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Mohurram 13, 1432/ December 20, 2010 # 50
On the Muslim prayer day, December 17, the U.S. air force
slaughtered 60 Pakistanis. We present a BBC report. Please
scroll down. Remember that the western news agencies use
words like "militants" to justify the killing of civilians
who support the Taliban or Lashkare Islam. These are
civilians opposed to NATO who gather to show support for the
Jihad. Lashkare Islam is not a military group and has a few
small arms only. (Two British Muslims helping the fighters
were also killed.)
Da'wah Books Still Available
We are still sending out Da'wah books by Islamic teacher and
scholar Shamim Siddiqui. If you want to spread the message
of Islam, we'll send them to you. He teaches wisdom and
From Imam Badi Ali (National Shoora, North Carolina)
With New Trend's research group
Top Ten Idiots of the World for the Year 2010
This annual item from New Trend has attained popularity in
the Muslim world.
Mahmoud Abbas has been foisted on the Palestinian
people by Israel and the U.S. He is a confused and mediocre
person but his puppet role in Palestine, which is central to
issues facing the Muslim world, makes the number one idiot,
his behavior playing into the hands of Israel and the U.S.,
very dangerous for the Muslim world.
President Barack Obama seems to be a highly
sophisticated politician but allows himself to be used in
the hope of victory for his cause. However, his cause is
nebulous and he is being used by hidden forces. He has been
deceived but he thinks he is on top of things. His own
supporters hardly treat him as a president. Gradually, the
people are seeing that "the emperor has no clothes." Keeping
the Bush tax cuts for the very rich, open homosexuality in
the military, keeping Gitmo open for the Zionists--what else
Hosni Mubarak, the dictator of Egypt is used like a
door mat by Israel and the US. He works hand-in-glove with
the worst enemies of Egypt. His role in sealing off Gaza to
help Israel is the darkest chapter in Egyptian history.
Wikileaks has uncovered Hosni even more than before. He has
no shame and no honor.
The four "Karzais" of the Arab world: Saad al-Hariri
of Lebanon, King Abdullah of Jordan, King Mohammed of
Morocco, Al-Maliki of Bagdad take the #4 spot on our list.
Between them, they are preparing for Israeli expansion and a
Nicolas Sarkozy, the playboy of France, has the gift
of mischief, fitna. He makes a fool of himself by
dishonoring women through his gratuitious attacks on hijab
(Islamic dress), lowering Franc's national esteem in the
eyes of the world community. Such a person is a pawn of the
oppressors and exploiters.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Zardari of Pakistan and
Karzai of Kabul, are beneficial for their masters. Their
fate is entirely in the hands of western powers. Thousands
of civilians have been killed by NATO in Pakistan and
Afghanistan, but these two feign concern and then smile at
those who did it.
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations,
thinks he carries the authority conferred associated with
the title. In reality, he is politically impotent, a playtoy
of the powers-that-be.
The Presidents of South Korea and Taiwan. (Does anyone
even know their names?) Why pretend they are independent
countries? Hong Kong was thought to be independent, but is
now comfortably a part of China. Why not let Taiwan go its
natural way? Why not let South Korea unite with North Korea?
Why keep up this sham through military power?
"Scholars" of Islam in the West. After September 11,
they justified nearly everything which Islam does not
permit: interest in the banking system (riba); free mixing
of men and women; removal of Shar'ia; Western propaganda
against Islamic resistance; Israel; NATO's wars; Somalia's
destruction; the Nigerian army's slaughter of Islamic
people; intrigue in Sudan; homosexuality (waiting in the
wings), and more. The litany of such "scholars" is
voluminous--too long to list here.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen. His
collaboration with Western powers has long been public
knowledge, but Wikileaks has shown how much he despises his
own people. He went to the extent of urging the U.S. to
permit him to take credit for the slaughter of Yemeni
civilians in American air raids.
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali (Jamaat al-Muslimeen, North
Spotlight #1: Digital technology has flooded our world. It
has many benefits and cannot be eschewed. However, we must
ask ourselves: Are we are neglecting the human touch, the
need to connect with real people, the desire to be
physically present among the human family, as well as the
needs of the elderly and disabled, many of whom are not
computer-literate or lack web access.
Spotlight #2: Texting is becoming quite a waste of time, and
is frequently used when it is really unnecessary. Is it
texting or sexting?
