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"Asian" in British police parlance almost invariably means Pakistanis or Pakistani Brits. Of late, Bangladeshi Brits have been added to the roster of terror suspects. Almost all terrorist plots carried out by Islamist extremists in the last five years in Britain have included investigative trails that track back to Pakistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan elders yesterday claimed that 108 civilians were killed in a bombing campaign in western Afghanistan, while villagers in the northeast said 25 Afghans died in air strikes, including some killed while burying dead relatives.
For several months, clerics from the radical Red Mosque in Islamabad have sent their followers into the moderate Pakistani capital to enforce Islamic law, or Shariah, in open defiance of Pakistan's government. Beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf had been overly tepid, refusing to confront the followers of the Taliban-style movement as they harassed store owners and kidnapped women, including six Chinese nationals, accusing them of prostitution. The rise of the movement is seen as evidence that the extremist views more common in Pakistan's tribal areas are spreading to its more moderate cities. The Red Mosque had become a source of domestic embarrassment and a political liability long before a Pakistani Army Ranger was killed outside the mosque and Gen. Musharraf finally ordered his security forces to lay siege to the compound.
A fresh look at U.S. policy toward Iraq is vital, especially after the long time that elapsed since the liberation of Iraq and the lack of tangible progress and the critical state of affairs that Iraq has reached.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A radical cleric arrested while fleeing his government-besieged mosque in a burqa and high heels said today that the nearly 1,000 followers still inside should flee or surrender.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Security forces besieging a radical mosque in the Pakistani capital captured its top cleric yesterday as he tried to sneak out of the complex in a burqa, and more than 1,000 of his followers surrendered.
With all the talk about President Bush's failed legacy by the nattering nabobs of negativism, one might think he won't have one.