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.