Sunday, July 31, 2016
Terror is a form of warfare we citizens of the USA do not understand. As a nation of ‘mostly’ civilized folk, we cannot imagine strapping explosives to our body to kill ourselves and take as many other lives as possible while doing it. The thought is foreign to our thinking.
I was shockingly amused at the statement of the police chief in Munich lately who said:
Although the shooter was yelling ‘Alla Akbar’ he said: “This is probably not linked to ISIS.”
But isn’t that what the ISIS is calling for? Lone Wolves to attack using any means available. It seems to be working. In many countries we are seeing common citizens ‘terrorized’.
I can somehow understand someone raised in the desert, who is scraping for food and owns nothing other than what they are wearing not caring for their lives. That person can be convinced to do things so he/she will have a great ‘after life’ as promised by ‘The Prophet’. Just wear the suicide vest, pull the cord, kill infidels and be in paradise.
BUT I cannot understand a person who has tasted freedom, a job to earn money for food and housing. One who is enjoying the amenities of a ‘civilized society’ killing themselves for a cause?
In the past few months, in an attack in France one suicide bomber was caught. He said, “I could not pull the ‘trigger cord’ on my vest, I wanted to live.” My hope is many more start to feel the same.