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Michael van der Galien

Pakistan on the Brink: Sectarian Strife Rampant

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Posted on December 30 2009 8:00 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.

By Saeed Shah | McClatchy Newspapers

The bombing of a Shiite Muslim religious procession in Pakistan’s largest city Monday killed at least 30 people as U.S.-backed President Asif Ali Zardari warned of a “conspiracy” against the country’s democracy.

The fourth attack on Pakistan’s Shiite minority in recent days fueled fears that a sectarian conflict alongside the nuclear-armed country’s battle with the Pakistani Taliban and other Sunni Muslim extremist groups could topple Zardari’s fragile civilian government, which was elected last year after eight years of military-led rule.

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