Shia killing continues apace in Pakistan. This time they blew the front off an entire apartment building (also killing 18 Sunnis in the process). Unfortunately, there is going to be more before this madness ends. The killers are very determined. And they may even be ready to take the long view if the army asks them to slow down for a few months. This sounds pessimistic..and I guess it is. But one does not have to be privy to state secrets to know this. The sipah e sahaba is not just an instrument of RAW, MOSSAD and the ILLUMINATI. It has a real presence (perhaps less visible to the super-elite and left wing “native informants” like Sadia Toor and Humera Iqtidar?).
A word about left wing native informants. I know there are native informants galore and I have been accused of being one myself, but I could not find (in a 2 minute google search) any article that sheds light on left wing native informants. Someone must have written something about the various Western educated member of the South Asian native elite who help to translate the affairs of the natives into the language of the modern Western Left. Can someone help find a good write-up?
Back to Shia-hatred.This is Haq Nawaz Jhangvi’s son. Yes, the same haq nawaz after whom the Laskhar e Jhangvi (LEJ) is named.
and this is Malik Ishaq in a very calm mood.
Malik Ishaq? Check.
Adoring supporters? Check
Police escort? Check (i have just been informed by @ShahidSaeed that the uniformed guards are LEJ’s own security staff, not police. Complete with siren. Good.)
Armed guards? check.
I am posting my previous posts in no particular order. For background see
It took a lot of work (partition, two nation theory,Punjab holocaust, madressas, CIA, ISI) to get to this level of cold blooded hatred. And of course, the roots go back much further, all the way into our species and its biological evolution (though like Ghataprabha, I too fantasize about the goodness of the folk versus the evil of the elite, but then..)…anyhow, whatever the cause, these particular dogs are now rabid. As major Amin says, the handlers themselves are deluded if they think they can still use these canines for some “higher aim”. They will bite everyone. Their handlers included. And the SSG (Pakistan’s special services group commandos) are not going after them anytime soon. Some people think its because the strategic geniuses in the army still feel these are “our boys” , to be used later in Afghanistan and India. I think they may tell themselves that (everyone needs to feel their choices are good) but I am inclinded to think its mostly because the dogs are rabid and nobody wants to be bitten and its easy to delude yourself that your “restraint” is some sort of genius strategic plan and soon Amrika will leave and all will be well.
It will get worse before it gets better.
I am willing to blame progress and modern ideologies and capitalism as much as the next man. Well, maybe not as much, but a fair amount. But then I think about Babur slaughtering Pakhtuns, Abdali slaughtering Punjabis and Nadir Shah pretty much slaughtering everyone and have to pause.
A bomb in Quetta has killed 80 and injured close to 200. Police say the bomb was built with 800-1000 KG of Explosives. It exploded in a fruit market. Many of the dead are women and children.
This particular Shia community has been targeted for years. Hundreds are dead. Thousands have fled the country. Scores, maybe hundreds of those have died crossing the sea to Australia.
They are not very welcome back in Afghanistan either.
But the killing will not stop with them. “Real Pakistan”, i.e. Punjab and urban Sindh is not immune. Here is Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi. He is chief of the Sipah e Sahaba. He is invited on TV to give his views. He stands on the dias with Hafiz Saeed and Hamid Gul and Imran Khan when they want to show the world the powerful unity of the Defence of Pakistan Council.
Maulana Ludhianvi is an honorable man. Listen after the 30 second mark
He says if he is unable to prove that Shias are kafirs, then he should be shot.
Pakistan has to become secularized to survive as a multi-religious state. Otherwise, the plan is clear. It is to become a Sunni Jihadi state. And everyone else has to live under those rules, or will face their wrath.
The army and the police cannot control these people while supporting and using their ideology. They cannot give up that ideology until they suppress/forget/ignore the dream of a pure Islamic state and its international jihadi armies.
They lack the will and the ability. The will more than the ability.
