It’s just plain bad for business to have non-believers, who are the vilest of creatures per Qur’an 98:6 — the Qur’an being Allah’s own words to a believing Muslim — engaged in acts of mercy. Folks might stop and reconsider whether they’re really so vile. Can’t have that; no “good Samaritans” need apply.
It must stick in the Taliban’s craw that Western, non-Islamic nations are bearing the brunt of demonstrating compassion and charity to Pakistanis in need, while the wealthy Islamic states of the Gulf have indeed been a day late and a dinar short.
But, jihadist priorities are jihadist priorities, and Islamic supremacism must come before all else, and the compassion and mercy of Islamic rule once again fails to perform as advertised. “Pakistani Taliban hint at attacks on aid workers,” by Rasool Dawar for the Associated Press, August 26:
MIR ALI, Pakistan – The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country’s history, saying their presence was “unacceptable.” The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats.
The militant group has attacked aid workers in the country before, and an outbreak of violence could complicate a relief effort that has already struggled to reach the 8 million people who are in need of emergency assistance.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq claimed the U.S. and other countries that have pledged support are not really focused on providing aid to flood victims but had other motives he did not specify.
“Behind the scenes they have certain intentions, but on the face they are talking of relief and help,” Tariq told The Associated Press by telephone from an undisclosed location. “No relief is reaching the affected people, and when the victims are not receiving help, then this horde of foreigners is not acceptable to us at all.”
By “certain intentions,” he almost definitely means proselytizing, which the Taliban are quick to allege, and have already killed for. But aid workers need not utter a word to potentially provoke second thoughts about the sheer, unabashed evil the Qur’an attributes to non-believers.
He strongly hinted that the militants could resort to violence, saying “when we say something is unacceptable to us, one can draw one’s own conclusion.”
U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes said the U.N. remained committed to helping flood victims in Pakistan.
“We will obviously take these threats seriously as we did before, and take appropriate precautions, but we will not be deterred from doing what we believe we need to do which is help the people of Pakistan … who have been affected by the flood,” he told a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York.
Holmes noted that the Pakistani Taliban carried out a suicide attack against the office of the U.N.’s World Food Program in Islamabad last October, killing five staffers, and in March, militants attacked the offices of World Vision, a U.S.-based Christian aid group helping earthquake survivors in northwestern Pakistan, killing six Pakistani employees.
He said U.N. security experts will be working with U.N. agencies and international organizations “to assess what the risks are and to minimize them.”
U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Washington is also taking the threat of attacks by militants seriously.
“We have information of the potential targeting of foreign relief workers in Pakistan, as well as government ministries,” Crowley told reporters in Washington, adding, “It just underscores the bankrupt vision that these extremists have and we are conscious of that threat.”…
But the question likely to be considered above Crowley’s pay-grade is this: Whence the hatred of unbelievers?