Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pakistan: Islamic seminary gutted as explosives that seminary students were preparing go off prematurely

Islamic theology itself is a form of jihad. Jihad flows from Islamic theology, doctrine and dogma. Islam's centers of learning (such as Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt) teach that waging offensive jihad against non-Muslims is obligatory for all Muslims. Therefore it is unsurprising to learn that Islamic schools and seminaries teach the tools of modern jihad, such as bombmaking.

It is impossible to equate Islam with Orthodoxy or any form of Christianity. See my article comparing Islamic and Christian extremism.

Pakistan: Islamic seminary gutted as explosives that seminary students were preparing go off prematurely
Jihad Watch — 11/4/2013

You'd almost think these Islamic schools actually had bomb-making classes:
  • July 2009: Bomb kills nine at imam's house used as Islamic school in Pakistan
  • April 2007: 22 arrested for bombmaking in Islamic religious school raid in Afghanistan
  • July 2006: Jihadist killed by his own grenade at religious school in Afghanistan
  • September 2004: Nine prosecuted for bomb-making at Qur'an recital class in Indonesia
Even if they did, however, no one would care. What about those right-wing extremists?

"Injured go missing after explosion at Balochistan religious seminary,"
by Shahzad Baloch for the Express Tribune, November 3 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

QUETTA: An unregistered religious seminary was gutted as a result of an explosion that occured allegedly after explosive materials prematurely went off in the Eastern Bypass, an outskirt of Quetta valley, on Sunday morning.

Gee, which religion was it a seminary for? I can't imagine!

Four rooms of the religious seminary and a nearby house were completely destroyed in the blast. 
According to eyewitness accounts, three people injured in the blast were taken out by their companions before police reached the site. A search operation was launched to find the injured, but police could not locate them at any Quetta hospital. 
Deputy Inspector General Police (DIG) Operations Mohammed Jaffar said some religious literature was recovered from the wreckage along with explosives material. He said those in the seminary were preparing explosives that went off prematurely. 
Quetta is vulnerable to sectarian and militant attacks and recently two bombings killed more than a dozen people and injured over 50 others. 
After the US drone strike that killed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Hakimullah Mahsud, security has been beefed up in sensitive areas of Quetta that include the military cantonment, Chief Minister House, IG FC and Police Balochistan’s residences and provincial secretariat.