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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Peace rallies, Pakistani-style

The third paragraph of this story pushes the irony meter to 12.
Hundreds of journalists throughout Pakistan have protested against the murder of a reporter in the volatile Swat Valley.

Journalists rallied in cities across Pakistan to mourn the death of television reporter Musa Khan Khel.

The 28-year-old was kidnapped at gunpoint while covering a peace rally to celebrate the planned introduction of Sharia law in the Swat Valley.

His bullet-riddled body was found later outside the town of Matta.

That was some "peace rally!" But I guess the murder was perfectly halal according to Swat Valley Sharia.