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Pakistan’s Star Wars terrorists

A number of bloggers/tweeters have picked up on this bizarre statement from Pakistani Interior Minsiter Rehman Malik about today’s attack on a Pakistani Naval base in Karachi: In a bizarre analogy, Malik compared the attackers to characters from a Star Wars film, dressed in Western clothes. “They were wearing black clothes like in Star Wars ...

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A number of bloggers/tweeters have picked up on this bizarre statement from Pakistani Interior Minsiter Rehman Malik about today's attack on a Pakistani Naval base in Karachi:

In a bizarre analogy, Malik compared the attackers to characters from a Star Wars film, dressed in Western clothes.

"They were wearing black clothes like in Star Wars movies, (one) with (a) suicide vest. They had small beards and two of them were between 20-22 years old while the third who blew himself up was about 25."

A number of bloggers/tweeters have picked up on this bizarre statement from Pakistani Interior Minsiter Rehman Malik about today’s attack on a Pakistani Naval base in Karachi:

In a bizarre analogy, Malik compared the attackers to characters from a Star Wars film, dressed in Western clothes.

“They were wearing black clothes like in Star Wars movies, (one) with (a) suicide vest. They had small beards and two of them were between 20-22 years old while the third who blew himself up was about 25.”

The natural question, of course, is what characters he’s referring to. Jawas?

Storm Troopers?

Jedis?

Lord Vader?

Jar Jar Binks?

Some have interpreted Malik’s comments as evidence that he’s gone off his rocker, but perhaps he’s just up on the latest internet memes.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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