,) nicknamed the "Radio Mullah" or "Mullah Radio", is the leader of (TNSM), a banned i militant group, allied to the , that aims to enforce in the country. He is the son-in-law of the group's founder, .
After the TNSM was banned by President Pervez Musharraf on January 12, 2002, and Sufi Muhammad
, the founder of the TNSM, was imprisoned, Fazlullah, his son-in-law, assumed leadership of the shattered group. Fazlullah managed to restore the organization, bootstrapping on the relief efforts by Islamist extremist groups following the October 8, 2005-earthquake
. New cadres then began moving into the Swat Valley
In the aftermath of the 2007 siege of Lal Masjid
, Fazlullah's forces and Baitullah Mehsud
's Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
(TTP) formed an alliance. Fazlullah and his army henceforth reportedly received orders from Mehsud.
With the support of more than 4,500 armed militants, by late... Read More