– Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway’s in the US
By Frank Schaeffer
There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government — in fact, hatred of our country.
The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.
In my new book “Sex, Mom and God” I predicted just such an action. I predicted that right wing Christians will unleash terror here in America too. I predict that they will copy Islamic extremists, and may eventually even make common cause with them.
There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country as fallen and evil because we allow women choice, gays to marry, have a social safety net, and allow immigration from other cultures and non-white races. ….
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The most active topic on entire Pakistani media is weather army should take over and remove incompetent government. The storm started shortly after three hours long meeting of MQM’s leader Altaf Hussain with American consular in London, followed by his speech where he demanded Martial Law against current government. …
…. Regarding the role of media, is it justified to discuss the martial law or what kind of system Pakistan should have when every single minute of air time should be dedicated for information and help of 20 million flood victims? Has media been given task by army through agencies to build grounds for martial law (code word “Maahol Banao”) in shortest possible time?
Is this the reason why some columnists and anchors are now actively and shamelessly advocating the biggest crime in the law of land in their columns and programs? …
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by Riaz ul Hassan
Pakistani media’s financial shortfall is compensated either by mysterious sources or the electronic-media bubble is heading for a big burst …
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Who Was Behind Umar Cheema’s Torture?
There is a lot to be said for journalistic instinct.
The moment one heard the shameful story of the abduction, humiliation and beating of The News’ Islamabad-based investigative reporter Umar Cheema, something sounded too pat. …
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Promotion of Martial Law?
by Omar Ali
There is a well-coordinated campaign in Pakistan to get rid of “.. politicians” and bring back the holy army, with its power to “clean up society” once and for all. Never mind that they have tried it at least 4 times before, for up to 11 years at a time, and each time their sacred intervention has left the country MORE corrupt and more violent and its institutions more degenerate. I only have access to … TV channel, and all I see is shameless promotion of the army as if it is not an arm of the government, but an independent opposition party which is doing good work the govt wont do! This is beyond ridiculous, but its promoted non-stop by every newscast and anchor of that particular TV channel. One has to question: Are they paid to do this or are they just stupid?
And of course, the various ISI-friendly politicians have started coming out of the woodwork to prepare the ground for another round of military rule. Mushahid Hussain and Durrani and every other sorry piece of work is on TV, claiming to represent the will of the people as they beg for the army to come and clean house.
It is possible that at this time, they are not actually taking over, but they are just using this campaign as a convenient opportunity to further undermine civilian rule, so that the worthless prime minister can grovel even lower before the army chief and the army can collect credit for doing its job (like flood relief) while getting none of the blame.
Whatever the case, … TV channel’s shameless promotion of this “good army versus bad politicians” framework should be condemned.
Courtesy: — CRDP, August 24, 2010