Some Taliban believe the leader of their jihad, Mullah Mohammed Omar, may be in the custody of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). With more proof this week that Pakistan plays it both ways with the U.S. and Afghanistan, perhaps we should ask if Omar, known as the One-Eyed Sheikh, is being hosted by Pakistan. This Newsweek article takes a look at the dynamics depending on Pakistan to root out Taliban, while providing the U.S. questionable intelligence.
Omar infamously brought back the Pashtun tribal practices of unkempt beards for men, no education for women, no music, no photos or drawings…even no kite flying. This article is an interesting look at Mullah Omar, the illusive warlord.