You've gotta hand it to those terrorist types - they really go for variety in picking their targets. Whether it's skyscrapers, planes, trains, tourist attractions or markets full of innocent people, they cover them all and then some.
Terrorists don't always just kill outright, of course. Some of them take hostages and hold them for ransom, while others they hold for an indeterminate amount of time before doing horrific things. For his own sake, I hope the Iranian football (soccer) star who was just kidnapped ends up in the former camp.
Forget judges and politicians - let's take that athlete guy we're always hearing so much about. He is a key "player" in ending our struggle against the infidels from without and within the Middle East.
Yeah, that sounds like a plan.
Meanwhile, a British tourist visiting Jordan was shot dead by a gunman for being... well, as far as anyone call tell, for being a British tourist. Half a dozen other people, mostly foreign tourists, were also injured in the attack before the gunman was subdued.
A couple of points here for Islamist terrorists to consider:
No one with a brain in their head will ever consider any of your causes "legitimate" as long as you kill indiscriminantly. In other words, you can't continue to think, tourists, athletes, aid workers, bus drivers, myself - it's all good. It ain't!
You're not helping your cause, nor the struggle of Muslims around the world, by continuing to yell "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great!") in the furtherance your horrific acts. It ties the act directly to your faith and shines a bad light on you and others with the same beliefs. See? Not good.
The most important point I want to make is, there is a better way.
Look at Northern Ireland. Terrorism has waned there in recent years, people are talking and the IRA has ostensibly disarmed "forever." Yeah, they probably have a cache of weapons hidden somewhere, but I hope not. The point is, that's an area where longstanding differences of faith, national identity and sovereignty (wow, I could be talking about the Middle East here) all played a part in "The Troubles," but things aren't quite so troublesome there anymore.
So, follow that example. Sit down in a pub somewhere and talk it out over pints. Oh yeah, I forgot, alcohol use is sinful and therefore strictly forbidden. (Too bad the same can't be said for killing.) Anyhow, go do whatever it is you do, do it together, and listen to each other. This insanity has gone on far too long. Unless you really want it to continue?
Everyone else, it takes two to tango. You've got to come to the table, too. Just leave your egos, weapons (and booze, etc.) at the door or the dance will never be a warm, friendly, slow one.
I am not naïve, just hopeful.