Suicide Attack at Danish Embassy in Islamabad: Dastardly, Cowardly, Inexcusable

Posted on June 2, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Society
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Adil Najam

The cowardly suicide attack on the Danish Embassy in Islamabad which has led at least eight people dead is not just an attack on a foreign embassy in Pakistan, it is an attack on Pakistan.

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There is and there can be no excuse for this dastardly action, and to make excuses is to become part of the apparatus of validating the terror itself. There are those who will make misplaced claims about this being an act of ghairat (honor). Let us be very clear, this is a bay-ghairat (dishonorable) act, no matter what the concocted excuse or justification might be.

The Associated Press pictures above (and below) tell the story of hate and destruction; here are the details, from The News:

The death toll in a huge blast near Danish embassy in F-6 II area in the Red Zone of the federal capital Islamabad on Monday has reached to eight, while seven wounded said to be in a critical condition. The car blast near the Denmark embassy damaged a boundary wall of the building, while nearby UNDP office premises were also damaged in the blast. According to sources 10 to 15 kilogram explosives were used in the blast, which also shattered the vehicles parked in the area. Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the area. The blast created four feet deep crater sources said. Police have cordoned off the area to collect evidence about the incident. Relief operations were underway and the wounded being transferred to hospitals.

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While leaders in Pakistan as well as Denmark have condemned the dastardly act, we the people of Pakistan also need to condemn and be outraged at this. These acts of venom and hate are being done in our name. And no matter what the cause we need to stand up and say that this cannot, must not, be allowed to happen in our name.

This is just the latest in a string of hate blasts across Pakistan, including in Islamabad. We at ATP have been worried and have been warning against this culture of violence that has been festering in Pakistan. ATP commentator Deeda-i-Beena has provided some thoughtful ideas of steps that can be taken to begin addressing this cancer. It is time we think of them seriously.

94 responses to “Suicide Attack at Danish Embassy in Islamabad: Dastardly, Cowardly, Inexcusable”

  1. WE PEOPLE ARE VERY INNOCENT .IT IS NOTHING BUT INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY .WE CAN SEE AND OBSERVE THAT ATMOSPHERE HAS BEEN CREATED ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT STRONG ANY WAY THEY ARE TOTALLY IGNORED .NO JUSTICE FOR THEM NO COMFORT FOR THEM NO ENE HEARD THEIR VOICE AND THESE CRUSHED PEOPLE DO SOMETHING TO GET THEIR RIGHTS THEY ARE CALLED EXTREMIST.ALL UNDEMOCRETIC FORCES ARE GETHERED IN THE FORM OR IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY,THEY ARE KINGS/DECTATERS,THE BIGGEST DECOIT BUSH IS THEIR CHIEF.THIS IS BRIGHTEST FACT.

  2. Dua go says:

    My heart goes out to everyone who died in this and every other bombing.

    No matter who has done this or for what reason, may they and all their supporters rot in hell. This is inhuman.

  3. People of pakistan,means we should be very serious and start immediately preparing ourselves to fight all the challenges with all confident and faith in almighty allah,with unity among us as one entire pakistan nation to solve our all problems to give surprise to entire world as we have done by acheving pakistan which at that time world was thinking it as impossible.Insha Allah every problem will be solved and we will be able to achieve our goal for which pakistan was demanded.

  4. dkhf says:

    Does America have to do to Pakistan what it has done to Palestine, Iraq, Afghanstan, and Viet Nam ????

    Leave Pakistan alone. Go home !!

    Take your army home to America. Leave us alone. We don’t want or need you. Goodbye and good-riddens !!

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