A Search for Roots Goes Bad

ROSS PARRY

INNOCENT YOUTH: Tanweer

Tahir Pervaiz remembers his nephew as a nice young man who shared two of the prevailing passions of his peers: cricket and Osama bin Laden. This past winter, British-born Shahzad Tanweer spent several weeks out of a three-month trip in Pakistan with maternal uncle Pervaiz and his family. Every evening he liked to play cricket with their neighbors in the quiet village of Kottan, a 55-minute drive from Faisalabad, in central Pakistan. Tanweer also admired bin Laden, a common sentiment in a country where the al-Qaeda leader's image is as popular an emblem of youthful rebellion as Che Guevara once was...

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