It was a humiliating end for the London terrorist suspects. Would-be martyrs becoming humiliated flashers paraded in all their glory for the whole world to see.
So much for going out of this world in a blaze of glory to meet Allah.
Question: If they are really hard-core terrorists, why didn’t they just blow themselves up or go out in a hail of bullets?
|“Mohammed! Take your clothes off! Come out with your hands on your head!” neighbors quoted police shouting to one suspect.
“I have rights!” the man screamed back.
Later, neighbors said, the man protested that he was scared to come out in his underwear. “How do I know you’re not going to shoot me?” he asked in a voice that one neighbor said sounded petrified and as if he were fighting tears.”
Could it be that life is really more precious to them than we are told? Or perhaps there is no mold for the terrorist that we can conveniently characterize? Or is it possible they may have apprehended the wrong people?
Knowing how governments will go to great lengths to quell mass hysteria and keep business as usual, I suppose anything is possible. More fodder for thought.
No matter how you look at it, it certainly doesn’t fit the demonic profile that we are fed in the local news channel…that all terrorists are mad jihad killing automatons eager to move on to the next world.
Was this a public relations coo de’tat for the British government, or did they jump the gun and arrest the wrong people? Or is the face of terrorism much more complex than we initially thought?
This article also appeared at Political Football.