Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Which terrorists? Is it those pesky Mennonites again?

The inability to identify truthfully the perpetrators of "terror" attacks leaves me wondering: who are they, really?  Sometimes we will see something about Muslim-Christian strife, implying that Christians are as much to blame as Muslims.  In reality there is little to give the reader information on who the actual attacker is beyond a few non-descript nouns.

This article goes on to quote the police, who claim that it is "too early to speculate on motives for the attack".  Of course the motives are cloudy, Muslims would never practice anything but peace with it's non-Islamic neighbors.

From The Jakarta Globe May 25 by Farouk Arnaz

Breaking News: Indonesian Police Targeted in ‘Terror Attack’Indonesian antiterror police have been dispatched to Palu, Central Sulawesi, following an apparent terrorist attack that left two police officers dead and a third injured on Wednesday.

A source within the National Police’s elite antiterrorism unit Detachment 88 told the Jakarta Globe that they were “pretty sure what happened today was a terrorist attack.”

“They want revenge and attacked our officer,” the source said. “We have dispatched our officers to investigate this incident.”

The attack comes on the same day firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of regional terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah, read his defense statement in the South Jakarta District Court.

Palu, an area where JI has been known to operate, is a restive district that has seen repeated incidents of religious violence. Between 1999 and 2001, more than a 1,000 people were killed in violence that spread through Central Sulawesi. Sporadic attacks has continued since.

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