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Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Jim Stoll (United States), Sep 8, 2004 at 17:23

The vile and repugnant acts which were perpetrated on innocent women and children in Beslan, Russia have reached a new plateau where they can no longer be glibly classified as "terrorist attacks". The word "terrorist" doesn't begin to define the nature of the "beings" that planned and/or committed these atrocities. The closest descriptive definition that I can come up with for these evil beings is a pack of "rabid animals" running loose and unfettered among civilized people. There is only one known method to rid the world of "rabid animals". That method is extermination.

There is only one way to stop this type of activity from happening and it not military force. The Ayatollas, Mullahs and Imans who have taught, and are still teaching the children of their followers how to become mindless "rabid animals" will have to stop practicing their evil instruction. They are the prime movers of these tradegies and they are the only ones to whom their followers will listen. I have read about the written condemnations which were published by the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other religious leaders around the world, but I have heard nothing but silence from the "moderate" religious leaders of Islam. I have seen video playbacks and read about tens of thousands of Non-Muslims marching in protest against these horrifying acts. But the only pictures I see of Islamicsts are those of crowds chanting and dancing in the streets, firing AK-47's into the sky while shouting "kill the Infidel. Today, I heard about how they have kidnapped two Italian women who work for a charitable organization that has been feeding the starving masses in Iraq since the end of the first gulf war. It is difficult to understand how any human being, with the barest smidgion of intelligence, can torture and murder those who have dedicated their lives to feeding them and their fellow Islamics. What kind of God do they worship? If there is such a god who condones such horrifying atrocities, I shudder to think of what Satan might attempt.

If there is one certified "moderate" Isalmic left in this world, when might we expect to hear his condemnation of these evil acts, loudly and repeatedly. If there is more than one, or many, responsible "moderate" religious clerics left, when might we expect to hear them and see them on the TV talk shows, such as Al Jazeera, Meet the Press and This Week, condemning the actions of these barbaric individuals, publicly ordering their followers to report these "rabid animals" to the proper authorities and tell them where they live. If they are already condemning such actions, they must be doing it at whisper level behing their outhouses, after carefully checking to make sure that no one is close enough to hear them.

If responsible moderate Islamic religious and political leaders don't take action to put an end to this idiocy in the near future, I fear that the non-muslim civilization on this world will decide that enough is enough and all out war will erupt between Islamics and the rest us. If that happens, I believe that our very civilization is at risk and possibly the livability of this rock on which we all reside. All in the name of God.

Jim Stoll, Retired
Kennesaw, Ga.

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