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Pakistan Vows to Crack Down on Terrorism

President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday he won’t let extremist groups play with Pakistan’s destiny as his government banned three Islamic militant groups and four men were sentenced to death for murdering a minority Shiite Muslim. Pakistan can only play the key role in the global war on terrorism that countries such as the United States have requested “if we address terrorism, religious extremism and sectarianism (at home),” Musharraf said. “We are all Muslims, but no one has the right to claim that he is a better Muslim than others.” The president said Pakistan has drastically reduced the number of foreigners who slip into the country illegally to study at madrases, or religious schools, many of which have been accused of advocating militancy in the name of Islam. Full Story

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