May 5th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

Pakistan is 'epicenter of Islamic terrorism'

The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt was caught as he was seeking to flee to Pakistan, a nation that analyst Fareed Zakaria calls the "epicenter of Islamic terrorism."

"It's worth noting that even the terrorism that's often attributed to the war in Afghanistan tends to come out of Pakistan, to be planned by Pakistanis, to be funded from Pakistan or in some other way to be traced to Pakistan," said Zakaria. He added that Pakistan's connection with terrorist groups goes back decades and has often been encouraged by that nation's military for strategic reasons.

Read the Q&A with Zakaria, author and host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," about the ideology that drives the terrorism, Pakistan's stance on militancy and lessons learned from the Times Square incicident

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  1. roland

    This is an old news. Alot of people in the world knows Pakistan is the epicenter of Islamic terrorist and terrorism. For somebody who does not know this is dumb or does not read daily CNN news. It is where Osama Bin Ladin reside today. He (Osama Bin Ladin) reside on the montain cave on the borders inside Pakistan.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CBuggzy

    Allah is merciful.......He is drowning the Pakis by the 1000s.........Yes Yes!

    August 23, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. stephan

    Now if the coalition forces decided that they will leave Afghanistan they should attack pakistan because the terrorist are coming from pakistan if they didnt attack pakistan than it will be another mistake and the terrorist will regrouped in Afghanistan and plan to attack any US interests in the world .we should not repeat 9-11

    July 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Reynaldo Hermogenes

    As a third party observer, I am deeply sorry for the young and women who had to pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep the United States and the rest of the world safe. The military commanders and the political leadership should rise above themselves and get their act together.

    Can they imagine how it would feel to argue in front of the graves of those fallen warriors and their families whose faces they never even saw?

    June 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Abe L. D'Anger

    US interests traded 9/11 for nukes and busted them in Andaman in '04.
    Hapy Genocide to the industries in the biz.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ramesh.V.Naivaruni

    The Pakistan should transform itself from being the Epicentre of voilence it should emerge as a epicentre of islamic nation's resurgence they should unite all the Islamic nations into a block on the lines with Non Alianed nations or Saarc
    models and bring about a total change in the power balance.

    If this combinations happens which is only remote will form a formidable combine and will pose a threat to the West who has always been dividing these vulnerable nations and exploiting them or thier oil needs and if they combine and use
    their resources wisely they can contribute to the growth of their republics and to the world at large.

    To begin with Pakistan should organise the meeting of all Gulf republics and other Islamic nations and should discuss
    ways and means to combat terrorism whose roots has been home grown and joint survigilence accross all these
    republics will drive the terrorist out or will bring them main stream with this half the job done. On the second leg of their planning these combined should ask the forward nations like USA, UK and the likes not to meddle with the region as they have done enough to undo this mistakes it is going to take ages for these republics.

    The Islamic salvation Army with soilders from all muslim nations should be formed to combat any external threat at the same time a peace committee consisting of member from all islamic nations should make ties with countries on trade and business and this will augur new aura of frendship minus enimity or voilence, for one decade the combined consortirum should take a resolve not to engage in warfare either among themselves or with neighbour unless warranted and every thought and decision should be made collectively which will ensure wider discussion instead of knee jerk reaction.

    The basic tenets of Islam does not and will not propogate voilence and district levels committes head by clergyman should propogate this and bring in an end to the social disconnect that this communities is suffering and herald a
    paradigm shift in perspective and focus only on development and infrastructure.

    From being termed terrorist to leading the entire islamic nations to progress is a shift that pakistan should take and that will augur welll for all.

    Ramesh.V.Naivaruni

    June 11, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kandahar

    Mr. Fareed Zakaria now you have got the point. but you know that all these extremists were brought by CIA to fight against Russians in Afghanistan. you have forgotten the word of Usama Bin Ladin who was the hero of CIA for finishing the red army he said in an interview with BBC journalists (from the mountians we defeated RED ARMY and from these mountains we will put an end to U.S power). however. U.S is responsible for this bussiness

    June 8, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. ABDUL KHALIQ

    PAKISTN is not so great& effective to add hugesome to da global -ve activities rather it is da prevailing logic of self interst of elite states in da name of mutual interst n dis global village, which is central to all problems to global majority Masses.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bless

    May both Pakistan and USA partnership stay strong and steady and Blessed. Let them expose India's terrorist acts funneling through Afghanistan into Pakistan. God Bless them!

