Islamic State secretly planning to provoke ‘end of the world’ by attacking India to try and entice USA into all-out war, document reveals

Urdu document passed to U.S. media by Pakistani with links to the Taliban
Preparations underway to attack India as a way of enticing U.S. into battle
Urges Taliban factions to join with ISIS in bid to form a worldwide caliphate
Worldwide caliphate will ‘behead every person that rebels against Allah’
U.S. intelligence officials say they believe the document is authentic

By ELAINE O’FLYNN FOR MAILONLINE

A recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants has revealed the terrorist group’s plans for all-out war to bring about ‘the end of the world’.

The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen connected to the Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of ISIS, including targeting India to provoke the U.S. to intervene.

It details how they are urging the units of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into one army with ISIS, and asking al-Qaeda to join ISIS to forge a caliphate.

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A missing State

Dangerously corrosive to the rule of law.

Dangerously corrosive to the rule of law.

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The dismal image of the country on human rights front merits drastic overhaul by implementing international convention on missing persons

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has once again pleaded the government of Pakistan to ratify “international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance”, and shun the barbaric practice of enforced disappearances and killings of compatriots.

Recent torrent of abduction and killing of political workers has once again brought Pakistan in the limelight.

HRCP and other civil society organisations have criticised the government and the law enforcement agencies for perpetrating these crimes against citizens.

The convention that was adopted by the  on December 20, 2006 and entered into force on December 23, 2010, explicitly says no one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance. It also trashes stereotype excuses by succinctly saying “no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.”

The convention also demands the states shall guarantee the relatives or the victims’ counsel have access to the responsible authorities. It also seeks a commitment to disclose the whereabouts of persons deprived of liberty, including, in the event of a transfer to another place.

So far, 94 states have signed the convention and 43 have ratified it. Pitiably, the United States and United Kingdom refused to sign the convention on flimsy grounds. India is the only country in SAARC region that has signed the aforementioned convention but not yet ratified. Pakistan is also among the countries that have not yet signed the convention to eschew a cardinal international commitment. Before that, the General Assembly of the United Nations also adopted declaration on the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance in its resolution 47/133 of December 18, 1992.

South Asian countries have a gruesome track record of trampling movements for political rights, often dubbing them as insurgencies. While some of the movements pronounce armed struggle as a strategy to achieve their goals, the peaceful ones are not spared either.

At times, atrocious means adopted by law enforcement agencies compel peaceful political movements to violent recourse. It happens in countries with fragile democracies, where the state apparatus adopts repressive than saner political options.

Dismemberment of Pakistan in 1973, series of uprisings in Balochistan, unremitting conflict in Kashmir, suppressed Tamil insurgency in Sri Lanka are some of the regional examples to mention.

Pakistan is among the countries that have not yet signed the convention to protect its citizens from enforced disappearances. However, the country is signatory to some other instruments that forbid such crimes to be committed by a state against its citizens.

Courts at times accused state actors to be involved in such incidents. But they were responded to with dumping of mutilated bodies.

Pakistan’s own constitution guarantees the right to fair trial. Article 10-A says, “in any criminal charge against him a person shall be entitled to a fair trial and due process.” Law enforcement agencies, however, violate such clauses of constitution on the pretext of protecting an incognito national interest. During the past 10 years, parts of the country have witnessed incessant disappearances and killings at the hands of both state and non-state actors.

A delegation of the United Nations working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances visited Pakistan in September 2012. During the visit, the working group received information on cases of enforced disappearances and studied the measures adopted by the state to prevent enforced disappearances. The figures communicated to the group ranged from less than a hundred to thousands.

The report of the group highlighted the plight of tormented families who were threatened; that if they did file a case, their loved ones will be harmed, or another member of their family would be abducted. Similarly, witnesses and lawyers supporting the victims were threatened with dire consequences.

While enforced disappearances and custodial killings are rampant, the state response in Pakistan has been inadequate. Only cosmetic measures have been taken to mollify the enraged human rights bodies.

In April 2008, former law minister, Farooq Naik, stated that the government was collecting details of disappeared persons and promised that all would be released. In April 2010, the Interior Ministry set up a committee to investigate the fate of the disappeared persons. In March 2011, the Supreme Court decided to institute a specific body to deal with cases of enforced disappearances.

In May 2012, the statute of the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) and a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) was also adopted by the Parliament. Notifications of these committees are gathering dust in official shelves and no findings have been made public.

Unabated abductions and killings of political workers spread to Sindh too. Courts were made repeated requests to produce the missing persons. They at times accused state actors to be involved in such incidents. But they were responded to with dumping of mutilated bodies.

