Imran Khan at Davos - Religion, Politics and Terrorism in Pakistan

sarmad

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ishwaq

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Pakistani Politician in Davos Criticizes War in Afghanistan

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Former cricket star turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been working the corridors of the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a message about the war in Afghanistan, which has spilled over into Pakistan.
This war on terror is a disaster for the people of the U.S. Its a bigger disaster for the people of Pakistan. It is causing more radicalization, more polarization in the society. The war is perceived by the vast majority as a war against Islam and because it is perceived as a war against Islam there is no shortage of people willing to die for it.
Khan is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan, which is trying to make inroads on the political scene, and eventually take power. Pessimistic about the prospects for the war in Afghanistan to succeed, he says the situation in his own country has become worse in the past few years. He points to the recent assassination of provincial Governor Salman Taseer, who was shot by a bodyguard opposed to his relatively liberal views. Taseer had called for leniency in the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death under the blasphemy ban. He was outspoken against the blasphemy law. In the wake of his assassination, people have come out and staged protests in support of his confessed killer.
The Governor being killed for something so trivial. Before 2004 his statement wouldnt have even made the newspapers, and he ends up getting killed, and the killer becomes a hero. That shows how radicalized society has become, Khan says.
Khan says this high-profile case isnt the first example of a frightening trend in Pakistan.
There have been a lot of killings before this. Imams of mosques, religious leaders who have called suicide bombing un-Islamic. They were shot. There have been suicide bombings in mosques.
He claims Al Qaeda is the beneficiary of the chaos that has been created.
Imran Khan says mistakes in what was originally dubbed the War on Terror were made early on. Al Qaeda, he says, the perpetrators of 9/11, should have been isolated, and attacked as criminals, terrorists. The Taliban, actually, were not the problem, according to Khan.
The invasion of Afghanistan was all wrong because the Taliban were not terrorists. They were religious fundamentalists. There is a big difference between militant extremists and religious fundamentalists. They were just fundamentalists reacting to the violence of the Afghan warlords.
He is referring to the Talibans rise to power after bringing ruthless law and order to Afghanistan, at the end of a period of Mujahedin and warlord fighting in the 1990s. Only Al Qaeda, he says, had the capacity to hit Western targets. The Pashtuns, especially the Taliban, are semi-literate medieval people.
Of course those religious fundamentalists, the Taliban, gave shelter to Al Qaeda back in the early days of the millennium, and refused to hand Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden over after the 9/11 attacks. So it is easy to say that Al Qaeda should have been targeted alone. But it was much more difficult to actually do that.
Khan says that the United States squandered goodwill in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
You see, the whole Muslim world on 9/11 was willing to help the United States. Why not co-opt the Muslim world to go after these few criminals?
Though Khan says the Muslim world was ready to help at that point, there were plenty of anti-U.S. demonstrations in places like Islamabad, Pakistan, right after 9/11. Former President George W. Bush was always vocal about the campaign to root out terrorism not being a war on Islam. But apparently many did not get the message.
Khan claims those in the Muslim world who believe the United States and its allies are waging war against Islam because they took their eye off the ball in Afghanistan and then he says, the invasion of Iraq reinforced all over the Muslim world that Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism, 9/11 or Al Qaeda and that this was a war in a Muslim country with oil resources.
Khan says once the Taliban fell, the U.S. and its allies should have gotten out, having once provided for some development and good governance. He says that the air strikes that continue to this day and collateral damage created, at times, in their aftermath, have created whole families who now want to fight to avenge relatives lost.
He says the protracted nature of the war, and the fact that Afghanistan is still lacking in development, has led to conditions by which this war has morphed into a Pashtun struggle. Fifteen million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and 25 million in Pakistan, and the tribal belt has got involved, so the original aim of the war was lost.
Pashtuns have always lived in a decentralized system -- they have never accepted central authority, according to Khan. But foreign invasions, he says, have always pulled them together.
So what would Imran Khan do about this situation? He says he would pull out. I would immediately declare a cease-fire and I would use the Pakistan government to help the United States in forming a government of national consensus.
The more military action, the more fighting, the more occupation and collateral damage, the more the beneficiary is Al Qaeda, because my enemys enemy is my friend, Khan says.
He claims he would shift responsibility to Afghanistan and Pakistan to root out Al Qaeda on their own, and then, he says, things would fizzle out.
But Afghanistans isolation led to its becoming a training ground for terrorists. And Pakistans government is by Khans account not stable. Pakistan may not be in the position to oversee Afghanistans stabilization. Pakistans security service propped up and some would say created the Taliban in the first place.
Khan says watching events in Tunisia and Egypt, he warns that Pakistan is even more vulnerable.
Things are much worse in Pakistan than in Tunisia. Every now and then you have riots in Pakistan -- not at the same level, but you get the feeling that any time something could happen.
He points out that the rallies in support of Pakistans chief justice, who had been fired by then President Musharraf, and that led ultimately to the downfall of Musharrafs government, were really about people challenging the status quo, and wanting change.
Elections are expected again, within the next year in Pakistan. Khan believes his party, long on the margins, will finally appeal to the youth of his country, where, like many of its neighbors, seventy percent of the population is under the age of thirty, and struggling against poverty and underemployment.(clap)(clap)(clap)
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Pakistani Politician, Imran Khan, in Davos Criticizes War in Afghanistan