Spotlight #3: Children need proper night time sleep for
their health, but there is no early bedtime for many
children now. Our children are awake late with their digital
toys, doing we know not what!
Jamaat al-Muslimeen NEWS
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Outreach in Alexandria, Virginia: Jamaat literature
We have new supporters in Alexandria. On Friday, December
10, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Shoora resolutions were handed out
to 15 Muslims. Then, on Friday, December 17, JAM literature
about Wikileaks and Dr. Siddique's stand against Zionist
Jews was distributed to 20 Muslims.
We thank Br. Hassan from the West Indies for this new
effort. This is a small start but inshallah it will grow.
People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart Deprived of Family Support
during Christmas Season
Relocated to Prison Across the Country: Vendetta by Zionist
The following letter provides the new location of Ms.
Stewart's prison. The second letter explains how suddenly
she was moved from New York to Oklahoma and then Texas. The
Soviets used to commit such crimes against dissenters.
Ms. Stewart's "crime?" She defended the blind Shaikh [Dr.
Omar Abdel Rahman] free of charge and then worked with his
translator Ahmed Abdel Sattar to protect the Shaikh's
Friday, December 17, 2010, 9:02 PM
Greetings friends of Lynne Stewart! I just checked on the
BOP web sight and they have Lynne at FMC Carswell. Below is
her address and if we all put a card in the mail tomorrow,
she should have them by the 24th, and will know she is in
Lynne Stewart 53504-054
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 27137
FORT WORTH, TX 76127
Urgent Update on Lynne Stewart
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Greetings It is official. Lynne Stewart, our shero and
lawyer is at this very moment in transit to the Oklahoma
complex which is a transit point for the prison system.
We still have no confirmation as to where they will send
They may keep her there for two weeks until this is
Clearly, the request of friends and family that she be
remain at MCC until that time, has been deliberately
Clearly the efforts of the police state to break and abuse
is evident, in that she could have just as easily been
remain close to her love ones for the holidays, instead of
handcuffed and shackled to the floor of a prison transport
Oklahoma transit prison. This is business as usual policy
U.S. Prison system and we hope, against all hope, that Lynne
shackled in this manner.
Continue to write, write, write. Her letters will follow her
she arrives at her destination i.e. assigned place of
she will need them as much as we will appreciate them.
Thank you much.
Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
New Trend suspects that MLFA is connected to pro-government
Muslim cliques. MLFA has not replied to two email inquiris.
Stop Collecting Funds in Dr. Aafia's Name: MLFA told to
To Supporters of Dr. Aafia:
This is to inform supporters that the Muslim Legal Fund of
America (MLFA) will no longer be involved with funding for
Dr. Aafia's case and any monies donated to them will not go
towards any aspect of Dr. Aafia's case.
The family have requested that MLFA kindly cease to use Dr.
Aafia's case, her name, statements or any statement from
family members for their fund raising activities in order to
avoid confusion among potential donors.
We remain thankful for all sincere efforts provided in the
Wikileaks Uncovers DynCorps Crimes
U.S. Contractor's violation of Afghan Children Combined with
The Wikileaks expose of sexual exploitation of Afghan
children is another example of why the war criminals in
office loathe Wikileaks. It is particularly cynical that
DynCorp, as a representative of the U.S. in Afghanistan,
engages in practices such as bacha bazi, which involves
pedophilia, sodomy, and child rape, while another U.S.
government mouthpiece--Hollywood-- blackballs the Taliban
via propaganda flicks like "Kite Runner," accusing the
Talibs of precisely such depravity. Afghans love their
children, so it is no wonder that the powers-that-be wanted
the story suppressed, come hell or high water.
Courtesy dissidentvoice.org by permission of the editor
Defend Jennifer Peto, a Brave Canadian Critic of Zionism
by Jay Knott
December 14th, 2010
Canada is mostly a diluted version of the USA. But Canadians
are justly proud of their country's resistance to the
abrasive style of American politics. In one respect, though,
it is more extreme than the United States - it is the only
country with a more fanatical Israel Lobby.
When the University of Toronto recently accepted a Master's
thesis critical of Jewish privilege, the Lobby, the media,
and politicians, immediately condemned it as 'hate'. Some of
these legislators declared the University should not have
awarded the M.A. to Sociology and Equity Studies student
Jennifer Peto, an unprecedented interference of the
government in academic freedom.
