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November 08, 2004

Muslim Elementary School Bombed in the Netherlands

Apparently just a door was damaged, thankfully. It's suspected the bombing was a retaliation for the Van Gogh slaughter.

Terrorism only "works" to the extent that you are butchering people who won't just butcher you back. It relies on your opponent having a greater sense of morality, restraint, and decent respect for human life than you do.

I do not applaud terrorism of any kind. But those who have made murder their religion should bear in mind that at some point there will be people who decide that two can play at that game.

You're not "brave warriors." You are soulless, cowardly murderers whose power, such as it may be, comes from the fact that you have forfeited your humanity to become murderous animals.

That's not a difficult trick. And you may end up finding that your viciousness in turn makes others similarly forfeit their own humanity. And then one of these days a bomb might go off that ends up killing children you actually have some amount of human empathy for.

Not a threat. It's a caution. There does come a point at which the rule of law and ordered justice is pushed aside for the justice of the mob and the vengeance of the vigilante.

It's happened before. It can happen again.

See-Dubya's Not Convinced:

Do we know this wasn't a Reichstag job? I'm reserving judgment on this one until I hear for sure it wasn't a sympathy plea.

Well, similar things have happened before, certainly.

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