    May 14, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Capt Pandit

    Pakistan Pyanidabad

    The people all over the world have been shouting at the top of their voices that terror is emanating from Pakistan. Now, the US has agreed to this fact officially.
    Hillary Clinton has given a very old ground fact, a new voice, saying that some people in Pakistan Establishment know , where Osama-bin-Laden and Mullah-Omar are holed- up.
    History of Hiding Osama-bin-Laden & Mullah -Omar is very old. It starts right from the action by the Coalition Forces against the Taliban Rule. They never went towards Tora Bora area, but instead were taken to Pakistan. First they were kept in Karachi then to Peshawar and then to Islamabad. My guess is that both these criminals and their other cronies are holed up some where in a Pakistan Military protected area. It could be in Chitral range or near about. An area, where US Forces can not approach by Air or Land.
    USA has no idea about the policy and strategic thinking of the Pakistan Establishment.
    US Establishment has been so naive, though they have been training Pakistani Armed Forces Officers since the time of Ayub Khan, but has never understood the embedded strategic planning and mind set of these officers. The USA has come across so many instances of Pakistan, indulging in dangerous acts such as providing direct help to militants operating against India, Russia, Afghanistan, UK, China and USA. The US forces helped to evacuated regular troops of Pakistani Armed Forces caught in Afghanistan during US invasion. This was the biggest act of Pakistan caught openly.
    The US Govt doesn't have good strategic Analysts and thinkers, who can put things in black and white for the US President. Such analysis, based on hard facts can really help the US President to decide the fate of the concerned people, be it Americans or others outside USA.
    The US President will have to clean the rot, which has set in over generations in the US Administration. First the Rot has to be identified, then only it can be cleaned. Unfortunately, the actions of USA, effect so many people around the Globe that her actions are a cause of worry for all around the Globe. Fate of Humanity is decided by one nation known by the name of United States of America.
    The American Governments have been fooled by one small rouge nation known as Pakistan since almost six decades. I think the Americans lack basic wisdom. I wonder reasons for such shortcoming.
    I only request Americans to wake up and do some serious homework/ hard thinking, before it is too late ,even for Americans.
    I just learnt through today`s paper that Mullah Omar has been taken in custody by Pakistan Establishment.
    I WANT KEEP WRITING ON THIS TOPIC REGULARLY.
    God be with US of A.
    God bless rest of Humanity as well. JAI Ho

    May 12, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. ahmed mustafa

    wonder why Indians hate Pakistan so much....when i was in Pakistan, we were taught about differences with India, which at times I laughed at or did not like, etc. Having lived 20 years in US and access to FREE media, now i know why Pakistanis have to keep an eye on India..cause they leave no chance for Pakistan to breathe..perhaps Pakistan instability is keeping India from attacking Pakistan....what does FZ mean by "epic center of Islamic terrorism"....why blame Islam when all what is going on is geo-politics. It is not Islam vs WEST and has never been,.. why people in west still embracing Islam
    Pleae Leave Islam alone.
    Ahmed Mustafa

    May 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Canukster

    @neel1123; It is a belief among the people of Pakistan that the Enemies of Pakistan committed the heinous 911 Crime. Pakistanis are sad and stunned in disbelief. It is widespread belief that it was done by the enemies of Pakistan to degrade and to get rid of the the Mush Govt and also to degrade Pakistan in order to uplift India. It is a also a widespread belief in Pakistan that this was an Indian conspiracy like all other conspiracies they have done to ruin Pakistan. Just look at history. History speaks for itself!!

    May 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. neel123

    @ Smartstick

    " ..... military rule in Pakistan allways keeps the terrorists away..... " ????

    On the contrary most of the support to the terrorist organizations came during the military dictators, Zia Ul Haq did it openly, and after 9/11 Musharraf did it through his double game by making a fool out of the Americans.

    The elected govt. is only a eye-wash as the military calls the shot even today .... !

