Monday, September 03, 2007

We Will Never Forget Beslan

As horrifying and evil as the September 11th attacks on America were, there was an almost equally horrifying attack waged in Chechneya two years ago today.

Chechneyan Muslims (with connection to Al Qaeda) stormed an elementary school in Beslan, Chechneya, taking over 1,100 teachers and students hostage. During the ensuing standoff with police, the Jihadis raped young girls, shot teachers, strung the entire school with explosives, and forced children to drink urine.

In the end, the Jihadis went Apocalypse Now on the school, murdering 319 people, 186 of whom were children.


Ypp said...

one correction - Beslan is not in Chechya, but in Ingushetia. It is a small autonomous district populated by related but different people, chrystian by their faith.

Pastorius said...

I never knew that. Thanks.

Always On Watch said...

An important date to pause and to reflect. But I believe that most of the world has forgotten about the massacre on that first day of school.

Anonymous said...

Yeh, AOW I think the world has pretty much forgotten. I can't help but think what it would be like now if those terrorists were Jewish or Christian and the kids were all Muslim. Would we ever hear the end of it?

Watcher said...

Also, it is important to remember that according to the British PM Gordon Brown, there is no such thing as Muslim terrorism and the term "global war on terror" too shouldn't be used.

Pastorius said...

Well, these guys were Russian Orthodox, right?

Anonymous said...

Why was the rape and brutal treatment never covered by any one?
Why is the media disregarding hte strong potential for this to happen in America?
Power corrupts.
And we allow it.