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  1. bitterlyclingin

    bitterlyclingin Silver Member

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    (Last calendar check said it was 2012. Let's see, Mohammed was born somewhere around 723 AD.........Where might they be?)

    "KHYBER AGENCY — Sporting or extra-curricular activities have become a new Taliban-imposed taboo for tribal students as militants targeted two schools in the Khyber tribal region for letting students, including girls, compete in sports or cultural events.

    Areas under Taliban control in parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa already endured a strict ban on playing and listening to music.

    “The Taliban . . . are now looking for soft targets after being frustrated by continuous successes in military operations in different parts of FATA,” Fazal Manan, director of education of FATA, told Central Asia Online.

    “Girls’ education is also considered un-Islamic by these self-proclaimed champions of the religion of Islam. . . . They have now started targeting schools where students, particularly girls, had participated in any extra-curricular activities.”

    Militants have destroyed almost 450 schools in the tribal regions, he said."

    Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Pakistani Taliban Declare School Girls Playing Sports Un-Islamic, Commence Bombing Campaign…

    "GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Hamas-run government has launched a series of campaigns targeting fortune-tellers, mannequins and cigarette vendors in the Gaza Strip.

    Police sources told Ma’an that 142 fortune tellers were forced to sign an agreement at the Ministry of Interior pledging that they would not practice their craft.

    As well as predicting the future, fortune tellers sell amulets for protection and are sometimes called on to solve personal or family problems.

    Another campaign targets boutiques displaying lingerie on mannequins. Police officials told Ma’an that security forces inspected clothes shops across the Gaza Strip and warned owners not to display naked mannequins, lingerie or “indecent advertisements.”"

    Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Having Solved All Of Gaza’s Problems, Hamas Launches Crackdown On Mannequins And Fortune-Tellers…

    (Unfortunately, none of this would be possible without the aid and assistance of those wise and wordly folks that hold offices of supreme importance in the United States Government, you know the folks that brought you Obamacare, the "We have to pass this bill to find out what's in it" centerpiece legislation of our Islamic Messiah, Dodd-Frank, and of course the temporary $4.00/gallon priced gasoline, on its way to $10.00/gallon gasoline.)

    "KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday welcomed remarks from the Obama administration that the Taliban were not necessarily America’s enemies.

    Earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with Newsweek magazine that the Islamist militants did not represent a threat to U.S. interests unless they continued to shelter al-Qaida.

    “Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests,” Biden was quoted as saying by Newsweek.

    The Obama administration and other governments are trying to establish a peace process with the Taliban to help end the 10-year war.

    “I am very happy that the American government has announced that the Taliban are not their enemies,” Karzai said in a speech to the Afghan Academy of Sciences. “We hope that this message will help the Afghans reach peace and stability.”"

    Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Karzai Thanks The Obama Admin For Biden Saying The Taliban Isn’t America’s Enemy…

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