A Message from Muhammad in the Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan
I hope that you will be in the best spirit of your life.
The situation in region is still fluid and uncertain as the terrorists are in the control.
An impression has been created that Taliban are more dangerous than al-Qaeda. This impression is totally wrong as al-Qaeda has still been posing threat to the very existence of this world.
The Taliban is Pashto language word which means students.
The terrorists have been using the innocent and underage students for achieving their ulterior motives. In our areas most of the poor people who cannot afford to send their children to the schools and colleges have been admitting them in the religious seminaries (madrassas). Most of the religious seminaries are being operated in big cities of Pakistan. Teachers in these seminaries have been brain washing the innocent children and then they were sent to Afghanistan or other countries for carrying out terrorist activities. For this job they were paid some money.
As I already told you that most of them were poor so they have no other option, but to go to war.
President of Pakistan in recent statement said that Taliban are more dangeruos.This statement is totally wrong.
Pakistani President General Musharraf said the center of gravity of terrorism has shifted from Al-Qaeda to the Taliban. He warned parliament that Taliban insurgents were a more dangerous terrorist force than Al-Qaeda because of the support they have of people in Afghanistan. Musharraf told the MEPs that the West and the US trained and armed 30,000 Mujahideen in Pakistan and sent them to fight the Soviet Union during its occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.
"Pakistan did not create Taliban. We are against the Talibanization of Pakistan," he said. Here the question arises if Pakistan is against Talibanization then why the religious seminaries are not closed down in various cities.
If the government of Pakistan provides opportunities to the people of tribal areas to admit their children in schools then no one in the areas will send their children to the religious seminaries. All opportunities of education has been closed in the tribal areas.
I am journalist and have four children, but so far I am unable to send my children to the standard schools.
The people of Bajaur Agency will very grateful to the United States if it creates chances of education for the tribesmen. Though the officials of the United States based in Pakistan have been saying that they have been providing funds for opening schools in the tribal areas, but where the funds go no one knows.
Thank you very much.
In the Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan