Nutcases and Murderers

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.

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

2 thoughts on “Nutcases and Murderers”

    WHO BECOMES A TERRORIST AND WHY? (it’s over 85 pages incl. sources)

    First, by using moral justification terrorists may imagine themselves as the saviors of a constituency threatened by a great evil.

    Second, through the technique of displacement of responsibility onto the leader or other members of the group, terrorists portray themselves as functionaries who are merely following their leader’s orders

    A third technique is to minimize or ignore the actual suffering of the victims

    The fourth technique of moral disengagement described by Bandura is to dehumanize victims or, in the case of Islamist groups, to refer to them as “the infidel”.

    Terrorists want to harm the Great Satan (US) and unislamic puppet regimes(secularists, blasphemous Turkey & Saudi Arabia & Israel – in this case, sometimes Israel actually controls the Great Satan) protected by Great Satan. They dehumanize their opponents by calling them “infidels”. Turkey is attacked because they are secular and because don’t hate the Jews and Israel, and because they are friendly with the Great Satan (US) who is responsible for all the ills of the world like globalization, modernization, and “ethnic cleansing” of palestinians (jordanians). Terrorists think they have a moral imperative to “resist” the “enemies” of Islam and “agressors” by any means possible. Some people said this attack was AQ. I’m not sure which group it was. IF it was AQ, the motivations are as mentioned above. If it is “Great Eastern Islamic Raiders”, then we know they want to let Turkey be follow sharia (but this attack is primarily motivated by jew-hatred and not far reaching goals).

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