Friday, November 11, 2005

Jordanian Suicide Bombings
Draw Very Strange Reactions

The New York Times was actually moved to call terrorism evil:

As investigators searched for the identities of the three attackers - and for evidence that they hope will lead to those who helped plan the terrorist strike - Jordanians, especially those who survived the explosions, were struggling to deal with the sheer evil of what happened.

Well, imagine that. Suicide bombing is evil?!? See, I thought it was activism.

Anyway, the Palestinians are upset too. They can't believe anyone would have the nerve to target civilians:

SILET AL-THAHER, West Bank - In this Palestinian village, the Akhras clan mourned 17 relatives killed by a suicide bomber in Jordan — the first time Palestinians have been a target in a suicide attack.

“Oh my God, oh my God. Is it possible that Arabs are killing Arabs, Muslims killing Muslims?” asked a weeping Najah Akhras, 35, who lost two nieces.

Similar thoughts were heard over and over in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinians expressed outrage over suicide attacks aimed at civilians.

Once again, I am a bit perplexed, because I thought murdering civilians was called, "being a martyr?!? "

Can anyone help me out here?