As most of you may know, members of the Al Qaeda cult (I am not going to dignify them by associating them with the organised religion of Islam) used two women with Down’s Syndrome as suicide bombers in Baghdad about a week ago, resulting in over 90 fatalities. The explosives were detonated by remote control, and in one case the head of one of the women was subsequently found nearby. Both attacks occurred in areas where pets were being sold, especially birds.
During the past few years, the possibility of such terrorist groups using increasingly unorthodox â€œdelivery methodsâ€ to bypass suspicions surrounding the more stereotypical suicide bomber profile has been extensively discussed, especially in the West due to the attacks which have also occurred here. I also remember reading unconfirmed reports that the two women involved in this case may not necessarily have been entirely aware of what lay in store for them. Either way, I am sure that, like myself, many of you were shocked and disgusted at the sheer scale of barbarity which has yet again been demonstrated by the members of this cult. Just when you thought they couldnâ€™t get any worse.
Hopefully, it should also serve as a warning signal for anyone who has sympathies towards Al Qaedaâ€™s cause and, in the more extreme cases, may even be considering signing up, including our homegrown wannabe jihadis. At the very least, it should provide clear signs of exactly what kind of people are already involved.
I think this disturbing development provides further evidence of Al Qaedaâ€™s moral bankruptcy and is an indication of some of the worst excesses of psychopathic human behaviour. It also hammers yet another nail into the coffin of their claims for divine justification of their chosen methods of warfare and their â€œstruggleâ€ as a whole.
Furthermore, it also makes one wonder what is next â€“ the use of severely physically and/or mentally handicapped human â€œmulesâ€ ? Babies ?
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