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Elders losing to extremists in Pakistan

from the June 08, 2006 edition

Elders losing to extremists in Pakistan

By David Montero | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN – To be a tribal elder in Pakistan’s Waziristan region once meant unquestioned power and respect. These days it connotes title to a way of life ruptured by the modern world. Increasingly, it also carries a death sentence.

Some 150 tribal elders have been killed in Waziristan in the past three years. …

Without the authority of the elders, there is little to stop the growing power of radical mullahs and the Taliban they support in a troubled land….

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0608/p06s01-wosc.html

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