Actually, it was more Sunni-Shi’ite jihad. But don’t expect the UN and the OIC and CAIR and the rest of them to start talking about Muslim-on-Muslim violence instead of focusing upon a chimerical “Islamophobia.”
“Suicide blast rips through Pakistan city, 43 dead,” by Rizwan Saeed for Reuters, September 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber struck a rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta Friday, killing up to 43 people in the second major attack this week, piling pressure on a government struggling with a flood crisis.
The attack on the Shi’ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people came as the United States said the devastating floods are likely to delay army offensives against Taliban insurgents. […]
More than 100 people were wounded in the Quetta attack, which like triple bombings at a Shi’ite procession in the city of Lahore this week, bore the hallmarks of the Taliban who often attack religious minorities to destabilize the government. […]
Earlier, the al Qaeda-linked Taliban took responsibility for Wednesday’s bombings in Lahore, further challenging the civilian government struggling to cope a month after devastating floods.
Aside from its battles against homegrown Taliban, Pakistan is under intense American pressure to tackle Afghan Taliban fighters who cross the border in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas to attack U.S.-led NATO troops. […]
Yes, I’m sure the Pakistanis are going to get right on that.
The Lahore blasts, which killed 33 people, were the first major attack since flood waters tore through the country. “It’s revenge for the killings of innocent Sunnis,” a spokesman for Qari Hussain Mehsud, mentor of the Taliban’s suicide bombers, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
In another attack in the northwest, a suicide bomber killed one person outside a mosque of the Ahmadi sect, who consider themselves Muslims but whom Pakistan declares non-Muslims.…
Islamist charities, some of them linked to militant groups, have at the same time joined in the relief effort for the millions affected by the worst floods in the nation’s history.
U.S. officials are concerned that the involvement of hardline groups in flood relief will undermine the fight against militancy in Pakistan as well Afghanistan.…