Sunday, 15 February 2009

I don't like the sound of this at all ...

Erk:

Pakistan is to impose Islamic law in a vast region of the north-west called Malakand in an attempt to placate extremists, even as President Asif Zardari warns that they are "trying to take over the state".

Pakistani Taliban militants who are in control of the Swat valley in the region announced a ceasefire tonight, reacting to the government's agreement to bring in sharia courts.


We all know where this is going to end, don't we?

9 comments:

Leg-iron said...

Placating extremists is a stupid idea. They can't be placated because they are extremists.

So Pakistan will become the next haven for a Taliban style rule and then they won't be happy unless all Pakistanis everywhere live under the same rules, and then...

Gavin Ayling said...

Religion and politics -- how can we keep them separate worldwide? Solve that and you solve it almost all.

Rob Farrington said...

Oh, great. Give them sharia law, and then they'll presumably all be so happy and content that they'll completely forget about the bit where they're supposed to be at war with the west until we all submit to the rule of Islam.

Yeah, that'll work...

Mark Wadsworth said...

"Religion and politics -- how can we keep them separate worldwide?"

Either by killing all politicians or killing all religious extremists?

JuliaM said...

Or both!

Chalcedon said...

this will end in tears. There will be Muslim terror camps and the export of exploding twats all over Europe and the US. Mind you if they try that I expect Pakistan will end up a glowing ember eventually. Tug the sleeping Tiger's tail really hard and standby!

Chris said...

You can't seperate Islam and politics - Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Chalcedon has probably hit it. The Islamoloonies in Pakistan or elsewhere won't rest until they pop off one of A.Q. Khan's nukes in some civilized place, precipitating the toasting of Pakistan.

Roger Thornhill said...

Islam is Totalitarian, period.

It rejects plurality and choice.

It believes it has divine right.

It is worse than Communism, for even Communists know that Communism was made by Man and so can be, in theory, reformed or repaired by man. Man can question it. Man is not "permitted" to question Islam.

Islam is pushed as being divine revelation, the LAST divine revelation. Mohammed was the ultimate ladder-kicker.

Forget terrorists, the Islamists are Terminators.

"Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. "