Monthly Archives: November 2014

Taliban: TTP JA release photos of Wagah bomber and announce reinforcements to Khyber Agency

Wagah “suicide” bomber Hanifullah alias Hamza (25) Ehsanullah Ehsan spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Taliban Jamaat -ul Ahrar (TTP JA) released photographs today of the person responsible for the bombing at Wagah border crossing during a flag lowering ceremony in which over 60 people … Continue reading

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Taliban: TTP JA condemn Human Rights groups for double standards on Muslim prisoners

Central Welfare Commission, Tehreek-e-Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar 11th November 2014 To all Human Rights Organizations Subject: Double standards “Every now and then we hear the condemnation and criticism by the human rights groups over various kinds of human rights abuses. We also … Continue reading

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Taliban: TTP JA statement on Khyber Operation

PRESS RELEASE 9-Nov-14 REF#TTPJA/PR/AT/09/11/14/00023 TO: National, International & Social Media FROM: Ehsanullah Ehsan (Spoke person of TTPJA) SUBJECT: Khyber Operation Government of Pakistan is carrying out an oppressive operation in Khyber agency named “Khyber 1.” The purpose of this operation … Continue reading

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Deaths in detention: Defence of Human Rights group Pakistan on a “high- risk” mission to Swat

                 Amina Masood Janjua (left) campaigning  to highlight “enforced disappearances” with families (right) Amina Masood Janjua, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights (DHR) in Pakistan has issued a press release announcing a “high-risk” mission … Continue reading

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Taliban: TTP announce new spokesman and a “full scale war”

Mullah Fazlullah head of TTP Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan announces following statements dated 7 November 2014 1. TTP dismisses Shahidullah Shahid (now former) Spokesman and appoints new TTP’s Supreme Council had decided to dismiss its central spokesperson Respected Shahidullah Shahid sometime … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Are those that “target kill” alleged blasphemers the worst blasphemers of all?

Shehzad and Shama beaten and burnt alive for alleged blasphemy (image Dawn media) Once again this week we have seen an horrific case of mob rule in Pakistan, the beating and burning alive of a young Christian couple Shehzad and … Continue reading

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Pakistan Taliban: TTP JA claim responsibility for Wagah attack and warn of more to come

    Victims of the blast flood local hospitals (NDTV and Agence France- Presse) In a chilling message to journalists, Ehsanullah Ehsan spokesperson for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (TTP JA) claimed responsibility for an attack on the border post of Wagah … Continue reading

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Muslims under fire: Resurrected “heroes” poppy hijabs and the battle of remembrance

Khudadad Khan awarded Victoria Cross 31st October 1914 Hero or traitor? The past week has seen an extraordinary attempt at revisionist history to pressurize Muslims to participate in and remember the events of the First World War. This post is … Continue reading

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Khyber Agency: A note from the border during Pakistan army military operations

Since October 13, 171,559 people have moved from Khyber to Peshawar and Kohat. PHOTO: REUTERS Dear Carol, Just arrived from the border of Bara Tehsil, Khyber Agency. Artillery firing was on and within the span of five minutes we heard … Continue reading

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What comparisons can be made between violence and colonialism in “Battle of Algiers” and the occupation in “Paradise Now”?

  “Battle of Algiers”, the colonizers and the oppressed The films Battle of Algiers (1966) and Paradise Now (2005) though set almost 40 years apart are both films which deal with the ongoing international theme of terrorism within lands occupied by … Continue reading

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