    May 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jay

    @Holycow, stop playing the victim you dumba*s. Pakis are like vultures. Anywhere they turn up there is always death around. First it was Afghanistan and Kashmir, now it is all over the world. Sober up when there is still time.

    May 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Smartstick

    @neel1123. Agreed about big stick. Now you know why a military rule in Pakistan allways keeps the terrorists away. Democratic rule invites the terrorists for some reason. No other big stick has ever worked except the Pak military big stick.

    May 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. neel123

    Two years have passed since the Mumbai massacre, not a single conviction in pakistan....these Paki morons are waiting for the world to provide clinching evidence against the terrorists sitting in Pakistan, while its own evil intelligence agency is busy in miserable cover-ups and destroying evidence, like whisking away Kasabs entire family from their native village...... !!!!

    The Pakis deserve only one language..... the language of the big stick ..... !!

    May 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Holycow

    @Jay; It's best not to engage in any conversation with an 'ignorant Cow Dung' like you. So take your hateful terror else where. When we see a wild Boar, we call it a wild Boar. Just because some private party wrote an ignorant article in the news paper, you run with it trying to get your propaganda mileage from it. Pakistan has heard enough garbage from you Indians!! Go do something good. Go fly a kite!!!
    *****End of Discussion******

    May 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jay

    @Holycow, I guess lots of pakis don't share your sense of insult to be mistaken for an Indian.

    I assume Pak's jang group of newspapers is not biased to India. Just not wanting to hear another stupid rant from you on the same subject follow this link: http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=28720.

    We Indians don't hallucinate or make worng assumptions. When we see a sick pig we call it a sick pig.

    May 9, 2010 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  19. Holycow

    @Jay, You are pathetic ! Its an insult for a Paki to be even mistaken for an Indian ! This is what's being heard from different Pakis. Pakis are proud to be Pakis, no matter how much you Indians try to sabotage them. So, stop hallucinating and stop assuming! Neither Hallucinations OR Assumptions would get you anywhere! !

    May 9, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jay

    @Holycow, HOLYCOW!! I am assuming you WERE born yesterday and a Paki at that. Now that you are calling yourself Indians to get a job, to avoid backlash, just to be treated as a decent human I don't know what to say. I don't know whether to pity you or just let you wallow in your shame. You became a slave to US and created the mess all around you. Clean it up and stop pointing the finger at us.

    May 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Holycow

    @Jay: Its the goal of Indians to create terrorist for Pakistan so they can downgrade and degrade Pakistan – thats the easiest way to wage a proxy war against Pakistan. Cannot ignore this fact . . .If this was not the case, then why are Indians interested in propping all those little offices in Afghanistan, in a muslim country that is opposite their hindu culture and race, a religon and race they depise. Think about it logically ! ! Thats the only cunning way they can attack Pakistan through training and funding of terrorist that both Pakistan and USA are fighting. This funding and training machine of terrorists needs to come to an end quickly and swiftly. Pakistan and USA are great partners in this together and may God Bless them with success all the way ! ! !

    May 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. JESUS CHRIST

    JOHN 3:16 I A M BACK RELEASE ALL PRISONERS WORLDWIDE AND OPEN ALL BORDERS OR THE WRATH OF JEHOVAH WILL COME AMEN!!!

    May 8, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  23. Jay

    @Khalid aziz, @atif bash – how shameless can you guys get? Now in the US Pakis are claiming they are Indians to avoid backlash. Oh you lowly worms!!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jay

    @Khalid aziz, India is not perfect. We have our internal problems. But India is a place people live with hope. I do not question you for the way you are treating your minorities – shia, hazaria, hindus, sikhs and christians. All provinces are not happy with the punjabi establishment in your country. People who migrated during independence to Pak from India live like second class citizens even after 60 years. I still believe these are all internal problems of Pak. You have to sit and solve these issues.

    May 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Hello

    Farid Zakaria is an Indian representing and promoting India and degrading Pakistan. He only has Indian interest at heart. We all know that – Indian propaganda machine is Huge through the media to brain wash the innocent public especially in the USA!!!!

