The arrest of Faisal Shahzad (III)

Published: May 5, 2010

KARACHI: I have just one question for someone like Faisal Shahzad. What in the world were you thinking? How could someone as educated and apparently affluent as him get involved in this kind of thing? This act has caused pain and suffering to not only his loved ones but to each and every Pakistani living abroad.

What is worse is that some Muslims do not even believe all this and say that this is all part of a conspiracy to defame Muslims. According to these conspiracy theorists, those who are committing suicide bombings in Pakistan are agents of foreign powers and not Muslims, and those who hanged headless bodies upside down in Swat were apparently not Taliban. They also say that Dr Aafia Siddiqi is an angel.

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  • Mubashir Mahmood
    May 6, 2010 - 12:59AM

    Faisal Shahzad action in New York recently has created doubts in many minds. Some one is saying that it is a reaction of those drone attacks which are carried in Wazirstan by Americans. Some one is saying that these controversies are created by American themselves and make a impact on Pakistan that there people and there place is mostly involved in terrorist activities and this incident give a chance to Americans to pressurizes Pakistanis to do more.
    Different people have different opinions but one thing is sure that the drone attacks and the American brutality towards Pakistani tribal areas have made many normal people life miserable and have destroyed their families and after these conditions even a normal man will become evil and will take steps for revenge.
    Its time that Americans understand that their early exit from south Asian region is better for their own security. Recommend

  • May 6, 2010 - 1:06AM

    whose payroll are you on? Confess!Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    May 6, 2010 - 8:13PM

    I don’t think he was “affluent”. He had defaulted on his mortgage and both husband and wife had either lost their jobs or left them voluntarily. I saw somewhere his income was reported to be $50,000 per year before taxes. You can’t survive in the USA on that kind of money with a wife and two children.

    May be with his “American Dream” having fallen apart he became disillusioned and bitter. He had clearly no intention of coming back to the US when he bought that one-way ticket. Recommend

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