As giant rats menace Pakistan, conspiracy theories swirl

Some say the problem began after a series of floods in 2010 and 2012 flushed rats from their nests in the mountains near the ­Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Others believe the rats were bred on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan and brought to ­Peshawar in the trucks that are withdrawing coalition supplies on Pakistani highways.

One theory is that super-size rats came in the luggage of refugees fleeing a military operation in Pakistan’s tribal belt, where rumors of huge rodents have persisted for centuries.

There have been allegations that the rats were genetically modified by a foreign power and left here to terrorize Muslims.

  • Me Here

    the Hindu’s revenge, muzzies reincarnated as rats <:o)

  • Martin B

    Rats have more sense than Muslims.

  • k2

    They believe that allah does whatever he darn well pleases, whenever he darn well pleases and for whatever inscrutable reasons he may have … so why don’t they believe it’s him having a little fun with his precious muslims? They ought to submit to allah’s will – and the rats – like the good little brain dead zombies they are.

    • Bill Smith

      No where have I read such a succinct summary of Islamic theology. Folks, there it is in a nutshell.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Words of encouragement to these rodents from Michael Jackson.

  • Minicapt

    … (MOSSAD) …


  • UCSPanther

    A Hindu Holy site where rats are sacred:

    SOMEONE in Pakistan must have angered Durga…

  • Maggat

    That last sentence was just to good to be true. Had a good laugh.

  • Xavier

    Pocky is IRL Fire Swamp.

  • Ron MacDonald

    A more likely explanation is Pakistan filth.

  • marty_p

    All they have to do is show one picture of a rat gnawing on a Quran and instantly a mob of Mo’s will find and behead all the rats in the “Stan”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Stage that picture.
      It’s called misdirection and it works beautifully.
      Just ask a Democrat or a Liberal.

  • Dana Garcia

    Isn’t New York City plagued by giant rats?

    Lotta Muslims reside there also, so an attraction must exist.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And it rhymes with figlazio.

  • John

    It’s surprising these halfwits haven’t blamed the Christians. The only reason the rats are so huge is because there’s so much filth and garbage to eat, especially after recent floods.

  • Hubert

    Bush and Cheney did it. I know, because Elvis sent me an email telling how they did it.

    • Justin St.Denis

      That’s the e-mail that Karen Carpenter received and forwarded to so many. But it’s not the real deal. Check to see if your e-mail originated with James Dean. Jimmy is in on all the latest…….

  • Solo712

    Giant mutant rats have been a part of urban living in Tehran for a decade. The Iranian army has a special unit of snipers who hunt them in the streets:

    BTW, Tehran has 10 million inhabitants; about 2/3 of of the city still has open sewers !

  • Alain

    They are not likely to be common rats, and certainly not created by Zionists/infidels. When I lived in Senegal there were rats the size of cats called Gambia rats (my translation). They were sometimes caught and fed grain for a while before being butchered and eaten. I passed on that, since for me they were just giant rats. Both my dog and mongoose killed any that tried to enter my large yard. I suspect these are likely the same kind of rats, but it doesn’t take much to panic Muslims and have them come up with another superstitious theory or conspiracy.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Over the long haul, “cousin marriages” extract an enormous toll on a population. If that toll happens to be “at the cost of human intelligence”, then that population will NEVER figure out what happened. Given this circumstance, it is fair to conclude that Pakistan will eventually be taken over by the more-intelligent and far more reproductively inclined rats. In the case of Pakistan, this is called “progress” and a significant cause for rejoicing.

  • Clausewitz

    I just thought the rats where the end results of marrying your cousin.