Pakistani doctor who helped catch Bin Laden isn't safe in or out of prison

But today Lashkar-e-Islam not only denied any links to “such a shameless man,” but said that they would kill Afridi if given the chance. The money, a spokesperson told Agence France Presse, was a fine levied by the group against Afridi.

The Pakistani Taliban issued its own gruesome threat against Afridi, telling CNN today they would “cut him into pieces when we find him” for helping the U.S. kill bin Laden, their “hero.” …

“This was an individual who in fact helped provide intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this operation,” Panetta, who was head of the CIA at the time of the operation, said then. “He was not in any way treasonous towards Pakistan, he was not doing anything that would in any way undermine Pakistan… Pakistan and the United States have a common cause against terrorism.”