The Pakistani government has mobilized tens of thousands of troops and security personnel to provide protection for the day of Ashura, which has already started there. Barricades and barbed wire have been placed around the capital.
So far, Taliban pagans have only managed one bombing that injured 12, including five women and five children.
Interesting fact: Last year Pakistan was listed as seventh among the 10 most dangerous countries in the world for minorities, after Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Congo. Not an illustrious brotherhood.
If we take Brother Mu’adh at his word when he writes, “For most of their history the Islamic caliphates demonstrated the plurality of the Islamic system and how it ruled over overwhelmingly non-Muslim populaces in regions such as India,” then the radical caliphate project that inspires militants today in Pakistan and Afghanistan stands as far outside of Islamic history and tradition as it does the religion of the Quran and the Sunnah.