This hasn’t hit the major media in the US yet today, but it’s out in Australia and South African papers already and I imagine it will explode here pretty soon as well.
Apparently during the Iraqi election on Sunday one of the Suicide Bombers in Baghdad was a Amar Ahmed Mohammed, teenager with Downs Syndrome who had been kidnapped by terrorists, wired with a bomb and then told to walk to the polling station. When he tried to walk back instead of going the right direction the terrorists triggered the bomb remotely and he was blown up, apparently without harming anyone else.
This is just about the sickest thing I’ve ever heard of. If you had any doubt about how evil and deranged the terrorists in Iraq are, this should lay them to rest once and for all. Anyone who could do this deserves no more consideration than a scorpion or a snake and should be destroyed without a moments care or remorse.
I suppose that this is a logical extension of a lot of their past suicide bombing strategies. Most of their suicide bombers are recruited from outside of Iraq by attracting young, uneducated men from depressed countries like Sudan and Yemen with the promise that when they die for the cause their families will be compensated. In a sense these ignorant dupes are as much victims of the terrorists as their targets are. It seems like only a few steps from taking advantage of the poor and disadvantaged to turning the mentally handicapped into bombs, but those few steps are the ones which cross the line from being at least marginally human to being a monster.