ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) top gun, Omar Khalid Khorasani, Saturday said Hamid Mir reaped what he had sown, Samaa reported.
“He earned it for his anti Islam/mujahideen (holy warriors) rants, his patronizing a propagandist girl (Malala Yousafzai), his ‘journalistic efforts’ to pave way for a military offensive against TTP, and his support for democracy in the stead of religion”, Khorasani wrote in a post that appeared on the social media website Twitter.
He said that Mir had only suffered divine retribution –in the form of this attack– for his sins.
“I feel no hesitation in saying what goes around comes around. It was supposed to happen sooner or later”, said his tweet.
Khorasani added that it was not like a true Muslim to do or say such things.
“Before blaming someone for a ‘reaction’ one should first look at his own actions”, said he.
Omar Khalid also known as Omar Khalid Khorasani is the commander of outlawed TTP in Mohmand Agency. He is considered one of TTP's most effective and powerful leaders in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). His real name is Abdul Wali and belongs to the Safi tribe.
Omar Khalid gained prominence in Mohmand during the summer of 2007 after seizing the shrine of a famous anti-colonialist fighter in the village of Ghazi Abad and renaming it Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), after the radical mosque in Islamabad whose followers had attempted to impose sharia in the Pakistani capital.
In July 2008, Khalid became the dominant Taliban commander in Mohmand after defeating the Shah Khalid group (also known as Shah Sahib group), a rival pro-Taliban militant group associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba.