Tag Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan’s blasphemy law is a relentless guillotine for minorities

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The number of Pakistanis being sentenced or killed for blaspheming against the accepted strain of Sunni Islam is on the rise.

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We must stop this illogical, economically damaging and ultimately racist law

The government is proposing a pilot scheme starting in November to ask visitors from India, Nigeria, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh to pay a cash bond of £3,000 for a visitor visa that allows them to stay in the UK for up to six months.

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Upcoming elections in 2013

TweetIsrael Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to win re-election on January 22nd. National opinion polls show that Likud and its electoral partnership with the nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu are in a strong position, and it looks likely they will be able to combine with other right wing parties to form an overall majority.  On Tuesday, the […]

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“An open, united America engaged on the international scene” – the world welcomes Obama’s win

After a vicious, long and costly election campaign, world leaders react to President Obama’s re-election.

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“It was her destiny to die this way” – acid used in another horrific Pakistan ‘honour’ killing

A young girl, murdered by her parents in an ‘honour killing’, signifies the latest in a series of events representing a violent expression of religious dogma.

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The World Outside Westminster – Violence in Nigeria, unrest in Pakistan, and Romney

Chris Tarquini rounds up the week’s news from around the world, including the latest from the Republican Primary race.

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Now even al-Qaeda say bin Laden is dead

Dominic Browne reports on the confirmation of Osama bin Laden’s death by al-Qaeda and on the future for the jihadi-takfiri trend in general.

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A live, incarcerated bin Laden would have been more use to us

Kevin Meagher debates the case for taking Osama bin Laden alive and trying him before the courts.

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The influence and legacy of Osama Bin Laden

Former army captain Patrick Bury examines the influence of Bin Laden on international terrorists while alive and the legacy he leaves behind.

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Shahbaz Bhatti assassination: Who will stand up to the extremists now?

There was widespread condemnation today of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistan Minister for Minorities, gunned down in broad daylight in the capital Islamabad.

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