How we strengthen the Taliban

December 25, 2014 6:54 PM

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Yet another tragedy has taken place thanks to the Taliban, who were apparently being ‘successfully’ wiped out under operation Zarb-e-Azb. The entire world, including hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis, condemned the attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar. We’ve come out on the streets, holding candles, reminding ourselves of the gruesome incident that will be etched in the history of Pakistan forever. And by lighting a candle, posting a Facebook update and demanding the public execution of the members of TTP that are held captive in the prisons of Pakistan, we believe we have played our part. We are delusional.

The TTP does not get its strength from outsiders. It isn’t fed by another force, a third party, a ‘foreign’ enemy as we like to believe. Despite the fact that we very successfully convince ourselves that we have nothing to do with the Taliban, the truth is, we have a lot more in common with them tha...

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