    May 7, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  26. khalid aziz

    @jay muslims of pakistan never wanted the separate land it was gandhi and nehru and patel of india and their other leaders who compelled muslims to fight for separate land. u r feeding the border areas taliban to fight pakistan army. look how u treat the minorities in india. many billion people don't have clothes to wear and they live ghettos. they are called dalits or shudars. how u say india shining . just look the condtion of ur country tehn cpsread lies about smaller nations

    May 7, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  27. khalid aziz

    @jay i want u remind who killed chrisitans in orissa state of india who killed 4 thousand muslims (poor and innocent) iindia who killed sikhs in 82 who is the real terrorist. is it pakistan or is it indian extremist trying to take on the world. every one knows fareed zakaria is indian lobbyist in america he just says every bad thing just to create hatred for muslims. just look ur histroy and then comeback

    May 7, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jay

    @atif bash, hope it is a nice day in the epicentre of terrorism, i am that's exactly what Pakistan means. Don't stop anybody stop what you do best. Namaz 5 times a day, training how to make a bomb preferably suicide bomb. And please don't forget to blow up atleast 10 human beings/terrorists around you.

    May 7, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  29. atif bash

    @ABDULAMEER IF U R A MUSLIM DAT I HIGHLY DOUBT THEN PLZ DONT QUOTE THE VERSES OF QURAN N SAYINGS OF PRPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) OUT OF THE CONTEXT ALL OF THE ABOVE SAYINGS N VERSES WERE FOR DAT TIME WHEN JEWS BROKED A PEACE AGREEMENT WITH THE MUSLIMS.GUYS JUST READ DA HISTORY WAT GENERAL SALAHUD DIN DID WHEN HE RE_CAPTURED JARUSLEM .U CAN KILL INNOCENT EVEN DURING DA WARS HOW CAN NE MUSLIM KILL INNOCENT IN PEACE TIMES.ONE WHO KILLS NE INNOCENT IS NOT A MUSLIM HES A SATIN A DEVIL.LOVE U ALL BYE TC.

    May 7, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  30. atif bash

    @ABDULAMEER IF U R A MUSLIM DAT I HIGHLY DOUBT THEN PLZ DONT QUOTE THE VERSES OF QURAN N SAYINGS OF PRPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) OUT OF THE CONTEXT ALL OF THE ABOVE SAYINGS N VERSES WERE FOR DAT TIME WHEN JEWS BROKED A PEACE AGREEMENT WITH THE MUSLIMS.GUYS JUST READ DA HISTORY WAT GENERAL SALAHUD DIN DID WHEN HE RE_CAPTURED JARUSLEM .U CAN KILL INNOCENT EVEN DURING DA WARS HOW CAN NE MUSLIM KILL INNOCENT IN PEACE TIMES.ONE WHO KILLS NE INNOCENT IS NOT A MUSLIM HES A SATIN A DEVIL.

    May 7, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  31. atif bash

    HAHAHAHA REALLY GUD 2 SEE AN INDIAN FAREED ZAKARIA TO TALK ABOUT PAKISTAN .SURELY HE WILL TALK BAD ABOUT PAKISTAN.IS THIS FAIR MEDIA????? ISLAMIC TERRORISM Y NOBODY TALKS ABOUT HINDU EXTREMISM THATS ON A RISE IN INDIA N INDIAN ARMY SPONSORS IT LIKE COL PROHIT WHO KILLED INNOCENT HUMANS PAKISTANIS IN SAMJHOTA TRAIN.

    May 7, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  32. Guest

    Post from "Hmmmm":

    Don't just foul mouth Abdulamuneer, if you claim that his post is inaccurate then point out what lie he has posted. I assume you are a Pakistani, your real color shows in your post!

    May 7, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  33. Hmmmm

    Post#2 Abdulamuneer you are afake and know nothing about the culture in Pakistan- it is a melting pot of colourful multi ethnic races, rich in culture with rich music and folk dances. You are a suspect and have an agenda to slander with no leg to stand on 'cause what u are stating is all lies and absolute Rubbish !. Its an attempt to fuel hatred through your manufactured lies. That's how India plays its cards against Pakistan. . .Slander, lies and misguide the world and train, fund and manufacture terrorists from its facilities operating from the soil of Afghanistan and then keep Pakistan and USA busy spending their resources fighting these terrorist. Its all an Indian war game!!
    But USA and Pakistan are smart partners and they will get to the bootom root of this.
    Watch it buddy.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. sue

    I would like for CNN to show more about our troops in Afghanistan. My son is on his second tour there and not sure what is going on there. There is too mujch politics on CNN and not enough about our troops in Afghanistan.

