Authorities have placed in durance vile I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! a Washington state man after he allegedly made emailed threats against President Barack Obama. The campaign's over, John...
Secret Service front man Brian Leary identified the man as 31-year-old Anton Caluori. He was placed in durance vile I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! Tuesday afternoon in suburban Federal Way for investigation of making threats against the president and assault on a federal officer.
[An Nahar] At least 48 Kenyans were hacked or burnt to death in ethnic festivities between two rival groups, the worst single attack since deadly post-election violence four years ago, police said Wednesday.
"It is a very bad incident.... They include 31 women, 11 children and six men," regional deputy police chief Joseph Kitur said of the attack, which took place late Tuesday between the Pokomo and Orma peoples in the rural Tana River district.
Kitur said "34 were hacked to death and 14 others were burnt to death," while several huts were torched after a gang of men launched the attack, the latest in a long history of bitter festivities between the rival groups in the remote area of Kenya.
[Dawn] An influential Christian Church organization will hold an international conference in Geneva next month on Pakistain's blasphemy law, after an 11-year-old Pak Christian girl was enjugged Into the paddy wagon wit' yez! on accusations of defaming Islam.
Religious and secular groups worldwide have protested over the arrest last week of Rifta Masih, accused by Moslem neighbours of burning verses from the Koran, Islam's holy book.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) said the conference was intended to give a global platform to religious minorities in Pakistain "who are victimised in the name of its controversial blasphemy law" in cases which had brought death penalties and "mob-instigated violence."
It will be addressed by representatives of the minorities: Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, dissenting Islamic sects -- including Ahmadis and Shias, and by civil society groups defending them.
The WCC said officials from the United Nations ...what started out as a a diplomatic initiative, now trying to edge its way into legislative, judicial, and executive areas... , where special human rights ...which often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless... Sherlocks on religious freedom have often criticised Pakistain's blasphemy law, would also attend.
But Pak diplomats in Geneva have not been invited.
The conference, from Sept. 17-19, will be held during a sitting of the UN Human Rights Council where Pakistain, as front man for the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, regularly complains that Moslems are persecuted in the West.
"The public hearing aims to heighten discussions at international levels on the deteriorating situation of the human rights of minorities in Pakistain and the misuse of the blasphemy law," said WCC official Mathews George Chunakara.
The WCC, which links 349 Protestant and Orthodox Church bodies representing more than 560 million Christians in some 110 countries, said the gathering had been planned for some time and was not directly connected to Rifta Masih's case.
She was enjugged Into the paddy wagon wit' yez! last week in Islamabad after mobs surrounded a cop shoppe where she was in protective custody.
The incident was followed by the forced exodus of several hundred Christians from the poverty-stricken suburb of the Pak capital after local mosques reported what the girl was alleged to have done over their loudspeakers.
"This is just the latest in a series of similar incidents going back many years. Some cases are reported but many go unreported," said George, who heads the WCC's commission on international affairs.
Pakistain's President Asif Al Zardari has called on officials for a report on the girl's arrest, which has brought protests from Amnesia Amnesty International, British-based Christian group Barnabas Fund, and the global humanist body IHEU, among others.
"This latest affair just highlights the total hypocrisy of Pakistain, and its supporters, in the Human Rights Council," said Roy Brown, chief representative at the UN in Geneva of the IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
[Dawn] According to Saleemuddin, spokesperson of Ahmadiyya community, Ahmadis were restricted from offering Eid prayers at Ewan-e-Tauheed located at E-Block, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi reported DawnNews.
Saleemuddin said, "Ewan-e-Tauheed is where most of us offered Eid and Friday prayers, however, the situation changed nine months ago when a hate campaign against our community enticed residents of the area to restrict our activities. Prior to the Eid prayers, we sought approval from the local law enforcement agencies to let us pray on Eid or suggest an alternative site where we could congregate."
According to Saleemuddin, police approved of the idea, however, at the last minute informed Ahmadis that it is best if they offer Eid prayers at Bait-ul-Hamd, Murree Road, which only has a capacity to accommodate 100 worshippers.
He went on to say that early in the morning, police officials surrounded Ewan-e-Tauheed to deter Ahmadis from gathering and praying.
