By Hasan Yahya, Ph.D
TINA International News Agency, Chicago, February 23, 2009
Watching daily news, suicide bombing one can observe a surge of new suicide bombers in several places around the Muslim world. For example, in Iraq, three troops and interpreter were killed recently in fighting northeast of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. Adding up to 4,250 members of the U.S. military list who have died in the war since it began in March 2003.
In Somalia, Two bombers, one in a car, target African Union troops in the attack. The soldiers are in Somalia to support its fragile transitional government. A suicide car bomb attack against African Union peacekeepers killed eleven Burundian soldiers and wounded 15, the incident was described by news reports as the deadliest attack against AU troops since the deployment two years ago.
In Cairo, Egypt, A bomb exploded in a bazaar near the historic Hussein mosque in Cairo, killing a Frenchwoman, wounding 18 people and raising fears that Islamic militants may be targeting Egypt's tourist industry after several years of relative quiet. Some reports say four people were killed. The blast raises fears that it may signal the return of Islamic militant attacks on Egypt's tourism industry, although no group has claimed responsibility.
In Kabul, Afghanistan - A man wrapped in explosives walked into a compound filled with Afghan police officers on Monday morning and detonated his payload, killing 21 officers and himself. The Interior Ministry said the attacker was dressed in a police uniform and set off the explosives during a training exercise in the compound. Eight other officers were wounded. Another man drove a car filled with explosives into a convoy carrying French and Afghan soldiers on the southwestern edge of Kabul, the capital, killing himself and injuring three other people, including a French soldier. Other incident, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the German Embassy in Kabul, killing an American serviceman and four civilians.
Questions began to rise such as: What happened to Osama Bin Laden? Is he still alive through his legacy of bombing civilians and peaceful tourists? I hate to say this and to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I don't believe that Bin Laden really existed. He's a seven foot diabetic ill person, lives in a cave where no electricity, but his camcorder is fully charged!
Recent search to find Bin Laden, used top sophisticated geographic theories and techno-geographic methods to find him. I think if he died, his legacy still alive from the above incidents in Baghdad, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Egypt.
In conclusion, all these incidents are committed on Muslim Soil, which raise the eyebrows, why is this so? I can't believe the news? Are justice lost in these countries? Are governments still anarchic in their policies to suppress parts of their citizens? Or is it external causes and powers incite these attacks? It make me wonder for how long Muslims can convince the world that they are not terrorists. It is not enough to say Islam is tolerant to all humankind, while we observe the death as result of militant attacks does not discriminate between Muslim and non-Muslim, old or young, male or female. Is this what is called tolerance of Islam as a great religion? I don't think so. (554 words)
* Hasan Yahya is a culumnist at wordfuture.info and many other news agancies.