Benazir Bhutto did not like the term Islamic terrorism because it confused terrorism with her religion. She preferred the term theocratic terror. I also prefer this term because it focuses the mind on the problem, the idea that religion is the basis for political power and that terror is a legitimate tool, rather than a particular religion.
It is little known in this country that it was the Hindu Tamil Tigers who were the originators of the suicide bomb. Sadly it spread across South Asia and the Middle East.
Today Bhutto fell to terror. Pakistan has been plagued by theocratic terror for decades. Most of those whose lives were stolen from us by terror are unknown, but no less precious to their families. There are many broken hearts, and after today, even more.
Pakistan is a very important technology power and could be even greater if they can resolve their political problems. Let us hope they can reach a just resolution of their problems soon.
Bhutto asserted to David Frost less than two months ago that bin Laden had been murdered by Omar Sheikh