Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Finally there is some news of the kidnapped Fox journalists, Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. They are being held by a brand spanking new terrorist group (at least one never heard of before) called The Holy Jihad Brigades. Here is the ransom note that came with a video of the two kidnapped men:
"This is a statement directed to the infidels in general, without discrimination of their georgraphical location. This is an invitation to enter into the religion of God before a day comes when being an infidel will not do you any good. The victory of God's soldiers can only be achieved by God's help. Nobody can frighten us about our enemy and what it possesses. In the name of God and taught Adam the names. If they throw us in fire it would be cool and safe on us. And if they throw us in water then the whale would pick us up and take us to land. If they want to cut us up, God will save us by sending a sacrifice and deliver us to safety.

No nation can be defeated without the will of God. Quoting Mohammed: 'Do not be sad for God is with us.'

Therefore lords of infidelity and masters of darkness and injustice believe in God and you will be safe or else wait for your turn because we come to slaughter. And every soul will reap what it has done.

You have angered us and we are not the kind that is angered. We are subdued, but rather the fountains of Islam and faith spring up in us.

We now tell you this is the chance we give you. God knows how often this kind of chance can be repeated.

In exchange for the release of the Muslim prisoners, males and females in the prisons of America, with our prisoners.

Release our prisoners and we will do the same. This applies to all without exception. And every Muslim is more cherished and more generous that a 1,000 Bushes. But this is a tradeoff of equals.

We will grant you 72 hours, that starts as of noon today during which you can look into this and if you carry out our condition we will carry out our promise, or else wait and we will wait with you and it will be in God's hands. And God's order is higher than any other and most people do not know. 'Those who have been injust will find out the consequences.'

The time you have starts as of noon Wednesday the 29th of Rajab (the Islamic month) of the year 1447 (Muslim year) which is the 23rd of August 2006.

Our thanks to God, the most gracious." (emphasis mine)

"We Come To Slaughter"--could there be a more appropriate slogan for these sick psychopaths who kill in the name of God; and who cloak their desire for endless death and blood in sacred terms, thus profaning all of life and all that is living?

In a fundamental way, these fanatics have so little of real life in them, they may as well be dead. You can almost hear the flies buzzing around the remnants of their putrid souls.

They may be the new thugs in town, but they have the same message of unrelenting hatred with its pathological glorification of death and destruction.

I will say a prayer for Mr. Centanni, Mr. Wigg and their families; and hope that they come out of this safe and sound. But I am not Christian enough to be willing to say anything remotely prayer-like for the sick souls of their captors.

May they drown horribly in the stinking, bottomless pit of their own hatred; and may they reap ten times what they have sown. Amen.

UPDATE: Frank J thinks these guys flunked basic terrorism classes. Undoubtedly, but I think they are also seriously undermedicated.

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