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    Pak cracks down on Sunnis

    Saturday, February 24, 2001

    Pak cracks down on Sunnis


    ISLAMABAD: Police arrested more than 600 Islamic activists in a crackdown on religious fanatics ahead of the hanging of a convicted Sunni Muslim murderer, reports said today.

    All the arrests took place in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan. Most of those detained are members of the Sipah-E-Sahaba group, as is the condemned man, Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, who is due to be hanged on Wednesday, the Urdu-language newspaper Ausaf said.

    Jhangvi was sentenced to death several years ago for killing an Iranian diplomat in the provincial capital of Lahore in 1990 and his appeals for mercy were rejected at all levels.

    Maulana Azam Tariq, Chief of the Sipah-E-Sahaba, was among those arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order ordinance, which allows the government to take citizens into preventive detention.


    Source: DPA


    #2
    journalism = license to twist words so as to make people believe what you want them to believe.

    This is merely implementation of laws. Now the press can call it 'crackdown on sunnis', 'rounding up of shia militants', or 'arresting terrorists', but the fact remains, its simple implementation of the law. Nothing to do with Islam directly.

    The impression the press usually tries to give is one that aligns the government with either one particular sect, or with some foreign power, which is baseless.

    If a roman catholic draws a swastika on a synagogue, and is arrested by the police, would it be safe to say "Police rounds up Roman catholics"?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Akif:
      journalism = license to twist words so as to make people believe what you want them to believe.

      This is merely implementation of laws. Now the press can call it 'crackdown on sunnis', 'rounding up of shia militants', or 'arresting terrorists', but the fact remains, its simple implementation of the law. Nothing to do with Islam directly.

      The impression the press usually tries to give is one that aligns the government with either one particular sect, or with some foreign power, which is baseless.

      If a roman catholic draws a swastika on a synagogue, and is arrested by the police, would it be safe to say "Police rounds up Roman catholics"?
      Touche-couldnt have said it better& saved my trouble thanx akif

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