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State Dept. Should Act on Pakistan's Religious Freedom Violations, Watchdog Group Says
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

An independent religious freedom watchdog panel has welcomed the State Department’s annual religious freedom report and its list of the world’s worst offenders, which had laid dormant for three years. ...

As the World Turns
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Some die for choosing, others for not choosing. But they all die because they are women. Rogers was mentally ill, and there is debate about whether it was his illness or a misogynistic culture that caused his ...

Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Her Family
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

As a crowd watched outside a courthouse, the family of a pregnant Pakistani woman beat her to death Tuesday because she married the man she loved instead of her cousin. As a crowd ...

Religious Rights Watchdog Pushes to Add Pakistan, Syria to List of Worst Offenders
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

One of the nation’s leading — and official — champions of religious freedom implored the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights. ...

Pakistan Faces Criticism for Harsh Blasphemy Law
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in letters written to officials and police in 2010. ...

Sunni-Shiite Violence Soars in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty ...

Holy Innocents in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Leonard Rodgers Decades ago, Christians and Muslims mingled at Youth for Christ events in Peshawar. What happened? ...

On Eid al-Adha, Tradition Gives Way to Online Innovation
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and elsewhere went online to buy live cows and goats for the traditional Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, known as Eid al-Adha, because shopping on the Internet was easier than goin ...

Malala Yousafzai and the Tradition of Islamic Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

Christians like myself must hear our Muslim brothers and sisters’ call for nonviolence as a result of their faith, not as a contradiction of their faith. Malala Yousafzai has capt ...

Jon Stewart to Malala Yousafzai: 'Can I Adopt You?'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Just as she left the world speechless when she addressed the United Nations in July, Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for women’s rights and access to education, rendered America's jes ...

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws to Require Death Sentence for False Accusers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of blasphemy against Islam must be executed — a measure intended to protect innocent peo ...

New Muslim Superhero? A Wonder Woman-like Education Warrior
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Pakistan’s new animated television series, “Burka Avenger,” features a female Muslim teacher disguised in a tight black outfit with a cape and ninja-style head cover who throws heavy books and sharp pens at me ...

Pakistan TV Show Gives Away Babies at Ramadan
Originally Posted: 08/06/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

For several years, Aamir Liaqat Hussain followed a typical talk-show format of interviewing celebrities, staging games, giving away cars and household appliances. This year during Ramadan — which ends later th ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Reduces Strikes in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. has drastically reduced the number of drone strikes in Pakistan. In response to criticism, the U.S. has drastically reduced the number of drone strikes in Pakistan and is ...

Inspired By Malala: What Your Story Can Do
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

Malala reminded us that the world is full of vitriol and violence, hate and ignorance — that this is true for people of all faiths, all backgrounds, all political parties. That there is no corner untouched by ...

Who Would Jesus Drone?
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Being a Christian inevitably means many things — it means being baptized, partaking of the Lord's supper, and belonging to a community marked by the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord. Likewise, being a ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack in Pakistan Kills 17
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

At least 17 people were killed in the first U.S. drone attack in Pakistan since May 28. Early Wednesday morning, at least 17 people were killed in the first U.S. drone attack in ...

DRONE WATCH: Revenge of the Taliban
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Pakistani Taliban kill nine foreign mountain climbers to avenge the death of a Taliban commander in a drone strike. Nine foreign climbers in the Himalayas in a remote part of nort ...

Barack Obama and the Drone Wars: The Logic of Violence
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

civilian deaths at around 950, indisputably a better number. The Illogical Logic of Violence ...

Report Draws Attention to Hindu Hate Crimes
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

With the release of their ninth annual report, members of the Hindu American Foundation are pushing policymakers to take action against international human rights violations directed at Hindus. ...

Hellfire from Above
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Holt More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence. ...

DRONE WATCH: Sharif Calls for End to Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

New Pakistani prime minister calls for an end to U.S. drone strikes. In what was largely a formality following last month’s popular elections, Pakistan’s parliament yesterday elec ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Peace Talks
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Pakistani Taliban withdraw offer of peace talks after drone attack kills key leader. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban confirmed that Waliur Rehman, the group’s second-in-comm ...

DRONE WATCH: Strike in Pakistan Kills 7
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Pakistan kills seven, including Taliban leader. In the news this morning are reports of a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that killed seven people, including the unc ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Responds to Drone Speech
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

Pakistan disappointed that drone strikes will continue. News reports over the weekend had Pakistani reactions to President Obama’s Thursday speech on drones. DAWN reported ...

