Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Religion of Peace

From The Telegraph, Calcutta, India:

Dhaka, Aug. 17: A wave of fear struck Bangladesh this morning as over 500 crude bombs exploded almost simultaneously across towns and cities, killing two persons and injuring about 140.

The bombs targeted government offices, courts, press clubs and universities in Dhaka and 63 of the country’s 64 district headquarters, sparing only Munshiganj.

Leaflets left at blast sites, bearing the name of banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, asked the government and Parliament to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh.

“It is time to implement Islamic law… there is no future with man-made law,” they said. “We are warning Bush and Blair to abandon occupation of Muslim countries. NGOs are warned to stop anti-Islamic activities… else they will be completely uprooted.”

Notice that at its base, this attack is a religious one, not a political one. The terrorist's primary goal is to implement Islamic law, and they pursue this religious goal by blowing up people of there own faith.

h/t Jim