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March 31, 2013
Scary situation in Texas: For the second time in two months, a prosecutor in Kaufman County, Texas has been shot and killed. Mike McLelland, a Gulf War vet who was the county’s district attorney, was killed—along with his wife. The shooting comes just two months after his deputy, Mark E. Hasse, was killed. McLelland struck a defiant pose despite what happened to his partner, carrying a gun at all times to fend off the threat of assassination. Both cases remain unsolved. (photo by Ian C. Bates/The Dallas Morning News)
21:32 // 11 months ago
July 4, 2011
March 2, 2011
This kind of attack was expected after the government’s response to governor Taseer’s assassination. Because of the government’s very weak response … it has encouraged the hardliners in society.
Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies Amir Rana • Explaining how the response to the assassination of Salman Taseer, who fought a blasphemy law unpopular with Christians in the country, may have led to today’s assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti. Before his death, Taseer fought in favor of a pardon for a Christian mother of four who had been sentenced to death for reportedly saying blasphemous things about Prophet Muhammad. After Taseer’s death, Pakistani officials have stayed away from changing the law. Some feel that the effect of this has encouraged some to take more hardline approach to minority groups. Sigh. source (via • follow)
11:09 // 3 years ago
Shahbaz Bhatti was targeted because he was Christian. Pakistan’s minister of minorities was ambushed in his car, shot multiple times and killed. He was one of Pakistan’s only Christian political figures and its only Christian political minister. As Bhatti was Catholic, the Vatican has already condemned his murder. “To the prayer for the victim, the condemnations for this dishonorable act of violence, to our closeness to Christian Pakistanis so beset by hatred,” a Vatican spokesperson said about the incident. source
9:55 // 3 years ago
January 4, 2011
Outspoken Pakistani governor Salman Taseer assassinated: See this guy with the weird look on his face? He just admitted to killing his boss, Pakistani governor Salman Taseer, because Taseer opposed Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. This look is eerie. source
10:25 // 3 years ago