JI bomb maker killed / Jordan bombings

November 10, 2005 8:40 AM

The bomb maker for Jemaah Islamiah, Malaysian Azahari bin Husin has killed himself in Jakarta last night. He was cornered by Indonesian police who reportedly had the assistance of the Australian Federal Police in tracking him down, when he blew himself up after a gunbattle.

Good – one down, thousands more to go. But as far as terrorists are concerned, he was a big dog so it was a good result.

Azahari believed killed – The World – Breaking News 24/7 – NEWS.com.au

Mastermind had ’30 bombs’ – Top stories – Breaking News 24/7 – NEWS.com.au

Meanwhile, more senseless deaths from terrorism in Jordan. At least 57 ppl have been killed and 300 injured in three separate blasts targetted at hotels in the capital Amman. If there’s further doubt that the terrorists are perverting Islam then this should remove it.

I don’t see how killing other Muslims in the name of Islam means anything anymore. Not that killing innocent ppl in the name of any religion ever did.

57 die as terrorists hit Jordan – Top stories – Breaking News 24/7 – NEWS.com.au
57 die in explosions at three Jordan hotels – International Terrorism – MSNBC.com

2 thoughts on “JI bomb maker killed / Jordan bombings

  1. the virgin undergrad

    i was reading the West Australian today, and i can’t help but to feel that the press itself is perhaps responsible for the perpetuating the schism between the muslim and non-muslim community. first the headlines featured the death of the Malaysian bombmaker, and the other headline read something like ‘terrorists ready to kill innocent Australians anyway’. and a few pages down, it was an article about a victorian cleric who referred to Osama Bin Laden as a great man blah blah blah.

    the article couldn’t have come at a better time. Be sure to catch tonight’s episode of 30 Days on Channel 10. It’s probably gonna be the best episode yet, they’re gonna put a redneck in a muslim community and document how the stereotypes he bore against the muslim community will be challenged.

  2. mooiness

    Yes the media do have to bear some of the responsibilities for perpetuating the stereotypes. It will go through a cycle of myth-perpetuating, fear mongering, and then hopefully sensibility. We have went through this before when there was an “Asian crime wave” several years back.

    Thanks for the headsup for “30 Days” – this would be an awesome ep.


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