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Yasin Malik, the Shrinking Lilly of Kashmir

You might not have heard of Yasin Malik. It's not like he has the same star-power as a Britney Spears or a Sarah Palin, after all. Nevertheless, Mr. Malik is one of the leaders of the Kashmiri Muslim "separatist movement" known as the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference, home of the world-famous Islamic Rage Boy.

What makes Mr. Malik worthy of discussion this morning? Well, it would appear that there was another Hurriyat protest in Srinagar this morning. And, while our ever-talented ragemaster didn't seem to make it to the festivities, Yasin himself appears to have had a little brush with the law.

Here he is today, being ever-so-delicately carried off by his compatriots after being savagely beaten suffering no discernible damage by the police. Reuters describes it thusly:

Kashmiri Muslim men and Indian policemen carry injured separatist leader Yasin Malik during a protest in Srinagar September 12, 2008. Indian police used teargas and batons to disperse thousands of Muslim demonstrators who took to the streets in Kashmir's main city on Friday in fresh protests against New Delhi's rule in the disputed region. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)


What makes this particularly amusing is how often Yasin seems to have problems in front of the cameras. For instance, he's been arrested on a number of occasions.

Each time in front of a camera.He knows the horrors of being frisked or worse by the unjust Indian military machine.

Each time in front of a camera.

He has even suffered the iniquity of hunger strikes, and has never shied away from the burdensome responsibility of overdramatic and meaningless leadership.

Each time in front of a camera.

In fact, much like America's Cindy Sheehan, Yasin Malik is the camera-friendly man for the job—Always ready to pounce and denounce on anything the Indian government does, no matter how insignificant.

So long as there's a camera to be found somewhere around.

 Tags: REUTERS AP Your Protest Stinks

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