|Does he know what he is talking about? This is a pretty fascinating look inside Pakistan society if he does.
The Pakistani elite embrace radicalism and condemn the West, while the Pakistani worker or cultivator tends to his or her employment and family, and receives balm for his soul from religious tradition.
Perhaps, in the end, Western media and political leaders are more comfortable dealing with a smooth, simplistic, fundamentalist version of Islam rather than with the complex and demanding local traditions of the common Muslims found around the world. In ignoring the slaughter by the fundamentalists, who have infiltrated the Pakistani military and police, of the poorer, common Muslims, the rest of the world encourages those who will turn against it with equal or worse ferocity.
He makes the Taliban sound like children-of-the-Latin-American-upper-class-more-money-than-sense (or Bill Ayres and Bernardine Dohrn Weather Underground) revolutionary types.
The Rich Taliban vs. The Poor Muslim - By : shokat.saleem