Monday, October 31, 2005

Mighty Mohammedan Warriors Defend The Faith

by beheading 3 schoolgirls and seriously injuring a fourth on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. These young women had attacked Islam by walking to the private Christian school they attended. Their attack on Islam was so vicious that it took six men wielding machetes to defeat them in battle.

The reporter in the initial report seems to have trouble connecting the dots:
This is an area that has a long history of religious violence between Muslims and Christians.

A government-brokered truce has only partially succeeded in reducing the number of incidents in recent years.

Police say the heads were found some distance from the bodies.

It is unclear what was behind the attack, but the girls attended a private Christian school and one of the heads was left outside a church leading to speculation that it might have had a religious motive.

This reporter evidently does not read the background pieces published by the BBC. We get this quote from Indonesia flashpoints: Sulawesi:
But systematic one-sided attacks - bombings and unexplained killings of mostly non-Muslim victims - have continued.
Few in Indonesia will suffer from the confusion evidenced by the author.

Additional Resources:

  1. CIA - The World Fact Book: Indonesia
  2. Wikipedia:
  3. From The BBC:
  4. Technorati:
  5. Google: