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Pashtoon girl flogged

by Dr. Syed Ehtisham
The writer can be reached at syedmae@yahoo.com
I just called friends/family in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Islamabad.  Reaction against the barbarism is fierce in Karachi and Lahore, muted in Islamabad, and subdued in Quetta. The last is in virtual control of Taliban.
They are begging for support, naturally asking us to write to congress men, senators, the state department.
When I offered that we will write to Pakistan embassy too, they laughed with derision, and used terminology, not suited for mixed company. The bigot groups have said not a word.  Before this outrage, the new Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Munawwar Hasan had actually demanded that Swat Shariah be imposed all over Pakistan. If we do not act now, Pakistan will become Afghanistan..

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