Peshawer Church blast: The Menace of Takfeer and its Solution.



The recent attack on a church in Peshawar is yet again a reminder that we should not surrender to the ignorance and barbarity of the few groups in Pakistan who are time and again pricking our nerves and testing our resilience and resolve. There is no solution but to wipe out theses extremist elements who are killing innocent people and minorities, carrying out suicide attacks in mosques and Imam bargahs from Quetta to Peshawar and from Karachi to Dir.

PKKH strongly condemns the brutal killings of our Christian brothers in a twin suicide attack in a church in Peshawar. PKKH stands by the victims in their time of grief and distress, and requests the authorities to understand and act on this seriously crucial matter at this very fragile time.

We have to rightly identify our enemy and the nation needs a consensus at this particular moment, and this is what we need to understand as a nation now. Since a decade, we are arguing over ‘our war’ and ‘their war’; we need to understand that this extremism is our war and we have to fight it out, no matter what. There should be no confusion regarding that militancy in Pakistan has an annihilating ideology, towards both Islam and Pakistan. There is no point in negotiating with the people who will ultimately break and destroy us. It is high time weidentify our ‘enemy’ – the ‘Takfiris’ misusing and destroying the name of Islam for their every murder and bloodshed.

Today’s barbaric blast in a church is a slap in the face of all the apologists who insisted and propagated that we should engage in talks with the TTP. There is absolutely no room for a dialogue with the ones whose actions are based on an ideology that is itself against Islam. These ‘TTP Takfiri Kharijites’ should have to be dealt with withstrong arms and not negotiations.

Still, even after an appalling incident of the martyrdom of a Major General, some of the political elites are pushing to negotiate with these extremist elements and trying to justify their policies and stance. We have to be crystal clear on the matters of national security, particularly this one; right now, we need a national consensus and action. Today’s gruesome events once again reveal that there cannot be any talks with the TTP until and unless we push them in a corner, break their backs and force them to surrender unconditionally. We cannot and should not even consider having conditional talks with these elements.

The most disturbing part is to observe the insensitivity of the political parties towards the losses and their policies towards the radical elements. Time and again, the PML-N has been accused of being in a covert alliance with LeJ, which is very visible from their leniency towards them. Now the PTI has been accused of being in coalition with JI, and their policies are quite reflective of this accusation. Both the PTI and the PML-N should come out of this impression of peace talks, as more delay means more chaos and bloodshed.

As a nation, we have to come up with a strong policy and a consensus to deal with this issue. To curb this decade long menace of terrorism, we should use soft power, not to lure the ‘Takfiris’ but to prepare the minds of our masses for a fight against this threat. Ulema and Islamic scholars should come forward and play their role effectively, by rising above mere condemnations, unanimously declaring these ‘Takfiri Kharijites’ as enemies of Islam and Pakistan. Academic scholars and researchers working on this area should make a guide to educate themasses about these elements and their ideology and methodology. They should formulate a volume for mass awareness and education on this particular issue. We should use hard power with full force, clarity and determination to throttle this phenomenon of terrorism. The phenomenon of the “kharijites” or the “Takfiris” is not something new is Islamic History; therefore, one can easily derive a concrete and pragmatic policy and a course of action in the light of Ahadeeth (the Prophet’s statements) and Quran to counter this threat.

Every political party, whether it is the PML-N, the  JI, the PTI or any apologist should be aware of the consequences of giving the room of re-entry to these TTP ignorants in our cities and villages. Pakistan is passing through sensitive turns and difficult routes; we cannot afford to see these radical elements entering our homes and stalking our streets for more bloodshed.  As Gen Kiyani stated, we have the capability of taking the war to them. So there should be no more delay in fighting/countering what we know is wrong, and the writ of the state should be firmly established with an iron hand.

is researcher and a regular contributor at PKKH. She is a Human Rights, Youth and a Peace Activist and has done her MPhil in ‘Peace and Conflict Studies’ from NDU. She can be reached at and she tweets at @battlehawk_

Discussion27 Comments

  1. I’m confused….. an entire article written WITHOUT mentioning Mossad, CIA, Blackwater, RAW. Has PKKH finally come to the realisation, like the APC, that these terrorists, are ….. in fact…. Pakistanis !!!

