Sunni-Shiite violence soars in Pakistan

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Participating in a procession mourning deaths of Prophet Mohammad’s grandchildren, Shiites torch a market in Sunni-dominated Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjacent to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, on November 15, 2013. Photo by Naveed Ahmad

Participating in a procession mourning deaths of Prophet Mohammad’s grandchildren, Shiites torch a market in Sunni-dominated Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjacent to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, on November 15, 2013. Photo by Naveed Ahmad

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(RNS) Tit-for-tat target killings between Sunnis and Shiites have escalated this past year, with Taliban forces repeatedly targeting Shiite processions and places of worship and Iran-backed Shiite groups retaliating.

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  • Atheist Max

    Matthew 10:34, “Jesus said, ‘I come not to bring peace, but a sword.”

    Qu’ran 8;7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words, ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last.”

    Torah: Deut 1:7 “…We will go up and fight, according to all that Jehovah our God commanded us. And ye girded on every man his weapons of war.”

    We delude ourselves that this is Love.
    Religion is a disgrace to humanity.

  • Larry

    More examples of Pakistan’s state funded Islamicism coming to bite it on the behind. Pakistan is a perfect example of how fundamentalism becomes a powerful force when supported by a dictatorship.

    Islamicism in Pakistan got a jump start as a way to fight proxy wars against India which could not be won through military force. Since the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, it has been both a useful force and a growing liability for the Pakistani military.

    Useful in keeping dissent away from the government by encouraging angry people to fight in foreign jihad and avoiding having to act as a responsible government for underdeveloped border areas. But now with out of control sectarian violence, Islamicists creating a state within the state, it is nothing but trouble.

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