Skip to comments.Pakistan arrests pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad
Posted on 07/26/2009 7:07:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani police on Sunday arrested pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad, who brokered a peace deal between the government and militants in the Swat Valley that has since faltered.
Muhammad negotiated a truce with the government in February that imposed Shariah, or Islamic, law in Swat in exchange for an end to two years of fighting. But it was widely seen as an acquiescence to Taliban control of the valley.
The deal collapsed in April when the Taliban advanced into neighboring districts, triggering a military offensive that prompted a spree of retaliatory attacks by militants in the northwest and beyond.
Mian Iftikhar, information minister for the North West Frontier Province, said Muhammad was arrested for encouraging violence and terrorism.
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How long before he “escapes”?
At least they got him off the streets..
he looks like a Furry Freak Brother to me..
LOL. I'll say... he played the Pakistani government like a fiddle with that last truce deal.
When will people learn that “peace deals” with radical Islam don’t work?