Update: at least 45 dead and hundreds injured.
Latest news: at least 65 dead and hundreds injured.
Two explosions went off near a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Greg Palkot is reporting from Karachi that the mood is getting very ugly. Anti-American riots are a real possibility, since Bhutto has been closely linked with the US…
“I can see body parts strewn all over the road,” said CNN’s Dan Rivers, at the scene. “There are dead bodies everywhere. … It is a large-scale attack, by the looks of things…
Update: Make that 70 dead and hundreds injured
We have it on good authority that Bush also wiped out the dinosaurs.
Muslims were really peaceful until Bush made them feel yucky…
* Blitzer’s dumb line of the day:
“We have no way of confirming that, but it has all the hallmarks of some sort of terrorist attack,” River’s told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
* Ya think?
By Syed Saleem Shahzad
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.
Swedish artist Lars Vilks, whose drawings of Mohammed as a “roundabout dog” have provoked the most recent round of Islamic seething and threatening, has acquired a dog for protection.
And named it Mohammed.
This makes Lars Vilks, single-handedly, more courageous than the entire Western mainstream media.
By Douglas Farah
Yousef Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the international Muslim Brotherhood, is reprising his role as mediator between the Sunni and Shi’ite groups. This time he is calling on all Muslims to defend Iran in case of a U.S. attack.
Qaradawi’s interview with Islamonline Radio last week highlights the sheikh’s role-and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood-in trying to bring about unity of the Muslim umma, regardless of one’s affiliation.
“It is obligatory on all Muslims to resist any possible attack the US might launch against Iran,” Qaradawi said. “Iran is a Muslim country which all Muslims should defend while the US is an enemy of Islam that has already declared war on Islam under the disguise of war on terrorism and provides Israel with unlimited support.”
In the past, the Ikhwan collaborated closely with the regime of Ayatollah Khommeini, according to the accounts of Yousef Nada and other Brotherhood leaders. There was a falling out, but the Brotherhood has consistently maintained that the Sunni-Shi’ite differences are “minor” issues that should not interfere with the larger strategy of restoring the caliphate.