While their comrades-in-arms carried out a successful jihad operation against a synagogue in Istanbul, members of the Kashmir radical Muslim group Hizbul Mujahedin (Party of Jihad warriors) scored big against two other key military targets: a three-wheeler taxi and a Christian school.
To be sure, they did injure three Indian soldiers with the taxi bomb, which went off near “Hazratbal,” which “is considered Kashmir’s holiest shrine as it houses a whisker said to have come from the Prophet Mohammed.”
But “in the southern town of Pulwama, suspected rebels hurled a hand grenade at a Christian missionary school that went off in the lawn, injuring two Muslim employees of the school and a police guard, police said. Gunmen had opened fire on a bus of the same school, Good Shepherd Mission, on Thursday without causing injuries.”
The logic of jihadists attacking a Christian school is about on the same level as their taking out a synagogue: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (the Qur’an, Sura 9:29).
This was, says the article, one of the first time Christians have been targeted in violence that has been devastating: “More than 39,500 people have died in the Kashmir rebellion. Separatists put the toll between 80,000 and 100,000.”