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Muslims Murder 24 In Mosque – Blame US

From those relentless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42

By Babar Dogar, Associated Press Writer

July 2, 2010

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistanis lashed out Friday at the U.S., blaming its alliance with their government and its presence in Afghanistan for spurring two suicide bombers to kill 42 people at the country’s most important Sufi shrine.

The reactions showed the challenge facing Washington and the Pakistani government when it comes to rallying public support against the Islamist extremism that has scarred the South Asian nation, even after an audacious attack on the moderate, Sufi-influenced Islam most Pakistanis practice.

“The reactions” show there there is no reasoning with such ‘people.’

Thousands of people had gathered late Thursday at the green-domed Data Darbar shrine in Lahore when bombs went off minutes apart. The blasts ripped concrete from the walls and left the white marble floor awash with blood. There was no claim of responsibility, but Islamist extremists consider Sufism — a mystical strand of Islam — to be heretical.

And perhaps the long bloody history of pious Muslims killing off these Sufi ‘heretics’ is a tip-off.

But on Friday, few Pakistanis interviewed saw militants at the root of the problem.

"America is killing Muslims in Afghanistan and in our tribal areas (with missile strikes), and militants are attacking Pakistan to express anger against the government for supporting America," said Zahid Umar, 25, who frequently visits the shrine, where 180 people were also wounded.

Who can argue with ‘logic’ like that?

Pakistanis are suffering because of American policies and aggression in the region, said Mohammed Asif, 34, who runs an auto workshop in Lahore. He and others said the attacks would end if the U.S. would pull out of Afghanistan.

And leave Saudi Arabia, and stop supporting Israel, and stop making movies and music, and stop eating pork, and adopt Sharia law…

Several other Pakistanis interviewed blamed the Ahmadis, a minority sect that has long faced discrimination in Pakistan. On May 28 in Lahore, gunmen and a suicide squad targeted two Ahmadi mosques, massacring at least 93 people, and some Pakistanis claimed the sect must have been seeking revenge.

Others cast about for additional villains — though America’s hand was seen there, too.

Washington "is encouraging Indians and Jews to carry out attacks" in Pakistan, said Arifa Moen, 32, a teacher in the central city of Multan…

Perhaps we should do everything we can to encourage these miscreants to kill each other off as quickly as possible, instead spending so much of our blood and treasure on ‘nation building.’ Not that they need an encouraging.

But enough is enough. These cultists have been a scourge on the face of the planet for centuries.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Muslims Murder 24 In Mosque – Blame US”

  1. Tater Salad says:

    No, no, no………..it was Bush’s fault!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    There comes a time when using nukes to eradicate a plague is the right thing to do.

    This is that time. This is the place.

  3. canary says:

    AP: Al-Qaida to launch English propaganda newspaper

    Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo 07-02-2010

    NEW YORK – Al-Qaida is preparing to launch its first online propaganda newspaper in English,…

    Counterterrorism officials and terror analysts say the

    newspaper, called Inspire,

    will be run by al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen. …

    The group is already promoting the paper online, with slick animated graphics promising a “special gift to the Islamic nation.” The ad says Anwar al-Awlaki will write a guest column for the first issue. Al-Awlaki is the radical U.S.-born cleric now living in Yemen.

    For years, Al-Qaida has used Arabic website browers inside the U.S.

  4. canary says:

    Court Reversal under Obama’s pressure means more Gitmo prisoners to be released to include one charged with threatening to bomb a U.S. Embassyn


    (note court briefs are not reliable and often are written by the judges. They can be full of down right mistruths and lies. I am not saying this brief was, but just very common by judges. More corrupt than the media.

  5. canary says:

    AP hides Afgan pres. Karzai’s buddying up with the most notorious al-Qaida terrorists, told under a weak AP headline.

    AP: Analysis: Al-Qaida ties obstacle to Afghan peace
    By Kathy Gannon7/03/2010
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Afghan President Hamid Karzai is using old friends and new allies to try to bring some of the fiercest Taliban to the negotiating table,…

    Pakistan is trying to broker a deal between the Afghan government and the Haqqani group, one of the most violent Taliban factions led by veteran rebel leader Jalaluddin Haqqani,

    Haqqani…and his son Sirajuddin command hundreds _ perhaps thousands _ of fighters blamed for some of the most audacious attacks in Kabul and eastern Afghanistan. Their network is based in the North Waziristan tribal area along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

    “The president is trying to use old friendships with Jalaluddin Haqqani and his sons to make them participate in the reconciliation process,” … “Pakistan is also pressurizing the government to bring this person (Haqqani) in the government.”

    Since President Barack Obama announced the start of a U.S. withdrawal in July 2011, Karzai has sought to improve relations with Pakistan and reach out to the insurgents…..

    As a sign of good faith, he pledged to seek the release of detainees and lobby the United Nations to remove some of the insurgent leaders from a blacklist that froze their bank accounts and prevents them from traveling abroad.

    He also signed a reintegration decree this week offering amnesty and economic incentives…

    Nonetheless, Obama’s deadline has prompted Pakistan to review its own strategy in neighboring Afghanistan. The Pakistani military and the country’s spy service _ the Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI _ believes the Haqqani group is an important force…

    Retired Pakistani Gen. Talat Masood said Pakistan’s military believes that bringing insurgents _ including the Haqqani group _ into the Afghan government is the only way of stabilizing the country once America and its allies leave.

    “Any negotiated settlement with the Haqqanis threatens to undermine the raison d’etre for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan over the past decade,” the study said.

    The Haqqani group trains, lives and works with a list of deadly international terrorist groups, including Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, and the Islamic Jihad Union, whose ranks include Kurdish, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Turkish and German fighters, it said.


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