On October 29, 2006 - Eleven days before America voted in what the Democratic Party (Pelosi, Kerry, Murtha, Heid) is calling a mandate to get us out of the disasterous war in Iraq, four Christian School girls were walking to their Christian School in Indonesia's province of Central Sulawesi when they were attacked by nine men. The men, all Muslim, attacked the girls for the sole purpose of beheading them. The sole reason that the girls were chosen was because they were Christian. Three of the girls were killed with their headless bodies being thrown into a ditch. Two of the girl's heads were dumped in the village streets with a note that stated, "Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female; blood shall be answered with blood, soul with soul, head with head." The head of the third girl was left in a plastic bag on the steps of a newly built Christian Church.
The three girls beheaded were: Yusriani Sampoe, 15 years old; Theresia Morangke, aged 16; and Alvita Polio, 19. The fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, 15, was slashed across the face with a machete but managed to escape her attackers.
Hasanuddin, the ring leader of the group, hatched the plan after a visit to members of Philippines Islamist group the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Hasanuddin explored ways to celebrate the end of Ramadan. After meeting with a local Muslim Cleric he discarded the idea of bombs and he decided that beheading the Christian girls could qualify as an act of Muslim charity, a Lebaran gift.
Nursalem Malewa, the father of Noviana, believes that the girls were targeted for attack because they defied Idul Fitre, an important Muslim holiday signifying the end of Ramadan. "They must have offended the Muslim extremists because in this season of Ramadan, there should be no school, but the Christian school is open,” explained Nursalem.
Noviana's mom, Nur, 46, blames the Muslim extremists for the attack on her daughter, "My daughter is fighting for her life because she is a Christian. This has nothing to do with local gangsters; it is about religion. But they won't be able to provoke us, we don't want another war. We want justice, not vengeance. We are suffering enough."
One local Muslim, however, blamed the beheadings on the Christians. "We're
not terrorists, but we have little respect for Christians. Indonesia
should be an Islamic country without the impurities of Christianity or
Hinduism. There are no churches here. The beheadings of these
schoolgirls suits the Christians. Perhaps they did it to show Muslims
as monsters." That's rational thinking for you.
The father of one of the murdered girls, Markus Sambuwe, remarked," I am really angry, but the Holy Spirit touched my heart and changed me. I forgive them just as Jesus has forgiven my sins."
God Bless him, because he is a better Christian than I.
Oh yeah, you Democratic Party leaders - "It's about Religion, Stupid!"
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