Pakistani LIers concerned for homeland after bin Laden's death

HICKSVILLE - Long Islanders of Pakistani descent are concerned after accusations have been made against the government of their home country that it had been harboring Osama bin Laden, who was found in a fortified compound not far from the capital. Many Pakistani-Americans are amazed that bin Laden, the world's most notorious terrorist, had been seemingly living a comfortable life under the nose of the Pakistani military. Ali Mirza, of Americans of Pakistani Heritage, says some members of the police and government, as well as military and religious leaders, may have just looked the other way."They are all sleeping with the Taliban and al-Qaida," he says. "Not all of them, but a good portion of all of these groups." It's believed that could have been the reason the Pakistani government wasn't informed about the raid on bin Laden's compound until the operation was under way Sunday. Since bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces on Pakistani soil, there is concern that terrorist organizations may turn against the country and its residents in retaliation.

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