Without understanding the context of words such as Wahhabi, Salafi and Takfiri, reportage on Islamic militancy may obscure more than it reveals.
A meeting of security officials was under way inside one of the hotels, SYL, at the time of blast and one minister, some radio journalists were injured.
Ishrat Akhond, a woman in the restaurant, refused even to identify herself as Muslim and court release. She abjured Islam itself as a global identity and mission, and in doing so recovered her particularity as a Muslim.
While the government continues to deny IS presence and blames local groups, militancy has become a huge threat for tourists, foreign traders, liberals and minorities.
Islamic militant groups have re-organised themselves in the context of the new realities of social media, deep political divisions within the country and the demands of global jihadist organisations.