When a Jewish anti-Zionist like Peto is physically
threatened by Zionists and denounced by politicians, the
first thing is obviously to defend her and her freedom of
speech. But there is a danger in giving extra credit to her
argument because it has come under such vicious attack from
The extreme reaction of the Lobby to any criticism has the
effect of encouraging narcissism in critics, especially
Jewish ones - there is nothing like persecution to make
people self-righteous, and Zionists know this better than
anyone! To be a Jewish critic of Zionism in a Western
country today is less risky than to have joined the white
anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, who were on the
receiving end of letter-bombs as well as abuse. Still, Peto
is a brave woman, and her thesis honestly describes her
difficult break with her Zionist upbringing.
Her thesis, 'The Victimhood of the Powerful: White Jews,
Zionism and the Racism of Hegemonic Holocaust Education', is
a development of the tradition of left-wing criticism of
various kinds of 'privilege' - white, male, etc.1 She
reviews How Jews Became White Folks.2 She thinks that race
is socially constructed: "race, whiteness and ethnicity
produce, and are produced by, nationalist discourses." She
uncritically repeats the idea that Israel is a US 'client
state' but admits "the discourses that are used in defence
of Israel are different than those used to excuse or deny
American, Canadian and other Western imperial violence."
It's not that complicated. Never mind 'discourses.' Is it in
the interests of the other Western capitalist countries to
give unconditional support to Israel, or not? In short, she
has no critique of Jewish power.
Peto states, "My work is based in the understanding that
Zionism - the belief that Jewish people have a right to a
nation-state built on top of the ruins of Palestine - is a
racist, imperialist ideology that can only effectively be
challenged through anti-racist, anti-imperialist theory and
activism." I argue the exact opposite - I want to challenge
her and the left in general to ask why this approach was so
effective in the case of South Africa, and so ineffective
against Israel. She has nothing to say about 'the chosen
people' and the festivals which celebrate massacres of
gentiles - she makes no attempt to answer the question "is
Zionism an expression of Judaism"? She explicitly says,
"Jews of European descent now enjoy white privilege," which
implies a) they didn't used to enjoy privilege at all, and
b) the privilege they now enjoy is not specifically Jewish.
She compares Canada's history of ethnic cleansing with
Israel's. This is not how to undermine Zionism.
A thesis is not a political manifesto, but obviously,
Jennifer Peto is an activist, and her paper's argument leads
to certain conclusions, certain tactics, for the growing
campaign to reduce uncritical support for the apartheid
state in the rest of the world. Therefore, I think it is
appropriate to criticize it from a tactical point of view.
My argument is, quite simply, that left-wing anti-oppression
politics is inadequate for combating Zionism. Telling the
white European majority of the Western countries that Jewish
privilege is essentially a variant of their own is not only
false, it leads logically to solidarity with Israel. Surely
it would be more effective to point out that most Americans
have no interest in supporting Jewish supremacy, rather than
telling them they are 'complicit' in racism? Concern with
the history of white European racism assisted the
dismantling of apartheid in Africa, desegregation,
affirmative action, busing and African-American studies, but
it doesn't lead to opposing the Jewish apartheid state.
The Palestine solidarity movement should be trying to drive
a wedge between supporters of the Jewish state and everyone
else. This involves emphasizing the differences between the
former and the latter, putting forward the overwhelming case
that a) Israel is morally worse than all the other Western
countries, and b) most of their inhabitants, rich or poor,
have no reason to support it. It implies showing, in
complete contrast to the dogmas of modern leftism, how
Western countries are the most egalitarian societies which
have ever existed - except Israel. Trying to fit opposition
to Zionism into the general framework of opposing oppression
in general doesn't work. For example, feminist and gay
politics don't aid opponents of Jewish apartheid; its
defenders point out that Israel is by far the most liberal
country in the Middle East. Analyses derived from Marxism
are also unhelpful; Western support for Israel is not based
on material interests, and the conflict in Palestine is
about race, not class.
