Pakistani Taliban urge lawmakers to back Swat deal
Taking a leaf our of their old enemey, George Bush's book, Terrorist outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban (also known as Pakistan Taliban) leader Muslim Khan warned the law makers of Pakistan that "you are either with us or against us".
Whoever do not support the terrorists , will be considerd as infidels who are abandoned Islam - a crime that punishable by death.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers who do not support a peace deal with the Taliban that imposes Islamic law in a northwestern valley will be considered to have abandoned Islam, a spokesman for the extremists warned Monday.
Muslim Khan did not say whether the Taliban would punish legislators opposing the deal other than to say a militant council would discuss the matter. The charge of apostasy, or abandoning Islam, carries the death penalty in some quarters.
The provincial government in northwestern Pakistan agreed in February to impose Islamic law in the Swat Valley and surrounding areas in exchange for a cease-fire with Taliban fighters who have terrorized the area for some 18 months, killing hundreds.
But amid criticism from human rights activists and Western allies worried that Swat will become a militant sanctuary, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has delayed signing the agreement.
His stance has long been that he won't sign until peace is achieved in the area — but he hasn't defined what that means. The delay led a hardline cleric mediating the agreement to leave Swat in anger last week while also upsetting lawmakers from the region.