sinking hearts

I opened the window to write an excuse on why Karachi is misbehaving. But I have none. I want a reason. An answer. Anything. Something that will make me understand why an act this senseless needs to be answered with something equally senseless. I want to defend us so much right now but I can’t because we are acting without thinking. We don’t know who is responsible hence we shall lash out at ourselves. We don’t know who wants us damaged so we will destroy ourselves. We can’t pinpoint the source of all this tragedy so we will run around hurting everyone. It doesn’t take education or privilege or anything more than commonsense to come to the conclusion that throwing stones at each other and setting cars on fire in your very own country is NOT helping anyone, except those who wanted it in the first place. What can we do tomorrow to stop this madness thats rushing through everyone’s blood- this insane mad need for revenge from the unseen enemy who sits and laughs at us for hurting ourselves? Please, Karachi, please. Calm down.

12 Comments so far

  1. wasiq (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 2:20 am


  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 2:36 am


    We Stand United Hand in Hand Peacfully

    We condemn the attack but will NOT burn our city down in the process

  3. thedarkbackward (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 2:39 am

    I’ve never been closer to Karachi than Penang, Malaysia…but my impression of the Pakistanis that I met there and the folks that I meet here in the United States is that they are a kind people.

    My heart grieves for those who died while in prayer – I can’t begin to imagine your pain or the pain of those left behind.

    From America, know that someone cares.

  4. sarah (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 3:24 am

    May GOD protect from tHE people WHO HARM THE INNOCENT,& Who DESTROY PAKISTAN, KARACHI AND ITS people!!! AmEEn !!

  5. Alam (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 3:38 am

    I have nothign against Sunnis or Shias, but my first impression is that ppl need to get spanked for disrupting traffic, be it Muharram crowds or 12 Rabi Awal crowd. 40 dead is not that bad. I am glad that only the guilty ones r dead.

    I am sick and tired to ppl showing their religous fervor at the cost of inconvenience to others. Let them die.

  6. badfriend909 (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 6:16 am

    @ Alam
    I understand your pain for the loss and all the terrible incidents happening, but please don’t pick on a religious group unless you know the truth. This is one of the many teachings by our prophet Muhammad(SA). Please please, to all the blog readers, I incist you all to share your feelings in a neutral manner. I know that its hard to control the feelings and anger towards the people who have done such a horrible thing, but its not alright to be pointing fingers without knowing the truth. Allah saab ko apne amaan mein rakhe, ameen!

  7. Wahidi (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:00 am

    To Allah we belong, Unto him is our return.

    May Allah guide us all to the straight way. What we need today is a leader. A man who could guide us. I am more depressed about our reaction. What exactly are we trying to by burning these petrol pumps and vehicles? Do we not understand that that bus or that taxi or that petrol pump is a property of a human. A Muslim. But yet we react to it by destroying the livelihood…the main source of income…of the Muslim Victims.

    Musharraf will do nothing. He is more concerned about his own life. If you look at it Musharraf has no link with the people of Pakistan. None zilch! If he had cared then that 23 yr girl would not have died on her way to the hospital. If he had cared we would not have had a bomb blast tonight. If he had cared Karachi would’ve been a city of peace.

    We all have the “jazba”. emotions. zeal. whatever u may call it. It exists within each one of us…and it increases as each day passes. What we dont have is a leader to guide those emotions. A man who could show us where to utilize this strength we have in our hearts. A man who can teach us how to use our brains.

    May Allah guide us all to the Straight Way. May Allah help us make Karachi, a city of Peace! Insha Allah!

  8. kiss for tears (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:25 am

    I just simply wonder ,what they can find for hurt themselves?bombing to public place and killing innocent youth…in every direction ,this is not a human ways.if bomber is muslim too,I really feel helpless.some of ppl r got involved and under controll like puppet with blindly .I am remain here,islam taught be nutral never be excentric.and real improve is not achive with massive murder.islam is must united under 1 god name.and must keep caution, this is not time for hurting brothers.coz we have other prob, whom try to tear off islamic social combines…like america dose irq and palestin.they r one of victim, other islamic countries r not taking sirious action for them…so got involved and dameged under super power.really this is not time for killing brothers.if really u think u love ur country, use another way for express ur opinion, not to kill or make caos.these terrorising is nothinng produce.wake up before lose everything.I am so sad to see this….and I pray for lost soul..may allah let them rest in peace…may these lost blood merge into courage ,not into hate or killing chain reaction….ameen…

  9. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:43 am

    @ Alam : 40 Dead is not that Bad ? !! You want people Dead just because they cause a bit Incontinence ? .. That’s Insensitive !

    It’s a sad event for all the Muslims of Pakistan, but Violence is not the solution, Burning public vehicles, Breaking signals, burning Ambulances and creating a Law & order situation will only make things difficult for our own selves.
    Please Be Calm and Ask everyone not to retaliate in Violence.

    We condemn this act of terrorism, and we are sad, but we will not let the terrorists achieve their goal to trigger an unrest in the city.

  10. Alam (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    OK, who got killed? The suicide bomber(s) targetted the stage, where religous and sectarian nuts leaders were sitting. Most of them r dead. Is that bad? I think it is great. No kids got killed, no innocent lost lives.

    And if they were such pious leaders, I am sure they would be screwing 70 virgins while we r arguing here. Everybody happy now?

  11. yo yo (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    I hope the admins of this blog take notice of Mr Alam and remove his comments.

    He is inciting hate and blaming victims themselves without any knowledge.

  12. nawaz (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    in all that happened, whether innocent or culprit, innocent lives were lost, and the wealth of innocent people was destroyed.

    under any circumstances NO ONE has any right to take away what belongs to one person, except Allah himself, and no human intervention is allowed.

    in the last few tragic incidents have resulted in mobs coming up from nowhere and creating havoc. i am sure that these are not the agrieved or direct affectees, rather some outsiders who take the situation hostage and create loot and plunder, and their jealousy leads to destroying private property.

    jammie, unfortunately common sense itself is the least common of senses. i wish that our people apply their brains for just one second, and they’ll realise what they’e doing to each other.

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