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Obscure militant group claims responsibility for Lahore attack

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

March 31, 2009 By BABAR DOGAR of the Associated Press  LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The militant group that claimed responsibility for the assault on a police academy said Tuesday it will carry out more attacks unless Pakistani troops withdraw from tribal areas near the Afghan border and the U.S. stops drone attacks against militants in the country. Omar Farooq, who said he is the spokesman for little-known Fedayeen al-Islam, also said the...

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The truth about Abu Zubaydah
Mar31

The truth about Abu Zubaydah

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

The Bush administration’s false claim that my client was a top al-Qaida official has led to his imprisonment and torture Brent Mickum guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 March 2009 13.00 BST This article was submitted to the CIA prior to publication. Passages redacted by the CIA are marked [...]. Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, more commonly known as Abu Zubaydah, is my client. After being extensively tortured by the CIA and imprisoned in...

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159 million Indian Muslims are among the poorest in the country
Mar31

159 million Indian Muslims are among the poorest in the country

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

By Abhay Singh March 30 (Bloomberg) — As Narendra Modi, chief minister of the state of Gujarat, walks into a cavernous tent filled with 20,000 investors and business leaders in western India, he’s greeted like a Bollywood movie star. Conference goers surround the politician to shake hands, snap photos and touch his shoes — a show of reverence in India. After the January conference gets under way in the city of Ahmedabad,...

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Missing you already
Mar13

Missing you already

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

Pakistan is at war with itself, with blackouts, corruption and terror attacks. Now there are calls for the return of the reviled Musharraf By Fatima Bhutto New Statesman March 12, 2009    Pakistan has become a very unusual place. In Lahore, the heart of Pakistani cricket, the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in broad daylight by masked gunmen carrying guns and rocket launchers, because you never know when a rocket launcher will...

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