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/27/pakistani-politician-davos-criticizes-war-afghanistan/


DAVOS, Switzerland -- Former cricket star turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been working the corridors of the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a message about the war in Afghanistan, which has spilled over into Pakistan.
“This war on terror is a disaster for the people of the U.S. It’s a bigger disaster for the people of Pakistan. It is causing more radicalization, more polarization in the society. The war is perceived by the vast majority as a war against Islam and because it is perceived as a war against Islam there is no shortage of people willing to die for it.”
Khan is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan, which is trying to make inroads on the political scene, and eventually take power. Pessimistic about the prospects for the war in Afghanistan to succeed, he says the situation in his own country has become worse in the past few years. He points to the recent assassination of provincial Governor Salman Taseer, who was shot by a bodyguard opposed to his relatively liberal views. Taseer had called for leniency in the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death under the blasphemy ban. He was outspoken against the blasphemy law. In the wake of his assassination, people have come out and staged protests in support of his confessed killer.
“The Governor being killed for something so trivial. Before 2004 his statement wouldn’t have even made the newspapers, and he ends up getting killed, and the killer becomes a hero. That shows how radicalized society has become,” Khan says.
Khan says this high-profile case isn’t the first example of a frightening trend in Pakistan.
“There have been a lot of killings before this. Imams of mosques, religious leaders who have called suicide bombing un-Islamic. They were shot. There have been suicide bombings in mosques.”
He claims Al Qaeda is the beneficiary of the chaos that has been created.
Imran Khan says mistakes in what was originally dubbed the “War on Terror” were made early on. Al Qaeda, he says, the perpetrators of 9/11, should have been isolated, and attacked as criminals, terrorists. The Taliban, actually, were not the problem, according to Khan.
“The invasion of Afghanistan was all wrong because the Taliban were not terrorists. They were religious fundamentalists. There is a big difference between militant extremists and religious fundamentalists. They were just fundamentalists reacting to the violence of the Afghan warlords.”
He is referring to the Taliban’s rise to power after bringing ruthless law and order to Afghanistan, at the end of a period of Mujahedin and warlord fighting in the 1990s. “Only Al Qaeda,” he says, “had the capacity to hit Western targets. The Pashtuns, especially the Taliban, are semi-literate medieval people.”
Of course those religious fundamentalists, the Taliban, gave shelter to Al Qaeda back in the early days of the millennium, and refused to hand Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden over after the 9/11 attacks. So it is easy to say that Al Qaeda should have been targeted alone. But it was much more difficult to actually do that.
Khan says that the United States squandered goodwill in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“You see, the whole Muslim world on 9/11 was willing to help the United States. Why not co-opt the Muslim world to go after these few criminals?”
Though Khan says the Muslim world was ready to help at that point, there were plenty of anti-U.S. demonstrations in places like Islamabad, Pakistan, right after 9/11. Former President George W. Bush was always vocal about the campaign to root out terrorism not being a war on Islam. But apparently many did not get the message.
Khan claims those in the Muslim world who believe the United States and its allies are waging war against Islam because they “took their eye off the ball in Afghanistan” and then he says, “the invasion of Iraq reinforced all over the Muslim world that Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism, 9/11 or Al Qaeda and that this was a war in a Muslim country with oil resources.”
Khan says once the Taliban fell, the U.S. and its allies should have gotten out, having once provided for some development and good governance. He says that the air strikes that continue to this day and collateral damage created, at times, in their aftermath, have created whole families who now want to fight to avenge relatives lost.
He says the protracted nature of the war, and the fact that Afghanistan is still lacking in development, has led to conditions by which this war has morphed into “a Pashtun struggle. Fifteen million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and 25 million in Pakistan, and the tribal belt has got involved, so the original aim of the war was lost.”
Pashtuns have always lived in a decentralized system -- they have never accepted central authority, according to Khan. But foreign invasions, he says, have always pulled them together.
So what would Imran Khan do about this situation? He says he would pull out. “I would immediately declare a cease-fire and I would use the Pakistan government to help the United States in forming a government of national consensus.”
“The more military action, the more fighting, the more occupation and collateral damage, the more the beneficiary is Al Qaeda, because my enemy’s enemy is my friend,” Khan says.
He claims he would shift responsibility to Afghanistan and Pakistan to root out Al Qaeda on their own, and then, he says, things would “fizzle out”.
But Afghanistan’s isolation led to its becoming a training ground for terrorists. And Pakistan’s government is by Khan’s account not stable. Pakistan may not be in the position to oversee Afghanistan’s stabilization. Pakistan’s security service propped up and some would say created the Taliban in the first place.
Khan says watching events in Tunisia and Egypt, he warns that Pakistan is even more vulnerable.
“Things are much worse in Pakistan than in Tunisia. Every now and then you have riots in Pakistan -- not at the same level, but you get the feeling that any time something could happen.”
He points out that the rallies in support of Pakistan’s chief justice, who had been fired by then President Musharraf, and that led ultimately to the downfall of Musharraf’s government, were really about people challenging the status quo, and wanting change.
Elections are expected again, within the next year in Pakistan. Khan believes his party, long on the margins, will finally appeal to the youth of his country, where, like many of its neighbors, seventy percent of the population is under the age of thirty, and struggling against poverty and underemployment.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/0...vos-criticizes-war-afghanistan/#ixzz1CHEBsweT
 

