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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac-7 View Post
    Hillary not only wants to negotiate with them she wants to be their friend.
    With U.S. taxpayer $$
    Only in America.... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

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    Originally Posted by Peter1469Really? I never heard any of them complain about it. I learned it from the Brits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I'm pretty sure it is in the UK, anyway.
    @Paperback Writer Paki is a derogatory term, no?
    My son knows some "Paki's" here and he says they use the term, so it must not be like calling them n word names.
    Only in America.... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Right View Post
    Originally Posted by Peter1469Really? I never heard any of them complain about it. I learned it from the Brits.



    My son knows some "Paki's" here and he says they use the term, so it must not be like calling them n word names.
    It is like Yanks, so far as I know.
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    Peshawar school attack mastermind killed by US airstrike...

    Pentagon: school attack mastermind killed in US airstrike
    Jul 13,`16 -- A U.S. airstrike near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan killed the mastermind of a 2014 attack on a Pakistani school that killed some 150 people, mainly children, American and Pakistani officials said Wednesday.
    Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the airstrike Saturday killed "known terrorist leader" Umar Khalifa, who was known by several other names including Khalifa Umar Mansoor. Cook said he was killed along with four other "enemy combatants" in an airstrike targeting members of an Islamic State affiliate known as Khorasan Province. Cook said the attack was conducted in Nangarhar province, where the Islamic State has established a foothold. He called Khalifa a leader in the Tariq Gidar Group, which the State Department on May 25 designated as a global terrorist group. It said the group is linked to the Pakistani Taliban and is based in Dara Adam Khiel, Pakistan. "Khalifa orchestrated multiple terrorist operations in Pakistan to include the January 2016 attack on Bacha Khan University, the September 2015 Badaber Air Force Base attack, and the December 2014 Peshawar school attack that resulted in the deaths of more than 130 children," Cook said in a written statement.

    Pakistan Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said a U.S. Army general had confirmed the death in a phone call to Pakistan's army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif. Bajwa said it was a U.S. drone strike. Cook wasn't specific about what kind of aircraft was used. Pakistan had asked the U.S. for help in eliminating Pakistani militants who have taken refuge in Afghanistan. Pakistani media reported a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, saying it killed several militants. Mansoor, also known as Umar Naray and Khalid Khurasani, had claimed responsibility for training and dispatching a Taliban suicide squad to the school in Peshawar in December 2014.


    A Pakistan army soldier inspects the Army Public School that was attacked a day before by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistani army said Wednesday, July 13, 2016 that the mastermind of the 2014 attack on an army-run school has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. A Pakistani military spokesman says that a U.S. Army general confirmed the death of Taliban leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor in a phone call to Pakistan’s army chief.

    Shortly after the school attack, the main branch of the Pakistani Taliban, which has killed tens of thousands of people in recent years in its campaign to overthrow the government and impose Islamic law, disowned Mansoor and his group. Mansoor's killing could indicate improved relations between Washington and Islamabad, allies that have had fraught ties over the years. Relations were strained by a U.S. drone strike in May that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as he was driving through Pakistan's Baluchistan province. Pakistan is at war with the Pakistani Taliban, but is widely seen as turning a blind eye to the Afghan Taliban and other extremist groups, viewing them as a way to enhance its regional influence.

    In his statement, Cook said the successful attack underscored what he called common security interests shared with Pakistan and Afghanistan. "The United States maintains a robust counter-terrorism partnership with Afghanistan and Pakistan and we recognize the sacrifices made on behalf of our respective militaries to pursue terrorists for the sake of regional peace and security," Cook said. "Only through continued cooperation will we collectively succeed in eliminating terrorist safehavens in the region," he added.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...07-13-15-29-52

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    Quote Originally Posted by exotix View Post
    *Breaking*


    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/pak...shawar-n269011



    Taliban militants laid siege to a Pakistan school in a brazen hours-long attack on Tuesday, killing more than 100 children

    An atrocity condemned by the White House as "heinous" and "horrific."

    More than eight hours after uniformed militants struck the school, the Pakistani military confirmed the assault was over.

    Officials said that at least 126 lives were lost — and most of the victims were children.

    "The gunmen entered class by class and shot some kids one by one," a student who was in the Army Public School in Peshawar at the time told local media.



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    Coffins being carried out of Peshawar hospitals

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    Countrywide Outrage In Pakistan over rape and murder of young girl...