Instead of trying to fit the square peg of opposition to
Jewish ethnocentrism into the round hole of political
correctness, we should list the ways in which Jewish power
is more powerful than white supremacy:
The open advocacy of white power - in any country - is
taboo - no politician in the world does it
The open advocacy of Jewish power - in Israel - is
mandatory for all Western politicians
The Western countries boycotted, and caused the end of,
white apartheid, thirty years ago
The Western countries support Jewish apartheid today,
uncritically and very expensively
Desmond Tutu has stated that Israeli policies are at
least as bad as apartheid
Apartheid South Africa fought for US interests against
Apartheid Israel has never fought for US interests
There has been no violence against Jews in any Western
country for sixty-five years - unless you count Palestinian
resistance, which is the result of Jewish supremacy
When US colleges, co-operatives and other bodies
initiated a boycott of South Africa over thirty years ago,
no white supremacists tried to stop them
When, today, US colleges, co-operatives and other bodies
tentatively discuss a boycott of Israel today, right-wing
Jewish activists issue lawsuits and stage protests, and
left-wing Jewish activists try to undermine their efforts
from within, complaining of 'oppression' and 'anti-Semitism'
Jewish power is so much more important than white privilege
that I argue that concern with the latter works, consciously
or otherwise, to the benefit of the former. Critics of white
privilege, for example critical race theorist Stanley Fish,
often claim that Zionism is not a form of racism, by
emphasizing how Jews have suffered at the hands of white
supremacists.3 Peto boldly challenges the use of the
holocaust to reinforce Jewish self-righteousness. She
describes The March of Remembrance, a Zionist project aimed
at making gentiles aware of the holocaust, but, because of
her perspective, she doesn't go so far as to see it as part
of the culture of 'white guilt'. I would criticize it as
such, and advocate, and organize, open discussion about the
holocaust and the rest of the larger Holocaust of World War
II. Canada's laws against questioning aspects of the Shoah
are a clear expression of Jewish privilege. Opposing that
privilege by defending freedom of speech means trying to
overturn those laws as much as defending Jennifer Peto and
her comrades against Jewish power.
Jennifer Peto (2010) "The Victimhood of the
Powerful: White Jews, Zionism and the Racism of Hegemonic
Holocaust Education," Master of Arts thesis, University of
Karen Brodkin (1998). How Jews Became White Folks:
and what that says about race in America. Rutgers University
Stanley Fish (1994). There's No Such Thing As Free
Speech: And It's a Good Thing, Too. Oxford University Press.
Islamic Upsurge in India
Dr. Jamil calls for death blow to Westernization, Rescuing
of the people from a Fake Worldview
Report on Dr Javed Jamil' lecture on "Westernism and its
impact on Humankind," Rampur, India
By Adeel Akhtar
Dr Javed Jamil, Executive Chairman of International Centre
for Applied Islamics, described the ideology of
Westernization as a "python which needs to be captured at
the earliest and killed without delay." He was delivering a
lecture on "Westernization and Its Impact on Humankind." The
lecture was organized by the people of Rampur. Around 5,000
people, including a large number of women, attended the
PowerPoint presentation listening with rapt attention. Dr
Jamil clarified from the onset that Westernization was not a
reference to the geographical West, or the people living in
the West but the ideology of Westernization which originated
in Europe and currently has the U.S. as its leader. He said
that Westernization had brought chaos at every level, by
commercializing and glorifying human weaknesses, and that
for this chaos has to be turned into peace, Islam would have
to play a leading role. But, he added, Islam would have to
take all the religions of the earth along in this fight,
particularly Christianity and Hinduism. He added that for
the final demise of Westernization, the people of the West
themselves will have to play the most crucial role.
Dr Jamil defined Westernization as an ideology that revolves
around "Economic Fundamentalism" and the use of money and
technology for the supremacy of certain Western powers. He
said Westernization began with the Industrial Revolution,
when big business realized that industries could not grow,
unless all the institutions of human life were run in
accordance with the demands of economic forces. For this
purpose, religion had to be marginalized via separation of
Church and State, due to the fear that religious values and
morality would be a big obstacle to commercialization of
human desires. At present, the target is Islam because it is
regarded as the greatest threat to their monopoly. He opined
that the introduction of democracy was the result of the
same plan. Democracy was presented as "a government of the
people, for the people and by the people," but in truth it
had become "a government of the corporate, by the corporate
and for the corporate." He added that whether it was the
President of the United States or the Prime Minister of
India, they could not move an inch without the approval of
the big business houses."
