Pakistani police commandos outside one of the mosques attacked by gunmen in Lahore on Friday
More than 80 Ahmadi Muslims have been killed and at least 110 wounded in machine gun attacks by orthodox Sunni Muslims in Lahore. The attack was universally understood as an act of Sunni Muslim bigotry and hatred against the minority Ahmadi Muslim community in Pakistan, which numbers some 2 million people.
American leftists, conscious that the United States supports the orthodox Sunni Muslim Pakistani regime with billions of dollars of military and economic aid, poured into the streets all over America. "Not in my name!" they shouted. Code Pink carried signs demanding an immediate end to US aid to Pakistan. Millions marched with raised fists and angrily denounced Pakistani war crimes. Campuses erupted with student leftist demands for divestment from Pakistan.
K-Mart and Wal-Mart stores carrying Pakistani-made garments saw lines of chanting pickets from ANSWER and ISM.
A spokesman for UC Students for Justice in Pakistan announced their intention to infiltrate Pakistani student organizations in order to Build A Movement. He went on to denounce Pakistani student criticism of SJP for singling out Pakistan as, "Paki propaganda". He added, criticism of Pakistan is not Pakistaniphobia", as he and his fellow SJP members burned a Pakistani flag.
No, wait. Except for the massacre, none of that happened.
In other news, the death toll in Mexico's drug wars rose to 1,000 for 2010 alone, and to an estimated 23,000 overall. American campuses, which consume a substantial fraction of the drugs shipped from Mexico and are thus themselves directly implicated in the murders, remained strangely quiescent.