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But a spokesman for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan denied it was involved in Thursday's attack, the second bloody bombing against religious sites in Lahore in just over a month.
"We are not responsible for these attacks, this is a conspiracy by foreign secret agencies, you know we do not attack public places," Azam Tariq told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.
"We condemn this brutal act. Our target is very clear and we only attack police, army and other security personnel," he added.
I certainly do now jump to the conclusion that Islamic "radicals" are the source of a never ending sting of mass murders...against random civilians, including people of their own faith. And countless other atrocities like cutting off the heads of reporters...or stoning rape victims to death...or...well, the list goes on.
I remember after 9/11 some nutcase in California killed a turban-wearing Sikh from India, because he thought he was an Arab.
There was an incident in Dallas immediately after Nine-Eleven. Another nutcase armed himself and drove around in his pickup on a killing spree. One victim was an Indian mini-grocer who'd lived there, legally and peacefully, for about 30 years. As I recall, this nut also killed a Pakistani shopkeeper, similarly situated and injured a Mexican. And as I recall, several such incidents occurred nationwide.
[edit on 9-7-2010 by Nammu]
Originally posted by Nammu
Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan
Iraq Body Count
So, how can all of this be happening, when America (supposedly) preaches peace and tolerance? How can it be, when (supposedly) it is only a tiny minority of Americans who support the use of deadly acts of violence to achieve political and religious goals?
Please note: this is not intended to be anti-American, just show mobiusmale the bigotry of his post and that we're really all tarred with the same brush. I could say the same for UK but stats are harder to come by.
And i see no evidence in your link to Right Side News showing the source of the stats quoted in the article. So if you can provide backup to these claims/polls/studies it would be much appreciated.
I could also link to many stories showing UK/US causing many of civilian casualties and deaths.
So if someone blows up civilians in a marketplace with a IED in the name of Islam that's wrong, but if they drop a massive bomb from a plane onto someone's house in the name of freedom that's ok?
You need to realise that until you clean we clean our own houses it's hypocritical to complain about how dirty someone elses is.