Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The religion of pieces strikes again

My friend sent me this great pun: "the religion of piece," pointing to the fact that Islamist attacks tend to end with people shredded or beheaded. After reading the following, it's no surprise to learn from the same article that there is a long history of Muslim vs. Christian sectarian violence in Central Sulawesi (Indonesia). I don't think any of us reading about the gruesome deaths of young Christian girls can really doubt who the perpetrators were:

Unidentified assailants attacked a group of high school girls on Saturday in Indonesia's tense province of Central Sulawesi, beheading three and seriously wounding another, police said. The students from a private Christian high school were ambushed while walking through a cocoa plantation in Poso Kota subdistrict on their way to class, police Maj. Riky Naldo said. The area is close to the provincial capital of Palu, about 1,000 miles northeast of Jakarta. Naldo said the heads of three victims were found several miles from their bodies. Two were left near a police station and another in front of a newly built Christian church. In Jakarta, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered police to track down the killers.
It just makes me ill to think of loving parents sending their daughters off to school, only to have those girls beheaded along the way. The Muslim obsession with beheading is unnerving, since the Western world dropped beheading as a uncivilized a long, long time ago.