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Pakistani public turning against Taliban – Pakistan – msnbc.com
Saturday 13 Jun 2009, 07:45
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Pakistani public turning against Taliban – Pakistan – msnbc.com.

Video showing Taliban beating woman is undermining support for militants.

ISLAMABAD – The footage was chilling — a woman crying out in pain, held face-down on the ground, as a man with a long beard flogged her in front of a crowd.

It could be the video that changed Pakistan.

That two-minute clip, purportedly shot in the Swat Valley where the Taliban held sway until a recent military offensive, has come to represent the militants and their extreme form of Islam. The footage is increasingly seen here as a turning point — perhaps even more persuasive than all the bombings, beheadings and other violence, most recently Tuesday’s suicide attack on a luxury hotel.

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