    A Young Girl's Rape And Murder Have Catalyzed Countrywide Outrage In Pakistan
    January 11, 2018 - Two days after a young girl named Zainab was discovered dead in a trash heap in the city of Kasur, strangled after a brutal rape, widespread shock has escalated into protests across Pakistan. Outraged at the perceived inaction of local authorities, demonstrators have amplified the rage and despair of the girl's father.
    "Security is only provided to the leaders in Pakistan ... and we [the public] are just like insects," her father, Ameen Ansari, told local media Wednesday. Despite the funeral for his daughter, which drew mourners from across Kasur, he added: "We will not bury her until we get justice." Zainab, who has been generally referred to by first name only and whose age has been variously reported as between 6 and 8 years old, went missing last week after she left her home for a regular religious study session. With her parents on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last week, she had been staying with extended family — who soon reported her disappearance to the police. On Tuesday, the search for her yielded a horrible discovery: her body, found in a garbage dump not far from her home. CCTV footage appeared to show her abduction, with an unidentified man leading her by the hand, and police investigations later revealed evidence of rape and strangulation. Authorities have not yet arrested a suspect for the crime — though the government of Punjab, Kasur's province, has promised that "this case will reach its logical end soon & the perpetrators will be given severest punishment."

    Such vows have done little to mollify residents. Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper, described the chaotic scenes that erupted in the city's streets as anger mounted: "As word got around, traders shuttered their shops and staged a protest demonstration. Scores of other people also gathered at Steel Bagh Mor near the hospital and protested with the girl's body in the middle of the road. They also threw traffic out of gear by burning tires on Ferozepur Road and chanted slogans against police and local parliamentarians for their alleged apathy." The demonstrations developed into outright clashes with police, as a group broke out sticks and stones in an attempt to storm the local deputy commissioner's office. At least two people were killed, and at least two others were injured when several police officers fired straight into the crowd — an act recorded by video cameras on the scene. The Punjab government says it has arrested the officers who allegedly fired.


    The funeral for the girl who was raped and killed in Kasur, Pakistan, drew people from across the city Wednesday. Outrage over the attack has prompted clashes between protesters and police.

    Elsewhere in the country, similar demonstrations gained momentum on Wednesday and Thursday. Footage emerged of protests in Lahore, Peshawar and the capital, Islamabad, and other cities across Pakistan. Nearly everywhere, the refrain was the same: The government must not only bring this killer to justice — it must also do a better job to protect its citizens. Kiran Naz, an anchor on a local news program, even delivered her broadcast with her daughter on her lap in pointed protest. "This has to stop," tweeted Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who hails from Pakistan and said Wednesday she was "heartbroken" to hear of the girl's killing. "Gov and the concerned authorities must take action." On Twitter, the hashtag #JusticeForZainab has been deployed as a means for people to mourn her death — and to call attention to other, similar crimes continuing to unfold in the province of Punjab. In fact, Kasur itself has a deep history with child sex abuse crimes, as the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle explains: "The city of Kasur came to the world's attention in August 2015, via a child abuse and extortion scandal involving at least 280 children who were filmed while being sexually abused by a gang of men. The men then blackmailed the children's parents by threatening to release the videos. "Regarded as Pakistan's largest child abuse scandal, it came to light after victims' parents clashed with police, accusing authorities of failing to prosecute the case."

    Pakistan's Express-Tribune reports there were also 111 cases of sexual assault in Kasur and other districts in Punjab last year alone. And Dawn points out that in the past year, 11 other girls have been discovered murdered in the same area of Kasur under similar circumstances as Zainab. "Those societies that cannot protect its children are eternally condemned," Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a series of tweets Wednesday. "I want the culprits involved in this heinous crime behind the bars," he added. Those failing in their duties will be proceeded against. Very painful incident!" In televised comments, Zainab's father laid bare the stakes of the simmering unrest. "We are now afraid of letting our children leave the home," he said. "How was our child kidnapped from a busy market?"

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ge-in-pakistan

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    Suspected Serial Killer Arrested in Rape and Murder of 7-Year-Old Pakistani Girl...

    Suspected Serial Killer Arrested in Rape and Murder of 7-Year-Old Pakistani Girl
    January 23, 2018 - A suspected serial killer has been arrested following the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was found in a trash heap in Kasur, Pakistan, earlier this month.
    A 24-year-old man named only as Imran was arrested for the girl’s murder after he confessed and his DNA was found at the crime scene, Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said during a press conference and on Twitter Tuesday, calling the man a “serial killer.” Police had said they believed Zainab had been raped and strangled to death.



