PJ MEDIA — A lie conceals the truth. And hidden truths never have a chance of being acknowledged, addressed, and ultimately ameliorated.
Because of this simple truism, one of the greatest lies of our age — that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam — has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon.
One of the latest manifestations of this lie took place in Pakistan. On Easter Sunday, a suicide bombing took place near the children’s rides of a public park, where Christians were congregated and celebrating the resurrection of their Lord. At least 74 people — mostly Christian women and children — were killed. Nearly 400 were injured.
Recalled a witness:
There was human flesh on the walls of our house.
Who — or what — was responsible for this assault? “We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter,” said Jamaatul Ahraar, a splinter group of the Taliban. In a media statement, the group said it “deliberately targeted the Christian community”:
We had been waiting for this occasion.
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