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12/31/07 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Senator Ronda Storms led a memorial vigil for former Pakistan Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto last Friday in Tampa.

As news of Bhutto’s assassination last Thursday spread throughout the country, anger and revenge led to riots throughout Pakistan. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf blamed Islamic militants: associates of Bhutto accused Musharraf of playing a role by not giving Bhutto adequate protection.

Hundreds of thousands attended Bhutto’s funeral in Pakistan, while a ...

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Tampa Pakistani Reactions to Bhutto Assassination listen

12/27/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Rana Younas is the owner of Apna Bazaar in Tampa. He is an American citizen, but was born in Punjab Pakistan and moved to Islamabad before coming to the United States in the 1970s. WMNF asked Younas whether Pakistanis expected the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

A customer in Younas’ shop, Omar Chaudhry, is originally from Lahore, Pakistan. He has lived in the United States for 22 years. Chaudhry told WMNF his reaction to Bhutto’s assassination.

Chaudhry said he has already heard f...

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Tampa Attorney and Activist on Bhutto listen

12/27/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Neelofer Syed is an attorney in Tampa. She grew up in Pakistan but moved to the United States in 2001. Syed received political asylum because of her activism for women’s rights and child labor rights in Pakistan. WMNF spoke with her this afternoon and asked for her reaction to today’s assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

12/27/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated after a speech to thousands of supporters at a rally.

A party security adviser says Bhutto was shot in the neck and chest as she got into her vehicle, and then the gunman blew himself up.

Supporters have been smashing glass doors at the hospital where she died.

Some have been voicing their anger at Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf. Others have been weeping.

Bhutto had twice served as Pakistan's prime minister. S...

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