American officials have privately backed Pakistan’s “Sharia law for peace” deal with Taliban militants in the Swat Valley despite publicly criticizing it as a “negative development”.
The deal, under which Sharia law will be introduced in the Malakhand and Kohistan districts of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province if Taliban militants end their armed campaign in the Swat Valley, has been met with alarm by Nato chiefs and British and American officials.
Nato fears the deal would create a new “safe haven” for extremists.
“I talked to people from Swat and they were, frankly, quite terrified. Swat has really deeply affected the people of Pakistan, not just in Peshawar but in Lahore and Islamabad,” he said, while a Defense Department official described the deal as a “negative development”.
US officials in Islamabad privately backed the deal as an attempt to drive a wedge between Swat’s Taliban, which is focused on its demand for Sharia law, and the al-Qaeda-linked Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud, the notorious commander who controls much of North and South Waziristan and other tribal areas along the Afghan border. They expressed fears that the deal might yet be sabotaged by some Swat Taliban militants who support al-Qaeda.
Shari’a Law or al Qaeda Law – what’s the difference?
UPDATE: Taliban Shoot And Behead GEO TV Journalist.
New Delhi: Just days after Pakistan’s agreement with the Taliban to restore Sharia law in Swat Valley, a Geo TV reporter was shot at and beheaded in the region.
The Geo TV reporter, Musa Khan Khel, was covering the rally organised by extremist group Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) in Matta, Swat when he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
The rally was being led by TNSM chief Su More..
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Here’s why this decision is no surprise:
As a Senator, Barack Obama raised money for and worked in conjunction with an Al Qaeda front group to back the overthrow of a government which has cooperated with the US in the war on terror. He has done this through extensive support of his cousin, Raila Odinga, who seeks to establish an Islamic supremacist government as well as a terrorist ‘safe haven’ in Kenya.
Barack Obama actively campaigned for Raila Odinga to become president of Kenya – even before Obama started his own run for the presidency of the USA. What everyone in Kenya knows is that Odinga has made a pact with the Muslim leaders of Kenya, in order to gain their support which calls for the establishment of a “safe haven” for terrorists in Kenya, the imposition of Sharia (Islamic) law, and the outlawing of public Christianity in Kenya. Barack Obama has supported Odinga in spite of (or perhaps because of) this Islamic pact, and continues to support Odinga in his aims, even though Odinga lost the recent elections.
Kenyan insiders say Obama was part of Odinga’s Islamic takeover strategy
By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
NEW YORK – Former members of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party have told WND when Democratic presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA visited Kenya on a “fact-finding” trip in 2006, he was carrying out part of a secret election strategy that also included exploiting divisive tribal tensions and ultimately taking advantage of rioting that left 1,000 dead.
Now, however, research conducted in Kenya by WND has confirmed the authenticity of the strategy memo, which was prepared by a five-person Odinga “core strategy team” led by Peter A. Nyongo, the secretary general of Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party, with the assistance of four key Odinga ODM strategists, including Odinga speechwriter Adams Oloo.
It was reported to have been smuggled out of ODM offices by Christian former-ODM officials.
In that Aug. 27, 2007, document, Odinga promises within six months of becoming president he would “rewrite the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared religions.”
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