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Islamism rises in an idyllic Kashmir

November 13th, 2013

“Death to America” yells this banner in downtown Srinagar. “Death to Israel,” and “Death to the Enemies of Islam” also grace the banner

Today’s militant Islamic youth of Kashmir carry placards of bin Laden in anti-India rallies and hoist Taliban flags, while their Shia Muslim rivals are inspired by Khomeini and Hezbollah. A senior Kashmiri Muslim police officer confided “over 50% of Kashmiris between the ages of 15 and 30 are hard-core pan-Islamists, not Kashmiri nationalists.”

Tarek Fatah

Is Turkey Supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria?

November 13th, 2013

Not only has Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denied that the Nusra Front are terrorists—more like honorable jihadists, he suggested in the face of questions from an opposition leader—but Turkish forces have also apparently used al-Nusra as a proxy against the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish party linked to Turkey’s own Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which remains overwhelmingly popular among Syria’s Kurdish population. If it comes to a choice between an al-Qaeda affiliate and a secular Kurdish party controlling territory, Erdoğan sides with al-Qaeda.

North Korea publicly executes 80, some for videos or Bibles, report says

November 12th, 2013

As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.

South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, in the first known large-scale public executions by the Kim Jong-un regime.

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Bangladesh: The forgotten Jihad frontier

November 9th, 2013

Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina

Over the last few years I’ve been corresponding with several concerned citizens of Bangladesh. There’s no doubt these citizens have sought me out for no other reason than I have a blog, and am willing to share their stories because they believe most of the western mainstream media won’t. I must admit, before my correspondences with these men, I knew very little about Bangladesh and its 160 million residents.

Bangladesh’s female Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, and her ruling party the Awami League have accomplished something very rare in an Islamic country. They have so far successfully stood up to radical Islamists and barred religious parties from using Islam and Sharia law as a political tool to undermine the country’s secular constitution and democratic process.

The Bangladesh national election is looming, and the two main opposition parties to the Awami League, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its religious Jihadi friends the Jamaat-e-Islami party teamed up this past week to put the country’s capital Dhaka in paralyzing fear, as many residents are too afraid to leave their homes out of the fear of rioting Islamists in the streets.

The Muslim on Hindu attacks have become more common and intense recently after the country sentenced two prominent and influential Islamist leaders to death for their role in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The two men were convicted for the abduction and killing of 18 pro-independence activists, among the dead included academics and journalists.

The opposition BNP has also threatened the Awami League, that unless Hasina relinquishes her power, its supporters will whip up even more nationwide strikes and unrest.

Prime Minister Hasina however has vowed to follow through with the upcoming election even though the BNP is threatening would be voters, and asking fellow supporters to come prepared with arms.

So far the recent protests and unrest have led to the deaths of 150 people, with more than 2,000 people being reported injured.

If Prime Minister Hasina and her Awami party are forced out of office, overnight we could see the emergence of another radical Islamist state much like Pakistan leaving millions of Bengalis in peril.

Saudi nuclear weapons ‘on order’ from Pakistan

November 7th, 2013

Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.

While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic.

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The Pakistani Taliban chose the man who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the group’s new leader

November 7th, 2013

The Pakistani Taliban chose the man who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the group’s new leader Thursday, less than a week after the U.S. killed its former chief in a drone strike, a militant commander and intelligence official said.

The Taliban’s leadership council, or shura, picked Mullah Fazlullah at an undisclosed location in the North Waziristan tribal area after days of deliberation, said the commander, Hazratullah Torashipa, and the intelligence official.



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