Terrorism, Justice and the People
Terrorism for sure is a potent tool at the disposal of belligerent powers to coerce, degrade and totally mutilate the society of the target state. Like war, it is also an instrument to continue state policy through other means. Wars have been fought for immediate results. In that warring parties confront each other on the battle ground. The valiantís and powerful carry the day while weak get humiliated and are subjugated. War in spite of its evils has its norms; cruel yet noble. What we see in terrorism is nothing but cunning and deceitful manipulations of perceptual mosaic of the people. Dissent is created to mislead masses and to push them towards ultimate disaster. This is often done in the name of religion. Religion provides the strongest motivating force especially once people are already disillusioned due to deprivation and poverty. Such a situation is taken advantage of by the adversaries. They just continue to fund and arm such rouge outfits so that they could continue to degrade the state to a level where it collapses under its own weight.
The notion that so called Taliban are fighting for the cause of Islam has dwindled. In Pakistan they are not fighting against any occupation forces rather are targeting innocent men, women and children without any distinction of cast, creed or color. Their acts either are directed towards breaking the will of the people or are focused at reducing the strategic capacity of our Armed Forces. Attacks on GHQ, Mehran and Kamra air bases and that on Peshawar airport couldnít have been planned by novice and emotionally charged religious zealots. It was certainly the crafty work of hostile intelligence agencies, which knew the location of sensitive equipment like long range surveillance aircraft. In recent incidents foreigners constitute integral part of the attacking contingent. In attack on Peshawar airport presumably Tajiks and Uzbiks with tattoos on their bodies were killed. Having tattoos on the body is considered as an utterly un-Islamic practice as it prevents an individual from having proper ablution. Similarly, in 2nd February attack on an army camp at irrigation colony at Serai Naurang out of the four bodies of the terrorists held by security agencies, three were of foreigners those who had not undergone circumcision. These incidents clearly reflect that these so called Taliban are under foreign influence and are working to further their agenda.