A great background post on Swat

An excellent post about the background and origin of the islamist movements of Sufi Muhammad Maulana Fazlullah; the differences between their respective supporters and the importance of local grievances with the judicial and legal system, especially the quick settlement of land disputes. The author is, I believe, a leftist and so a lot of his analysis is based on class differences, but that is actually a really interesting way to look at it.

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