Three Christian girls beheaded in Indonesia

Terrorists Confess to Beheading Schoolgirls

Two of the suspects also say they have ties to Noordin Top, regarded as a key leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group Jamaah Islamiyah

The area has a history of Christian-Muslim conflict. The “area” I’m talking about is a spherical area with an equatorial diameter of just over 7,900 miles. Sad but true.

Comments

  1. MO, Did you notice that the accused confessed ‘under questioning’? I hope their interrogation was conducted in full compliance with accepted international custom, in the presence of counsel, within the fair and restrained course of their indigenous judicial system, and under the auspices of the ACLU and Amnesty International. Because if the human rights of people who saw the heads off little girls are abused, then the rights of ALL of us are abused. Or something.

  2. I lived on the island of Sumatra back in the early 70’s. We are Catholic. My younger brother did his First Communion in a small cinder block church in the local village next to the ‘camp’ we lived in. It’s hard to believe that event happened, considering the barbaric behavior of these sub humans. WTF did these little girls do to anybody to deserve to be slaughtered like sheep? God I hate muslims. Yes, I said it. I despise them. They are a cancer on humanity. And don’t tell me about the moderate muslims. There ain’t any. Anyone who practices a ‘religion’ which condones and encourages this type of depravity deserves nothing but contempt and obliteration.

  3. Theresa, I work with quite a few of the non-existant ‘moderate muslims’, as you wish to call them. (If you’re right, and I just have a whole bunch of imaginary friends, then I guess I’ve got bigger problems to sort out…) That’s like calling the average christian a ‘moderate christian’, because they aren’t calling for the death of anyone who doeesn’t believe the same as they do. They’re not ‘moderate’, they’re just not insane or evil. And history has shown that most world religions have had the misfortune to have insane and evil folks count themselves among other normal folks.

  4. I think the problem is the conflation of the following factors (and perhaps others): * Islam being taught by Immams in a way which either incites violence or makes it ambiguous whether violence is acceptable. * Arab/African culture. * Big divide between rich and poor in many of these countries. * Lack of political and other freedom in these countries. Having said that, there seem to be terrorists calling themselves Muslims in other parts of the world like Indonesia. What do Indonesian terrorists have in common with Saudi Arabian ones other than religion? That’s an interesting question and one I’d like to know the answer to. The thing is, the few Muslims I know seem to defend things like the hatred of Israel in a way I find unsettling. They’re not condoning terrorism but I’m afraid that kind of behaviour does little to discourage it. That’s what worries me.

  5. Sorry folks. This isn’t about terrorists. Or about radical islam. It is just about islam period. the idea of ‘religious’ war is very distasteful but there isn’y any way around it. Your moderate friends – won’t be so moderate when they comprise a larger percentage of the population. As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness. At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs [Europe, Australia, USA and Japan]. Six percent of US prison inmates are Muslim. They do not integrate, but work to build their own separate community. From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. South Africa’s Muslim population is 2%, but they control 35% of the businesses, a large percentage of the banks and have five Cabinet seats while Christians (77% of the population) have none. They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves (along with threats for failure to comply). At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia; Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world, but to establish Sharia law over the entire world. What this means: If you are a practicing Jew or Christian you can accept islam, death or dhimmitude. Dhimmitude is a state of severe second class citizenship where you can legally be abused by any muslim and must pay a yearly tax – Jizya. the abuse is supposed to be limited to being slapped, having your beard pulled out and being made to work for anyone at anytime (among other things) but in practice generally is much worse. Raping of wives and daughters is particularly popular. If you are not a practicing Jew or Christian you only get two choices – conversion or beheading. When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. (e.g., car-burnings in France last October.) Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats. After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (India, Mindanao, Philippines). At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare [Indonesia]. From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya (infidel tax). (Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Egypt). After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide [Western Papua (New Guinea), Iran, Biafra, Turkey and North Nigeria]. 100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – House of Peace – as in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen. Once at 100% there is no going back. For example, crucifixion is the current punishment for anyone who converts to another religion in Yemen. (Under Sharia law, death is the only response for anyone who leaves Islam). There are weekly crucifixions in Sanaa Yemen of men, women and children. Victims generally die after 3 days of agony.