"An estimated number of 2,000 Ahmadis were expected to congregate and offer Eid prayers, however, were unable to do so because of the sudden change of events triggered by influence of local powerful businessmen," added Saleemuddin.
However, the hip bone's connected to the leg bone... Azhar Hamid Khokhar, CPO Rawalpindi, denied the allegations. No, no! Certainly not! and said, "We had made it clear to the Ahmadis that they will not be able to pray at Ewan-e-Tauheed on Eid and advised them to congregate at Bait-ul-Hamd. This was our understanding from day one"
"Local residents object to their activities and say that Block-E is a residential area and should be treated as one. Since no NOC was obtained from them before constructing this worship site, they do not feel too happy about its existence," he added.
Sharjeel Mir, President of Anjuman-e-Tajiran Rawalpindi and a local businessman said, "We object to Ewan-e-Tauheed and all that it stands for because it was acquired through illegal means. Fifteen years ago an Ahmadi bought a house and later on donated it to the Ahamdiiya community. Since then it has been used as a praying site despite of the fact that NOC was not obtained from the district government and local residents as is required according to the law of land."
Mir also said that Ahmadis were given no approval to offer congregational prayers on Eid by local police authorities or government.
Mir went on to add that, "In May of 2010, Ahmadis and their worshipping site were attacked in Lahore enticing people praying at Ewan-e-Tauheed to beef up security. They barricaded all the roads that led to their worshipping site. There are several mosques in the area and most of the time local residents were not allowed to pass through the barriers. Even ambulances transporting patients to and from Holy Family Hospital were stopped and not given free passage."
Mir went on to say that Ahmadis left them with no option but to report this abuse to the local authorities who then took action against them.
"According to the constitution, Ahmadis are not allowed to call their praying sites mosques and term their call of prayers as namaz. They do not follow the rules and policies which is why we have been taking action against them. We believe in coexistence. In fact countless Christians live in Rawalpindi and we live in harmony, however, we will not have Ahmadis call themselves Mohammedans and go against the law. They should live like other minorities," added Mir.
"It's shocking how they dare act as if they were real people like us Sunnis," he added.
One left dead and two maimed in alleged presence of police on Wednesday, all three persons were targeted in Jatia Mohla of Tando Adam Town of district Sanghar because one of them was suspected to be in questionable condition with a girl.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, by taking notice of the incident, ordered a report from police officials.
According to details, Faraz Qureshi along with a girl arrived at a premise of Wali Muhammad Burriro.
Neighbours locked them from outside and informed the police. But before the police could arrive, Qureshi called owner of the premise, who along with three others reached the spot.
This led to a squabble between owners of the house, Burriro, his two relatives, one friend Iqbal Qureshi with the area people. They all were beaten up, resultantly Ghulam Sarwar Burriro was struck down in his prime, while Iqbal Qureshi and Mithu Burriro were referred to LUMS at death's door.
Area people said that this incident is inhuman and it has revisited the Sialkot lynching incident, in which two brothers were killed.
After the incident flashed on number of TV channels, the chief minister Sindh took notice of the issue and he called the report from concerned police officials. He has appointed DIG Mirpurkhas Ghulam Haider Jamali the inquiry officer.
Meanwhile, ...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived... various politician and right activists have condemned the act and called it brutality.
Advisor to the CM Sindh, Sharmila Farooqui told DawnNews that it was an inhuman act and said that responsible police officials and people involved in lynching will be brought to book.
She said that those who are responsible will be awarded exemplary punishment, so people may not muster-up courage to commit such offences.
Burfat Fateh, a professor of sociology in University of Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , said that when institutions turn weaker, and people lose their hopes and faith in the institutions and the state, then they look to decide issues on the roads.
Fateh said that due to continuous problems confronted by the people, they have zero tolerance. He commented that the law has become a cage for the weak and poor people.
Farzana Bari, a human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... activist, commented that some say that they want to save religion, some say they want to save morality and some say they want to save society, but they all are killing human being to save all these in the country.
"In fact it is not their job, it is the job of the state....but here because the role of state is of a mere silent spectator, therefore such incidents are revisiting the society.
No case was registered till filing of this report. However, there's more than one way to skin a cat... Tando Adam police has tossed in the slammer ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... Faraz Qureshi and Wali Muhammad Burriro.