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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 10:13 AM
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Pakistan court investigates Taliban flogging video
Source: The Guardian

Pakistan's supreme court today launched an investigation into a video showing Taliban militants flogging a 17-year-old woman, hours before top American officials were due in Islamabad for talks on the country's deteriorating security situation.

The recently restored chief justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, summoned senior government officials before a special eight-judge bench in response to public outrage over the video, which shows a bearded militant whipping the screaming woman 34 times.

The video was shot in the Swat valley, where the North-West Frontier government signed a controversial peace deal with Taliban militants in February.

Chaudhry, who got his job back last month after two years of street protests, berated senior officials for failing to provide a satisfactory explanation of the incident and for failing to produce the girl, named as Chaand Bibi, in court.



Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/06/pakistan-fl...
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 11:59 AM
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1. Like they/we couldn't see this happening
the minute they turned the Swat valley over to the taliban. WTF did they expect was going to happen?
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 01:51 PM
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3. They are not questioning the punishment. It's the way it was carried out that is being reviewed
I'm sure a higher court will review the Pak supreme court findings....if need be


Religious parties reluctant to condemn girls lashing in Swat



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A female religious scholar requesting anonymity said that the video could be propaganda against the peace deal in Swat......

She said that such punishments should be given in privacy while women should be involved in the procedure rather men. It is condemnable that men were holding the women as there must be women while doing so, she said.

She however said that Taliban could not do it as openly as they were quite sensible people.


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http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=170816


I won't post the video in question as those here with weak constitutions may accidentally open it and see first hand much ado about nothing
:sarcasm:
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ronnie624 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 02:23 PM
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4. You seem to be confused.
The OP's article clearly indicates that Pakistanis are generally outraged over the incident. Some of them are calling for some very severe retribution for the perpetrators. Your article cites statements by religious leaders.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 06:32 PM
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6. Why do you ignore the obvious? As the sectarian government falls, the fundamentalist movement gains
Edited on Mon Apr-06-09 06:33 PM by ohio2007
strength through intimidation,fear and "negotiation"

The OP's article clearly indicates that Pakistanis are generally outraged over the incident. Some of them are calling for some very severe retribution for the perpetrators. Your article cites statements by religious leaders.

I didn't cherry pick the quotes,just posted the obvious points of what is happening with this case. The general population will continue the exodus keeping their opinions to themselves as the "civilized cities" swell with refugees.
Sectarian government is about to fall with the appeasement policy and I'm sure the supreme court will rule it "constitutional" :rofl:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
they are whistling past their graveyard.

care to wager which side grows weary of the struggle first ;
the vocal rabid minority or the silent majority ?

stay tuned. save the thread. It won't be long till the fall arrives.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkkr_xHjwEI&feature=rela...
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ronnie624 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 01:05 AM
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8. In the post I initially responded to, you said:
"They are not questioning the punishment. It's the way it was carried out that is being reviewed". You then posted a link to an article, quoting statements by religious leaders, falsely implying that the sentiments expressed belong to the chief justice featured in the opening article and perhaps all Pakistanis in general.

It seems as though you were utilizing a bit of dishonesty to press your 'point'. Or perhaps you were simply confused.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 02:48 PM
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5. Nauseating
It's okay to beat the crap out of someone as long as they do it in private and it's meted out by other women. G-d save us from some of your followers.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 06:39 PM
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7. You notice that they called the video "propaganda" against the taliban ?
How bout that qoute from "a female cleric" ?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
what a tool
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-06-09 01:38 PM
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2. This thread hasn't been moved yet ? This part of the story is LBN while the video itself is GD?
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