This a complicated article that will give readers insight into the very complicated political situation in Pakistan . Pakistani Christians are very oppressed and when you read this article you will get some insight into the culture they are immersed in. Then you begin to understand the attacks, bombings, female abductions, and Church attacks.
Pakistan (via the ISI (Pak Intel. Services) set up the Taliban. What does that say about how they feel about Christians?
Al-Qaeda’s man who knows too much
By Syed Saleem Shahzad
KARACHI – He was once close to Osama bin Laden, has intimate knowledge of al-Qaeda’s logistics and financing and its nexus with the military in Pakistan, yet US intelligence has not been able to get its hands on him.
Ghulam Mustafa, 38, was picked up about 10 days ago in Lahore , and no charges have been brought against him: he is expected to disappear into a “black hole” and quietly be forgotten.
This is because Mustafa, erstwhile head of al-Qaeda’s Pakistani operations, has some tales to tell, but the authorities in Pakistan would rather they were not heard, especially by the Americans, even though Islamabad is a signed-up member in the “war on terror”.
Mustafa’s rise and fall provide a case study of the complexities within Pakistan and of the powerful forces that make the country’s intelligence and military such unpredictable allies of the United States .
For the full, fascinating article to Asia Times