Pali-Arabs  are big Bin Laden fans

“Its all Obama’s fault…”

that includes the Sunni-Shiite war…..

Lebanon top Shia Cleric holds Obama responsible for Middle East tensions

Hitchens attacks Gore Vidal for being a ‘crackpot’

Former protégé takes America’s great man of letters to task for adopting 9/11 conspiracy theories  The Independent

But the Independent pretends to be “balanced”, so it gives equal opportunity to an Arab headbanger to present his view. Gotta be “balanced”.  Unsurprisingly, the agents of Islam, of which Ahmed is one, love a good conspiracy theory and defend the old nutbag:

Hitchens Has No Clothes: A response to ‘Vidal Loco’

By Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed MA DPhil

Notice the pattern – the need for war is an unquestionable given; those who pull the rug out from under the war-machine by pointing out the emperor’s brazen nudity are committing ‘treason’. Yet it is the impassioned concern for evidence, and for the well-being of Americans and the world, that motivates Gore’s discussions about issues like Pearl Harbour, Timothy McVeigh, and the collapse of the American empire.

The usual. You know the drill. The Arab mind is, and always will be,  a cesspool.  Gore Vidal seems content to defecate in it, perhaps he has no sense of smell.  In the end, its all manure. But  perhaps its the same fertilizer that can be used to make primitive bombs….. in that case, I have a problem with it.

Christopher Hitchens Supports Burka Ban (Bunglawussi shrieks!)

niqab

“It is depressing that our President, in addressing the Muslim world, takes the most reactionary religious practice as the symbol of rights and identity. The klansman’s hood, remember, is also the symbol of a white Protestant religious ‘identity’ movement.”

Daily News, 1 July 2009

Last week French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced his support for legislation to ban the burka, the dark, heavy and not-too-comfortable garment worn by many Muslim women. The question arises: Is this forcible French secularism run amok, or a prohibition that Americans, who often believe we have struck a better balance between church and state, might entertain?

I would say the latter.

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Hitchens: WTF are we breeding in GITMO?

When the Extreme Becomes the Norm: The Gitmo madrassa

* Pentagon: 74 Gitmo recidivists and counting

 “Detainees are fed a diet of violent anti-Western agitprop by sympathetic Muslim chaplains and librarians who have unfettered access to their cell blocks.”

“Terrorists Free to Kill Once Again As They Slip the Grasp of Gitmo’s Kid Gloves,” by Paul Sperry in the New York Post, via JW

090608_fw_gitmotn* From jihadist to killer zombie: US taxpayers pay for creating bigger monsters…

Torture! “When the Extreme Becomes the Norm,” by Christopher Hitchens at Slate, June 8 (via JW):

…Yet if we think it probable or possible that a man would only mutate into such a monster after undergoing the Guantanamo experience, then I can suggest one reason why that might be. Nothing prepared me for the way in which the authorities at the camp have allowed the most extreme religious cultists among the inmates to be the organizers of the prisoners’ daily routine. Suppose that you were a secular or unfanatical person caught in the net by mistake; you would still find yourself being compelled to pray five times a day (the guards are not permitted to interrupt), to have a Quran in your cell, and to eat food prepared to halal (or Sharia) standards. I suppose you could ask to abstain, but, in such a case, I wouldn’t much fancy your chances. The officers in charge were so pleased by this ability to show off their extreme broad-mindedness in respect of Islam that they looked almost hurt when I asked how they justified the use of taxpayers’ money to create an institution dedicated to the fervent practice of the most extreme version of just one religion. To the huge list of reasons to close down Guantanamo, add this: It’s a state-sponsored madrasah.

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Hitchens: How the UN wants to criminalize Free Speech

FIGHTING WORDS

Don’t Say a Word

A U.N. resolution seeks to criminalize opinions that differ with the Islamic faith.

By Christopher Hitchens/

The Muslim religion makes unusually large claims for itself. All religions do this, of course, in that they claim to know and to be able to interpret the wishes of a supreme being. But Islam affirms itself as the last and final revelation of God’s word, the consummation of all the mere glimpses of the truth vouchsafed to all the foregoing faiths, available by way of the unimprovable, immaculate text of “the recitation,” or Quran. 

* War Provocation Pays Off for Gaza as Donors Promise $4.5 Billion…

* Puzzled in Gaza

If there sometimes seems to be something implicitly absolutist or even totalitarian in such a claim, it may result not from a fundamentalist reading of the holy book but from the religion itself. And it is the so-called mainstream Muslims, grouped in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, who are now demanding through the agency of the United Nations that Islam not only be allowed to make absolutist claims but that it also be officially shielded from any criticism of itself.

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Though it is written tongue-in-cheek in the language of human rights and of opposition to discrimination, the nonbinding U.N. Resolution 62/154, on “Combating defamation of religions,” actually seeks to extend protection not to humans but to opinions and to ideas, granting only the latter immunity from being “offended.” The preamble is jam-packed with hypocrisies that are hardly even laughable, as in this delicious paragraph, stating that the U.N. General Assembly:

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