The enemy attacks from all sides


In the Islamic tradition, Muslims are warned that they will be attacked by Satan, holistically, relentlessly, shamelessly, over and over and over again. Satan will attack the believer from the front and the back, the left, and the right, from above and below, from all sides.

When we try to deal with and process the impact of terrorist attacks in Pakistan, we should try to keep in mind the relentlessness of Shaitaan. There is nothing random, or mindless about the targets that violent extremist non state actors choose in Pakistan. Each target is chosen to inflict the maximum pain upon Pakistan.