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Hundreds in Pakistan pay tribute to Osama bin Laden

Organised by a pro-Taliban faction, around 450 participants at the rally in Pakistan chant for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden

AFP , Thursday 2 May 2013
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Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Thursday to pay tribute to al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on the second anniversary of his death.

Organised by a pro-Taliban faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), headed by Maulvi Ismatullah, some 450 participants at the rally chanted: "Long live Islamic jehad and long live Mulla Omar!" an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Many of them were also carrying portraits of bin Laden.

The JUI's central secretary for information, Maulana Abdul Sattar Chisti, paid tributes to bin Laden.

"We are observing death anniversary of an Islamic hero, who was killed by American and Pakistani agents," he said.

"Bin Laden's martyrdom gave a new impetus to jehad against forces inimical to Islam," he added.

Bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, was killed on 2 May, 2011 in a secret US Navy SEAL operation in a walled-off compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.

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03-05-2013 12:42am
No big suprise
I am not suprised one bit. Pakistan is as big a Jihad nation as Iran
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