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The surrender of a suicide bomber

November 27, 2008

studentOne of the main news of 25th November was that a would be suicide bomber, who was a student of MA Journalism, final year in Peshawar University, turned up and surrendered before the police.

According to the news report he calmly walked into Police Lines and told the police about his intentions that he wanted to spend a peaceful, normal life. Now this entire breaking news sound so phony. I might be wrong but somehow that doesn’t make much sense. In case if he was a trained suicide bomber then this raises the following concerns:

Does this mean that one of the oldest and leading Universities of Pakistan isn’t a safe place anymore?
If there was one suicide bomber who apparently was seeking education, means there could possibly be other dormant bombers as well.
Does this mean that not only madaris but the notable university, where all the contemporary subjects are taught (sans extremism) has also become the breeding ground of terrorists or is it that the young, educated and frustrated youth are willfully joining the death brigades?

Suppose if the above mentioned concerns are true than imagine what message that incident would send across.

If that man, Ali Raza wasn’t a bomber than why the police had to fake the story. And if he was a bomber is he that naive to think that his group would let him live a peaceful life. (That is only after police releases him). To me this entire episode looks sort of made up because the newspaper report said Ali Raza got agitated when he was asked questions and even told the media that he isn’t a bomber. That too contradicts with the statement of police. While they have to capture the two other bombers who might hit some government building in Peshawar according to the sources.

It perplexes me the kind of mess we are in. Is there any way out?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2008 1:05 pm

    nice new touch to ur blog :)

    and yes, contradictory statements, :S and u have raised very valid points

  2. Ayesha permalink
    November 28, 2008 2:06 pm

    Thanks :)

    Pathetic situation… don’t ask!

  3. Asma permalink
    December 1, 2008 1:42 am

    The whole thing is wierd from start to finish – who is the enemy exactly and who are we fighting? I have never been able to figure it out! :(

  4. Ayesha permalink
    December 1, 2008 9:27 am

    Neither do I! But foreign hand is always involved in disturbing the peace. There is no doubt. The operators might be local but funding etc :?

  5. Asma permalink
    December 2, 2008 8:08 am

    They are so silly really – the whole economy is going down all over the world – we will become paupers soon – all this violence is achieving nothing. No point in being asuperpower if you have no food to put in mouth of those you rule.

  6. owais permalink
    December 3, 2008 12:41 am

    Some times foreign hands and spies are the best way to bail out the situation. Infact this is what we have been fed by the media and the authorities since child hood. But the point is that whenever the police manages to catch any one, they turn out to be locals and people amongst us.

    And suicide bomber can be any one from any where. It can be a person from faraway village of NWFP or any one of us sitting behind the screen reading this blog. Its just a matter of time and circumstances , that make you take this decision to end your life!!

  7. Ayesha permalink
    December 4, 2008 9:33 pm

    That’s true Owais!

    Asma: Amazingly I didn’t read any follow up on this guy :?

  8. Asma Ahsan permalink
    December 10, 2008 7:10 am

    And you never will :(

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