Smiling sisters shot dead for dancing in the rain: Pakistani girls, 15 and 16, killed along with their mother for making video which ‘stained the family honour’

H/T Gaia

Daily Mail

  • Noor Basra and Noor Sheza were playing outside their home in Chilas
  • The clip was circulated via mobile phones but caused outrage in the town
  • The sisters were shot dead last Sunday alongside their mother
  • It is alleged the girls’ step-brother planned the attack with four accomplices to restore the family’s honour

By Tara Brady

PUBLISHED: 11:39 GMT, 30 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:20 GMT, 30 June 2013

Two teenage sisters have been murdered in Pakistan after they were accused of tarnishing their family’s name by making a video of themselves dancing in the rain.

The girls, aged 15 and 16, are seen running around in traditional dress with two other younger children outside their bungalow in the town of Chilas, in the northern region of Gilgit.

The sisters, named as Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, appear to break into dance and one even flashes a smile at the camera.
Innocent: The teenage sisters were filmed playing and dancing outside their home Innocent: The teenage sisters were filmed playing and dancing outside their home

However, when the footage was circulated via mobile phones, it caused outrage in the conservative Pakistani town.

Last Sunday the girls were shot alongside their mother in their home by five gunmen.

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Unidentified gunmen kill 10 foreign mountain climbers and their guide at a hotel in Pakistan

Daily Mail:

  • Eleven people, 10 of them tourists from Russia, the Ukraine, and China  were killed by gunmen in northern Pakistan
  • The group were visiting the country to climb Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest mountain in the world
  • The group and their guide were gunned down in their hotel at the base of the mountain

By Ap and Laurie Kamens

PUBLISHED: 06:15 GMT, 23 June 2013 | UPDATED: 06:15 GMT, 23 June 2013

Police say gunmen killed 11 people, 10 of them foreigners, after barging into a hotel where the victims were staying in northern Pakistan.

The group of tourists from Russia, the Ukraine, and China were staying in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region in order to climb  Nanga Parbat, one of the world’s highest mountains.

The gunmen have yet to be identified and their motives are currently unknown.
Ten foreign tourists visiting Pakistan to climb Nanga Parbat (pictured here) and their guide were killed by unidentified gunmen who stormed their hotelTen foreign tourists visiting Pakistan to climb Nanga Parbat (pictured here) and their guide were killed by unidentified gunmen who stormed their hotel

Local police chief Barkat Ali says the climbers from Russia, China and the Ukraine were killed before dawn Sunday as they set off to climb Nanga Parbat, a popular destination for trekkers, in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan.
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Peshawar mosque blown up during Friday prayers

We don’t know much about this yet, but I feel pretty confident in speculating that it was a muslim who did it of one stripe or another. After all, if you can count on the religion-of-peace to do one thing consistently, its to attack and kill enemies as they perceive it. Also as muslims know that mosques are more beachhead than place of worship they have far less compunction about blowing them up than we, who are so fooled about their true nature that we won’t do proper surveillance on them despite the fact that pretty much every terrorist attack is planned in one.

Deadly bus bomb targets Pakistani women’s university


Deadly bus bomb targets Pakistani women's university

At least 11 students died Saturday when a bomb detonated inside a bus serving a women’s university in the southwest Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said. The bomb exploded after the girls had boarded and were leaving the school.

At least 11 students were killed and around 20 wounded when a bomb planted in a women’s university bus exploded in troubled southwest Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

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Muslim landlord torture Christian women and parade them nude in village

The list of H/T’s is long on this one:

RoP Holger Awakens

Pakistani Christian Post:

Kasur: June 6, 2013. (PCP) A shocking case have surfaced in a village of District Kasur where Christians women were tortured and paraded nude in village while their Christian men badly treated by Muslim landlords.

The Christian women Arshad Bibi, Sajida Bibi and Saruyia Bibi were beaten by armed Muslims who entered at about 11;00 PM while they were sleeping in their house and no man of the house was present in the house except one 73 years old man Sadiq Masih and his wife Bibi Rani 70 years old. The Muslim landlords of the village Sereser Chak No.21 Abrahim, Muhammad Rafique, Munir, Ahmad, Asif, Ahmad, Abid, Usman, Waseem, Waqas and Shabir and three unknown persons after beating made them publicly naked and no one showed courage to save them from that torture.

“Few days ago some goats were entered in the fields of Muslim landlords and they made them locked up in their house. I went to requested them to give back my goats but they refused and abused me and slapped at my cheeks in front of many people on which I returned back home,” told Shoukat Masih.

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Pakistan Roots Seen in Moscow Plot

H/T Fjordman

The Moscow Times:

21 May 2013 | Issue 5131

Suspected militants targeted this week in a deadly raid outside Moscow as they purportedly plotted an attack on the city, received training in the troublesome border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, law enforcement said Tuesday — an allegation that experts called a reminder of the threat posed by Russian radicals coached and sometimes financed from abroad.

Special forces officers killed two men and detained a third in Orekhovo-Zuyevo, about 80 kilometers from Moscow, in the raid Monday, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said.

The officers came under fire when they surrounded a house where the suspects were staying and demanded that they surrender. In the ensuing firefight, the officers shot and killed two of the suspects, and captured another, the committee said.

One special forces officer suffered a light wound. There were no civilian casualties.

“The decisive actions of law enforcement agencies foiled an effort to commit a terror attack in the capital,” the committee said in a statement late Monday.