Dr. Jamil took a dig at "Freedom of Choice." Freedom of
dangerous choices cannot be permitted to the people, he
said, and freedom of choice should be limited to "Freedom of
Good Choices." There cannot be a choice between life and
death. He offered staggering statistics on human suffering,
all a result of the current concept of "Freedom of
5 million deaths from sex-related diseases every
5 million deaths from smoking
50 million deaths of human unborn children
2 million deaths from alcohol
2 million deaths due to gambling-related problems
and more than 2 million suicides.
Additionally, more than 3 million people are murdered every
year due to the new Judicial System, which is like an
orchestra that constantly keeps on tuning and modernizing
itself but never plays the expected tunes. All these deaths
can be avoided if "Fundamental Prohibition," an integral
part of Islamic system is introduced.
Dr Javed Jamil criticized the "champions" of human rights
saying that "Human Rights" today is nothing but a campaign
in defense of gay rights, the rights of abortions and the
right of murderers and rapists to avoid death.
Dr Jamil gave the reasons why Islam stands the best chance
of leading the mankind in this hour of crisis. Islam has the
Book of God and the Sunnah of all prophets including the
last Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at its disposal. Islam has the
ideals for individuals, family as well as society. He
exhorted people to immerse themselves in the "color of God"
if they have to become the saviour of mankind and ended his
speech with his own Urdu couplets:
"Ajeeb rang hai logo ye momineen ka rang
(Wonderful is the color of the true devout of God, O
Yeh rang who hai jo hota tha mursaleen ka rang
(This is the same colour which used to be the colour of all
the Messengers of God)
Khuda ke rang mein doobi hai kaynaat tamaam
(The whole universe is immersed in the colour of God);
Khuda kare yehi ho jaaye is zameen ka rang
(May God turn the same the colour of the earth.)
How the Taliban Fooled Richard Holbrooke
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most
The sudden and unexpected death of veteran diplomat, Richard
Holbrooke, has come as a shock to many around the world. A
career diplomat, Richard Holbrooke gained wide acclaim after
the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Infamous
for his brash style, he was nicknamed "the Bulldozer" and
widely admired by western political observers. In January
2009 US President Obama appointed Richard Holbrooke as
special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The essential question is that, why was he appointed to that
position and what was expected of him? Richard Holbrooke was
primarily a negotiator, famous for achieving diplomatic
breakthroughs in conflict zones. The appointment of
Holbrooke was a clear signal that the US regime realized
that the war in Afghanistan had become unsustainable and a
political solution had to be sought. The public and private
rhetoric of the time (as revealed by the wikileak cables)
would suggest that the special envoy was expected to
negotiate with the Mujahideen forces, sow dissention into
their ranks, convince the Mujahideen to accept the current
Afghan constitution, and effectively give up their
resistance to the foreign occupation of their country. In
other words, he was chosen to achieve with negotiations,
what the occupying countries had failed to achieve with
Such an objective, especially in Afghanistan, is a colossal
asking from any person. Richard Holbrooke's intensive visits
into the region, especially over the last 12 months,
convinced him beyond all doubt that the US and its allies
could not succeed in Afghanistan. Despite his reputation,
Holbrooke failed to bring the Mujahideen to the negotiating
table, and his abrasive approach distanced even his closest
allies. Clutching on to straws, Richard Holbrooke was
unwittingly duped by a meager shop keeper from Quetta that
he was the Taliban's "special representative" to negotiate
with the foreign powers.
The task set for him proved too cumbersome for the man and
on 13 December 2010, Holbrooke died from a tear in his aorta
- the largest artery which carries oxygenated blood from the
heart. To use the Afghan term, "his heart exploded".
The fate of Holbrooke symbolizes the fate of the US strategy
in Afghanistan, and the fate of the entire war in
Afghanistan. A conflict in Afghanistan is not just a
headache for its enemies; it is also a heart ache that not
even the bravest and strongest can bear for long. Earlier
this year, US General David Petreaus also fell unconscious
during a congressional hearing into the war in Afghanistan.
The men in charge of conducting the war in Afghanistan seem
to be suffering from the same symptoms as the men
responsible for directing Soviet strategy in Afghanistan two
decades earlier. During that war, three Soviet premiers
suffered death during their tenure while a fourth committed
political suicide (and caused the break-up of USSR). The
only reason the previous and current US Presidents seem to
be immune from this fate is that they are blissfully
ignorant of their course in Afghanistan.
