As we rejoice the return of international cricket to Pakistan, we must also never forget why it left us for 8 long years. In 2009, Al Qaeda affiliated ASWJ-LeJ (aka Sipah Sahaba) launched an attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. While the Sri Lankan cricket team
1. Did not critisize Caliphs Muawiya or Caliph Yazid,
2. Did not participate in Ashura, Diwali, Christmas or Milad
3. Did not do Azadari
They did make the “mistake” of trusting the “secular liberal” Sharif brothers who were funding LeJ leaders from the Punjab government treasury.
PS. For the willfully obtuse, the last observation is a tongue-in-cheek remark and not an attempt to blame the victims of terrorism. Blaming the victims is left to Pakistani Sufyani liberals and Jamaat e Islami.