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This is what so-called “Sheikh” Yusuf al-Qaradawi and wahabi-salafi ilk are cheering for

Taliban kills Shia school children in Pakistan

The Taliban insurgents in northwestern Pakistan ambush a minibus carrying Shia children to school, killing three and injuring several others.

At least eight other Shia Muslim children appear to have been kidnapped by the attackers.

The incident happened on Friday morning outside the town of Hangu in the troubled North West Frontier Province, state-run television PTV reported.

The driver of the minibus was also killed in the lethal attack.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured children are said to be in critical condition, according to medics.

Hangu is located about 175 kilometers (110 miles) west of the capital Islamabad.

Taliban-linked militants in Parachinar, Hangu towns and the other areas of the Kurram tribal agency have killed 25 to 30 people on a daily basis during the last six months, local media reports say.

Some reports have cited grave human rights abuses against Shias in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar.

Taliban has established its rule in the restive Swat valley and its influence is also rapidly increasing its grip on the major cities and even the so-called settled areas of the country.

Shia sources say that the community makes up one-third of Pakistan’s 160 million-strong population. Since the 1980s, thousands of people have been killed in violence-related incidents in Pakistan by extremist groups.

Moderate Pakistani Sunni groups believe that leaving Shias at the mercy of the Taliban is a conspiracy against the country.

Earlier, Tehran cautioned Islamabad over the ‘silent massacre’ of its Shia community by the Taliban in the country.

“The incidents that have occurred against Pakistan’s Shia community are a plot to create conflict between the region’s Sunni and Shia population,” said Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

“We have warned Islamabad over the incidents and we will pursue the matter,” he added.


Mumbai attacks

I don’t see why everyone is assuming the attackers were Muslim. So far there are NO indications that they are Muslim. Get that. NONE. It’s all assumptions, and WRONG ones.

All the indications so far disprove the claim they were Muslim.
Eyewitnesses at different locations have said that some of the attackers looked like “foreigners”, with “light” skin, and one even said some of them had blonde hair. Another said they were at a cafe, drank BEER, paid their bill, then got up and took their guns out of their backpacks and started firing.

First, how many Pakistanis or Indian Muslims are “light skinned” or “blonde”? One could likewise say the same about most Muslims not being blonde and fair-skinned, although there are quite a few who are (mostly in Bosnia, Chechnya, and some in Lebanon, Syria, etc.). And second, how many Muslims would drink BEER (the eyewitnesses were specific about the beer) ? And if they were “Muslims” and drinking beer, what makes the attack “Islamic terror” then?

It seems that this is an outside (or joint outside-Indian) job, that will now be made to look by India to have been the work of Pakistan. It’s an artificially induced campaign against Pakistan and India’s Muslims (recall the destruction of the Babri Mosque? recall the Gujarat pogroms and ethnic cleansing? All done while the so-called “world’s most populous democracy” turned a blind eye). This would also explain the eyewitness accounts about policemen joining in at the railway station and firing at civilians instead of shooting the attackers, and then the attackers simply walking away without a scratch, and then the police saying that the eyewitnesses must’ve been mistaken due to the fact that they were “in shock”. I mean, what are the chances that none of the eyewitness testimonies could be relied on because all of them, at various locations, were all allegedly in shock?

The so-called e-mail claim of responsibility is fishy, and must’ve been done to, from the very start, plant the seed in people’s minds that this was a case of “Islamic terror”. Also, there are now pictures flowing in of one of the attackers at the rail station, and he is wearing western clothing, does not have a beard, and is wearing an orange ribbon around his wrist. You know who wears those wristbands? You got it right, the Hindu extremists and terrorists. The same ones who destroyed the Babri Mosque in 1992 and ethnically cleansed Gujarat of Muslims in 2002.

There is also much to be said about the veil of secrecy regarding the whole affair by Indian authorities, the unsubstantiated accusations against Pakistan by the Indian PM, and the fact that the chief of counter-terrorism unit, who had earlier made comments about Hindu extremism, was killed. I bet the Jewish element was thrown in to convince the skeptical masses that this was a case of “Islamic anti-Semitism.”

This seems to have been a job well done (or maybe not so, since the eyewitnesses who saw the attackers were not all finished off) by joint CIA-Indian Intelligence teams. The readiness to officially blame Pakistan for it based on alleged proofs that India has refused to provide to world public opinion, speaks volumes, and combined with eyewitness accounts, rules out that the perpetrators were Muslims, let alone that they were doing it in the name of Islam.

Case closed, until further proofs are presented to back up the accusations and assumptions that the perpetrators were Muslims. The Islamophobic world once again uses the tragedy that has struck innocents, to rear its ugly head.