Suicide Bombings and Pakistan

To date, Pakistan has encountered 21 such Suicide Bombing attacks with 9 of them in Karachi alone.

These attacks have caused 370+ people their lives and 800+ people got injured. The histry of suicide bombing dates back to 6th November 2000 when a woman attacker blew herself in a newspaper’s office.

This recent attack on Islamabad’s Mariott just came as a complete surprise and shock … a loud Bang and here it goes …!

Just yesterday it was Islamabad that suffered and now the suicide attack in Peshawar’s Qissa khawani Bazaar has caused 10+ deaths and 60+ injuries (with many in serious condition), including majorly police officers. This situation is just soo sooo sooo saddening … I wonder where it ends and when the practice will end?? See a post by Hassan Mubarak on Lahore MB too.

Why are we so intent on REVIVING KARBALA again and again in lives of our children …?

As, Adil Najam says here:

Sometimes one reads of yet another such news and the resolve begins to waver. We have to find a way to live together in peace. There has to be a better way of expressing and resolving our differences? Will the violence end? How?”blockquote>

What do YOU say regarding this? What’s your opinion?

Just watching on GEO some kids trying to reach the ELDERS … reaching their hearts …

“Bas Kardo” – “Kiya hum bhai bhai ban kay nahi rah saktay” – “Jab jo log marjatay hain ghar nahi pohnchtay hogay tu unkay ami abu kitnay pareshaan hotay ho gay” – “aap chahtay hain hum aisaa tv dekhein jismay hameshaa DEAD BODIES aati ho?” -“may apnay bahan bhayon say nahi larta – barray kiyun nahi dosti karletay?” –

It brought tears to my eyes, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this world, in Pakistan, do U FEEL THE PAIN for your children??

May Allah bless all those who suffered in any way due to these attacks and may Allah bless the departed souls. (Amen)

10 Comments so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    “The fact is that most top madrassas are directly or indirectly involved in breeding militant Islamists who are inclined to become terrorists. This has been proved beyond doubt, unless you want proof of nothing less than actual military training grounds on their premises. Pakistan’s most notorious terrorist wanted by India together with Ahmad Umar Sheikh, the murderer of Daniel Pearl in Karachi, is Maulana Masood Azhar, a graduate of the Banuri Town madrassa in Karachi. The director of the madrassa, Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai — target-killed last year -arranged the first meeting between Osama bin Laden and Mullah Umar, the self-styled “caliph” of the Taliban. The South Waziristan terrorist still on the loose in his area, Abdullah Mehsud, went straight to Banuri Town madrassa after his release from Guantanamo Bay and declared war on the Americans and “their allies”. After his mentor Mufti Jamil of the madrassa was killed in Karachi, he struck in South Waziristan, kidnapping two Chinese engineers, with horrible consequences for Pakistan. On June 24, Mufti Rehman and Maulana Irshad, new heads of the Banuri Mosque madrassa in Karachi, were also target-killed.

    “Before the world pressured Pakistan into banning them, some of the jihadi organisations boasted the highest number of madrassas in Pakistan. Those organisations have changed their names, but still exist — and so do their madrassas. One private TV channel exploring the world of madrassas (and finding them clean!) last month visited a very well appointed “university” in Karachi run by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a banned terrorist organisation. Another TV channel visited another madrassa in Islamabad — this time a women’s seminary called Dar al-Hafsa — and was bombarded with rhetoric of rejection of the state, which begins a young Pakistani’s journey into extremism and violence. The TV host wanted to know if the seminary did not take them away from the mainstream of society and expose them to a discourse that made them reject the state. One woman seminarian said that General Pervez Musharraf had blasphemed by saying that women should not be behind the veil. The women said wahi was their command; the state was not. One said she rejected the state. On the other hand, Mr Ijaz ul Haq said on TV that the government had apologised to Dar al-Hafsa and had punished the police officer who had tried to force his way into the madrassa looking for a terror suspect.”

  2. 1967 (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 11:27 am

    I believe the biggest issue is intolerance here. People are very hostile to other’s points of view which results in violence

  3. MU (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

    @1967: Intolerance bread en mass at madrassas. We keep trying to avoid this fact, possibly of fear that dealing with madrassas will weaken our religion, hence the problem never goes away.

  4. Anjum Sahi (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Every stupid, rather dupe (the biggest of them being Najam Sethi, the RAW agent) in Pakistan believes that Madrassah’s in Pakistan are breeding grounds of terrorism. That is the line given to them by the biggest criminal and terrorist nation on the face of earth—-USA. All the bombings and other acts of terorrism are being carried out by the paid agents of this criminal nation. Then the rest of the job (propaganda against Islam and Madrassas) is done by the rascals like Najam Sethi.

  5. J (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    Anjum Sahi > While USA govt. is not an innocent organization… neither are Madrassas or Mullahs.

    Every single time that I’ve visited one they have preached nothing but hatred and intolerance.

    I refuse to believe that the local mullah in my neighbourhood is a paid agent of USA. He regularly advocates violence and intolerance towards women and people who don’t share his views.

  6. MU (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

    Yet another in Bannu;

    Mullahs are really going for it this year.

  7. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    JayJay: telling you what I personally dont like this word “ISLAMIST” at all … its a negative term used against muslims and islam and we, the muslims, use it ourselves with, I dont know, honour or what???

    Talking about this suicide bombings it can be some effort to inflict shia sunni riots, NO??

    1967: Totally Agreed with ya.

    MU: Totally blaming one party is not good too … they may be a cause of it but really whats the rest of the gang doing … practically nil as far as Islam is concerned … a sideline job maybe … NO??

    Anjum Sahi: no comments

    J: no comments

    [Everyone have an opinion but I guess generalizing one thing with other’s not an intellilgent thing …. it may be a big YES at times and at others can be a big NO too]

    MU: It gona be a longggg weekend I guess :/

  8. MU (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 7:16 am
  9. MU (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 10:56 pm
  10. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    Yup the students (or maybe taaliba’at) of Jamia Hafsa that’s in Lal Masjid, i guess, have got hold of a library and are not leaving untill further notice, unless the jameya hafsa’s abolishing orders are taken back by CDA …! And they are equipped with batons and stuff too … !

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