Terror for a Cause?

Every effect has a cause behind it and for the horrific act of terrorism involving two suicide attacks at the Pakistan Navy War College on the Mall road yesterday must have an equally horrendous one behind it.

Navy War College Attack

‘Scene of the blast’ – Image: BBC News

The sad event resulted in death of almost 8 people in all (including two bombers) while injuring around 20.

We as a nation and our upcoming government as the newly elected representative of the people should now seriously try to understand what is making such events a regular occuring in our country.

Poverty, illiteracy, unplanned families, brainwashing by extremists, deprivation from the basic necessities of life; all are too clear to surprise us if we don’t know the causes behind a young teenager’s motivation to blow himself up in protest, revenge or in the name of God!

We dearly need to address these issues first before blaming ‘external’ forces, the religious extremist mullahs or simply the West’s war on terror for everytime a poor 19 year old dies and kills many with himself.

5 Comments so far

  1. bilal on March 6th, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

    i think its the jahaalat and brainwashing as a result of it that causes such incidents to take place .. reminds me of the Rage against the machine song … Killing in the name of ? ..

    do they even know ???

  2. rizwan on March 7th, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    Atzaz Hasan’s Long march calls for only one issue. If he starts long march on the issues below I will support him in those even if they go against Musharraf. But the Agenda of Atzaz Hasan is different not the interest of Pakistan but personal grudges against Musharraf.
    Below are the issues for whom long march is due since the birth of Pakistan.May be now opposition should start those long marches?
    No Long March for Atta Issue
    No Long March on Mahngai Issue
    No Long March on abuse to women in Pakistan
    No Long March on electricity issues
    No Long March on terrorism and extremism.
    No Long March on kids bagging on the streets of Pakistan.
    No Long March against child labor.
    No Long March health coverage for all Pakistanis. No Long March on education for all in Pakistan.
    No Long March on domestic violence.
    No Long March on corruption in Police.
    No Long March on corruption in Government.
    No Long March on Clean water and clean food for all.
    No Long March on the fact that Pakistan is under attack and suicide bombers.

    Atzaz Hasan Plays with the emotions of the people of Pakistan and tells us all about Law. Then He calls Asif Ali Zardari his leader. I challenge TV Media of Pakistan to clear Asif Zardari’s name and bring the accuser in surface as one of them deserves punishment.

  3. rizwan on March 8th, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    If we can have internationally CONVICTED man, and a person still sought out by Interpol and still on NAB’s list as Next prime minister and who has served jail on corruption charges, then I can only pray for the well being of our country.
    What about the two foreigners who were arrested with the allegation of funding Lawyers movement?
    Musharraf saved Pakistan from breaking up into 4 provinces orchestrated by foreigners just like Iraq model. And know that Army is the only stable institute in Pakistan which defends the borders.

  4. Asim.Net.Pk (asim) on March 8th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

    We are coming a nation, who want to distroy ourself
    like a suicide bomber….

    I wish we all understand and believe in ourself
    we should stop doing more corruption in our socitey
    and stop bribes, and support the right people
    unless we dont then we are distoring our own country
    rich ppl are flying out, and even they want to come back
    or stay due to such rising situations we are all unsafe
    in our own country, street and homes.

    Police and Army must bring more tighten secruity!

  5. murtadking on March 10th, 2008 @ 4:37 am

    "Poverty, illiteracy, unplanned families, brainwashing by extremists, deprivation from the basic necessities of life; all are too clear to surprise us if we don’t know the causes behind a young teenager’s motivation to blow himself up in protest, revenge or in the name of God!"

    much of this is true in India and africa also. We don’t hear about suicide bombings there
    at the rate at which they occur in pakistan. Perhaps there is something more to it than
    meets the Iye (I stands for something else too)

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