The surrender of a suicide bomber
One 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?