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Bombing themselves back to the stone age
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Meanwhile, in Gaza:
An Islamic group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't wear strict Islamic dress, frightening reporters and signaling a further shift toward extremism in the Gaza Strip.

The threat to "cut throats from vein to vein" was delivered by the Swords of Truth, a fanatical group that has previously claimed responsibility for bombing Internet cafes and music shops. The new threat was the first time the organization targeted a specific group of people.
The message ... women, back in your place.
Most of the 15 women broadcasters on government-run Palestine TV wear headscarves. But they also wear makeup and Western clothing — not considered strictly observant by extremists.

The Swords of Truth issued the statement Friday in an e-mail to news organizations.

"We will cut throats, and from vein to vein, if needed to protect the spirit and moral of this nation," the statement said. The group also accused the women broadcasters of being "without any ... shame or morals."
As the violence continues it is becoming clear that much of the fight has to do with theocracy vs. secularism.

Ironically, it appears those who are for the establishment of a theocracy recognize no moral bounds to the violence they'll commit in the name of their God.
 
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It may be ironic. But it seems pretty consistent with the history of warriors in the name of religion.
 
Written By: Retief
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I hope that the UN can intervene and produce a solution here, like they ahve for Darfur, Haiti, and the Congo.
 
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You never ask questions when God’s on your side.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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Yep, these are people you can negotiate with.....
 
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Am I a terrible person, in that I couldn’t care less about what these savages do to each other in the name of their false god?
 
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Keep in mind they can interpret their religion as they see fit, which is pretty handy. Some of the early Islamic radicals started using the concept of Tafkir, where basically they can call someone a bad muslim or infidel if they don’t follow Islam according to whatever standard they chose. Then they can call a jihad on that regime, or punish the individual without worry.
 
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Being a soldier of Allah means never having to say you are sorry.
 
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