    Is the news trying to keep us from focusing on this war? I would rather hear about Afghanistan than about Palin which means nothing to me. I am sure other parents feel the same way I do.....less politiics and more about this war we need to get out of.

    May 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Smith in Oregon

    It is a crap shoot with the Predator and Reaper drones firing anti-tank Hell Fire missiles at homes, convoys and individuals in Pakistan. When the intel is bad the results nearly entirely fan the flames of hatred and anger from hundreds of neighbors and family members over the deaths of innocent individuals. It is not entirely a win-win solution as collateral deaths and damage can be considerable and the American public is seldom informed of gross mistakes made by Predator or Reaper strikes.

    During the Bush-Cheney administration it seemed the vetting process was sadly lacking in actually determining someone's actual involvement resulting in a very large number being released from Gitmo after it became apparent the military tribunals couldn't even find enough evidence against them for any sentencing. Sadly, after being tortured and imprisoned for many years those same individuals grew very militant and nearly all took up arms against America upon their release.

    In short when the vetting on these strikes is poor, positive outcomes are nearly non-existant with drone attacks. And when a lower level Taliban Clan chief is targeted and killed by a drone strike, nearly 100 family members and clans men take up arms to not only replace that minor player but effectively increase the problem by another 99 militant fighters that are more than willing to murder American tourists, journalists and soldiers.

    May 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. dontbnaive

    If Pakistan was a wealth country, then the opportunists dare not use the Pak soil for their agenda. But unfortunately the real problem should be stated as . . ."Pakistan is the epicentre for opportunists'. Now those opportunists include foreign countries trying to push their own agenda, due to its strategic location, causing choas. Pakistan has had wars with India and India has used Afghanistan as its base to attack Pakistan in those wars. Afghanistan is a poor country too and is also manipulated and is free for all especially for India to plan its agendas against Pakistan especially promoting violence within Pakistan territories. This fact is already public and is taken for granted surprisingly ! ! !
    May God grant wisdom and Bless all.

    May 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Daniel

    @Nick.Exactly what would be so "godly" about needessly slaughtering people?That's where I need to be enlightened.The truth is,they should be outlawed by the Geneva Convention.

    May 6, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  38. Nick

    Daniel, please, enlighten us. What about the drones makes them so "ungodly"?

    May 6, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  39. joe

    im just guessing if some people knows beetter than the us is saudi arabia employ a alot of pakistani as thier baskground soldiers or unknown soldiers why dont they ask saudi arabia about the pakis and the talibans and thier money luvkiily they sunnis if not they will kick out aramaco and do the yellow cake. much of the terorist came from saudi arabis aSK WHY. any body can answer it

    May 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. neel123

    Pakistan's Foreign Minister, in his recent statement, has made an attempt to rationalize this car bombing plot , by terming it as a reaction/reparcussion/retaliation against the Drone attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistanis have justifications for every act of terror.

    The world has miserably failed to deal with Pakistani duplicily at all levels. On the one hand they would want the world to provide concrete evidence before they would move against the potential terror elements, as if the onus is on the rest of the world, on the other hand their intelligence apparatus would do all it can to provide cover for such act ! When caught red handed, they would ascribe such irregularities to a few rogue elements within the intelligence community ! You can do nothing about such duplicity............

    On one hand they would cooperate with the US in the investigation ( as they have no choice, they would get exposed if they don't), there has not been a single conviction in connection to the Mumbai killings, even after two years ....they are waiting for India to provide clinching evidence, as their own intelligence would do nothing ....... !!

    When an entire nation is bent on passing on the blame to the whole world for everything that goes wrong, and go soft on these terrorists, when the intelligence appratus of the nation is determined to be selective on investigations, you can do nothing about it.

