According to Pakistani Federal Minister Senator Azam Khan Swati of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam the flogging of the 17-year-old girl in Swat was a Jewish conspiracy. He explained that it is the work of Jews aimed at destroying peace in Swat and distorting the image of those Islamists who sport beards and wear turbans.
The video has angered the world. I am not sure, however, which is more plausible. The theory of a Jewish conspiracy or the Pakistani government’s expression of surprise that Sharia law can be applied with a vengeance. The government (reportedly after this video was taken) turned over the entire Swat Valley to Sharia law and Taliban justice.
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