ISLAMABAD - It was not a case of two bomb blasts. It was a blatant attack on the pious grounds of a citadel of learning, a blow to the education system of the country, and a cowardly attack on unarmed, innocent boys and girls who were in the university fulfilling their religious duty of the pursuit of knowledge, says the special edition of the Newsletter of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) published here on Tuesday. The special edition of the Newsletter has given horrifying accounts of the twin bomb blasts at the IIUI on October 20, 2009. The Newsletter has also given complete details of the martyrs of the tragic incident as well as a list of the injured persons. President IIUI Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui is the newsletters Patron-in-Chief, Vice President IIUI Parveen Qadir Agha is its Patron, Director (APC) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja is its Advisor, and Deputy Director Public Relations Syed Muzammil Hussain is its Editor. The Newsletter carries messages from Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, and President Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui. Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik in his message said that it is very tragic that vested interests have linked Islam with terrorism whereas Islam has nothing to do with this alien phenomenon. Islam is a religion of peace and harmony. Professor Malik reiterated that the university would continue its march towards excellence in education. Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui in his message said There are elements who are against the university because of the uniqueness of its nature of providing equal opportunities to girls by providing all types of disciplines in education, including science and technology. They study in an exclusive environment to the satisfaction of their parents and come from all over the country. Perhaps those elements intended to frighten us. But I am proud to say that the resolve of our staff and students, particularly the girls is steadfast, concluded Dr. Siddiqui. The newsletter also carries two articles by Vice President IIUI Parveen Qadir Agha and Director Academic Policy Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja. Parveen Qadir Agha spoke on the IIUIs response to a cowardly attack while Gulzar Khwaja spoke on the tragic incident itself. The newsletter also carries details of the two massive Save Pakistan rallies held at the university soon after the bomb blasts. In the picture gallery, the newsletter has given photographs of Martyrs including Hafiz Nafees Anjum, Hafiz Khalil ur Rehman, Amna Tahir, Amna Batool, Tayyaba Hina, Aqsa Malik, Hina Nawaz, and Sidra Khalid. A special section has been given to Pervez Masih, janitor of the female cafeteria who laid down his life while saving students. A tribute to the university staff, condolences from national and international community and a number of Urdu and English writings/poems by IIUI students are also part of the newsletter. The newsletter also carries media coverage of the bomb blasts and their aftermath.