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Pakistan High School Hostages Freed

Filed under: Crime,World — Tags: , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 9:26 am 2008 January 28

This morning Gunmen took a group of at least 30 High School student’s hostage in a daring early morning chase near the city of Bannu. Pakistan’s Interior Minister spoksman Javed Iqbal Cheema said. Cheema works for Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz.

The gunmen abducted a health chief from a neighboring village and a chase ensued with at least one of the gunmen killed and (more…)

Osama Bin Laden’s Son Omar Bin Laden

Filed under: World — Tags: , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 9:46 am 2008 January 21

Osama Bin Laden’s son, Omar, says he has not spoken to his father since early 2001. He said there is a better way to defend Islam than with a gun, and he wishes to be a peace envoy. “It’s about changing the ideas of the Western mind. A lot of people think Arabs – especially the bin Ladens, especially the sons of Osama – are all terrorists. This is not the truth.”

Omar is one of Osama’s 19 children. He lived with his father in the Sudan, moved with him to Afghanistan in (more…)