Bali bombers unremorseful and insane, Australians defiant
By Andrew L. Jaffee, netwmd.com
Australians have finally found some justice and hopefully, a sense of peace and closure. Three Islamists were executed by Indonesian authorities on Sunday, shortly after midnight, for the heinous, cowardly, and evil bombings of several nightclubs in Bali on October 12, 2002, an act which “killed 202 people — most of them young Australians — and injured more than 300.” Australians have held steadfast in the war against Islamo-fascism, and will probably become even more unwavering in defense of Western ideals after hearing the twisted and unremorseful ramblings of the three Bali bombers before their executions.
The Bali terrorists — cowards — were defiant and brimming with religious pretense on Saturday night:
… A source in the prison told Agence France-Presse they shouted “Allahu Akbar” (”God is great”) as they were escorted out of their isolation cells by paramilitary police just before their executions. …
What god would want praise from such evil-doers? Most people of faith believe that repentance for one’s immoral acts is an intrinsic part of a good person’s life. Not so for the Bali terrorists:
… Imam Samudra, 38, brothers Amrozi, 47, and Mukhlas, 48, were the most recognised figures in Indonesia’s jihadi movement, combining displays of religious piety with threats of violence and a total disregard for their “infidel” victims. …
He [Mukhlas] expressed nothing but defiance over the bombings and repeatedly boasted of his willingness to die. He sacked one legal team because they intended to show the court he was remorseful.
The only regret he expressed for masterminding an attack that caused horrific carnage is toward the Muslim victims.
“I don’t ask for forgiveness from infidels, I only ask for forgiveness from Muslims,” he told the international media on October 1. …
At the bombers’ last meeting with the international press on October 1, it was Amrozi who stole the show once again.
Delivering a threat of retribution through his ineradicable grin, he was mischievously vague.
“It’s not necessary for me to tell you what the retribution will be,” he said. …
At a commemoration of the Bali bombing in Australia on October 12, 2005, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer firmly stated that:
… it is important to take a determined stance against terrorists, he said, noting that Australia has been working with Indonesian law enforcement agencies to hunt down the perpetrators of violence. …
Australians dashed the hopes of the terrorists and their sympathizers by re-electing John Howard’s Liberal-National coalition in 2004. Howard supported the Iraq war and defiantly kept his troops in Iraq, while his opponent Mark Latham had promised to bring the troops home. Australians picked Howard. And even after tiring of Howard, Australian’s new choice of prime minister, Kevin Rudd of the Labor Party, has strengthened a once wishy-washy stance against terrorism:
… The new P.M. is likely to go Howard’s way on foreign policy, too. … On Iraq, Rudd has moderated Labor’s earlier “pull-out-now” policy. He says he will bring home the 1,400 Australian troops in Iraq and the Gulf gradually, in a “negotiated, staged withdrawal.” He is prepared to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Australia under Labor will remain a “rock solid” friend of the U.S. …
It will be up to the Anglosphere — Britain, the U.S., Australia, India, Israel, Singapore — to maintain the lead in the war on terror. Thank G#d Australia can be penciled into the right column.
Australians: We grieve with you but also stand firmly with you in the struggle to preserve Western civilization.