Many people world over believe that Pakistan is a terrorist country. Born and raised here, I know how untrue this stereotype is, and my simple answer to these misconceptions is, “NO”. Pakistanis are not terrorists!
I will clear out this fog of misunderstandings, and truly wish the misguided people to read this article. My first suggestion in this course of answers is to read HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SAW) life history and to understand his teachings for mankind. Our Messiah was a warm-hearted, spiritual leader who spread the message of peace amid the tides of hatred.
The Prophet Mohammed (SAW) said, “He who kills one man, kills all of humanity”. By this teaching we learn that if any one kills a single human being, it means he kills all the humanity.
Pakistan by birth, through its ideology, and constitution is a democratic Islamic Republic. The root cause of all terrorist activity goes back to nineteen seventies and Soviet Union’s hostile onslaught on our neighbor, Afghanistan.
As the cold war between the two nuclear giants was heating up into a blazing full war, United States of America (USA) funded the fundamentalist group Taliban. Their Leader Osama Bin Laden, took up arms supplied through Pakistani channels against the Soviet Union. Victory was written, and so was the chapter that would become a stigma for our nation decades later.
When brutalities of war mounted, many homeless people sought refuge in Pakistan, adding to the country’s financial troubles. And so began our harrowing tale of being branded as a common terrorist leviathan.
9/11 collapse of world trade centre made headlines with Osama as the leading culprit. Quickly began the swift war on terror. Cities destroyed, people massacred in a cascade of cluster bombs that destroyed friend and foe, laying waste to many. Soon, USA’s military laid siege to the country, bringing it down to its knees. But the war still continues.
With the advent of Taliban, many local tribes caught the gun culture and many new extremist, separatist organizations sprouted here as well. Unfortunately, due to rampant illiteracy and poverty in Northern areas, these people became the first targets of Pakistani Talibanism. Swayed by falsely exemplified teachings of our Holy Prophet, they wrecked havoc throughout Pakistan.
The young, brain washed through pretence of Islamic teachings, highlighting the rewards of martyrdom, blow themselves up at the organization’s commands, killing many. And now due to the escalating tensions between Baluchistan and our government on political front, these groups are being funded to spark a separation movement.
Talibanization is the term chosen to cover the open-terrorism of these organizations, painting a sordid picture of our country. A wikileaks report in 2011, suggest the involvement of British Intelligence Agency MI6, and Canadian secret services in terror attacks in Pakistan.
According to the report Algerian detainee Adil Hadi al Jazairi bin Hamili who is linked to several bombings in Pakistan in 2002, including the plot to bomb USA consulate in Peshawar was getting a hefty dole for his services from British and Canadian secret agencies.
The report also highlight’s ISI’s own tinkering with the terror network. Despite the stark allegations on ISI, it doesn’t make the shameless involvement of the allied forces agencies any less obvious. So the question arises? Is Pakistan truly a terrorist country, or just an scapegoat for the political blunders of the west?