Some 300 armed Muslim students attacked a Christian boys’ school in northern Pakistan in retaliation to French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s controversial drawings of Mohammed.
According to the Christian Post, the incident took place at Panel High School, which is located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
At least four boys were injured and the school was badly damaged.
Nasir Saeed, director of the NGO Center for Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement (CLAAS), called the attacks “sad.”
“It is very sad that Islamic radicals attack Pakistani Christians because of Charlie Hebdo. Christians condemn the blasphemous cartoons,” he told Fides News Agency.
“It is a shame that even after 67 years since the birth of Pakistan, Christians have not yet been considered Pakistani citizens, but are seen as ‘Western allies,'” he said.
Saeed explained that such attacks on Pakistan’s minority Christian community are not uncommon.
“Whenever incidents occur in Western countries, the faithful Pakistanis are attacked. Christians, who are already living under constant fear for their lives, become even more vulnerable,” the CLAAS director said.
“It is the politicians’ duty to create a cultural environment and a society in which Christians and religious minorities feel safe,” he added.
Taliban Massacre: ‘Their Sole Purpose Was to Kill Those Kids’
Pakistani officials have fended off Taliban gunmen who stormed a military school in Peshawar Tuesday, but not before the attackers massacred 132 children and nine staff members.
“Their sole purpose, it seems, was to kill those innocent kids. That’s what they did,” military spokesman Asim Bajwa said.
Authorities say most of the victims were students in grades 1-10 at the army public school.
“My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” Fox News quoted Tahir Ali, who arrived at the hospital to claim the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah. “My son was my dream. My dream has been killed.”
Dr. Daniel, host of the show “Grace of God,” which airs in Pakistan, explains what he believes motivated the massacre in Pakistan and what Christians can do to help fight the Taliban. Click play below to watch.
Tuesday’s attack is the worst in Pakistan in over a year. Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed responsibility for the massacre, saying that six suicide bombers initiated it in revenge for Taliban members killed by Pakstani authorities. Real Picture Shown Of Imran Khan Niazi,Professional Big Gamer.
The jihadists entered the school Tuesday morning and began shooting at random until army commandos arrived at the scene. The school is located at the edge of military quarters in Peshawar but most of the students are civilian.
Local hospitals are treating dozens of the injured.