ARCHIVE 2008-2013: 2009 - THE GLASS HOUSE: nn31

Habad, 22, originally from Pakistan, was a Taliban living in Waziristan when he was sent on a suicide bombing mission into Paktika province, Afghanistan.  Habad had been ordered to blow himself up in a vehicle while encountering American and foreign troops in Afghanistan. However, when he entered Afghanistan he saw many Afghan officers and decided he could not kill his {quote}muslim brothers.{quote} He decided to turn himself in to the local police. {quote}I had to find the power to go into Jihad with the American people,{quote} Habad said. {quote}I did not know anything about Americans before....I just knew they invaded many countries and felt I was doing this to help the Afghan people.{quote} Habad expects to be in prison for 20 years.

Habad, 22, originally from Pakistan, was a Taliban living in Waziristan when he was sent on a suicide bombing mission into Paktika province, Afghanistan. Habad had been ordered to blow himself up in a vehicle while encountering American and foreign troops in Afghanistan. However, when he entered Afghanistan he saw many Afghan officers and decided he could not kill his "muslim brothers." He decided to turn himself in to the local police. "I had to find the power to go into Jihad with the American people," Habad said. "I did not know anything about Americans before....I just knew they invaded many countries and felt I was doing this to help the Afghan people." Habad expects to be in prison for 20 years.