Winnige

Minister (2k+ posts)
bhai behno, ye Nawaz kion nahi aata he Imran ki tarha Davos me, ? Why ? did u ask urself ever ? i am sure Nawaz supporter would love to see their leader (shere punjab) in place like Davos like Imran tiger
 

lovely_pk

Banned
His introduction gotta be this....Former cricketer and Play boy turn Politician..... A person without any Aim and Direction !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Die heart supporter of Taliban!!!!!!!
 
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cheema.ji

Voter (50+ posts)
Yar WEF mein Altaf ko bulana chahiye tha. ChOoran he baich leta :p Ya zardari ko k koi comission mang leta. ya nawaz ko k kisy jgah apne business ki bat kr leta :p

IMRAN KHAN THE LION OF PAKISTAN
 

Winnige

Minister (2k+ posts)
Allah ka naaam le putter, Allah ka naam le, whatever u and i do on personal basis is between Allah and the indivual, never mix it up, warna qoom to jungli hoti jarahi he
His introduction gotta be this....Former cricketer and Play boy turn Politician..... A person without any Aim and Direction !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Die heart supporter of Taliban!!!!!!!
 

imzi pakista

MPA (400+ posts)
Our nation and pakistan is sold to American By Zardari and back by Nawaz shrief. shame on us........................i told you true incident for information of pakistani peoples. Before i lived in China around 15 years, I have one American business man friend live in Beijing (Chinese capitial). most of time we meet one muslim resturant in Beijing because he also like to eat spicy food same like us and after long time i not seen him and one day i meet him and ask him what happend long time where are you and he said this chinese police is very stupid they dont know how to treat peoples and i ask what problem then he said i have some business problem and i go to police station and tell police officer my problem and tell them quickly react because i am American and he said when i tell him i am American citizen the police officer jump from the counter and start beaten me with his other staff and he said this is China and now you go and tell your Ambessy we beat you. this called nation and this is the reason they are strong economy in world today and Imran Khan is only hope to save Pakistan and rise our nation up​
 

