Friday, October 28, 2011

Why Militant Deals In Pakistan Go Sour

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) leader Malik Ishaq. File photo

In Pakistan, a Militant Deal Sours -- New York Times/AP

ISLAM NAGAR, Pakistan (AP) — The deal saw one of Pakistan's most feared militants walk from jail apparently in exchange for his commitment to nonviolence, help in reining in other fighters and possibly delivering the votes of his followers.

Supporters showered Malik Ishaq with rose petals when he left the prison in the eastern city of Lahore in July. Days later, he was preaching murderous hatred toward minority Shiites to crowds of cheering Sunnis, energizing a network whose members have joined al-Qaida for terror strikes. That was too much for Pakistani authorities, who arrested him again last month.

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Update: Pakistan Extends Detention of Militant Leader -- Voice of America

My Comment: The above article pretty well sums up the problems that Pakistan has in prosecuting spreaders of hate like Maliq Ishaq .... in short .... the Pakistani legal system is not structured to prosecute people like him.

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