Sat – September 4, 2004 at 07:44 PM
Ralph Peters in the New York Post lays it all upon the table .
If Muslim religious leaders around the world will not publicly condemn the taking of children as hostages and their subsequent slaughter — if those “men of faith” will not issue a condemnation without reservations or caveats — then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equally sound and moral.
…we will hear spiteful counter-accusations about imaginary atrocities supposedly committed by Western militaries.
Well, the cold fact is that Western soldiers, whether Americans, Brits, Russians or Israelis, do not take hundreds of children hostage, then shoot them in cold blood while detonating bombs in their midst. The Muslim world can lie to itself, but we need lie no longer.
The butchery in Russia was a crime against humanity. In every respect. Was any war ever more necessary or just than the War on Terror?
And what will terror’s apologists say when the killers come for their own children?
There’s lots more in-between. Do read the whole thing.
By the way, as though it matters now: Nearly 350 dead. The vast majority children. Nearly 350 pairs of Innocent eyes, gazing out on the universe two days ago. Forming thoughts, creating opinions. Now closed.