But remember: to examine the murderous ideology that inspires such attacks would be “Islamophobic.”
“Nine killed in attack on mosque,” from AFP, August 9:
Pakistan’s troubled south-western city of Quetta, focus of a surge in sectarian bloodshed, was hit by its second attack in two days as gunmen shot dead at least nine people outside a mosque on Friday.
The worshippers were gunned down as they left prayers for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which was marred in Pakistan this year by at least 11 attacks that killed 120 people.
On Thursday a suicide bomber struck at a police funeral in the city, killing 38 people. The dead included nearly half the top police commanders in Baluchistan province who were attending the funeral of a police inspector killed earlier.
The attack, claimed by the Taliban, will raise yet more concerns about the violence that has continued unabated since the newly-elected government took office.
The move came as the US evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, citing “specific threats” amid a worldwide alert over al-Qaeda intercepts….