Recalling the attacks on Christians in Pakistan by Muslims claiming to want revenge for the Florida pastors’ Qur’an burnings, here is another case of jihadist attacks on people who had nothing to do with a particular incident, on the pretext of revenge. The jihadists know they have an audience, at home and abroad, that will willingly connect the dots to show cause and effect where there is ultimately none, because the inclination and intention to attack were already there. And if bin Laden were still upright and on dry land, we would probably be reporting this bombing or something similar all the same with some other excuse pinned on it. In the end, it is jihad for jihad’s sake. “Pakistan paramilitary Shabqadar base bombings ‘kill 80’,” from BBC News, May 13:
Twin bomb attacks on a paramilitary force academy in north-west Pakistan have killed 80 people, police say.
At least 120 people were wounded in the blasts at the training centre for the Frontier Constabulary in Shabqadar, Charsadda district.
After early suspicions that one of the bombs was planted, police said both blasts were suicide attacks.
The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month.
The al-Qaeda leader was killed during a US commando raid in the northern Pakistani town of Abbottabad on 2 May.
The bombings happened as newly trained cadets from the Frontier Constabulary were getting into buses for a short leave after completing their course.
The Frontier Constabulary is used to police the regions bordering Pakistan’s tribal areas.
“Both attacks were suicide attacks,” said the police chief of Charsadda district, Nisar Khan Marwat.
“The first suicide bomber came on a motorcycle and detonated his vest among the Frontier Constabulary men,” AFP news agency quoted him as saying.
“When other [Frontier Constabulary] people came to the rescue to help their colleagues, the second bomber came on another motorcycle and blew himself up.”…