Pakistan agrees to Sharia law rule in Swat Valley area, in Taliban deal


Pakistan agrees Sharia law deal | BBC NEWS | South Asia
Pakistan has signed a peace deal with a Taleban group that will lead to the enforcement of the Islamic Sharia law in the restive Swat valley.

Regional officials urged the Taleban, who agreed a 10-day truce on Sunday, to lay down their arms permanently.
The Taliban/Taleban wants rules that bring extremist Islamic ideas into the running of everything. They are doing htere what they did in Afghanistan.
Their campaign against female education has led to tens of thousands of children being denied an education, our correspondent says.

US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, who is in India, said he needed more information on the deal but that the situation in Swat had "deeply affected the people of Pakistan, not just in Peshawar but in Lahore and in Islamabad".

Mr Holbrooke said Swat "demonstrates a key point and that is that India, the United States and Pakistan have all a common threat now... [we] all face an enemy which possesses a direct threat to our leadership".
In a pursuit for peace in the area, Pakistan did this. I will always regret our efforts to keep the USSR from controlling Afghanistan brought this bunch of Islamists into being. I will not thus fallaciously lay all the blame for everything at our door, but I indeed regret that sad turnout of our efforts to keep communism out of Afghanistan then.

I am a bigger believer in "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" than I am, or ever would be, in the "you had a part in this, therefore it is wholly your fault" stupidity one hears from the politically correct, illogically peace-loving liberal factions.

- jR

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