- - Thursday, December 25, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

My heart is crying after learning about the recent school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan (“Taliban storm Pakistani school at Peshawar, killing 141,” Web, Dec. 16). That day was truly one of the saddest days of my life. So many innocent children were murdered, and the worst part is that it was done in the name of Islam.

As a Pakistani girl who immigrated to the United States a little over a year ago, I feel the sorrow of the victims’ families very strongly. These children did nothing wrong to anyone and were just going to school and living their happy lives. Their existences were cut short by terrorists whose actions are completely against Islam. The Koran clearly states: “[W]hosoever kills an innocent soul … it as if he has killed all of humanity… .” (5:33).

My heart is still grieving and I pray for the families of those killed and harmed in this attack. May God give patience to the children’s parents and in time give them peace of mind.

ANUM NAMEER

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

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