DRONE WATCH: New Pakistan PM Questions Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

The newly elected prime minister of Pakistan considers drone attacks a challenge to sovereignty. Nawaz Sharif, the newly elected prime minister of Pakistan told reporters yester ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strikes in Pakistan Ruled Illegal
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

A Pakistani court has ruled that U.S. drone strikes in that country are illegal. A Pakistani court has ruled that U.S. drone strikes in that country are illegal. The case was fi ...

DRONE WATCH: Attacks in Pakistan and Yemen
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

New drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen. The month-long break in drone strikes appears to have ended. On Wednesday, a strike on a training camp in Pakistan killed at leas ...

DRONE WATCH: Four Killed in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

First drone strike in nearly a month kills four in Pakistan.   On Sunday evening, the first U.S. drone attack in nearly a month killed at least four people in Pakistan. T ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Killings in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

New classified details of drone program in Pakistan revealed. After years of secrecy, the leaks of classified information on the drone killing program in Pakistan have turned in ...

DRONE WATCH: A Secret Deal on Drones
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

How the drone program began in a secret deal between the CIA and Pakistani intelligence. How did the drone assassination program begin? In a front page feature Sunday, The N ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone War Visualization
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A visual representation of the drone war in Pakistan. With data from the Bureau for Investigative Journalism , a team of developers has created a visualization of every d ...

DRONE WATCH: Four Killed in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Latest drone strike in Pakistan kills four. Four people were killed in a drone attack on a vehicle in Pakistan yesterday. According to  The New York Times , " ...

DRONE WATCH: A Violation of Sovereignty
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

U.N. official warns that drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty. Following a three-day visit to Pakistan, Ben Emmerson QC, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on count ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

First drone strike in nearly a month kills two. The first reported drone strike in nearly a month is said to have happened Sunday morning in the North Waziristan tribal region o ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Pakistan kills seven. The day after the hearing on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA, U.S. drones were back in action over Pakistan. An attack on Friday in ...

DRONE WATCH: The CIA Exemption
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

Playbook of rules for drone attacks exempts CIA in Pakistan. Several months ago, the Washington Post reported  that presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan w ...

DRONE WATCH: What We Know … And What We Don’t Know
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

What we know and what we don’t know about drone strikes. For a number of months, I’ve reported and commented on news of drone strikes, the drone program, and legal and political ...

DRONE WATCH: Escalation in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan have been escalating since the start of the year. Since the start of the year, drone attacks in Pakistan have been escalating. In the first ten days of J ...

DRONE WATCH: Just the Facts.
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

The difficulty of determining what really happens in drone strikes. The secrecy of the U.S. drone program often makes it difficult to follow what is happening. News reports cite u ...

DRONE WATCH: Senior Taliban Commander Killed
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Senior Taliban commander killed in drone strike.   Over the last two days, multiple drone strikes in Pakistan killed at least 13 people. According to the Associated Press , ...

DRONE WATCH: High-Tech Killing
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 6:36pm | Type: Blog

High-tech killing by drones and violations of international law. University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell writes in Peace Policy  of the “high-tec ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Lead to Hatred in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 6:36pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan lead to hatred of the US. Qanta Ahmed, Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion and Associate Professor of Medicine, State Universit ...

DRONE WATCH: Deaths in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Two senior Al Qaeda leaders killed in drone strikes. One of the remaining Al Qaeda leaders was killed Thursday in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan. The Associated Press reports ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Pakistan is close to manufacturing drones. As it continues to condemn U.S. drone attacks, it appears that Pakistan is close to manufacturing its own drones. The Guardian repor ...

Weapons of Terror
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Who would have thought that in the 21st century, the seeming weapon of choice would not be some sort of super-nuclear missile or an ultra-deadly biological toxin, but that it would, instead, be women? ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills five, injures children. DAWN reports a drone attack Wednesday in the North Waziristan region. “At least five people were killed Wednesday w ...

Malala Yousafzai Recovering
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, is recovering in Britain. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl who was shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for her activism, is ...

DRONE WATCH: Strikes Resume in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes resume in Pakistan, more than 20 people killed. Last weekend, the government of Pakistan prevented an anti-drone protest from entering the tribal regions. Led by for ...

Young Pakistani Activist for Girls' Education Shot by Taliban
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

14-year old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan. One thing that characterized Afghanistan under Taliban rule before 2001 was their treatment of women and girls. From a society of ...