As a blogzine that focuses primarily on Pakistan, we are all too familiar with the horror of terrorism that is inflicted on Shias, Sunni Sufi Barelvis, Ahmadis and Christians by groups like the Saudi-financed and ISI backed Deobandi militants of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ with close links with Taliban and Al Qaeda).
As per latest reports no suspects have been apprehended for the Boston blast. This incident must be investigated thoroughly and the criminals should be brought to justice.
In the remote possibility that Islamofascists are involved in this terrorist attack, the US media must emphasize that Muslims are not one homogeneous block but are as heterogeneous as most faith groups. The Media must emphasize the specific identity of the perpetrators and if the perpetrator happens to be Muslim the media must highlight the specific school of thought as the majority of mMslims (Sunnis/Sufis, Shias, Ahmadis etc) are also the victims of Saudi-Qatari funded Wahabi-Salafists. In Pakistan, they are known as Takfiri Deobandis. Robin Wright of New York Times and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have both highlighted the danger presented by the Wahhhbi/ Salfis extremists.
This group is the biggest proponent of violence and intolerance. We in Pakistan are the daily victims of these Saudi-Qatari funded Islamofascists who subscribe to the Takfiri Deobandi school of thought.
Unfortunately in Pakistan, terrorism is backed by the State (read Military establishment) which tolerates the Saudi-financed and ISI backed Takfiri Deobandi terrorists of ASWJ-TTP. In Pakistan, our Judiciary is too busy undermining political opponents. Our Judiciary is too busy in twisting the Constitution towards the purpose of strengthening the Taliban base and freeing terrorists like Malik Ishaq, the current leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Vice-President of ASWJ (refer to http://dawn.com/2011/07/19/lashkar-e-jhangvi-and-the-lack-of-evidence/)
In Pakistan, we have endured several horrific bomb blasts in 2013 alone – bomb blasts that have taken the lives of hundreds of Shias and anti-Taliban Pashtuns as well as left thousands injured and maimed.
In Pakistan, we continue to witness the tactics of Takfiri Deobandi militant groups like ASWJ who do not value human lives and commit mass murder due to their intolerance.
In Pakistan, both the media (GEO, AAJ, ARY, The Friday Times) and Think Tanks (Jinnah Institute) continue to provide a platform to these terrorists and continue to create excuses for them. Instead of challenging such terrorists, pseudo liberals like Najam Sethi promote them by publishing their unchallenged hate interviews.