While scripture states that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked," justice was done in the death of this evil man, who brainwashed little children to be suicide bombers--Jesus said, that whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for him to have a millstone put around his neck and be thrown into the sea.... (as this man was).
These children are likely part of the groups "trained" (abducted? sold?) by Baitullah Mehsud, the reputed head of the Pakistani Pashtun Taliban. He appears to be based in South Waziristan: quoted from an article: "hundreds more children are still undergoing brainwashing at dozens of ‘suicide nurseries’ run by the ethnic Pashtun Taliban commander. Mehsud, in his 30s, has emerged as the most dangerous Taliban commander in Pakistan in recent years. He heads Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, an umbrella group for around a dozen Taliban outfits and has close links with Al Qaeda. The notorious commander is believed to have been behind several dozen suicide bombings across the country, including the one that killed former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in late 2007." The article stated that up to 5,000 children might have been trained.
I don't believe that the Pakistani gov't really wants to capture/kill Mehsud; but appear that they are. He is a useful tool for Islamic insurgency in South Asia and possibly, into the West.
It is once again very clear that Pakistan wants to keep the Taliban around in the NWFP and N & S Waziristan to keep the jihad going against India and Afghanistan, in particular (and by proxy, the West). They will punish them militarily to 'keep them in their place,' so that the Taliban will not succeed in any plans to actually take over the whole country. Although, a radical Islamic takeover of Pakistan is certainly possible.
I doubt that the mainstream media will even report what these Fatah spokesmen are saying. The media does not care that the Palestinians will never recognize Israel, because they want the whole land, and they believe the 'wind is in their sails' now with Obama, so they are becoming more outspoken (honest) now than they were under the Carter through Bush II era.
There are over 100 verses in the Koran, not to mention the Hadiths, that command Muslims to make war against non-Muslims. There is also this: Muslims that leave Islam (apostasy) MUST be killed. (Bukhari 4:52:260) Quoting Mohammed: "...if a Muslim discards his religion, kill him."
Also, Muslims must instill terror into non-Muslims (Koran 8:12) as Mohammed said, "I've been made victorious through terror" (Bukhari 4:52:220).
2. Non-Muslims (Infidels) are sworn enemies (inveterate foes) of Muslims and Islam. (Koran 4:101)
3. Muslims' have the holy right, authority, and requirement to kill non-Muslims. (Koran 9:5 - known as the "Verse of the Sword").
4. Infidels (non-Muslims) are forbidden from killing Muslims (Koran 4:92).
5. Muslims are forbidden from having non-Muslims as friends. (Koran 5:51).
6. Muslims offer non-Muslims 3 choices regarding religion (Koran 9:29): 1. convert 2. die 3. be persecuted as 2nd class citizens (Dhimmis) and pay extortion tax (Jizya).
thanks for the information on the Barnabas Fund; I have heard of them but wasn't aware of their current work; bravo, and at least they're fighting against the darkness. Maybe CAIR will mount an international campaign to take care of the orphans/widows of the men killed when the 'misunderstanders of Islam' jihadists murder them? When you know what freezes over!
The demonized Muslim fanatics do not care one whit what happens to his two children, who are now orphans (among many thousands such in the anarchy that passes for a 'country,' Somalia. Will the UN, the sponsor of the 'no defamation against religion" (i.e. Islam), care for these 2 children and others rendered parentless by these misunderstanders of Islam" (i.e. Robert's joke)? Highly unlikely. Somehow, God, please protect and care for these children.
There are really no words to describe the level of depravity these "people" will go to; as the prophet Jeremiah said, "the heart (of man) is deceitful about all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?....I the Lord know the heart and the mind...." Evil is banal, as C.S. Lewis would say, and in the end it will only seek to destroy what God has created.
Thanks for the tip to read Darwish's book--I haven't seen it, and it sounds interesting.
Dumbledoresarmy: I have to agree; from the time in lived in the Middle East, and befriended locals, it became more and more clear to me as they confided things, that they did not trust each other. Frequently, a Muslim friend would 'bad-mouth' another Muslim to me (and other foreigners), either out of jealousy (not wanting me to befriend them), or just because deep down, they really do not trust each other. There is just a sense in the spiritual atmosphere of that sort of thing, and forgiveness of each other is very rare. Of course, revenge is encouraged in Islam.