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Pakistan School Carnage
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Out of the many chilling accounts that have emerged after the Peshawar horror, there is one tiny detail that demands further inspection. 

 
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The school shooting in Peshawar has generated great public concern and fostered a widespread impression that schools are unsafe for many students

 
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It’s time Muslims seriously considered making a long overdue New Year’s resolution: bidding farewell to the state of denial, saying “no more” to conspiracy theories.  
 
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The Pakistan Army must ask itself whether it is an army for Islam or for Pakistan in the face of an enemy which professes the same faith, and paints the military establishment as the infidel for joining hands with the Americans.

 

The country has been plunged into darkness, both physically and symbolically. We’ve been waking up to grey haze and cold temperatures. It feels like the skies are mourning with us by engulfing various cities in thick layers of bleak fog.

 
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“Allah o Akbar” (God is the Greatest), they shouted together before opening fire on their targets, the young students of Army Public School, Peshawar, ranging from eight to 16 years of age.

 

Although mankind has successfully landed on the moon and Mars, it has failed miserably in determining the definition of terrorism. This is mainly because terrorists in one nation may be considered freedom fighters in another and vice versa. However, terrorism can loosely be defined as the systematic use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

 
On December 16, 1971, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) seceded from Pakistan, in which an estimated three million people were killed. After four decades, on December 16, 2014, on the same day, the country underwent another national tragedy.   
 

Understanding the TTP attack in Peshawar would involve looking at the group’s structure, the role of ideology and the impact of Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations

 

Watching BBC after the Peshawar carnage on December 16 would have made any human being sick and angry. The Frankenstein that USA and Pakistan's ISI jointly created at the height of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban (madrassa students), massacred 145 people in an Army School in Peshawar, of which 132 were students aged between 7 and 15.

 


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