Thursday, January 17, 2013
Islamic Militants Murder 35 Westerners
Current reports indicate that Islamic militants who claim association with Al Qaeda had killed as many as 35 hostages, after attacking a BP plant in Algeria. These individuals apparently are lead by a one-eyed smuggler and kidnapper called "Mr. Marlboro". However, they nonetheless use the trappings and rhetoric of militant Islam to attempt to justify their actions. Thus they have labelled the BP workers as "Crusaders" despite the fact that they hail from many countries, including Japan, and therefore are not likely to all be Christian. Then again, Mr. Marlboro is about as much of a muslim as Saddam Hussein was, which is to say, in name only.