Afghanistan,  Pakistan

Rageh Omaar on Pakistan

Rageh Omaar has a long piece in the Telegraph on why we should all be concerned about the rising power of jihadists in Pakistan. Here’s another reminder of the sort of people they are:

Col Naeem showed me some video footage, much of which made me so nauseous that I had to turn away. There was one of a young boy cutting the throat of a captured, prostrate Pakistani soldier who was pleading for mercy just before his death, and another of a nine-year-old shooting a blindfolded captive in front of a crowd of onlookers.

Worth reading in full.

See also this NPR radio page.