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100,000 Pakistanis Protest U.S. Drone Strikes

Posted on Jan 29, 2012
AP / Fareed Khan

Earlier protest: A supporter of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam attends an anti-drone rally in June 2011.

On Friday, more than 100,000 Pakistanis sympathetic with the country’s largest religious political party, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, rallied in Karachi to protest attacks by U.S. drones in the nation’s northwest region. Party leaders also demanded that the country continue its two-month blockade of NATO supplies crossing into Afghanistan. —ARK

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“We are not the enemies of the people of the West and the United States, but we reject the Americans’ attitude by which they always demand of a servile obedience from us,” JUI leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman told the crowd in Pakistan’s financial capital.

… “Movements like Occupy Wall Street are just the beginning of the end of the imperialism of America and its Western allies,” he [Rehman] said.

“We are being forced to become extremists. When you and your religion are humiliated in Guantanamo Bay detention centre and your children are being crushed under tanks, then what the victims will ultimately do? They’ll counter your extremism with extremism.”

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By heterochromatic, January 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

“We are being forced to become extremists. When you and your religion are
humiliated in Guantanamo Bay ....

uh-hum, yup, sure riiiiight., these assholes call for death for some poor Pakistani
woman with the nerve to be a Christian

and we’re forcing them to become extremists.

fuck them all very much.

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