Why Jihad Watch? Because non-Muslims in the West, as well as in India, China, Russia, and the world over, are facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy their societies and impose Islamic law upon them -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Religion Of Peace, Kills Dozens In Iraq And Pakistan
The Islamic State terror network claimed responsibility for two bombings that each killed dozens of people Thursday -- one in Iraq and one in Pakistan.
The car bombing in Baghdad was the third blast to hit the Iraqi capital in three days, the BBC reported. The bomb exploded in Baghdad's southwestern al-Bayaa neighborhood shortly before sunset, killing at least 45 people and wounding nearly 50 others, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry.
Staffers outside an emergency ward in Karachi for the victims of the Pakistan suicide bombing. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Also, a suicide bomber blew himself up a world-famous shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 50 others, according to officials there. The terror group claimed the bombings through its Amaq media agency.