Conspiracy paranoia and displacement of responsibility often travel together, as in this case. “Anti-Islam forces behind Pak unrest,” from The News (Pakistan), May 10:
ABBOTTABAD: Leaders of various religio-political parties on Sunday said terrorism was promoted in Pakistan under a well-hatched conspiracy. Addressing a Khatm-e-Nabuwwat conference, leaders of various religious political parties including Sirajul Haq, Ikramullah Shahid, Mufti Kifayatullah, Hamidul Haq, Maulana Allah Wasaya and others termed the presence of US military personnel in the country a threat to the security of the country.
They’re already occupying Costellobad.
They said the anti-Islam forces supported by the US were out to destabilise Pakistan and destroy its Islamic identity. They said the salvation of Pakistan depended in the supremacy of Islam and the non-believers were trying to tarnish the image of the religion. The speakers urged the government to foil the designs of anti-Islam elements and frustrate their conspiracies against Pakistan.
They added that the problems of the nation would be solved when the Muslims follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who was the final prophet and a beacon of light for the humanity.
Never mind that Sharia law never quite seems to bring about the just society that was advertised — least of all in Islamic countries.