The law enforcement agencies always denied these charges. The overall futility of the law and justice structure is evident from the fact that in spite of thousands of disappearances and genocidal killings on ethnic and sectarian grounds, hardly any felons has been convicted.

The UN working group reported with alarm that impunity is dangerously corrosive to the rule of law in Pakistan. The report quoting some officials mentioned that criminals, terrorists or militants from armed groups enjoyed a great impunity because, even when investigations were initiated against them, they managed to get out of them, by using threats against the police, the judges or witnesses. There were hints that this might explain why some law enforcement or intelligence agents might have resorted to illegal practices such as enforced disappearances.

Apathy and indifference of successive governments is starkly evident. Responding a question on recent incidents of extrajudicial killings in Sindh, a federal minister callously remarked that it is a provincial matter whereas the chief minister of Sindh stood aloof by saying that nationalists are politicising dead bodies. This cavalier attitude of the government would only rub salt on the wounds of victims.

Article 13(1) of the “UN declaration on the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance” provides that whenever there are reasonable grounds to believe that an enforced disappearance has been committed, the State shall promptly refer the matter to a competent and independent State authority for investigation, even if there has been no formal complaint. No measure shall be taken to curtail or impede the investigation. Hence the State cannot be absolved of its responsibility to protect lives of citizens even if its law enforcement arms pretend their innocence.

The country ranked fourth on the human rights risk index ought to adopt serious strategies to repair its image. Immune to all kinds of ignominies, the government rather embarked on a retrogressive “Protection of Pakistan Act” that actually extends a license for extrajudicial killings and illegal detentions. Such scruffy laws are likely to be used as brinkmanship tool against movements for political rights particularly in Sindh and Balochistan, where cold blooded murders are frequently committed. These laws are certainly not intended to curb terrorism in the country where banned faith-based elements with dubious trajectory freely operate, sometimes under official patronage.

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Pakistan – A nightmare for Hindus

Rinkle Kumari

Once again, the reports of exodus of religious minorities from Pakistan have come to light. This is not the first time that we are hearing about forced conversions, threats and intimidation of non-Muslim citizens in Pakistan. The cases date back to the country’s inception.

In Pakistan, a country of over 175 million people, Muslims comprise approximately 95 percent of the population. The remaining belong to Pakistan’s religious minorities, such as Christians, Hindus, Zikris, the Ahmadiyya, Sikhs, the Baha’i, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, the Mehdi Foundation and Jews.

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CJ Gate and Mafia War in Pakistan

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Both Malik Riaz vs Iftikhar Chaudhry and Talat Husain vs Najam Sethi sagas are an internal gang war of the establishment thugs.

While both groups (Malik Riaz group and Iftikhar Chaudhry group) remain, in the main, aligned with the agendas of Pakistan’s military establishment, the recent feud is basically an expression of the internal power struggle within the pro-establishment mafias.

A similar gang war (or proxy war) is currently reflected within Pakistani media where those loyal to Malik Riaz (Najam Sethi, Hamid Mir et al) and those loyal to Iftikhar Chaudhry (Talat Hussain, Ansar Abbasi et al) are busy in exposing each other in order to prove their loyalties and gain more power in the current mafia war.

Neither Talat Hussain nor Najam Sethi is our hero. Both of these establishment thugs are heroes of either naive or compromised Pakistanis.

Similarly, neither Iftikhar Chaudhry nor Malik Riaz Hussain is our hero. Both of these establishment thugs remain self-centred and opportunist.

Despite their internal power struggle (mafia wars), both gangs (Riaz Malik – Najam Sethi gang and Iftikhar Chaudhry – Talat Hussain gang) remain generally loyal to Pakistan’s military establishment despite their token disagreements and superficial criticisms once in a while.

Apparently, ISI played the Malik Riaz card in order to remind CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry of the terms on which he was restored by General Kayani.

In the past few months, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry tried to enhance his bargaining power by providing token importance to the cases of disappeared (abducted by the ISI) persons in Balochistan. The Empire (military establishment) struck back by revealing details of how CJ’s own family (son, wife, other family members) visited Europe, stayed in most expensive villas, received millions of dollars, while all such bribery was being sponsored by ISI’s most most reliable asset Malik Riaz of Bahria Town, who is notorious for his links with religious fanatics of Islamabad’s Red Mosqu (Laal Masjid) and Sipah-e-Sahaba (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat).

CJ Gate is nothing but an internal power struggle within pro-establishment mafias in Pakistani society and media.

Related posts: CJ Family Gate: Is this how ISI is blackmailing Pakistan’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry?

