A Soldier Escorts Schoolchildren From The Army Public School Under Attack By Taliban Gunmen In Peshawar
A soldier escorts schoolchildren from the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen in Pakistan took hundreds of students and teachers hostage on Tuesday in a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, military officials said. Reuters/Khuram Parvez

Taliban militants massacred over 141 people, mostly young children in a Pakistan Army school attack. While it could be expected that radical Islamists and jihadists would show their support to the attack, social media reactions among ISIS and Taliban supporters are mixed. Some even condemn the grisly attack as well.

Taliban militants stormed a school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday and slaughtered around 132 students who were taking their exams or listening to a first aid demonstration in the auditorium, as well as 9 school staff, including the school head. According to Breitbart News, radical Islamists took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the massacre that unfolded. There are those who praised the attack, but many also condemned and remained neutral on the attack, citing that it could be justified because of American's "terrorist" acts on their soil.

Breitbart News gathered several Twitter accounts that constantly stated their support for jihad and the radical Islamic groups such as the Islamic State, or ISIS/ISIL, as well as the Taliban and found that they do not have a concerted voice over the Peshawar school attack. On this gruesome terror attack on kids as young as ten, some ISIS and Taliban supporters also stated their condemnation and disgust. Twitter user Halilsheikh wrote, "I don't care what you say! You can't justify the killing of over 80 children! It's pure evil, period! #PakistanSchoolAttack #PeshawarAttack." @AalawOfficial‪ also claimed that nothing can ever justify the killing of children, but people should "understand that incidents like this don't happen out of the blue." Twitter user @AalawOfficial‪ claimed that the attack is a result of pain and anger of people who have been harassed for years for being suspected as terrorists.

Some Twitter users also did not show support to the attack but claimed that U.S. drone bombing did not receive such condemnation as this attack, even though babies or children were killed off as well. Some Twitter users also claimed that the media is blowing the story out of proportions, stating that the children who died on the school are not that young and that they are all "army brats."

The commander of the group behind the attack, the TTP, Yar Wazir has already voiced the group's decision to carry out the gruesome attack on the innocents in an email interview with the Daily Beast. Aside from saying it is the perfect revenge for the indiscriminate bombing in North and South Waziristan by the Pakistan Army, allegedly acting in accordance to Western wishes, the commander also asked why the world is so bothered by the death of these kids in uniforms and Western shirts but showed no remorse when the Taliban's kids wearing Islamic shalwar kamiz were killed.