Origin of Pakistani Taliban

October 31, 2012

The following is an excerpt from the book Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia


The Taliban’s new model for a purist Islamic revolution has created

immense repercussions, in Pakistan and to a more limited extent in the

CentralAsianRepublics. Pakistan, an already fragile state beset by an Read the rest of this entry »

Sourced from Syed Saleem Shahzad’s book Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11.

Srarogha peace deal in February 2005.

It was a six-clause, written agreement which included:
• Baitullah and his group would neither harbor nor support any
foreign fighter in his area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sourced from: The Long War Journal 


Killed in 2012:

Abu Yahya al Libi
Abu Yahya was a Libyan citizen, and served as al Qaeda’s chief of staff and senior cleric and ideologue.
Date killed: June 4, 2012.

Abu Usman Adil
Abu Usman Adil was the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and spearhead the expansion of the group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Date killed: April 29, 2012.
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By Anas Abbas

Courtesy: Viewpoint

If you are an Ahmedi and by chance you are in Pakistan, the land of conspiracy theorists, non state actors and religious predators then please prepared to face the following:

  • Religious and social oppression
  • Discrimination and slander
  • Grave evacuations
  • Massacres and Illegal detentions
  • Brutal tortures and extra-judicial murders
  • Pogroms and state-sanctioned religious apartheid Read the rest of this entry »

Courtesy: Viewpoint

In Pakistan, the non state actors who implement the policy of “Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die,” have been belligerently persecuting the Hazara community since 1998. A concise historical persecution account of the Hazara people was well documented by Dr Saleem Javed in his Friday Times article. He writes: “On July 4, 2003, 53 people died and 150 were hurt in a suicide attack on a Hazara mosque in Quetta. It was the first attack of its kind. Since then, more than 700 Shias, most of them Hazaras, have been killed in violent mass killings and suicide bombings in Balochistan”. Read the rest of this entry »

Courtesy: Carnegie

By Ashley J. Tellis

Irrespective of how the coming security transition in Afghanistan pans out, one country is on a surprising course to a major strategic defeat: Pakistan. Every foreseeable ending to the Afghan war today—continued conflict with the Taliban, restoration of Taliban control in the southern and eastern provinces, or a nationwide civil war—portends nothing but serious perils for Islamabad. But judging from Pakistan’s behavior, it appears as if this fact has eluded the generals in Rawalpindi. Read the rest of this entry »