October 26, 2007

WHAT'S STRONG ABOUT A HOLD WHERE YOU HAVE TO HIDE?:

Battle at Pakistan Cleric’s Stronghold (ISMAIL KHAN, 10/26/07, NY Times)

Pakistani security forces exchanged heavy gunfire with militants at the sprawling seminary of an increasingly powerful extremist cleric in the troubled North-West Frontier Province today, according to regional police officials.

The fighting was in the same region where a bomb attack on Thursday killed 17 members of a civil armed guard and 3 civilians.

The cleric, Maulana Fazlullah, is also known as Maulana Radio for his illegal radio broadcasts urging Taliban-style Islamic law. The provincial government deployed 2,500 troops to the area, known as Swat, two days ago, to join army forces trying to quell the rise of extremism the cleric has fostered. He is believed to have gone underground since the troops arrived.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2007 12:02 AM
Comments

He skedaddled!

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 26, 2007 2:14 PM

Extra:

Brave Fazlullah ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Fazlullah turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Fazlullah!

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 26, 2007 2:16 PM

Was he wearing a burqa and falsies?

Did he shave his beard?

Posted by: ratbert at October 26, 2007 2:21 PM

Those weren't falsies; it was hormone therapy.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 26, 2007 6:28 PM
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