Sipah-e-Sahaba's chief Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi. Sipah is known for its affiliation with the Al Qaeda, Taliban and ISI.
Once again, the ISI-backed jihadi and sectarian monsters have massacred Shia Muslims in Quetta. At least seven people were killed and six others sustained bullet injuries in a targeted attack near Killi Kamalo, Quetta.
7 people shot dead in Quetta
Source: Daily Times, 19 May 2011
* Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility, threatens more attacks against Shia community
* HDP protests against killings
QUETTA: At least seven people, including a passerby girl, were killed and six others sustained bullet injuries in a targeted attack near Killi Kamalo, on the outskirts of the provincial capital on Wednesday, police said. Police termed the incident as sectarian killing and have started investigating it.
The banned religious outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack and a spokesman of the group, Ali Sher Hadri, said they would carry out such attacks in the future as well against the Shia community. The victims were mostly vendors who were on their way to the market from the Sabzi Mandi to sell their vegetables in a van when a group of heavily armed men opened fire on them killing six people on the spot while injuring seven others.
“The attackers had already taken positions at a vantage point and ambushed the vehicle as it came in range,” said Head Mohrar Muhammad Kashif of Shal Kot Police Station. However, later he confirmed that out of the seven injured, a minor girl Tahira, succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
“All the victims belonged to the Shia community and it is a case of sectarian target killing,” a police official said. A case has been registered against the unidentified people.
Separately, the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) staged a demonstration in front of the Quetta Press Club to protest against the killings. The protesters were carrying placards inscribed with slogans against the government for its failure to protect the life of innocent people.
It may be noted that this is a second attack on Shia Muslims in Quetta in less than two weeks after OBL’s killing in Abbottabad.
Previously on 6 May, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (an alias of Sipah-e-Sahaba, an affiliate of Al Qaeda and Taliban) killed at least 8 Shia Muslims in Quetta.
Since General Zia-ul-Haq’s jihad enterprise (an ISI-KSA investment) in Deobandi and Wahhabi madrassash in 1979, thousands of Shia Muslims have been killed in Pakistan by jihadi and sectarian groups.
Majlis-e-Wahdata Muslameen (MWM) Balochistan, Jaffaria Alliance Pakistan, Shia Ulema Council, Hazara Democratic party and Balochistan Shia Conference strongly condemned the incident of target killing of Shia Muslims in Quetta. They stated that the government has failed to eliminate the terrorists and protect the peaceful citizens of the country from the menace of terrorism. They urged the rulers to immediately stop the target killing and stated they would not further tolerate the genocide of Shia Muslims in Pakistan. (Source)
However, instead of terming this incident as an act of jihadi terrorism, a logical outcome of ISI’s patronage of jihadi and sectarian groups, Pakistan police and media, both of them heavily influenced by the military establishment, have dishonestly termed the incident as sectarian killing.
It is LUBP’s considered position that the Shia genocide, as well as killing of Barelvis, Christians and Ahmadis, in Pakistan by the pro-Al Qaeda and pro-Taliban groups is a direct outcome of the ISI’s Deep State and Jihad Enterprise doctrines, which entail mentoring, nurturing, training and protecting of jihadi and sectarian monsters, most of whom are radical Deobandis and Wahhabis who consider Shia Muslims as infidels and traitors.
In a previous post a few days ago, I highlighted post-OBL false narratives in Pakistani media which have been uncritically recycled by international media.
I wrote that:
The Charsadda bombing has been termed as the first significant backlash against Pakistan in the aftermath of OBL’s killing in Abbottabad on 2 May 2011.
TTP’s first significant retaliatory attack was the ruthless massacre of at least 8 Shias in Hazara Town of Quetta on Friday morning, 6 May 2011.
It is now abundantly clear that the civilian government of the PPP is completely powerless and hostage to the jihad-oriented military establishment and has failed to protect all Pakistani citizens, Shia Muslims in particular.
It is also evident that the massacre of innocent Pakistani citizens, in particular of Shia Muslims, will continue unless and until Pakistani generals abandon their flawed policies of Deep State and Jihad Enterprise.
In these circumstances, can we expect the so called ‘independent’ Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry to order a high level inquiry into the ongoing killing of Shia Muslims in Pakistan by the State protected monsters?
Can we expect the so called liberal journalists (ironically several of whom are themselves Shia Muslims; many are believed to be ‘friends’ of the ISI because of their pro-establishment narratives) to condemn the Shia genocide and highlight the ISI’s complicity with the jihadi and sectarian groups?
Can we expect the international media and human rights groups to highlight the current wave of Shia genocide in Pakistan and represent it as the post-OBL backlash instead of sectarian incidents?
Can we expect international community and organizations, including the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Court of Justice, to prosecute Pakistani generals for their complicity in Shia genocide in Pakistan?