31 October 2008

The Bali Bombers -- Letters to the Masses

The government has set itself on a course of motion that is going to culminate with the execution of Amrozi, Samudra, and Mukhlas (photo from Reuters).

These three self-proclaimed warriors of Islam and martyrs in waiting will probably exercise their right to seek clemency from the President in order to delay a little longer their fate.

There will be no clemency from the president, for to do so would be political suicide. I am of the belief that there are more Indonesians who want to live in peace and free from this scourge of the threat of rolling terror.

The government has be ratcheting up security in the lead up to the executions as a consequence of the perceived increased likelihood of some kind of protest or attack in response to the executions, revenge if you will.

However, the government then goes and shoots itself in the foot by allowing these three mass murderers to write open letters to the world and espouse their philosophy of hate and intolerance, madness!

This cannot be explained away as giving these cowards their last wishes. They did not afford any opportunities to their victims to say goodbyes to loved ones or write open letters to the world. If we are talking about justice, then these killers must be afforded every legal opportunity to argue their respective cases and then once those legal avenues are exhausted then they are to be punished according to their sentences.

These rights to exhaust legal avenues must not include incitements to violence.

All three proclaimed that the West and the infidels were doomed to defeat and hell.

Samudra had the most to say including these pieces of twisted wisdom:

"You, the little people, will be easy to 'smack down' by the mujahideen."

"You will be defeated in this world and will be taken to hell."

"Who doesn't know that the toothless giant, the US infidel and their allies, are now dying.

"You think, if you execute the three of us, you can walk freely, there's no way."

"Remember: there's not one free Muslim blood drop!"

The time is near for this to end. I hope that the execution of these three killers brings some peace and closure to the families who have lost loved ones to the cowardice of these men (I hesitate to call them men).

I wonder whether they will be as brave when the time comes and they face their executioners?

9 comments:

schmerly said...

Rob..

This post is difficult to read, mind you you the old peepers 'aint what they used to be.

Brett said...

Now, now, Rob. I am sure that a LOT of debate went on in the Merdeka Palace before these letters were released. The letters are the best PR possible. They prove once and for all that these guys are homicidal nutcases and they need to be put away forever.

I'm just glad that this will soon be over and people will stop talking about these wankers. We need to look forward - not backwards.

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

Mate, my apologies. I am still tinkering with the template to get it all squared away (well at least the treespotter is).

I have changed the font colour which should aid the peepers.

Brett...

I am guessing no debate went on.

Yes, it soon will.

schmerly said...

Rob…

Ta! that definitely helps the old peeps, all I need now is someone to help me put my teeth in in the morning!

schmerly said...

Rob..

I don’t see many volunteers coming forward??
Oh well, tidak apa2

Rob Baiton said...

Schmerly...

There is something about it not being over till it's over.

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Rob Baiton said...

David...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Comments are always appreciated.