Monday, September 23, 2013
The Religion Of Peace Strikes Again - 80 Killed As Church In Pakistan Is Bombed
All Saints Church in the old quarter of Pehawar, Pakistan was hit by two suicide bombers Sunday morning. The historic church was ripped apart by two bombers carrying 6 kilos of explosives each.
The Jandullah group, a faction of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack
Around 600 people had attended services and were leaving to receive free food being distributed on the lawn outside the building when two explosions ripped through the crowd. 80 were killed including 34 women and 7 children, and scores of people were injured.The explosions were set off by two homicide bombers carrying 6 kilos of explosives each, packed with ball bearings as shrapnel.
The dead were placed in coffins and moved to nearby St. John’s Church, the oldest church in the city. Dozens of grieving relatives gathered, ironically, in the church playground to mourn their dead.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack on the church, saying "terrorists have no religion and targeting innocent people is against the teachings of Islam".
Sharif said such cruel acts of terrorism "reflect the brutality and inhumane mindset of the terrorists".
Unfortunately, the Taliban disagrees with Sharif. They're Muslims, and this was done in the name of Islam as far as their concerned, just like every other attack on Christians. Or Hindus, for that matter. Just ask the people of Mumbai, who were hit by 'authorized' terrorists from Lashkar e Taiba armed and trained by Pakistan's ISI intelligence service.
The odd thing is that the current Pakistani government has been pretty outspoken about wanting peace with the Taliban, and those offers have remained on the table in spite of repeated attacks on Pakistan's Christians.
It makes you wonder how sincere those condemnations are.