The religion of peace sent another bloody postcard to civilization today as a suicide bomber struck a park in Pakistan where many women and children were celebrating Easter.

From NBC News:

At least 55 people, mostly women and children, were killed and more than 100 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a children’s park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Sunday evening.

“A large number of people, majority of them women and children, were present in ‎Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore when the suicide bomber blew himself up. Mostly women and children are killed and injured in the blast,” Said Lahore Police Chief Dr. Haider Ashraf.

In addition to the 55 killed, 150 are injured, according to Punjab Health Minister Salman ‎Rafique.

The police chief said there was an unusual rush of the people in the park due to the weekend and Easter. He said a large number of Christian community celebrating the holy day were present in the park.

“Most of the dead and injured are women and children,” said Mustansar Feroz, the police superintendent for the area in which the park is located.

Police officials said they had recovered the body of the suicide bomber. ‎He seems to be between 25 and 30 years old, he said.

Punjab Chief Minister, Shabaz Sharif later announced a three-day mourning in the province.

Rafique said they had declared emergency in all the hospitals of Lahore city to better handle the injured.

“We are in a state of emergency. All the hospitals are under emergency. All ambulances had been called to site of the blast as a large number of people, the majority of them women and children are injured,” the health minister said.

Media footage showed children and women crying and screaming and rescue officials, police and bystanders carrying injured people to ambulances and private cars.

Just absolute evil.

Here are some videos from the blast, but I caution you, some of the images are graphic:

This is just another example of how Christians are being targeted for genocide in the Middle East. We should pray for their sake, and thank God that we live in a country where we are (mostly) safe from such attacks. And remember that when we vote for a president, we have the solemn duty to choose someone who will take the office seriously and wield the incredible power that comes with it knowing that more than just American lives are at stake.


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