Abdul Ghaffar Khan is ‘The Frontier Gandhi’
The devout Muslim leader preached passive resistance and opposed violence.
By Allan M. Jalon, Special to The Times
October 19, 2008
Courtesy and Thanks: Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK — BLOOD-DRENCHED stories about suicide bombings, armed clashes and assassinations that pour from Pakistan’s tribal belt these days, while stressing the eruption of Taliban-Al Qaeda-related conflict, often also define the regional culture as one steeped in violence for centuries. But what rarely gets told is how the people of the wild west of Pakistan also share the modern history of radical nonviolence.