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Pro-Taliban Pakistani Imran Khan Meeting With Senate Democrats

January 25, 2008

Pro-Taliban Pakistani Imran Khan Meeting With Senate Democrats

Imran Khan the leader of Pakistan's Islamist Tehrik-e-Insaaf party [PTI], has been welcomed this week with open arms by the U.S. Senate's Democrat leadership, with whom he has held extensive meetings.

Thus far Khan, who infamously fanned the flames internationally promoting the spurious "Quran flushing" incident originally - erroneously reported by Michael Isikoff, setting off riots and bloodshed in the Muslim world has been greeted by Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid [D-Nevada] as well as Joseph Biden [D-Delaware]. Biden's role as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, places him in a key position in the determination of future aid to Pakistan.

Khan, a former professional cricket player, was jailed by president Musharaff in the tumult leading up to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He as brought his campaign of undercutting the Pakistani leader to America where he is apparently receiving prominent Democrat support.

Imran Khan's instigation of the riots caused by the Quran flushing rumor seems to have earned him "street cred" with the Taliban supporting Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal [MMA] party, with whose leader, Qazi Hussain, Khan has partnered in hopes http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=khan1.25.08%2Ehtm

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