January 21, 2007
Pakistani Role Seen in Taliban Surge at Border
By CARLOTTA GALL
QUETTA, Pakistan — The most explosive question about the Taliban resurgence here along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is this: Have Pakistani intelligence agencies been promoting the Islamic insurgency?
The government of Pakistan vehemently rejects the allegation and insists that it is fully committed to help American and NATO forces prevail against the Taliban militants who were driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001.
Western diplomats in both countries and Pakistani opposition figures say that Pakistani intelligence agencies — in particular the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence — have been supporting a Taliban restoration, motivated not only by Islamic fervor but also by a longstanding view that the jihadist movement allows them to assert greater influence on Pakistan’s vulnerable western flank.
More than two weeks of reporting along this frontier, including dozens of interviews with residents on each side of the porous border, leaves little doubt that Quetta is an important base for the Taliban, and found many signs that Pakistani authorities are encouraging the insurgents, if not sponsoring them.
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From the previous thread, Stoutfellow gave a H/T to Gates of Vienna for a BBC Channel 4 documentary on Islamic fundamentalism and hate being preached across the UK. This is a 48 -minute video which shows the missionary work of our good friends and allies, the Saudis.
Chilling undercover investigation into the influence of Saudi Arabian religious extremism throughout the UK. Despite being considered ... all » Britain's principal ally in the Middle East, this disturbing report reveals Saudi Arabian Islam - Wahabism - is spreading a message of bigotry and hatred to a section of Muslims and predicting an imminent jihad. An undercover reporter joins Islamic worshippers...Will the real Islam please stand up? Dealing with Musharraf and the Pakistani ISI, the Palestinians and Hamas, the Saudis and the Wahhabis, Iran and Hezbollah or the ordinary Mosque next door is a very frustrating experience which at some point in time, the west must surely realize is a dangerous exercise in futility.
Chances are, you are a kafir and as such, they owe you nothing! In accordance with the Koran, you are less than their women who are mere chattel. You are nothing but an offense to Allah. When Sharia rules the world, you will submit or die.