Shakeel Afridi is the name of the spy who tracked Osama bin Laden down for the United States by posing as a doctor. Unfortunately, he’s considered a “traitor” in Pakistan.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Pakistan allegedly knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding, but President Obama wants to give Pakistan aid to the tune of billions of dollars.
Pakistan told foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani that Shakeel Afridi was involved in “criminal activities” and the former doctor was “not a hero and was facing cases in courts.” But Afridi’s arrest came shortly after the Osama bin Laden raid and he was charged with treason.
Pakistan actually sentenced Shakeel Afridi to jail but earlier this month a judge overturned this decision, requesting that a new trial be given. Shakeel Afridi was charged with aiding the banned Lashkar-e-Islam militant group, which translates into the army of Islam. In Shakeel Afridi’s trial he was also accused of conducting a fake vaccination campaign on behalf of the CIA in Abbottabad in order to track down Osama bin Laden.
Comments from users in the Middle East have similarly been condemning. They blatantly call Shakeel Afridi a traitor to Pakistan:
“This traitor must be killed to teach lesson to all traitors. He is agent of America and jews. Our prophet did not like Jews and Christians. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim” from (Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4366). That’s why no Jews are left today in Arabia thanks to our Muslim brothers who driven them away.”
Some even claim Shakeel Afridi must be “publicly hanged.” But the United States is trying to prevent this from happening.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claims the doctor was awaiting a retrial after his conviction was overturned on a technicality. Sharif says he couldn’t pardon Shakeel Afridi unless he’s convicted a second time. In the meantime, the United States is withholding $33 million in Pakistan aid out of the billions promised so far.