    Pakistani Activists of Cecil Chaudhry and Iris Foundation (CCIF) holding placards chant slogans to protest the rape and murder of seven year old Zainab Ansari in Kasur District at Liberty Chowk in Lahore on January 14, 2018. Hundreds of protesters enraged over the murder of a young girl threw stones at government buildings in a Pakistani city near the Indian border for a second day January 11, amid growing outrage over the killing.


    Kasur police said they have seen 12 recorded murders in two years that were similar to Zainab’s, and previously said that five of those cases could be linked to the same person. The suspect is now accused to seven other attacks, CNN reported.


    Zainab’s rape and murder led to deadly protests and garnered worldwide attention after her body was found days after being reported missing.


    http://time.com/5115502/zainab-amin-murder-arrest/

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    Serial child rapist in Pakistan...

    A 13th Child Is Raped And Killed — And A Pakistani City Is Up In Arms
    February 1, 2018 • The rape and slaying of 7-year-old Zainab Amin caused a political crisis aimed at officials who are accused of failing to protect the children of Kasur.
    In January, 7-year-old Zainab Amin's parents were on a religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when their relatives back in Pakistan called with the news: Their daughter didn't make it to her evening Quran lesson. "Stay where you are," the father, Amin Ansari, recalls a relative telling him. "Your prayers are answered there." Her mother, Nusrat, says she sat in the Prophet Mohammad's mosque in Medina, praying: "Oh God, keep Zainab safe and protected. Oh God, I have come to your door like a beggar. Oh God, please do not send me away empty-handed." Once famed for its Sufi shrines, Kasur, Pakistan, is now synonymous with darkness. During a period of two years, at least 13 children have been raped and killed in this city of less than a million people in Punjab, Pakistan's most populous state. Residents' anger finally exploded when Zainab went missing — snowballing into a political crisis that has forced officials to act.

    Most of the children who disappeared in Kasur before Zainab did were from poor families who had little influence. But Zainab's family was different. They are conservative, middle-class Muslims. Zainab's father is a bearded, neatly attired civil servant. Her mother is a schoolteacher. Zainab's cousin, who is about her age, was supposed to keep an eye on her as they walked to class. But he lost sight of her in a crowd of kids. Her relatives frantically searched for her. A nearby shop gave them closed-circuit TV footage showing her walking with a young adult male. They tweeted it out, asking for help, alongside an image of Zainab: a green-eyed little girl wearing a pink jacket. Horrified Pakistanis followed her disappearance on social media. News organizations rushed in, following every development. Audiences identified with "that sweet little child's face," says Amber Rahim Shamsi, host of a local television program, Newswise, that followed the case. "People could relate to her, and feel it — feel the pain."


    A poster in Kasur, Pakistan, includes a picture of Zainab and the message: "Protest. Protest. Protest. Daughter Zainab, we are ashamed. But if not now, then never. Zainab, in light of your martyrdom, we will seek accountability for all similar events in the past. We will not rest without that."

    The pressure of Kasur's residents may move Pakistan's institutions closer to protecting its children. And residents have put police and politicians on notice that Pakistanis appear increasingly willing, and able, to demand change. "They got encouragement," says Waqas Abid, a lawyer who leads a human rights group, the Good Thinkers Organization. "People are hopeful now the situation will change." Residents found Zainab's body on Jan. 9. They immediately began tweeting two contrasting images: her smiling face alongside her crumpled body dumped on the trash heap where she was found. Enraged that police had not saved Zainab, the men of Kasur rioted. They smashed police cars and tried to set fire to the local stations. Prominent religious leaders opposed to the state government led Zainab's funeral prayers. Legislators and celebrities began demanding the reinstatement of public hangings for rapists.

    Elections are expected later this year in Pakistan, and the chief minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, is a lead contender to become the next prime minister. The death of Zainab became a political crisis. His government shipped in teams of police, psychologists and forensic experts. They recruited civil servants to take DNA swabs from hundreds of men. Police arrested Mohammad Imran in Zainab's killing on Jan. 23. He lived near the Amin family home. Police said he admitted to raping eight boys and girls, and to killing six of them. The national furor whipped up around Zainab's death may have left some impact, however modest. In Pakistan, it had been seen as shameful to talk about sex abuse. But after Zainab's disappearance, some prominent Pakistani women spoke publicly about what they endured as children. A few dozen families across Pakistan also came forward to report that their children were abused, according to Sahil, a children's rights organization. "I think stories like this do have an impact," Newswise's Rahim Shamsi says. "People are talking about it more openly. You have very influential current affairs programs where they're actually discussing how to change the system or educate parents and children."

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