The suspects are Russian citizens who returned from Afghanistan or Pakistan, where they received battle training and prepared to carry out terror attacks, the statement said.

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But Agarkov, the terrorism expert, suggested that Russia’s problems were closer to home. Tens of thousands learned the basic skills of terrorism — how to shoot and make a simple bomb — during Moscow’s two bloody wars against separatists in Chechnya in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Chinese man held in Kashmir over ‘Koran desecration’


Man reading Koran
Desecration of the Koran is punishable with life imprisonment in Pakistan

A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir has been taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.

The man, named only as Mr Lee, works for a Chinese consortium that is building a dam in Kashmir.

A police official told the BBC that Mr Lee was held to prevent him from being lynched by an angry mob.

Allegations of blasphemy are taken very seriously in Pakistan with a number of controversial recent prosecutions.

Kashmir’s chief of police has assembled a committee of officials, politicians, local clerics and journalists to investigate the matter.

The police have not yet registered a case, saying they will wait for the committee’s report.

This is the first time a foreigner has been accused of desecrating holy scriptures under Pakistan law, the BBC’s Zulfiqar Ali reports.

Mob of ‘hundreds’

An official in the town of Muzaffarabad, close to where the alleged incident took place, said that the accusation was linked to a dispute which had taken place between Mr Lee and a local doctor hired by the consortium.

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Terrorists kidnap son of former Pakistan prime minister in middle of campaign rally, killing one and wounding five

H/T Wrath of Khan

Daily Mail:

  • Ali Haider Gilani is running for provincial assembly seat in district of Multan
  • Gunmen pulled up in car and motorbike and opened fire during rally
  • One of Gilani’s guards was killed and five people wounded in the attack

PUBLISHED: 10:33 GMT, 9 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 GMT, 9 May 2013

Ali Haider GilaniAli Haider Gilani (pictured), son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani,  was kidnapped today during campaign rally by gunmen

Gunmen attacked an election rally in Pakistan’s southern Punjab province on Thursday and abducted the son of a former prime minister, intensifying what has already been a violent run-up to Saturday’s nationwide elections.

Ali Haider Gilani, the son of ex-premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, is running for a provincial assembly seat in the district of Multan.

He was attending an election event in the town of Multan on Thursday – the last day of campaigning across Pakistan – when the gunmen pulled up, started shooting, grabbed and threw him into a vehicle and drove off, officials and witnesses said.

A resident of Multan who attended the rally told a local TV station that the attackers first pulled up in a car and motorcycle outside the venue where the younger Gilani was meeting with a few hundred supporters.

When he came out of the building, two gunmen opened fire, killing one of the people in Gilani’s entourage.

‘One of the gunmen grabbed Haider who had blood splashed on his trousers,” said Shehryar Ali in comments aired by Pakistani television broadcaster Geo News.

A Punjab government official, Rao Iftikhar Ahmad, said one of Gilani’s guards was killed and five people were wounded in the attack.

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Hard-line Islamists to make gains in Pakistan vote

H/T EDL Buck


  • In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo, Maulana Shujaul Mulk, center, pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), is greeted by a supporter as he arrive to address an election campaign rally in Mardan, Pakistan. Mulk is among several Pakistani Islamists and sectarian groups contesting for the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, which are divided and scattered though, they are still in a position to secure enough strength to play Pakistani establishment bid to “hound” the next frail government in influencing its decisions about the U.S. forces withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
  • View PhotoAssociated Press/Anjum Naveed – In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo, Maulana Shujaul Mulk, center, pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), is greeted by a supporter as he arrive to address an election campaign …more 

MARDAN, Pakistan (AP) — The imposing, black-bearded politician in a striking white turban takes the stage at a campaign rally in northwest Pakistan as a song about Islamic holy war blares over loudspeakers. Before a chanting crowd, he praises the Afghan Taliban and blasts Pakistan’s government for not protecting Osama bin Laden from U.S. commandos.

Maulana Shujaul Mulk is one of hundreds of candidates from hard-line Islamist parties running for office in this Saturday’s national elections. Many analysts expect the Islamists to win more support than in the last vote five years ago, raising concerns about the impact they could have in a country already plagued by rising intolerance and a deadly Taliban insurgency.

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Hindu refugees in India protest Pakistani atrocities

People of Shambala:

About 100 Hindu refugees in India protested atrocities committed against the minority faith in Pakistan today. The protest, arranged by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (Word Hindu Forum), was held outside the United Nations headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“We have appealed through the UN that Hindus in Pakistan should be allowed to live with dignity,” VHP spokesman Vinod Bansal said, ”and those who have left the country due to atrocities must be given proper rights wherever they are. Those who have arrived in India must be given citizenship because they are part of the country.”

Rajiv Gupta told News Track India that the organization had submitted a memorandum to the UN, requesting the body to ”provide relief to the Pakistani Hindus as they are being attacked and tortured there.”

pakistani_hindus_protest_un_2013Hindus make up approximately 2.5 percent of the population of Pakistan, which is officially a Sunni Muslim state. However, Hindus, as well as those of other minority faiths — including Christian, Ahmadiyya, and Shi’ite Muslims — face serious discrimination and violence. Shi’a Muslims are regularly attacked by militants, and are especially vulnerable when traveling on pilgrimages. In March, in one of the worst attacks on the Shi’a minority, Sunni militants detonated explosive devices, killing at least 45 and wounding over 150.

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