Nice2MU

President (40k+ posts)
Pakistani Politician (Imran Khan) in Davos Criticizes War in Afghanistan

Pakistani Politician in Davos Criticizes War in Afghanistan

By Amy Kellogg
Published January 27, 2011| FoxNews.com

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DAVOS, Switzerland -- Former cricket star turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been working the corridors of the World Economic Forum in Davos, with a message about the war in Afghanistan, which has spilled over into Pakistan.

“This war on terror is a disaster for the people of the U.S. It’s a bigger disaster for the people of Pakistan. It is causing more radicalization, more polarization in the society. The war is perceived by the vast majority as a war against Islam and because it is perceived as a war against Islam there is no shortage of people willing to die for it.”

Khan is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan, which is trying to make inroads on the political scene, and eventually take power. Pessimistic about the prospects for the war in Afghanistan to succeed, he says the situation in his own country has become worse in the past few years. He points to the recent assassination of provincial Governor Salman Taseer, who was shot by a bodyguard opposed to his relatively liberal views. Taseer had called for leniency in the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death under the blasphemy ban. He was outspoken against the blasphemy law. In the wake of his assassination, people have come out and staged protests in support of his confessed killer.

“The Governor being killed for something so trivial. Before 2004 his statement wouldn’t have even made the newspapers, and he ends up getting killed, and the killer becomes a hero. That shows how radicalized society has become,” Khan says.

Khan says this high-profile case isn’t the first example of a frightening trend in Pakistan.



“There have been a lot of killings before this. Imams of mosques, religious leaders who have called suicide bombing un-Islamic. They were shot. There have been suicide bombings in mosques.”

He claims Al Qaeda is the beneficiary of the chaos that has been created.
Imran Khan says mistakes in what was originally dubbed the “War on Terror” were made early on. Al Qaeda, he says, the perpetrators of 9/11, should have been isolated, and attacked as criminals, terrorists. The Taliban, actually, were not the problem, according to Khan.

“The invasion of Afghanistan was all wrong because the Taliban were not terrorists. They were religious fundamentalists. There is a big difference between militant extremists and religious fundamentalists. They were just fundamentalists reacting to the violence of the Afghan warlords.”

He is referring to the Taliban’s rise to power after bringing ruthless law and order to Afghanistan, at the end of a period of Mujahedin and warlord fighting in the 1990s. “Only Al Qaeda,” he says, “had the capacity to hit Western targets. The Pashtuns, especially the Taliban, are semi-literate medieval people.”


Of course those religious fundamentalists, the Taliban, gave shelter to Al Qaeda back in the early days of the millennium, and refused to hand Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden over after the 9/11 attacks. So it is easy to say that Al Qaeda should have been targeted alone. But it was much more difficult to actually do that.

Khan says that the United States squandered goodwill in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

"You see, the whole Muslim world on 9/11 was willing to help the United States. Why not co-opt the Muslim world to go after these few criminals?”

Though Khan says the Muslim world was ready to help at that point, there were plenty of anti-U.S. demonstrations in places like Islamabad, Pakistan, right after 9/11. Former President George W. Bush was always vocal about the campaign to root out terrorism not being a war on Islam. But apparently many did not get the message.

Khan claims those in the Muslim world who believe the United States and its allies are waging war against Islam because they “took their eye off the ball in Afghanistan” and then he says, “the invasion of Iraq reinforced all over the Muslim world that Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism, 9/11 or Al Qaeda and that this was a war in a Muslim country with oil resources.”

Khan says once the Taliban fell, the U.S. and its allies should have gotten out, having once provided for some development and good governance. He says that the air strikes that continue to this day and collateral damage created, at times, in their aftermath, have created whole families who now want to fight to avenge relatives lost.

