When you are teaching at Boston University, just to keep your students happy if not anything else, you have to perhaps change your roots. When the suicide attack happened on Marriott Hotel Islamabad, which killed many and turned the chic hotel to rubble and Islamabad the beautiful got deprived of its most elegant hotel. Then the Adil Najam of Pakistaniat wrote this bland piece, which was just an aggregation of news clips, which even mentioned on the top that the blast at around 2:37 p.m. (0935 GMT) was just hours before a Indian High Commission function to celebrate Republic Day was due to be held at the hotel.
Then the sad attacks of Mumbai happened and even in the initial hours of attacks and operation against the terrorists, the Indian media started blaming Pakistan and every Ram, Gopal and Varam started threatening Pakistan. Indian media spun all kinds of strange and baseless stories to implicate Pakistan and started demanding blood. Indian analysts, writers, anchor persons and other birds accused, abused and called names to Pakistan.
Though Pakistani media including the blogosphere played a commendable role in combating the media attack from India and logically and rationally answered their aggression, but there were some so-called intellectuals and blog champions, who in their head own the blogistan, showed a shameful fawning and servile attitude. Just read this piece by Adil Najam of Pakistaniat on Mumbai blast and then compare it to the Marriott Blast article.
But rest assured, Adil gets another semester to teach at Boston University and perhaps earned himself an honorary guest at Taj or Oberoi Hotel under those grandiose structure. But we in Islamabad love even the ashes of Marriott and intend to build it again and many more like it, InshaAllah.