To the seasoned diplomats and generals directing the US-led
occupation of Afghanistan, it has become visible that the
US's continued occupation of Afghanistan achieve no
long-term strategic objectives for the United States and
that it would be best advised to exit this quagmire with any
face-saving opportunity that it can find. Opportunities,
however, are fleeting moments in time, which if not seized
then and there, might never be seen again. And when you are
fighting a losing a war, these so-called "opportunities" are
even rarer than they would otherwise be.
Richard Holbrooke realized this fact and in his deathbed.
When he had almost seen the other side, summoned all his
energies and spoke the wisest words of his life: "You have
got to stop this war in Afghanistan." America and its allies
would be wise to heed these words.
-The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Scores die as drones renew attack on Pakistan's Khyber
December 17, 2010
Drones have killed hundreds of people in 2010
Nearly 60 people have been killed in a series of attacks by
US drones in the past 24 hours in Pakistan's Khyber tribal
district, officials say.
At least 50 died in three unmanned air strikes in the Tirah
Valley, a day after seven others were killed nearby.
Security officials say all the dead in the attacks are
militants - a claim that cannot be independently confirmed.
Meanwhile, the CIA has withdrawn its top spy from Pakistan,
amid threats to his life, US intelligence confirms.
The Islamabad station chief had been identified in a lawsuit
linking him to drone strikes, and media coverage of the
legal action led to his name appearing on placards during
anti-US protests in the Pakistani capital.
US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal region have increased
under the presidency of Barack Obama, often occurring
several times every week.
But the US now appears to be expanding its campaign to other
parts of the tribal belt, as most of these attacks have been
in the Waziristan region, says the BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan
Drone attacks in Khyber are rare.
The first missile attack on Friday in the Tirah Valley is
said to have taken place at 0800 local time (0300 GMT).
Seven Taliban militants died and 11 were injured when two
vehicles were targeted in the Sandana area, a Pakistani
security official told the BBC.
Those killed were militants from outside the Khyber tribal
region, said the official.
Minutes later there was another attack in the Speen Drang
area at a compound where pro-Taliban militants from the
Lashkar-e-Islam group were holding a meeting.
At least 32 people, including senior leaders of the group,
died, according to the official.
The Lashkar-e-Islam group is trying to enforce its hardline
version of Sharia law in the area. A small number of its
militants are involved in fighting Nato forces across the
border in Afghanistan.
The third attack took place in the afternoon in the Narai
Baba area, the official said.
"A compound was hit killing at least 11 militants," the
official told the BBC. "All were from Swat and were taking
refuge due to the military operation there."
On Thursday, at least seven more militants loyal to Taliban
chief Hafiz Gul Bahadur died when several drone missiles
demolished a house.
'UK militants' mystery
The BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan in Karachi says Khyber is an
unusual target for drone attacks, as it is not usually seen
as a major militant sanctuary.
The Waziristan tribal area is believed to be the main haven
for the leadership of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
The drone attacks have inflamed Pakistani public opinion
But with many militants having fled to other parts of the
tribal belt due to drone strikes, the US now wants to target
these new havens, says our correspondent.
It emerged this week that two white British al-Qaeda members
had apparently died in a US drone raid in North Waziristan
in recent days.
The Muslim converts, aged 48 and 25, were killed in a
missile attack on a vehicle six days ago, said Pakistani
They told the BBC the Britons' surnames were Stephen and
There have been more than 100 attacks by pilotless US
aircraft in 2010, most of them in North Waziristan.
Drone strikes are credited with killing some top insurgents,
but are also blamed for civilian deaths.
The attacks have angered Pakistani public opinion. The
country's government criticises such strikes, saying they
merely fuel support for militants.
But analysts say Pakistani officials privately condone and
probably provide intelligence for such strikes.
Pakistan's military has launched offensives in parts of the
north-west, including the Swat Valley, but the insurgents
continue to mount attacks.
The US military and the CIA do not routinely confirm that
they have launched drone operations, but analysts say only
American forces have deployed such aircraft in the region.
New Trend thanks Sis. Hamdiyya, Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
Charlotte, NC, for this article.
2010-12-24 Fri 17:49:53 cst