Think about how often you see world leaders and media talking heads denouncing “Islamophobia.” Then think about how often you see world leaders and media talking heads denouncing the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad. Then compare the body counts: how many have been killed by “Islamophobes”? None. How many by Sunni or Shi’ite jihadists? Thousands.
“Isil-linked terrorists bomb Pakistan mosque, killing at least 60,” by Javed Siddiq and Dean Nelson, the Telegraph, January 30, 2015:
More than 60 members of Pakistan’s Shia minority were killed when a young suicide bomber blew himself as they worshipped at a mosque on Friday.
The bomber approached the Imambargah, a mosque for Shia muslims, in Shikarpur, Sindh, shortly after Friday prayers, and complained that he was sick.
Shortly after he was given medicine from a dispensary inside the mosque he blew himself, turning a place of worship into a scene of carnage.
The dead and more than 50 seriously wounded were carried out by their arms and legs and put into rickshaws to be taken to local hospitals. Some were taken as far away as Sukkur, more than 20 miles away, as Shikarpur’s main hospital was overwhelmed. Many of the wounded were trapped under rubble which smashed to the ground after the roof collapsed.
The bombing is the worst attack on Pakistan’s religious minorities since May 2010 when 100 Ahmadiya Muslims were killed as they prayed in Lahore.
Jundullah, a Sunni terrorist group which does not accept Shias as Muslim, claimed responsibility for the attack. The group is based in nearby Balochistan and has carried out a number of terrorist attacks in Iran, Pakistan’s Shia-majority neighbour.
Another Shia mosque was attacked earlier this month in Chittian Hattian in Rawalpindi, killing eight and wounding 25.
Shikarpur’s Inspector General of Police, Sain Rakhio Mirani, said the bomber had exploited the kindness of his targets to get inside the mosque and kill them.
“He was a young man of 20 or 21 and he pretended he was ill and was looking for medicine. He approached the Imambargah for treatment and then blew himself up. We’ve not been able to trace his origins”, he said….