What can I say about the murder of 20 people in Turkey?
Near-simultaneous car bombs exploded outside two Istanbul synagogues filled with worshippers Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 300. The government said the attack had international links, raising suspicions that the al-Qaida terror network was involved.
One blast tore apart the facade of Neve Shalom —- Istanbul’s biggest synagogue and the symbolic center of the 25,000-member Jewish community in this Muslim nation —- just as hundreds of people inside were celebrating a boy’s bar mitzvah.
Three miles away in an affluent neighborhood, the other blast hit the Beth Israel synagogue, where some 300 people were marking the completion of a remodeled religious school. Six Jews were killed at Beth Israel and many injured, including Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva and his son. Fourteen Muslims were also killed —- including two security guards at Beth Israel and one at Neve Shalom.
These crazies and monsters kill people in their religious buildings. How low can one go?
A militant Turkish Islamic group, the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front, claimed responsibility for the attacks in a phone call to the Anatolia News Agency.
The Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front, also known as IBDA-C, which told Anatolia attacks would continue “to prevent the opposition against Muslims,” has been accused in a bombing that injured 10 people in Istanbul on Dec. 31, 2000.
Reading about their stupid excuse all I can think of are profanities, but don’t want to use them because the last time I used profanities on my weblog I got a call from my parents.
POSTSCRIPT: The same sentiments go for the killings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a week ago.