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Well done :)
We continue beholding the spectacle of normally very intelligent people becoming as dense as depleted Uranium when confronted with jihad. Our latest exhibit, from Mailonline.
"Terror in Indonesia: Axe-wielding ISIS jihadi, 18, stabs Catholic priest, 60, before trying to blow up hundreds of worshippers during Sunday Mass,” by James Dunn, Mailonline, August 28, 2016:
An ISIS suicide bomber today attacked a Catholic priest with an axe as he tried to blow up hundreds of worshippers at a church during Sunday Mass.
Priest Albert Pandiangan, 60, was holding the holy ceremony at the altar when the 18-year-old fanatic rushed towards him with a backpack bomb and tried to blow himself up.
But the bomb burned without setting off the explosives, so the jihadi pulled an axe from his bag and slashed the priest’s arm at St Yoseph Church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia.
The congregation then stepped in and managed to wrestle the axe from his grasp, detaining him until the police arrived.
As officers marched the suspect to the car, pictures show his white trousers soaked in blood. Police found his ID card and a hand-drawn picture of the ISIS flag.
The young fanatic also told police that he was not working alone.
He was later pictured at the police station with an officer holding his bloody head off the ground, where he was lying handcuffed.
‘Somebody tried to kill the priest by pretending to attend the church service and at that time tried to explode something, like a firecracker, but the firecracker didn’t explode, it only fumed,’ chief detective Nur Fallah said.
The priest suffered slight injuries and has been taken to hospital near where it happened.
A picture of the attacker’s ID card circulating online said he was Muslim….
Police are still investigating the man’s motive.
Imagine reporting this on the TV news and keeping a straight face. Wait a sec - I better not tempt fate, we could actually see this tonight couldn't we? Of course and as always, these are the first reports and there are often errors. I may simply be reacting to a poorly phrased sentence in a news item. But, really? Police can't figure this one out?
At times like this a very naughty part of me wants to ask the lead investigator if I can speak to his mother. Being an ordinary person she will understand the issue immediately and might be the only one who can get through to her child.
To mimic James Carville's famous saying in support of Bill Clinton's 1992 bid for the Presidency:
It's the Jihad stoopid.