Pakistan has signed a peace deal with a Taliban group that will lead to the enforcement of the Islamic Sharia law in the restive Swat valley.February 17, 2009 Pakistan officials allow Sharia in volatile region (LA Times has removed Video)
Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey, and Peshawar, Pakistan -- In a significant concession to Islamic militants battling the central government, Pakistani authorities Monday agreed to allow the imposition of Sharia, or Islamic law, in a onetime tourist destination just 100 miles northwest of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
The decision by Pakistan's government appeared aimed at appeasing followers of a radical cleric, Maulana Qazi Fazlullah, who in late 2007 seized control of the scenic Swat Valley. For months, Faz- lullah's fighters have been terrorizing residents of Swat by beheading police officers and burning down girls schools, to which they object on religious grounds. Death threats are routinely handed down by the militants, who use illicit radio broadcasts to dictate Taliban-style social mores.
Appeasing the Taliban did not work... Now there is very disturbing video coming out out of Swat Valley.
Taliban Lash 17 Year Old Girl
They also beat and flog men because they don't think like they do. Because they are not as pure as they are.