Sunday, August 22, 2004

Islamist Suicide Attacks

Jeff Hodges writes:

Here's a Muslim site that defends suicide attacks: Muslim Creed. Of course, the site denies that these attacks are "suicide." I don't know how widespread this view is, nor do I know if it has traditional justification.

The site argues that it does.

Any experts on this out there?

BV adds: The following quotation can be found on the site: "Such attacks [martyrdom operations] are often incorrectly called 'suicide attacks' in the hope of discrediting them." 'Suicide attack' is a purely descriptive phrase. Not only is it correct, it implies no value judgment.

Take a look at this site, and then ask yourself whether it would be wise to vote for John Kerry.