Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thank you Peshawar!
It is a great day for Pakistan. Intellectuals in Peshawar held a jirga in which they give full support to the military operation against the terrorists. I do not want to give these terrorists any level of respect by calling them extermists or even militants. They are hard core terrorists. They have killed people, blown up schools, demolished police stations, blew children as suicide bombers, bombed mosques, wonder who is going to pay for all the loss and the eventual reconstruction?
At last we were hearing what we wanted to hear. They even went to the extent of advocating boycotting such persons naming Imran Khan and some others for supporting the terrorists by suggesting talks with them. We cannot talk to armed killers. They must lay down their arms, be tried, be duly punished by courts and then we will talk to them, not until then. It was so heartening the jirga gave no support to the terrorists and condemn them to the fullest. Bravo, well done.
There was some good news from Islamabad too when the Ulema Conference also condemned it in unequivocal terms. I am so glad the people like Jamath e Islami's Munawar Hasan and the like are side lined. If you are a law abiding people how could you support people who keep illegal weapons and fight the State, terrorise people and collect exorbitant taxes. Sorry we cannot show and sympathy or have soft corner for the terrorists.