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Published On: Thu, Sep 27th, 2012

Imran Khan says U.S. drone strikes are ‘fomenting radicalization’

The Pakistani politician and former cricketeer said to the media this week that US drone strikes are pushing people towards terrorism. He said this in an interview with Channel 4 News Monday.

Drone MQ-9 Reaper de l’US Air Force a l’atterrissage Photo/Air Force

Imran Khan has called out the United States saying the drone strikes are a clear violation of international laws and fundamental human rights. In addition,  he questions the proclaimed precision of the drone attacks.

When asked about that, Khan replied, “If the strikes are as accurate as being suggested, the identities of the victims should be disclosed for the world to see the efficacy of the drones in eliminating terrorists. We believe that these strikes are killing people indiscriminately, complete media censorship and non-disclosure of victim identities supports our assertion.”

“Why aren’t the media allowed to verify the claims”, Khan added.

Khan discussed his disappointment with the Obama administration’s drone policy, noting that the American president has expanded military action in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Khan will be holding a march against drones on Oct. 7. He describes America’s drone use as “immoral and insane”.

…and inhuman.

Khan closes the interview to say,  “I dont know how anyone presses buttons and eliminates human beings on information that might or might not be correct. How can this be civilized?”

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