Thursday, July 14, 2005

ISLAM TODAY. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades capped off its day when it fired rockets from Gaza into the village of Nativ Haasara. One killed a young Israeli woman when it hit her home. Rockets also exploded in an army base and a Gaza settlement, slightly wounding several Israelis. Texas shoot skeet, Palestinians fire rockets into neighborhoods and kill housewives. To his credit, Palestinian Interior Minister Nasser Youssef ordered police to stop the rocket fire, albeit after the woman was killed.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan had determined to work to spread the "real image and principles of Islam as a religion of moderation and tolerance, which rejects extremism, violence and terrorism." It has its work cut out for it. I guess it can spend its new U.S. dollars. On Sunday Jordan and the United States signed an agreement for the U.S. to donate an additional $100 million in aid.

The Saudis did not fare so well today. The U.S. government said wealthy Saudis are a significant source of funds for Islamic terrorists around the world. This includes the insurgency in Iraq. With friends like these, who needs enemies. We give you aid, you give money to terrorists, they blow us up. It does not sound like a good investment to me.

Republican Senator Richard Shelby said the New York branch of Arab Bank under investigation by the Justice Department on suspicion it funneled money to Hamas and Al-Qaeda. The money is alleged to have come from the Saudi Committee for the Support of the Al-Quds Intifada. Saudis also send individual couriers across the border with cash for the insurgency.

Speaking of Iraq, a suicide bomber exploded a car bomb next to US troops handing out candy and toys. The bomb killed 27 people, including 18 children. It also killed an American soldier and injured 70 people, including a newborn. This was evidently a Muslim on Muslim killing, Sunnis killing Shi’ites, whose neighborhood was attacked. Witnesses said the mangled and bloody bodies of their fellow Muslims’ children lay strewn on the street.Twelve of the dead were 13 or younger and six were between 14 and 17.

So, today’s total appears to be 28 dead including the glorious killing of a house wife, a baby and a bunch of children and more than 70 injured, mostly little kids.

Somehow the words "bravery" and "honor" do not come to mind.
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