Monday, January 7, 2008

A Suicide Bombing that Killed 50 in a Crowded Mosque and the Deafening Silence of Hypocrisy

Back in December and prior to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto there was a brutal suicide bombing in a crowded Mosque that killed 50 people. Reuters reported the incident in the following manner:
A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people on Friday in a mosque in the home compound of Pakistan's former interior minister, Aftab Khan Sherpao, in what appeared to be a political attack on the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. About 100 people were injured.

The bomb, packed with ball bearings and nails, ripped through a crowd of hundreds at a mosque in Sherpao's home compound in a village called Sherpao, not far from Peshawar. The suspected bomber sat in a middle row among the worshippers and set off his bomb as prayers ended and people gathered around...
Editorial Comment
We've seen Arabs and Muslims take to the streets around the world in mass and in frenzied and violent demonstrations over a cartoon of Mohamed. At the same time absolute silence regarding the vile and viciously anti-American and anti-Semitic cartoons which are a staple in the Arab press. But maybe the height of hypocrisy is the utter silence regarding the copious blood letting by Muslims of Muslims as in this incident. And in response to this Mosque massacre there is no pan-Muslim uproar, no worldwide demonstrating by alleged moderates, instead just the deafening silence of hypocrisy.

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