Faisal Shahzad Archive

Contrary to Pakistan Army’s claims, Pakistani Taliban (TTP) are not USA’s puppets – by Saleem Safi: Pakistan Army generals and their affiliates and proxies in right-wing (e.g., PML-N, PTI, JUD, JI, ASWJ-LeJ etc) and pseudo-liberals (e.g. Rehman Malik, Ejaz Haider, Sherry Rehman, Mosharraf Zaidi etc) want us to believe that Tehreek-e-Tailban Pakistan (TTP) and Afghan
Jihadi activities in Canada and the USA – by Hamid Akhtar: Express, 1 Nov 2010
Brainwashing via the Quran: The case of Faisal Shahzad and the blasphemy by the Taliban and Al Qaeda: The Quran is a message of peace for all humanity. To misinterpret and misuse the Quran to spread violence and mischief tantamount to blasphemy. Seen from this angle, all proponents, supporters and apologists of the Taliban and Al Qaeda
Black fell the day – by Nadeem Paracha: This is an aspect of extremism that a lot of its more ‘moderate’ supporters in Pakistan have not comprehended. Educated men and women can be heard and seen concocting outlandish explanations and justifications in a bid to sympathetically define
Reflections on US visit and the attitudes of Pakistani Community By Tanveer Q Shahid:
The UN report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder is a time bomb – by Shafqat Mahmood: The drone attacks in the tribal areas have picked up since the Faisal Shahzad episode, as has the rhetoric from the United States. Attorney General Holder found a Pakistani Taliban link and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked of
The roads to terrorism: From General Zia-ul-Haq to Faisal Shahzad – by Kamila Hyat: What could possibly have possessed Faisal Shahzad, a wealthy, happily married college graduate with two children and everything in life apparently working in his favour, to set out to Times Square and attempt to leave a bomb behind? His
The terrorist question: Faisal Shahzad and the Pakistani establishment — by Dr Manzur Ejaz: The terrorist question No other Muslim country sponsors private religious and sectarian militias for domestic use or to achieve strategic goals. Probably, every state, other than Pakistan, knows fully well that the rise of private militias is bound to
True democracy in Pakistan can prevent extremism – by Dr Majjida Ahmed: Mr Seth Oldmixon has brought to our attention a new column by Dr. Majjida Ahmed, a founding member of Americans for Democracy & Justice in Pakistan published today in Daily Caller. The column, ‘True democracy in Pakistan can prevent
Terror abound: From Faisal Shahzad to General Nadeem Ijaz – by Kamran Shafi: So who’s surprised? Just as the country was settling down to the usual terrorist attacks on our armed forces and police and the weekly bomb attacks somewhere or other in the Citadel of Islam by the former (?) friends
Islam, a religion of peace, hijacked by the violent children of Sayyid Qutb – by Fouad Ajami: Islam’s Nowhere Men Millions like Faisal Shahzad are unsettled by a modern world they can neither master nor reject. By FOUAD AJAMI ‘A Muslim has no nationality except his belief,” the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb,
Faisal Shahzad’s case: Do Pakistani Taliban (TTP) have the reach? – by Rahimullah Yusufzai: Does TTP have the reach? Pakistan has again been thrust into the limelight, particularly the Pakistani Taliban and Waziristan, following the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of the failed New York car-bombing. The fallout of the
American Neo-cons and the American Arab-Wahabi lobby: Two faces of fear – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: We would not apologise for Faisal Shahzad’s actions — for we have stood against his ilk throughout our adult life, while Lieberman’s kind has financed, armed and trained the antecedents of such bigots Senator Joseph Lieberman’s call to violate
Faisal Shahzad’s radicalisation — by Yasser Latif Hamdani: The Islamic organisations on American campuses are even more hardcore than what we have heard of the cancer of IJT, which is plaguing Pakistani campuses
Faisal Shahzad’s case and Pakistan’s conspiracy brigade: Source: Pakistan Media Watch The conspiracy brigade strikes again, and right on cue. When I first saw the news that some Pakistani had been arrested for the plot to bomb New York, I knew it was just a matter
Paths of terrorism lead but to Pakistan – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: “Can some bright psychologist work out why Faisal Shahzad, a college graduate, son of a Pakistani air force officer, married with two children, was prompted to do what he did on May Day?” – Photo by AP. The adoption
Faisal Shahzad’s anti-Americanism – by Pervez Hoodbhoy: The man who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was a Pakistani. Why is this unsurprising? Because when you hold a burning match to a gasoline tank, the laws of chemistry demand combustion. As anti-US
Incompetent terrorist but not incompetent recruiters – by Nazir Naji: In the following op-ed, veteran columnist Nazir Naji highlights the need to eliminate the ideological recruiters and logistic facilitators of the terror-network in the region. Naji writes that Faisal Shahzad (the Times Square bomber) may be an incompetent operative
Failed New York car bombing : A wake-up call: MCC urges Obama Administration to distance itself from Islamists promoting doctrine of ‘armed jihad’ and Sharia Law TORONTO – The Muslim Canadian Congress (MCC) has condemned the attempted bombing in New York, but has also expressed alarm at the
Curious case of Faisal Shahzad and the infrastructure of jihad – by Cyril Almeida: This undated photo shows Faisal Shahzad, right, and his wife Huma Mian. Shahzad was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said.
Silence or conditional condemnation of the Times Square bomber — by Dr Mahjabeen Islam: Ours is a nation with many Joseph Goebbels. We rattle on in convoluted, minute details and in the effort to convince others, delude only ourselves, unfortunately so deeply that we lose the beginning of lies and the death of
North Waziristan: the new terrorist epicentre?: The investigations into Faisal Shahzad’s attempted car bombing in New York have shifted focus to his links in Pakistan. While little evidence has so far emerged of his link to one or the other terrorist group, his own admission
Faisal Shahzad: The Air Marshal’s incompetent bombmaker son: By Dr Omer Ali Someone posted comments about the Times Square bomber and why Pakistan is breeding so many Islamic fanatics (thankfully so many incompetent Islamic fanatics). Someone else posted Dhume’s article from the WSJ today. I wrote a