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In the Eyes of an Islamist Radical

By on 10.30.06 | 2:48PM


Pakistani troops backed by missile-firing helicopters on Monday struck a religious school purportedly being used as an al Qaeda training center, killing 80 people in what appeared to be the country's deadliest-ever attack against suspected militants.

The country's top Islamic political leader said American planes were used in the pre-dawn strike against the school -- known as a madrassa -- and called for nationwide protests Tuesday, claiming all those killed were innocent students and teachers.

Good: Any attack on Western or Israeli establishments in which innocent people are killed.

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