Why the Taliban have never been irradicated from Pakistan



It is not just the survivors of Tuesday’s assault on Peshawar’s Army Public School who have been reliving the nightmarish attack that left 132 teenage boys dead. The entire country has been traumatised by graphic accounts of gunmen spraying bullets into a hall full of children and then later sadistically killing others after checking whether their parents served in the military.

Have you heard about the demonstrations against the Taliban in Pakistan? Outside of Pakistan? Have you heard of worldwide demonstrations by muslims against this massacre? No? It's because most support the Taliban. Who do they blame?

At Friday prayers few mullahs dared utter the word “Taliban”, with many shifting the blame on to vague conspiracies hatched by the west. “May God bless the departed souls and give courage to bereaved families,” the cleric of one unexceptional mosque in a prosperous area of Islamabad told the worshippers, before adding: “May God foil the conspiracies of the Jews and infidels aimed at dividing the Muslims.”

Surprise!

Such statements are what Pakistani journalist Ejaz Haider calls “whataboutery”. “When you say we have a real problem here, the other side will say ‘what about the Americans in Afghanistan?’, or ‘what the western world is doing’, or ‘what the Israelis are doing’,” he said. “It is part of the extremist mindset which has seeped deep into sections of society.”

Even after the al-Qaida attacks on the US in 2001, Pakistan refused to abandon the Taliban, despite being a nominal ally of the western powers who toppled Islamabad’s client regime in Afghanistan. Pakistan continued to shelter the Taliban, even as some militants, feeling betrayed by the country, turned against their old masters with attacks on the country, such as the 2008 truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.

This is the bizarre-sounding phenomenon known as “good Taliban” and “bad Taliban” that for a decade has sown deep confusion among the Pakistani public and infuriated western powers. For all the action against the TTP, sceptics point out that there is no sign of the “good Taliban” being inconvenienced. In an attempt to remain in official favour, several groups responsible for atrocities against civilians rushed to denounce the Peshawar attack, including the Afghan Taliban and even a vicious TTP splinter group called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. And in an astonishingly ill-timed move, a court on Thursday ordered the bailing of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, mastermind of the 2008 attack on the Indian city of Mumbai, which killed 166 people.

--Most muslims worldwide don't say a word about these kinds of massacres, as they do when one terrorist arab is shot in Israel. The arab culture perpetuates hatred against people of other religions. Don't be surprised if nothing changes for a long time.

(The Guardian--of all places!!!)



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