Back to the future… in this case a very realistic film:
The resurgence of Maulvi Faqir Mohammed — also one of the Pakistani Taliban’s top commanders — illustrates the resilience of militants fighting to topple the U.S.-allied Pakistani government and the growing problem of sanctuaries in eastern Afghanistan that allow fighters to elude the army’s grasp.
“We will return and enforce the golden system of Islam,” Mohammed said in a recent radio broadcast from his new base in Afghanistan. “All of those who have turned their backs on us — like we are gone for good — should seek forgiveness from Allah.”
Militants and their supporters in Pakistan have long used illegal FM radio stations to spread their message and incite violence against the government. The tactic is hard to counter because the equipment needed is cheap and easily transportable.
- Ottawa officially lists Pakistan Taliban as terrorist organization (theglobeandmail.com)
- Taliban step up cross-border attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan (longwarjournal.org)
- Attacks Continue on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Taliban use women in recent suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan (longwarjournal.org)