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Musharraf targets hate preachers as arrests mount

After a blitz of detentions of suspected militants and Islamists, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf called for a holy war against preachers of hate and announced steps to curb militant Islamic schools and groups. Musharraf spoke on Thursday in a televised address to the nation, which was awaited with keen anticipation both at home and in Britain after revelations of Pakistani links to the July 7 bomb attacks on London that killed at least 56 people. “I urge you, my nation, to stand up and wage a jihad (holy war) against extremism and to stand up against those who spread hatred and chaos in the society,” Musharraf said. Full Story

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