    The only way to deal with the Pakistanis is to make the whole nation accountable for each and every act of terror outside its border, that could be traced back to Pakistan, and when there would be immediate repraisal for such acts.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Daniel

    In the first place,the Pakistani President Zardari is no more than puppet of the right-wing thugs in Washington who does exactly what they tell him to do.And with all that obscene butchery carried out against the people living there by those ungodly drones with their 500lb.bombs,there's bound to to be some resentment against the West.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jay

    @Smith in Oregon, I agree with you. But Pakistan gov must show the will and courage to take effective action against the terrorists, enact new laws to prevent future repeat of mistakes like training terrorists, ban such organaisations that are detrimental to itself. The country which will be most affected by a civil war in Pak will be India. It happened in east Pak before creation of Bangladesh. If Pak were to show conviction to make the region a safer place I believe India/Indians will the first to lend a helping hand. At this point in time all Indians think they need is build a massive fence and seal the border and keep the bad elements on the other side.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Smith in Oregon

    Perhaps what is being missed here is the provocative words, 'epicenter of Islamic terrorism'. In the not to distant past, these trigger and buzz words were used by the Bush-Cheney administration to describe Iran.

    Unlike Iran however, the world knows Pakistan has several nuclear weapons and has successfully tested them. Pakistan is also rapidly deteriorating into civil unrest and governmental corruption as military leaders become ever more hesitant to wage war on those they see as freedom fighters and previously trained, helped and armed them.

    In effect outside nations are calling upon Pakistan to conduct a civil war of fratricide upon their own citizens, brothers and sisters in arms. Be that as it may, INDIA should be moving to directly become more of a active supporter of minimizing the spill over of violence from Pakistan into the adjoining regions and nations.

    May 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. neel123

    There is nothing new in the statement that " Pakistan is the epicentre of global terrorism".

    The Americans have known this for decades, but chose to act only after 9/11 happened to the US. They chose to provide cover for Pakistan by sweeping the issues of terrorism and Dr AQ Khan's nuclear scandal under the carpet.

    Now the Obama administration is under the illusion that Americans can be saved from terrorist attacks, by cutting deals with the Pakistani army.

    It is hard to figure out the strategic compulsions that forces the Americans to go soft on the Pakistani Army and the ISI, instead of punishing them for what they have done all these years.

    May 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Col Gregory Breazile, USMC

    It's a sad situation when some think they can kill innocent people and gain a reward from it.

    http://www.ntm-a.com

    May 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Abdulameer

    Let us not forget that "Pakistan" is really "The Islamic Republic of Pakistan". This means, just like in the case of Afghanistan and Iran, that the government is motivated by the doctrines of Islam and dedicated to the spread of Islamic power throughout the world.

    Here is a sampling of the doctrines of Islam which motivate the hearts and minds of all religious Moslems, including those in Pakistan:

    FROM THE KORAN:

    –“ the (only) religion (acceptable) before God is Islam." (3:19)
    - " If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him." (3: 85)
    - “You are the noblest community ever raised up for mankind.” (3:110)
    - The unbelievers among the people of the book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6).
    - Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve. (8.55)
    –The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
    - Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
    - It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)
    - Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
    - Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
    - Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
    - The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil. (4:76)
    - We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3:151)
    - I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8:12)

    FROM THE SAYINGS OF MUHAMMAD:
    - Muhammad said to the Jews: "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. “
    - Allah's Apostle said, "You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' "
    - Mohammed said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and whoever says, " None has the right to be worshipped but Allah , his life and property will be saved by me." (otherwise it will not).
    - Mohammed said, "Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him."
    - Mohammed said, " No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir" (infidel).
    - Muhammad said: "Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, …"

    In addition, the most popular manual of Islamic sacred law, approved by the highest Islamic religious authorities of Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, says: "Jihad means to make war on non-Muslims." What could be clearer than that?

    May 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • warriorfirst

      wow u seem like you know alot why dont you do something about it then, you sound like the most ignorant person so far in this chat group or whatever you wanna call it ,taking things out of context is easy buddy. May be give it a positive thought against the muslims and perhaps u might understand them. Btw are you even a muslim yourself because appearently your name is. May be You are just a fake then.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  47. Iraq Paramedic

    Ezekiel & John where both given visions of the great war to come & in both accounts it starts in the middle east & culminates in the valley of Meggido.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |