TNSM chief Faqir Mohammad vowed to implement sharia in Bajaur. Jihadi CDs are openly on sale in markets in Peshawar. Lal Masjid clerics Aziz and Ghazi vowed to continue kidnappings, while the government assured the men no operation against the mosque compound is in the works.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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