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Pakistan: Concubine among nations

Pakistan is not the only developing country that seeks aid. However, while others show gratitude, Pakistan responds with arrogance

By Tarek Fatah

Believe it or not, Dr. Shakil Afridi, the man responsible for locating the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, instead of receiving the $25-million bounty on the jihadi terrorist’s head, has been convicted of treason by Pakistan and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

To understand this bizarre sentencing of a man who should’ve been celebrated as a hero, one has to understand the schizophrenic nature of the Pakistani state itself. Among the community of nations, Pakistan today stands out on one hand as a petty thug brandishing a dangerous weapon, and at other times as a concubine, sleeping with anyone willing to pay for her expensive tastes.

Stung by the humiliation of being caught in the act of providing a safe haven to the world’s number one terrorist, the Pakistani military took its revenge by imprisoning Dr. Afridi and shutting down the supply routes to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Shamelessly, Pakistan is also demanding a U.S. apology.

The country needs tough love. But no one is willing to wrestle Islamabad to the ground and drag it away to a detox centre where it can be woken from its visions of grandeur and confronted with its true worth — a nation that can offer nothing to the world other than jihadi terrorism.

Pakistan is not the only developing country that seeks aid. However, while others show gratitude, Pakistan responds with arrogance.

One month after its creation in August 1947, its founder, M.A. Jinnah, dispatched a senior finance official to Washington with a begging bowl and a demand for $2 billion in aid. His message: If Pakistan collapses, the Soviets will be able to walk to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea.

While his official lobbied Washington, back in Karachi, Jinnah was flaunting Pakistan’s geo-strategic location to the U.S. media. He told Margaret Bourke-White of Life magazine:

“America needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs America … Pakistan is the pivot of the world, as we are placed [on] the frontier on which the future position of the world revolves.” Bourke-White wrote. Jinnah leaned toward her, dropped his voice to a confidential note, and wagged his finger. “Russia,” he said, “is not so very far away.” The Cold War had barely begun and here was the founder of Pakistan trying to benefit from the impending clash between the USSR and USA.

For 65 years the U.S. has succumbed to Pakistan — until now.

Thanks to congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Brad Sherman (D-CA) as well as Sen. John McCain, the Pakistan bluff has been called. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has referred to Pakistan as “a schizophrenic ally” while Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy said Pakistan’s conviction of Dr. Afridi, was “Alice in Wonderland at best.”

But talk is cheap.

The time has come for Canada, the U.S. and the West to draw a line in the sand. If Pakistan is unwilling to free Dr. Afridi and arrest the al-Qaeida leader Ayman Zawahiri, then we should cut all aid to Islamabad.

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The Role of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks

by Michel Chossudovsky

Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), Montréal

Posted at globalresearch.ca 2 November 2001

“Connecting the Dots: 9-11 …War …Globalisation”:  Global Outlook Magazine, premiere issue on “Stop the War”: to order/subscribe click here;  Visit the CRG home page at:  http://globalresearch.ca .

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Summary

Pakistan’s chief spy Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad “was in the US when the attacks occurred.” He arrived in the US on the 4th of September, a full week before the attacks. He had meetings at the State Department “after” the attacks on the WTC. But he also had “a regular visit of consultations” with his US counterparts at the CIA and the Pentagon during the week prior to September 11.

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PAKISTAN: In a hate campaign against the Ahmadis the police tortured to death an innocent school teacher

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the illegal arrest, detention and custodial torture which led to the death of Mr Abdul Qudoos Ahmad, a school teacher and the president of the Nusrat Abad chapter of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, by the Chenab Nagar police. He was kept in illegal detention by the police for 35 days during which he was tortured without mercy. The torture included the victim being hung upside down by his ankles for long periods. On other occasions he was forced to lay flat on his back while a heavy wooden roller, similar to those used to flatten cricket pitches, was rolled over his body. His captors stood on either side making sure he could not escape the torment.

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Pakistan minorities fear forced conversions to Islam

By Associated Press

LAHORE, PAKISTAN — It was barely 4 a.m. when 19-year-old Rinkal Kumari disappeared from her home in a small village in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. When her parents awoke they found only her slippers and a scarf outside the door.

A few hours later her father got a call telling him his daughter, a Hindu, had converted to Islam to marry a Muslim boy.

Only days later, Seema Bibi, a Christian woman in the province of Punjab, was kidnapped along with her four children after her husband couldn’t repay a loan to a large landlord. Within hours, her husband was told his wife had converted to Islam and wouldn’t be coming home. Seema Bibi escaped, fled the village and has gone underground with her husband and children.

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