Above is a big hall full of bearded Muslims. Not just any Muslims, but members of the Jama’at-e Ulema. They are gathered, and this is where it becomes a little scary folks, to condemn the Taliban. I know, right? Apparently, this has been going on for some time. At this particular gathering, they denounced the Taliban, agreed with the Swat operation and demanded that Sufi Muhammad be tried as a traitor. They announced a new movement: “Go Taliban Go America” (how you like that association?). They even asked that the Baluchistan crisis be solved (politically) and stressed that the Army stop its insane killings in Baluchistan.
Now, I point this out merely to demonstrate that just as all “Taliban” are not created equal, all “Mullah” aren’t either. The bad news, of course, is that they continued to support the Pakistani army and continued their call for a “Nizam-e Mustafa” (the order of the Prophet) in the country. Suuure.