I believe it was George W. Bush who called Islam the religion of peace yet we seem to be continually besieged with enemies who are wearing the badge of Islam. Now I do not know who told Dubya that lie but it has become the phrase of choice when fooling ourselves about the true ideas of Islam. Peaceful? Read on...
Reuters – Left...A girl, identified by the police as eight-year-old Sohana Javaid, sits during at a news conference in Islamabad…
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack security forces, police said on Monday.
Police produced the girl, identified as Sohana Javaid, before a news conference broadcast on Pakistani television channels.
The girl recalled how she was kidnapped from her hometown of Peshawar and brought to the Lower Dir district in the northwest.
"There were two men and two women sitting in a car. They kidnapped me," she told reporters in Dir.
Forced to wear a suicide vest, she was transported to a security check post.
"They put one suicide vest on me, but it did not fit. Then they put on a second one," Sohana said. "I threw away the vest and started shouting (for help) as I came close to the checkpost and they (security forces) took me into custody."
There was no way to independently verify the story.
Pakistani authorities, who are facing a stubborn Taliban insurgency, have in the past produced would-be suicide bombers in front of television cameras. But they have been men or boys.
Suicide bombings by women are rare in Pakistan.
The Taliban have been blamed for many of the suicide bombings across Pakistan.
I never heard of Catholics kidnapping an 8 year old to wear a suicide vest.