Pakistan Under Pressure

01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Saeed Shah investigates the origin of Ajmal Amir Qasab; the only gunman caught in Mumbai attacks.

McClatchy Newspapers' Saeed Shah speaks to Paul Jay from The Real News about his investigation into Ajmal Amir Qasab, the gunman identified by Indian investigators to be linked to the November 26th Mumbai attacks that lasted three days. Shah travelled to Qasab's alleged village of origin, Faridkot in the Khanewal district of Southern Punjab. Qasab's parents went missing earlier in the week, and several villagers confided in Shah that Ajmal Amir was indeed from Faridkot but had left several years before. In his investigation, Shah finds mullahs have a history of recruiting young, poor, uneducated villagers for their causes to fight in Kashmir, and more recently in Afghanistan.

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