Pakistani civil society is up in arms at the Taliban's shooting of a young girl, an education rights activist who ran afoul of their strict, hardline, view of Islam.
Are Pakistanis waking up to the menace they have created within their own country by supporting the Taliban? They've never been as hard-core as the Taliban, and have generally followed a milder form of Islam. However, since the early 80s, when Zia Ul-Haq took over and gradually "Islamized" several institutions, they have been drifting dangerously to the right.
Will this be the wake up call? I certainly hope so. A theme in my book, "The Anza Deception" is about the frustration locals in Swat felt when the Taliban came over the mountains and took over the region. They imposed a strict form of Sharia, and the government in Islamabad turned a blind eye.
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