Which means that opposing al-Qaeda and the Taliban is un-Islamic. Which means that these clerics do not believe what we must believe in the West on pain of charges of “Islamophobia”: that al-Qaeda and the Taliban twist and hijack the peaceful teachings of true Islam. Which means that their followers most likely don’t believe that, either, and generally support al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Which means that the Pakistani government, which has been playing a double game for over a decade now, knows that it cannot and will not stop playing that double game and aiding al-Qaeda and the Taliban while pretending to fight them, because if it stopped that aid it would lose all popular support. Which means that we should not consider Pakistan an ally or be trying to supply NATO there, anyway.
“Nato supplies against Islam, Pakistan: clerics,” by Asim Hussain for the News International, July 4:
RELIGIOUS leaders have expressed strong concerns over possible restoration of Nato supplies within next few days and said such an act would never be in the interests of Islam and Pakistan as it would be assisting enemies in killing Afghan Muslim brothers.
Defense of Pakistan Council (DPC) said it would re-launch its agitation movement against the rulers for compromising on vital national interests and honour.
Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan said it would be a foolish decision which the nation would never forgive.
Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan said if the government stuck to its decision of stopping Nato supplies, the US and Nato would be forced to withdraw from the region. He said by restoring supplies, the rulers would be selling the independence of the country and neighbouring Afghanistan for dollars.
He said this was the best time to teach Washington a lesson and to get rid of the drone attacks otherwise the US would never withdraw from the region.
The US considered this area the nursery for the jihadis and wanted to annihilate it, he added. Syed Munawar Hasan said that the frequent visits of the US officials indicated the US was adopting the policy of carrot and stick against Pakistan….