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“A week-long investigation” by the Christian Science Monitor has “uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda and an array of militant affiliate groups are prospering inside Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, with the tacit approval of Pakistani intelligence”:
“Pakistan’s guerrilla war to liberate Indian Kashmir has been largely delegated to an array of holy warriors. Critics say that this ‘privatization’ of the war allows the Pakistani government to continue to support its interest in recapturing Kashmir while denying any official government responsibility for armed attacks inside Indian Kashmir.”
The Monitor quotes Mohammad Muslim, the ISI’s regional chief, who claims: “The U.S. government destroyed the World Trade Center so that it would have an excuse to destroy Afghanistan. After that, the U.S. military killed tens of thousands of women and children in Afghanistan.”p> em> Pakistani Justice : br> “A Pakistani tribal council ordered an 18-year-old girl to be gang-raped in order to punish her family after her brother was seen walking with a girl from a higher class tribe,” the Associated Press reports from Multan, Pakistan: /em> /p>
“According to the victim, the Mastoi tribe demanded punishment after her 11-year-old brother was seen walking unchaperoned with a Mastoi girl in a deserted part of the village. The boy and his sister are from the lower class Gujar tribe.
“The Mastoi tribe called a meeting of the tribal council, which ordered the girl to be raped to avenge their tribal honor. The teen-ager said she was taken to a hut and assaulted as hundreds of Mastois stood outside laughing and cheering.”
The AP notes drily that “Pakistan has a tradition of tribal justice in which crimes or affronts to dignity are punished outside the framework of Pakistani law.” That’s a hell of an understatement. What kind of barbarians restore their “honor” by raping a woman who wasn’t even responsible for the purported offense?