The Pakistani Tahir-ul-Qadri (who resides in Canada these days) gladly presents himself as a great Sufi scholar. In that capacity, his hundreds of books are eagerly read by his thousands of followers from the (higher) middle classes of Pakistan. In 2010 he was abundantly praised by the international community when he published a more than six hundred page fatwa that denounced Islamic terrorism as inconsistent with the teachings of Islam. He thus received much media attention.
However, this very same Tahir-ul-Qadri also has very different dimensions attached to his persona. He's strongly linked with the shady politics of contemporary Pakistan in which he doesn't always play a positive and laudable role. Yet strangely enough, the media doesn't seem to be able to cope with the two sides of the same person and thus completely fails in its presentation of this public figure and his organisation.