This past week a self-professed Al Qaeda jihadist, trained in the militant camps of Pakistan and Afghanistan murdered in cold blood three Jewish children and a teacher (who happened to be the father of the two boys killed, ages 3 and 6).
The 8-year old girl pictured above was the beautiful daughter of the school’s headmaster and was yanked by hair while the killer reloaded his gun and then shot her in the head, point blank.
A fifth victim, another student, a boy age 17 is critically wounded in the hospital.
The Killer, Mohamed Merah had just the prior week, in two attacks, murdered 3 black French solders as well.
So why did he do it? He tells us it was to avenge Palestinian children and for the French foreign interventions, as he said on the video “you kill my brothers, now I kill you.”
So now this terrorist with an extensive rap sheet (as many as 18 prior acts of violence) is dead, and yet insanely, the terrorists consider him a martyr.
And while condolences are heard to all victims, is there sufficient outrage at the murder of innocent school children and terrorists’ complete disregard for human life and societal norms?
More than a decade after the tragedy of 9/11 with nearly 3,000 murdered, followed by almost 6,400 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, we still cannot fully come to terms with the enemy we face and the threats they pose.
The people killed in terrorist attacks around the world–whether in a school yard in Toulouse, a luxury hotel in Mumbai, train attacks in London and Madrid, a nightclub attack in the Philippines, a plane flight over Lockerbie Scotland, a truck bomb at the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, a homicide attack at a pizza parlor in Jerusalem, and countless others around the world have stained our consciences with the blood of innocents, so that the girl pictured, killed this week with a bullet to the brain is no longer special to anyone except her family, friends, and people who loved her.
The blood of the victims of terrorism is not cheap and neither is that of Jewish children–it is high time for outrage at the enemy that takes human life so gleefully.
(Source Photo: here)