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April 24, 2006

But for heaven's sake, don't call them EVIL!

Terrorists militants dissidents in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt - Three explosions rocked the Egyptian resort city of Dahab at the height of the tourist season Monday, killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 150 at just one hotel, according to the doctor in charge of the Sinai peninsula rescue squad.

Police said the explosions hit the central part of the city where there are many shops, restaurants, bars and guesthouses. The blasts ripped through the town shortly after nightfall when the streets would have been jammed with tourists, mainly with Europeans, Israelis and expatriates living in Egypt.

Because of the Coptic Easter holiday, the resort town is crowded with tourists.

"There were body parts and debris in the street. ... There are ambulances and cars taking people to hospital," one witness, who refused to be identified, told Reuters news service. [...]

Israeli ambulance services, meanwhile, were beefing up their presence on the border with Egypt, and a hospital in Eilat was getting extra blood supplies, officials said. Israeli medical services have offered help to Egypt, saying they have 20 ambulances ready to go to the peninsula, but said no answer has been received from Egyptian medics.

USA Today
The Egyptian government has said the militants who carried out the bombings were locals without international connections, but other security agencies have said they suspect al-Qaeda.

This is high tourist season in the region, and hotels all along the Egyptian coasts could be expected to be at near capacity, mainly with Europeans, Israelis and expatriates living in Egypt.

First things first. We must find out what they want after admitting it is all Bu$Hitler's fault.

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Posted by Darleen at April 24, 2006 01:22 PM


FYI the first link is broken.

I share your irritation with media's semantics. Such reluctance to call a terrorist a terrorist is, in my opinion, a sign of at least some sympathy for their cause.

Posted by: Janette at April 24, 2006 02:04 PM

I agree - and it's very dangerous - it sends the msg that we don't have the heart to fight and gives them hope that they can keep bleeding us till we quit.

it makes me so mad. If we hit them hard now this would be over. As it is, it'll drag out until we can't ignore it any more.

Posted by: beth at April 24, 2006 09:44 PM

Thing is, who do you hit?

In the case of Egypt, the authorities will make a few arrest, torture a few suspects, kill 'em, and that will supposedly take care of the problem.

Until next time.....

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at April 25, 2006 08:09 AM

It's not just the fact that Mass Media Podpeople refuse to call a spade a spade, though. The simple fact none of them seem ready to confront is that the terrorists are the only honest Muslims who are openly and honestly modeling their behavior on the example of The Butcher of Medina. Face it: the terrorists are behaving exactly as Mohammed did. They ask themselves the question, "What did Mohammed do with those who did not submit to his views?" and their answer is plain. And so they do as he did.

But no one in the ranks of the Mass Media Podpeoples' Army will lift the skirts of Islam and address the cold hard fact that Islam is at its very core a brutal, savage, murderous cult, and that those who wish to truly, honestly, openly follow Mohammed must savagely murder those who are of the dar-al-harb who refuse to conform or submit to Islam.

Posted by: David at April 27, 2006 09:08 AM