January 4, 2011
Pakistani Governor shot dead by his own bodyguardTopics: Understanding Islam
From the AP: The governor of Pakistan's wealthiest and most populated province was shot dead by one of his bodyguards, who told interrogators he was angry over the governor's opposition to blasphemy laws:
The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead in the capital Tuesday by one of his own guards, who later told interrogators afterward that he was angry about the politician's stance against the country's blasphemy law, officials said.As Kisan notes over at FaithFreedom.org, Islamic terror has claimed a big scalp...
The killing of Salman Taseer was the most high-profile assassination of a political figure in Pakistan since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December 2007, and it rattled a country already dealing with crises ranging from a potential collapse of the government to a virulent Islamist insurgency.
The killing could also add to concerns about inroads by Islamist extremists and fundamentalists into Pakistan's security establishment and represented another blow to the country's Pakistan's embattled secular movement.
Posted by Richard at January 4, 2011 5:02 PM
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