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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:15 AM

Gunmen kill 5 female teachers in Pakistan

Source: AP-Excite

By RIAZ KHAN

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Gunmen killed five female teachers and two other people on Tuesday in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The van was transporting teachers and aid workers from the center in conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Two health workers, one man and one woman, were also killed and the driver was wounded.

The attack was a reminder of the risks faced by educators and aid workers, especially women, in an area where Islamic militants often target women and girls trying to get an education. Many militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province oppose female education and have blown up schools and killed female educators as a way to discourage girls from getting an education.

In a case in the same province that gained international attention, a Taliban gunman shot 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai in the head last October for criticizing the militants and promoting girls' education. She is currently recovering in Britain.

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Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #9
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #2
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #3
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #4
madrchsod Jan 2013 #5
triplepoint Jan 2013 #6
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #7
ReRe Jan 2013 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:56 AM

1. Hey Pakistan...

 

Whenever you do get your shit together, don't have a 2nd Amendment in whatever constitution you write. Just look at how the idiots in America have taken that 'right' to an extreme.

Oh, and make sure you never have a group like the NRA.

They'll help ruin your culture.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:51 PM

9. Pakistan and culture...

should not be used in the same sentence.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:08 AM

2. The War on Women is international.

As is the War on Teachers.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:15 AM

3. Meanwhile,

back in the Dark Ages...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:27 AM

4. How much money

Does the US give to Pakistan in foreign aid? I suspect it just gets funneled into their military for more guns.

I would like to think we could do some good over there but stories like these give me little hope.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:21 PM

6. Pakistan-Another Fucked-Up Country on My NOGO List

 

I just put Pakistan on my ever-growing list of countries never to EVEN think about visiting. I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia in the late 1990s. That pretty much beat my curiosity about the Middle East/Ages out of me altogether.
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I wonder if there is an ex-pat Pakistani here willing to do a "Bowling for Columbine" style documentary on their ex-country. Here's hoping that a Michael Moore type documentarian out there willing to take this project on.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:06 PM

7. The horror of the religious war on women knows no bounds. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:21 PM

8. Uncivilization is a bitch...

...one of those frightening nightmares where you're being terrorized and there is no escape...only it's real. The most valuable people in their society, teachers and health workers, shot dead. Seems like life means nothing. And not just in Pakistan.

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