    Ta da…..

      • You Pakis are all a bit like 1984 in action. Flavour of the month keeps changing constantly.

        No wonder the rest of us, who live in the real world, find it hard to keep up.

        The day you lot stop living delusions, we’ll all be on the same page.

        Now – what’s the next conspiracy theory you’re peddling?

        • @BombMan: Its too complicated for you. So don’t bother your little trying to understand it.

          No we don’t want to be on the same page as you. You lot turned Hindustan into Rapistan. RapeMan is more apt for you rather than BombMan.

    • i don’t have any doubt in my mind that TTP and BLA/BRA is 101% supported by CIA and RAW..and by the way this is nothing hidden even.. its all explicit. broaden your horizon and study out of the box.. many western scholars have explained this even..

      you think everyone is a fool like you.. come on !

    • @bomber…have some respect…these are complicated issues and there will be differences of opinion but as PKKH has demonstrated it is possible to change…those who have an open mind will eventually find the correct answer to the problems…my congratulations to PKKH for this article which clearly states the facts and does not digress into conspiracy theories…progress toward a solution to terrorism is being made and those who work toward peace should be encouraged…

  2. @ Bomb Man or woman…

    DOn’t worry, you’re on the top in the list.

    We’re veru much sorrow on the brutal attackes over christian borthers. So we should see you later…idiots

  3. Imran Khan and Shareef are wrong, give complete go ahead to the army to destroy the TTP a foreign proxy and her affiliated paid mercenaries.

    They do not stand for peace or respect the vision for Pakistan

    They are on their last breath therefore need to be vanquished.

  4. @Bomb man.. fix your country and don’t waste ur time on Pakistani forums….

    Reread article. It says ‘Takfiri Kharjites’ as enemy of Islam and Pakistan.

    This statement covers all…

  5. I am highly disturbed by the fact that the above author did not call a spade a spade — that is the fact that this attack was carried out by HINDU and JEWISH “Takfiris” … what is the problem? Are Pakistanis like this author getting scared or what? And if so, of whom? Everyone knows that this attack was carried out by Takfiris and Anti-Islamites from the land of the Kuffars and Kenjers and Jaahils — i.e. paid agents of the India and the Israel, backed by the Great Satan the Amreeka (esp CIA) — why is this article not mention that? Is the author applying for the “Green Card” from USA or what? Please let us know the truth… else the Pakistan will the perish in no time…

    • It is so obvious that @hawk and @ vakil are the type of people this article is against…those who blindly repeat lies with no facts to back them up have a hidden agenda to support the enemies of Pakistan…it is these people who are the true enemy of Pakistan and traitors to their country…

    • You mean PTI, PML-N and other political parties join together as one and fight this menace??? Wow.. I like to see that happen atleast in the next 100 years..

      BTW, after 3 weeks from now, let me see how many of your politicians will even remember that such an event happened..

  6. Scum pakis,
    i havent paki terroristani sites as much as I did after Mumbai 2008. But very joyed by the church blast.

    Sorry to see innocent christians die, but paki filthy terroristan is fully exposed to the rest of the world’s condemnation.

    Such sweet news. Paki scum, you reap what you sowed. Allahu Akbar indeed.

  7. Just out of curiosity.. Lets say you wake up one morning and you find that a hindu temple gets bombed and the people in it die, will pakistan express the same emotion?

    • congratulations to endian army for historic incidents like Kunan mass rapes, Gujarat killings, and many many more such incidents liker that !!

      keep showing your animal.. !

  8. @Jeet: and of course congratulations to you for Muslims massacred by Hindu India. Most recent being in Hyderabad.

    Don’t be a fool Jeet. Come to your senses and wash your heart out of the hate you have for us. Think=, what will you be in your next life. A bitch ?

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