Actually, all of these murders were carried out by Muslims who believed that by killing their victims they were obeying the commands of Allah as conveyed in the Qur’an. But don’t you dare explore the ideology and belief system of those who perpetrated these murders. To do so would be “Islamophobic,” and would make you worse than the murderers themselves.
“Pakistan militants kill 40 in mass execution, attack on Shiites,” from NBC News, December 30:
QUETTA, Pakistan – Pakistani militants, who have escalated attacks in recent weeks, killed at least 40 people in two separate incidents, officials said on Sunday, challenging assertions that military offensives have broken the back of hardline Islamist groups.
A car bomb exploded near a convoy of buses taking Shiite pilgrims to Iran, killing at least 19 people and wounding 30, officials told NBC News, the latest attack on the minority sect.
Earlier Sunday, 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were found shot dead in Pakistan’s troubled northwest tribal region, government officials said.
Witnesses said the blast occurred as the three buses were overtaking a car about 35 miles west of Quetta, capital of sparsely populated Baluchistan province, site of many sectarian attacks, near the Iranian border.
Pakistan has experienced a spike in killings over the last year by radical Sunni Muslims targeting Shiites who they consider heretics. The violence has been especially pronounced in Baluchistan province, where the latest attack occurred….