For those who understand Urdu, hospital speech from Aurangzeb Farooqi, an SSP leader who was recently shot in Karachi (he survived with minor injuries).
I am posting this because I find that a number of friends simply have no idea of the kind of Shia hatred that is being systematically encouraged by the SSP in Pakistan. This level of public projection of communal hatred directed at Shias started in the 1980s and has accelerated since. But it can be missed if you live in Defensej or Clifton or other upper class neighborhoods. Upper class burger-jihadis are not always familiar with it (though some of them have got the message that some Shia beliefs approach the zone of heresy and may need to be adjusted as pure islam takes hold). Westoxicated Leftists have absolutely no clue at all, since they grew up in Defense, went to school in KGS and studied postcolonialism and critical studies in Boston.
Well, time to get clued in..
and this is the leader whose mission he promises to carry on:
A few quick points:
1. He openly states that his mission is the mission of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, the man after whom the supposedly banned organization “lashkar e jhangvi” is named. LEJ is the terrorist organization that is responsible for killing hundreds of Shias across Pakistan. He boasts that when he is done, no Sunni in Pakistan will even shake hands with a Shia and “we wont have to kill them, they will die their own death” (apni maut aap mar jaen gey”).
2. This man was travelling in a Toyota Land cruiser with half a dozen armed guards and a police escort was leading the way. Or as brother Tariq Ali would say “lumpen elements”.
3. The leader of the SSP, Maulana Ludhianvi was at the hospital to meet him and give him his full support. This leader is regularly on TV, is courted by political parties and is a leading light of the “defence of Pakistan council” floated by the army just last year.
4. In protest against this attack the SSP was able to have the entire city of Karachi observe a strike on 12-26. If this is a fringe group it is a rather powerful fringe group.
Connect the dots
btw, here is Maulana Ludhianvi welcoming Malik Ishaq on his release from prison
Meanwhile in Indonesia they are burning the Shias off the land.
Though i must add that the situation is Indonesia is not analogous because Shias a very tiny minority there. They can be suppressed and the nation may still remain largely unaffected. Pakistan, with 20 million plus Shias is not the same thing.
Addendum from friend in Karachi: Aside from conducting Shia massacres all over Pakistan, the nexus of LeJ-ASWJ formerly known as SSP is also responsible for attacks on Pakistan’s Christian and Ahmadi muslim communities. The overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks can be traced back to this nexus of interconnected groups which include suicide attacks all over Pakistan that have killed countless Sunnis following the softer strains of Sufism. Too often, any criticism against LeJ is dismissed on the basis of ignorance or dishonest scholarship that has been thoroughly debunked. And Yes, even before 9/11, LeJ-SSP had well established links with the Taliban. When Pakistan’s then Interior Minister Gen. Moinuddin Haider requested for the extradition of Riaz Basra from Taliban protection in Kabul, he was bluntly rejected by the army’s own proxies.
With apologies to Zachary for hijacking his (sincere) sunny optimism for my own ends, but its that kind of day in Pakistan.
3 buses were stopped. By men wearing army uniforms. In Mansehra (where the blessed ISI, in its infinite wisdom and in pursuit of the fulfillment of the said “Two Nation Theory”, had sited the largest number of Jihadi training camps in the good old days when the CIA was still pro-jihad or at least did not mind Jihad as long as it was in Kashmir). Passengers taken off, check. ID’s scanned, check. Shias identified by Shia sounding names (choti yay…for those who understand Urdu), check. Shias shot, check. Some reportedly beheaded for the accompanying video, check.
In case delicate souls are unaware of how the checking can proceed, here is a video in which the mujaheddin (name given to them by an ISI brigadier during Afghan jihad, not by culturally sensitive CIA station chief) examine an old man’s back for flagellation scars (scars carried by many Shiites as a result of their particular religious rituals).
And here is a video of what happens after the passengers are dismounted (produced by the Mujahedeen, complete with jihadi songs).