Anybody see the common thread that weaves its way in and out of all the various Islamist jihadi groups? They care very little for life, craving instead death for themselves and their enemies, and are more than ready to instill the same “cult of death” into future generations.
The Palestinians are one prime example of such depraved thinking, Hezbollah and Al-Qaida and their supporters also stand right along side Hamas and Fattah, “shoulder to shoulder”. Now we see the same phenomenon in Pakistan, with the Islamist “horde” holed up in the Red Mosque, as their chidlren plead to die as “martyrs“.
“SAIMA KHAN wants to die a martyr. Life is transient, she told her father in a telephone call last week, and the real glory is to sacrifice it for Allah. Her statement would be alarming at any age, but Saima is only 10.
As she spoke, rifle shots rang out, the acrid smell of tear gas drifted over Islamabad and hundreds of troops surrounded the pro-Taliban Red Mosque, a religious school complex in the heart of Pakistan’s capital where Saima was among hundreds of children being held as virtual hostages in a stand-off between militants and the government.
Holed up inside the complex behind the lines of troops and razor wire, the children – many of them girls whose families had sent them to the mosque to receive a strict Islamic education – repeatedly rejected relatives’ entreaties to leave before a threatened army onslaught.”
“There was evidence that many had been brainwashed into a cult of martyrdom, and the authorities feared last night that some were being prepared to be suicide bombers. In barely eight weeks, Saima had been transformed from a religious but fun-loving girl to a jihadi, grimly craving martyrdom.”
The next time someone expresses the thought that Islamists must be brought to the bargaining table and be “reasoned with”, just remember this story. The whole lot needs to be de-Nazified, not reasoned with. *L* KGS