June 21, 2016: Unknown terrorists shoot doctor in Pakistan

On June 21, 2016 a 50-year-old Ahmadi homeopathic doctor was shot dead in Karachi, likely by jihadis

KARACHI, PAKISTAN – Is there little more disgusting than terrorists taking the life of someone whose job it is to save lives?

Those who work in the health sector – doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. – are really amazing people. They have one goal, and one goal only: to help save lives and alleviate pain.

These dedicated professionals abide by a motto: primum non nocere (Latin for ‘First do no harm’). And indeed this is what underlies medical practice.

If only terrorists had the same directive!

Our motto is ‘do as much harm as possible!! (Photo: ISIS Propaganda)

On this day in 2016

A 50-year-old homeopathic doctor, belonging to the Ahmadi community, was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan. The shooters were likely Islamist terrorists. Jihadis hate the Ahmadis, whom they see as apostates.

And it is not just the terrorists who hate the Ahmadis. In 1974 then Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto introduced a constitutional amendment declaring Ahmadis to be non-Muslim to ward off pressure from right-wing forces.

In 2010, in Lahore, 86 Ahmadi worshippers were brutally murdered by the Punjabi Taliban. Whether this attack was attributable to the same actors is not important: there are far too many who think it is ok to kill those whose faith they see as inadequate.

Even a doctor.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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