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12 Dead In Pakistan Hospital Shooting

CNN is reporting that a gunman opened fire into a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.

At least 12 people are dead.

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May 31, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. What happened in Lahore is truly one of the saddest and heart-wrenching incidents I have ever experienced as a Pakistani. When places of worship no longer carry the sanctity they deserve, the stark divide in religious ideology is made clear in Pakistan. After wandering around various blogs and reading horrible hate posts by people who label themselves as Muslims, I felt compelled to write to the terrorists and their followers directly. It is mesmerizing that there are people in my country who actually applaud the heinous crime of killing innocent people, carrying out a crime against Islam, a crime against Pakistan. I am shocked at the people who have the audacity to support those who kill in the name of our religion, one that bounds my faith for the timeless virtues of tolerance, compassion, and forgiveness.

    http://bit.ly/avZfHU (http://ahraza.wordpress.com)

    Comment by ahraza | May 31, 2010 | Reply

    • I can’t imagine what that must feel like to see people giving your faith, history, and beliefs such a bad name. It’s my prayer that truly good hearted, intelligent, wise minds see them for what they are; terrorists — and be able to see the difference between the real Islamic faith and those who distort the name of God to murder innocent men, women and children. Thank you for your comments. Best wishes!

      Comment by dshepherdwtwo | May 31, 2010 | Reply


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