Saturday, June 23, 2007

Pakistan: Radicals Kidnap Chinese Workers.

More Red Mosque Shenanigans. Students, including 10 burka clad, baton wielding Muslimas storm acupuncture clinic. Or brothel according to the Red Mosqueteers.

Students from a radical mosque raided an acupuncture clinic allegedly being used as a brothel in the Pakistani capital and kidnapped five people, including three Chinese women, a security official said. The abductors, including 10 burqa-clad women students, were armed with batons when they broke into the clinic in Islamabad's affluent F-8 neighbourhood at around 1am, the official said.

The incident is another embarrassment for Pakistan's embattled military leader President Pervez Musharraf, and comes amid angry protests by hardliners against Britain's award of a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie.

A member of the pro-Taliban Red Mosque said that the raid by some 30 people was part of an anti-vice campaign.

"This place was used as a brothel house and despite our warnings the administration failed to take any action, so we decided to take action on our own,'' the Red Mosque representative, who spoke by telephone, said.

The senior security official said the students arrived at the clinic in three cars before entering the premises. They fled, taking their captives to their mosque in central Islamabad.

"The local administration is negotiating with the mosque to secure the release of the abducted people,'' the security said.

Police officer Mohammad Naeem confirmed the incident.

"We have registered a case against the mosque administration for the kidnapping,'' he said.

The Red Mosque has a history of kidnappings and raids. Read it

The Red Mosque: Their business is jihad.