KP flooding continues to destroy the lives of countless citizens. UN is reporting that as many as four million people are affected by the floods. The disaster comes at a fragile time, and it is telling about the different responses from groups to the crisis.
Let us take first the response of Taliban and extremist militant groups. While innocent Muslims are suffering and dying from this flood disaster, these religious extremists are carrying out attacks.
Rescue workers frantically tried to extinguish fires that engulfed several cars in the minutes after the attack near a major market in the city of Peshawar.
Sifwat Ghayur, the head of the Frontier Constabulary, was killed in the attack along with his driver and bodyguard, said Abdul Rahman Khan, a local police officer. The explosion also injured seven other people, he said.
It was unclear whether the suicide bomber attacked on foot or was in a vehicle, said Khan.
The attack comes as the northwest, which has been plagued by violence at the hands of the Pakistani Taliban, is trying to get back on its feet after heavy monsoon rains.
Meanwhile, in Karachi the death toll has risen to 76 as Taliban militants continue violence after murdering MPA Raza Haider (MQM).
So this is the response to tragedy by militants: Murdering innocents
Next let us look at the American response. While innocent Muslims are suffering and dying from this flood disaster, Americans are doing everything to help.
First, American Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton announced $10 Million (856 Million Rupees) to aid the response and the flood victims. Yesterday, the American government announced that it will be providing new bridges and halal meals to feed the hungry.
Wait, did you read that?
The American government is providing halal meals for flood victims.
So much for that conspiracy theory that they are waging war against Islam.
It is not being reported that American citizens are even using their mobile phones to make donations by SMS. The US Army is using its helicopters to rescue victims.
So here is the different response. Taliban gives bombs, Americans give halal food. Something to think about.