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Red Mosque, Taleban Have Their Martyrs – Now What

Posted by bosskitty on July 9, 2007

Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf Musharraf boost
Why the president has finally moved against radical mosque.

Pakistani soldiers storm mosque Troops in Pakistan’s city of Islamabad have stormed the Red Mosque, after talks with radicals broke down. The army said 40 militants were killed in the operation, as loud explosions and gunfire were heard. Three soldiers were killed and 15 injured, the army said.

Pakistanis storm mosque; 43 dead   China Daily, China –
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani forces stormed a mosque compound in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 militants who were believed to be holed up with

And counting

Troops storm Pakistan mosque compound after talks fail Jerusalem Post, Israel –
By AP Troops stormed Islamabad’s Red Mosque compound Tuesday, prompting a fierce firefight with militants accused of holding about 150 hostages inside,

40 militants killed in Lal Masjid attack Times of India, India –
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani troops stormed the Lal Masjid complex in the capital early Tuesday morning after talks with radicals to end the week-long standoff

Pakistan faces the Taleban’s tentacles BBC News, By Barbara Plett , Bannu, northern Pakistan
Armed Pakistani tribesmen had been imposing their own hardline version of Islam in the lawless border region near Afghanistan. But their influence is spreading, and the state seems powerless to stop it.

The members of this radical religious movement are Pakistani, but they’re inspired by the Afghan Taleban. They support its leader Mullah Omar, rather than Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf.   … the Taleban have a duty to enforce Islamic law wherever they can because the government has failed to do so. He supports those who’ve tried to assassinate the president in the past – they were “doing the right thing”, he says.

“We don’t have the power or capacity to remove this government. We cannot bring down the Musharraf regime, so we don’t intend to do that. What we are trying to do is that in our area, if we see something un-Islamic happening, we try to stop it, because we are responsible for our own area.”

The members of this radical religious movement are Pakistani, but they’re inspired by the Afghan Taleban. They support its leader Mullah Omar, rather than Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf.

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Abdul Rashid Ghazi    is a radical Pakistani cleric, son of Maulana Muhammad Abdullah and younger brother of Abdul Aaziz Ghazi.

This is another spark igniting a Middle East wildfire.

Don’t forget, there are Nukes at the other end of this story…

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2 Responses to “Red Mosque, Taleban Have Their Martyrs – Now What”

  1. mirth said

    Ghazi is gone. How that impacts the situation is anyone’s guess.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1274420,00.html

  2. In my opinion, this whole operation to storm the Lal Masjid, should have occurred as soon as the final warning was given to the militants inside.
    Ghazi had enough time to call the Pakistani media and the Army, virtually telling them where to find him.

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