Pakistan Attacked. Again.

Posted on February 6, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice
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Adil Najam

Pakistan remains at war. Whether it is schoolgirls in Lower Dir or Shia mourners and those waiting outside Jinnah Hospital in Karachi. All Pakistanis everywhere are targets for these murderous enemies of Pakistan.

It may be true that we do not have many friends abroad. But it is certainly clear that our cruelest enemies are all amongst us.

Day in, day out, they kill and maim and terrorize Pakistanis all across Pakistan. No city is safe. No Pakistani is safe. The ritual is now well entrenched. We mourn our dead. We cry. And just as the tears begin to dry, we are called upon to mourn some more. To cry, again.

The tears are unavoidable, and maybe even necessary. But they are no longer sufficient.

Let us begin, at least, by refusing to tolerate any excuse, any justification, any argument for such violence. Denial must no longer be an option. Yes, there may be forces great and small that are against us. Yes, Pakistanis are being killed also by outsiders too. Yes, the world is an unfair and unjust place. Yes, the wheels of history are complicated. All that, and more, may be as it is. But it is our children who are doing the dying. Everyday. Everywhere.

Those who train themselves to commit such acts – in whose ever name and for whatever purpose they do so – make no excuses for what they do. No excuses must be made for them either.

Let us listen, once again, to how the enemies of Pakistan justify this murder and mayhem:

31 responses to “Pakistan Attacked. Again.”

  1. I completely agree with you. We will feel sorry for our country, while we are writing about it critically and then another blast will occur and we will just repeat the cycle.
    We can defeat our enemies by snatching the reason of picking gun. The extremism must be finished from the root and for ever.

  2. Saba Kamran says:

    I completely agree with you and i said the same thing in a comment to another similar blog. That we will feel sorry for our country, write about it condemning it and then another blast will occur and we will just repeat the cycle.

    I was shocked to read the statistics about the number of blasts, the number of people killed and injured in the past ONE month ONLY. Have a look at it yourself and see if you can make a trend line out of it if. istan-2010/10394

    Its sad, really.. :s

  3. qisakhwani says:

    Dr Sahib, Terrorism has reached to the alarming level. At same time, the deaths of innocent Pakistanis make all of us crying. I may not disagree with you on who is the enemy of Pakistan. We have multiple enemies; however, let suppose we have on single enemy, the militants known as Taliban but the question arises can we eliminate them? Not through the force. We can’t defeat someone by snatching guns from him. Snatch the reason of picking gun and you will see their guns; suicide jackets are no more workable.

    I don’t say their picking gun against the state is justifiable. But to eliminate them you will deprive their sympathizers of any logic they have.

  4. Hira Mir says:

    The bomber is crazy. He really thinks he will go into paradise?? That is crazy. How could one justify the killing of his own family. This ideology is so distorted and these bombers are for sure brainwashed and their masters are very skilled in this field. They can not be called Muslims. 216

  5. ShahidnUSA says:

    I have noted your points. Thank you.

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