S. Africa cited as attack target Nationals arrested in Pakistan raid --By Paul Haven, Associated Press, The Boston Globe, August 5, 2004
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Two South Africans captured along with a senior Al Qaeda terrorist were plotting attacks on tourist sites in their home country, Pakistani officials said yesterday, a surprising target for Islamic terrorism given the African nation's vocal stand against the war in Iraq and Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
All the good Muslims aspire to go to Mecca for Hajj; and it seems like all the Islamic terrorists aspire to go to Pakistan!
Seriously, isn't it sad that Pakistan, a nation that had such high ideals of becoming a model for a Holy Land for all Muslims across the world, has fallen into such a chasm?
This should serve as a good lesson for extremists of any hue and in any place; and that includes Hindus, Jews and Christians.
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