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Stop Lecturing, Help Us, Pakistan Tells West

Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., appealed to the international community to help Pakistan fight the Taliban. "Most of the Pakistanis are moderate and will not allow militants to impose Sharia…We admit Taliban pose great threat to Pakistanis, and Pakistanis are Muslims and wanted implementation of their religion, but neither we believe in flogging of girls nor locking up women inside homes."



The Times of India
April 26, 2009
New York, NY

Pakistan's ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has urged the international community to help Pakistan in its efforts to prevent the Talibanisation of the country's Swat and Buner regions instead of giving lectures, the Online news agency reported.

"We have shared our concerns with the US and do not want Talibanisation in Pakistan at all", Haqqani said.

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Taliban’s Buner Retreat Leaves Local Recruits in Charge

Now that the Pakistani government has signed on for the Northwest Frontier Providence to be ruled under Shariah Law, Taliban forces have hired local recruits to keep control and train a homegrown group of militants.



ABC News
April 24, 2009
Multan, Pakistan

Taliban militants who overran a district just 60 miles from Islamabad left the area today, but not before creating a local Taliban force to keep control, according to residents.

The Taliban who will now patrol the Buner district of the North West Frontier Province represent a new tactic for the surging militancy in Pakistan, allowing a core group of militant Taliban to travel and spread their influence while placing areas they've already occupied under the command of a new generation of local recruits.

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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on President Obama's Intent to Nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and her Appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development




U.S. Department of Homeland Security
April 24, 2009

“Today, I am proud to make two key personnel announcements for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—President Obama’s intent to nominate David Heyman as Assistant Secretary for Policy and my appointment of Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. Both individuals bring a broad and impressive array of experience in national security, emergency preparedness and counterterrorism to the Department.

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Shariah Ruling Can’t Be Challenged in SC: Sufi

Radical Taliban cleric Sufi Mohamed spoke of his deal with the Pakistan government:“The judicial system here (Malakand division of the North West Frontier Province) will be different from the rest of the country. Here, all the cases will be settled in the Qazi courts in accordance with Shariah.”



Gulf Times
April 16, 2009
North West Frontier Province, Pakistan

Verdicts handed down under the newly-imposed Shariah laws in parts of Pakistan’s restive northwest cannot be challenged in the Supreme Court but only before special appeal courts, says a Taliban-linked radical cleric.

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Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives


Women Against Shariah
Scotland

Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfill his matrimonial duties.

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