Suicide bomber targeting Christians kills 72
A suicide bomber killed at least 72 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore on Easter Sunday. More than 300 other people were wounded. The explosion occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park close to children's swings. The park is a popular site for members of Lahore's Christian community, many of whom had gone there to celebrate the Easter weekend holiday. "When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," said Hasan Imran, 30, a resident who had gone to the park for a walk. Body parts were strewn across the parking lot.
“We were just here to have a nice evening and enjoy the weather," Nasreen Bibi said at the Hospital, crying as she waited for doctors to determine the condition of her two-year-old injured daughter. What kind of people target little children in a park?"
The Pakistani Taliban Muslim faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility. "The target was Christians," a spokesman for the faction, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said.
Why do some of our political leaders make up excuses for Muslim violence? There were 452 suicide terror attacks in the world last year and 450 were committed by Muslims. Immediately some clueless elected official insults our intelligence by stating this latest evil act is not representative of all Muslims. Lost in this reasoning is the fact that no one has been murdering innocent women and children in the name of “Jesus” or “Moses” or “Buddha.” Muslim attacks are frequently accompanied by a screaming testament “Allah Akbar”; the last words of a person who is committing a murderous act in the name of Islam.
It has become fashionable among liberal elites to claim only a small minority of Muslims commit acts of violence. Why are they defending people who think women’s rights, democracy and freedom are garbage? Why do they defend the murder of women and children? And why do they refuse to defend Christians?
Lost in this cacophony of ignorance is a simple truth: Christianity teaches us to love; Islam encourages us to hate.
And what is the result?