We have seen again and again over the years how Islamic jihadists and Islamic supremacists in general never take responsibility for their actions. Everything they do is always someone else’s fault. And while America-hatred is the focus of this propagandistic AP piece, which is really an extended advertisement for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Zionists come in for some of the blame also — remember, they’re blaming America and Jews for an action done by Islamic jihadists. But who better to blame than the Jews, the worst enemies of the Muslims according to the Qur’an (5:82)?
“Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42,” by Nahal Toosi for Associated Press, July 2 (thanks to JCB):
ISLAMABAD – A twin suicide attack that killed 42 at Pakistan’s most popular Sufi shrine has angered and frustrated Pakistanis, with some saying Friday that the solution to the country’s terror threat is a U.S. exit from Afghanistan.
Most of some two dozen Pakistanis interviewed said that even if Islamist extremists were behind the slaughter at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, the root cause of the violence was America’s war in Afghanistan, its missile strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions, and its alliance with Islamabad.
The sentiments underscored the low standing of the U.S. here. The wariness of the U.S. was all the more remarkable considering Thursday’s attack was a direct assault on the moderate, Sufi-influenced Islam most Pakistanis still practice, and which the Taliban and allied Islamist extremists despise.
“America is killing Muslims in Afghanistan and in our tribal areas, and militants are attacking Pakistan to express anger against the government for supporting America,” explained Zahid Umar, 25, a frequent visitor to the Lahore shrine.
Qaiser Hameed, a car dealer in the southern city of Karachi, said the attacks that have occurred in Pakistan are “directly linked with the situation in Afghanistan and the American aggression there.
“There should be efforts to start negotiations with all the stakeholders in Afghanistan, especially those disgruntled elements who are resisting the American occupation there,” he said.
Even those who blamed others saw an American hand in the attacks. Arifa Moen, 32, a teacher in Multan, said Washington “is encouraging Indians and Jews to carry out attacks” in Pakistan.
The targeted shrine was that of an 11th century Sufi saint, Ali bin Usman, commonly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh Hajveri, who traveled throughout the region spreading Islam with a message of peace and love. His shrine is the most revered and popular of Sufi shrines in the nation.
Thousands had gathered at the green-domed shrine when the bombs went off minutes apart. The blasts ripped concrete from the walls and left the white marble floor awash with blood.
There was no claim of responsibility, but Islamist extremists consider Sufism — a mystical strand of Islam — to be heretical. They have a history of attacking Shiites, non-Muslims and others they deem unacceptable. About a month ago, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked two mosques of the minority Ahmadi sect in Lahore, killing 93 people. […]
“Since America’s arrival in Afghanistan, terrorism has come to Pakistan,” said Faqir Mohammad, 45, a laborer in the northwest city of Peshawar. “As soon as it quits, peace will come to this region.”
Oh, yes. It was always so peaceful there before.