He says the protracted nature of the war, and the fact that Afghanistan is still lacking in development, has led to conditions by which this war has morphed into “a Pashtun struggle. Fifteen million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and 25 million in Pakistan, and the tribal belt has got involved, so the original aim of the war was lost.”

Pashtuns have always lived in a decentralized system -- they have never accepted central authority, according to Khan. But foreign invasions, he says, have always pulled them together.

So what would Imran Khan do about this situation? He says he would pull out. “I would immediately declare a cease-fire and I would use the Pakistan government to help the United States in forming a government of national consensus.”

“The more military action, the more fighting, the more occupation and collateral damage, the more the beneficiary is Al Qaeda, because my enemy’s enemy is my friend,”
Khan says.

He claims he would shift responsibility to Afghanistan and Pakistan to root out Al Qaeda on their own, and then, he says, things would “fizzle out”.

But Afghanistan’s isolation led to its becoming a training ground for terrorists. And Pakistan’s government is by Khan’s account not stable. Pakistan may not be in the position to oversee Afghanistan’s stabilization. Pakistan’s security service propped up and some would say created the Taliban in the first place.
Khan says watching events in Tunisia and Egypt, he warns that Pakistan is even more vulnerable.

“Things are much worse in Pakistan than in Tunisia. Every now and then you have riots in Pakistan -- not at the same level, but you get the feeling that any time something could happen.”

He points out that the rallies in support of Pakistan’s chief justice, who had been fired by then President Musharraf, and that led ultimately to the downfall of Musharraf’s government, were really about people challenging the status quo, and wanting change.

Elections are expected again, within the next year in Pakistan. Khan believes his party, long on the margins, will finally appeal to the youth of his country, where, like many of its neighbors, seventy percent of the population is under the age of thirty, and struggling against poverty and underemployment.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/0...vos-criticizes-war-afghanistan/#ixzz1CK9zGEs0



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Nice2MU

President (40k+ posts)
Imran Khan Live From Davos with Indian News Channel

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says "The US has lost the battle hearts and minds in Pakistan." He also alleges that the Pakistan army "has been given a free hand." Watch the entire interview here.


 

Young

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Pakistani Politician (Imran Khan) in Davos Criticizes War in Afghanistan

Imran Khan Zindabad
 

lovely_pk

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Allah ka naaam le putter, Allah ka naam le, whatever u and i do on personal basis is between Allah and the indivual, never mix it up, warna qoom to jungli hoti jarahi he

>>> Allah ka naaam le putter <<<<
Behave yourself and try not to use this words for me next time, otherwise my responce will be much harsh and probably in same language for you. If you have any problem with my above comments then stay away from it other than writing humiliating comments for me here.... I wrote those comment not for your but for a person who is public figure and running for public seat. He is obliged to answer for his every action of his past, present and Future .
 
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imzi pakista

MPA (400+ posts)
Re: Imran Khan Live From Davos with Indian News Channel

he is the true person and real pakistani which realy want to do for nation and our peoples stupid not understand................i order vote for imran khan to save our in coming generations otherwise American kills us slowly slowly
 

akber

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Re: Imran Khan Live From Davos with Indian News Channel

imran khan is a great leader. He is the only visionary leader in Pakistan now . nawaz,Zardari,Asfandyar,Altaf and others like mulana Desil they all like a team. they are together in loot khasoot in pakistan. they all same.
we need achange in Pakistan.
 

Just_one

Banned
You have no right to question his personal life and he is not obliged to answer it. His personal life does not affect you. It is none of your business. He did not commit any murder, theft, corruption, money laundering, etc. Question his public life.

If you think you are a farishta ("angel") only then deem yourself fit to question other people's personal lives. Do you dare claim this?
 

GeoG

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
>>> Allah ka naaam le putter <<<<
Behave yourself and try not to use this words for me next time, otherwise my responce will be much harsh and probably in same language for you. If you have any problem with my above comments then stay away from it other than writing humiliating comments for me here.... I wrote those comment not for your but for a person who is public figure and running for public seat. He is obliged to answer for his every action of his past, present and Future .

Allah Ka Naam Lay Putter, Allah Ka Naam
 

Young

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Imran Khan Live From Davos with Indian News Channel

Imran Khan is only Hope. Imran Khan Zindabad