Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Peshawar School Massacre

The latest count of the dead shows 132 children and 12 adults. It's a massacre in true Islamist 'let God sort them out style'. Of course we can expect that there will be plenty out there assuring us that Islam is the religion of peace and that the slaughter of innocents is not approved of. And there will be those who will seek conspiracies to explain the massacre - it was a false flag operation to turn the Pakistanis against the Taliban, it was the CIA/Mossad etc.Or worse than the barking mad conspiracy theorists we can also expect those who will assign moral responsibility on the West. If we hadn't done x, y or z then this would never have happened.

It's bullshit, all of it. Anything but facing the fact that there are significant numbers of Islamists motivated and supported by their religious leaders to slaughter indiscriminately in the name of Allah. The problem is in Islam, and seeking excuses just shifts the blame away from those responsible.


Contrarian said...

By the same token, someone else, military intelligence or some other government agency mounting an attack on this scale on a school full of kids at an army-run institution would be even more high-risk and brainless. Occam's Razor suggests that the simplest explanation - this was an attack by Jihadis wanting to hurt the army - is the one to go for.

StefanL said...

It wasn't just any old school; they targeted the children of soldiers and policemen for revenge and intimidation.