Now, let me get this straight: these men were studying at an Islamic seminary in Pakistan, and they’re being deported. Pakistan’s Islamic educational institutions have been called factories for jihad, and these guys were apparently too extreme even for them, and are being deported in accord with Pakistan’s recent attempts to show that its alliance with the United States actually has some reality (unless, on the other hand, these guys are being deported for being too moderate and peaceful!).
Anyway, who are these Americans? Where will they go now? What will they do? Is anyone paying attention? “Pakistan orders deportation of 8 foreigners studying at Islamic seminary,” from The Associated Press, June 28 (thanks to Twostellas):
KARACHI, Pakistan: An Islamic seminary says the Pakistani government is deporting eight foreign students.
Mufti Naeem Ahmed, head of the Jamia Binuria seminary, says the Interior Ministry is ordering the students to leave the country within 15 days. The students are from the United States, Thailand and Fiji.
Ahmed says the government gave no reason for the order and the seminary will appeal to have it rescinded. About 500 of the seminary’s 5,000 students are foreign….