Friday, December 22, 2006

Not Enough Value Placed On Human Life

The father of a woman shot by a Jordanian Muslim terrorist finds it sad that the killer is to be put down:

"I'm sad really that these things happen in the Middle East ... it's terrible really." (he said)
But then it wasn't his daughter who died. It was a travelling companion:

Ashlea was shot in the hip while her British friend Christopher Stokes was shot dead when a lone gunman opened fire at Amman's famed Roman amphitheatre in September. The gunman, Nabeel Ahmed Issa al-Jaourah, shouted "Allahu akbar", or God is great, during the attack in the Jordanian capital. Four other western tourists and a Jordanian tourist police officer were also wounded. Jordan's military State Security Court yesterday found al-Jaourah guilty of a terrorist attack and said his "hideous crime" deserved death.
Deserved indeed.

-- Nick

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