epa01466226 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 July 2008 shows Pakistani Talibans, in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous South Waziristan tribal region near the Afgahnistan border. Pakistani authorities on 25 August 2008 issued a notification which bans the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (Movement of Pakistani Taliban) and issued directives to freeze its accounts and assets, accusing it of attacks on government buildings, security forces and suicide attacks, media reports said. The Taliban in the tribal areas and the Northwest Frontier Province have established the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and appointed powerful South Waziristan Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud its leader. EPA/STR
Pakistan imposed ban on Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.