Flogging video controversy (II)

Ayesha Ijaz Khan April 19, 2010

LONDON: Awab Alvi comes across as perpetually confused. On the one hand, he is trying to put forth his own “liberal” credentials by acknowledging that the Taliban were guilty of heinous crimes. On the other hand, he feels he must insist the video was “false” or “of dubious authenticity”. Then he adds a line about how those activists who released this video are “well respected and that their ethics cannot be distorted”. Nevertheless, he has no problem going on to imply that they must have collaborated with “intelligence agencies” and a “propaganda campaign”.

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