Earlier this year, Jamaat-i-Islami leadership contacted Taliban in Swat and Waziristan to persuade them to give up violent activities which misrepresented Islam to the world. JI is one of the oldest religious parties ranking among the leading and most influential Islamic parties in Pakistan. For Jummat-i-islami leadership to hold a shura council for its decision making on holding discussions with the Taliban is a big start. For JI to say that the Taliban are misrepresenting Islam to the world is an even bigger start. The party expressed concern over the beheading of state functionaries, bombings where the innocent are killed, and killing tribal elders and members who are not in agreement with the Taliban. The meeting directed JI Swat Amir Fazle Subhan and party leaders in Swat, Waziristan and Mohmand Agency to convince the local Taliban that the violent methods they are using to promote their ideologies are not Islamic. Source: www.dawn.com I read this info earlier this year...it may have been as far back as January. I have to search for the exact link to the article. But DAWN is the source! InshAllah, I will provide the link soon.