A Despicable, Cowardly Act
I’ve always hated waking up to (long or short) distance calls carrying bad news. I equally abhor waking up to tragic news of terrorism from Pakistan or from abroad involving Pakistanis. Sometimes, I exhibit apathy with success. Sometimes, I simply can’t detach myself from the sorry state of affairs prevailing since long in Pakistan.
The attack on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore this afternoon was as despicable as an attack on the Shia mosque or a Sunni mosque. I can’t believe that 70 or more people lost their lives in a matter of minutes and hours. This is the height of callousness. How can Pakistan stand up for the rights of Muslims (minority) in India if the authorities can’t safeguard the lives of minorities within their own borders?
It is time for the mullah community to get over their baseless fear and insecurities that Ahmadis would sabotage Islam. It is time for Pakistan to understand that when you become your own worst enemy you don’t need the foreign elements to destabilize you. It is time for us to stop fooling ourselves in the name of sects and religions. No wonder why in the international arena we are dubbed as uncouth, uncivilized and the terrorist nation.