@ ben, RM, Seattlegirl:
That’s not the reason attacks in Pakistan are not highlighted in Western media. Over 10,000 acts of mass murder, sabotage, hate or politically motivated terrorism were committed in Pakistan last year. If the news media reported on every act of mass violence in Pakistan; every hour of every day, would bring a new ‘breaking news’ report.
There is no direct correlation between (religious) population size and acts of mass violence. Statistically speaking, individual and groups of Buddhists, Christians or Jews simply do not commit acts explained or motivated by Holy Scripture or politics. If an American, Brit or Canadian has a problem, they seek remedy by writing their elected representative or hire a lawyer. In the Islamic world, you far too often explode a bomb.
Americans are good people, don’t ever say differently.
@Seattlegirl12 No worries. And you're right, it won't be true for long that there are more Christians than Muslims, but since it's currently the case, it's clear that Islamic extremism is proportionately a much larger issue than Christian extremism (not that both aren't problems we should be working to combat).
@RoamingMillennial - But, Islam is the fastest growing religion, so that will not be true for much longer. I was referring to a long term explanation. Sorry for not being more clear. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/04/02/397042004/muslim-population-will-surpass-christians-this-century-pew-says
@Seattlegirl12 There are more Christians than Muslims worldwide.
Extremists of every religion are dangerous. Islam is the world's fastest growing religion, so it is only fitting that there would be more Islamic extremists than Christian or Jewish extremists, as there are more Muslims than Christians and Jews worldwide.
Such an awful attack. I think the reason why foreign instances of Islamic terror aren't reported on is because they ruin the narrative that attacks on the west are motivated by ant-imperialist sentiments. Apologists like to claim that the west is at least partially responsible for terrorism because of our aggressive presence in Muslim countries, but when terrorists attack their fellow countrymen and fellow Muslims, it's clear that a violent ideology is to blame for this extremism.