Religion of peace, my left foot! Count on the usual suspects making excuses that what happened today in Pakistan doesn’t represent real Islam, blah, blah, blah. But, the fact remains these radicals Ismlamists are killing Christians around the world on a daily basis and both President Obama and Pope Francis need to call it for what it is.
Fox News reports an explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials told the Associated Press.
About 300 people were injured when a bomb detonated in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the eastern city of Lahore. A suicide bomber is suspected of being responsible for the blast, though authorities continue to investigate.
The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near rides for children.
"When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," Hasan Imran, 30, told Reuters.
A police superintendent said most of the dead were women and children, according to Reuters. Salman Rafiq, an adviser to the chief minister of Punjab province, said many of the wounded were in a critical condition.
"It was overcrowded because of Easter, there were a lot of Christians there," Javed Ali, a 35-year-old who lives near the park, told AFP. "It was so crowded I told my family not to go."