Friday, July 6, 2007

Fanaticism and ignorance: Muslims against Muslims

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 6 — The government's siege of a radical mosque in the center of Islamabad continued for a fourth day after the remaining cleric's offer to surrender was rejected. Nineteen have died in the clashes so far, according to interior ministry figures.

Abdur Rashid Ghazi, the leader of the rebellion, demanded that he not be prosecuted and be allowed to stay in the compound with his sick mother for a few days. But government officials remained adamant that he had to surrender without negotiation.

Pakistan Rejects Militant's Surrender

Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru




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