His shoulder had been injured by a police teargas canister as he attempted to escape capture in Morogoro.
Even the most diabolical minds on the planet should be sickened by Islamic Radicals practice of throwing acid on innocent victims.
Last week, two British teenage women were maliciously attacked by a pair of drive-by thugs on mopeds as they walked back to their hotel in
Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18, were teaching at an orphanage in
According to witnesses, law enforcement officials were pelted by rock throwing supporters of the sheikh as he attempted to flee by car.
Reports differ on whether the attacks were the result of local teenage boys being rebuffed by the girls for unwanted advances or due to Islamic extremists wanting to make
Both girls are Jewish and belong to a
The attacks are yet another example of the extremes to which Islamists will perpetuate their beliefs with no regard for the sanctity of human life.
Both Katie and Kirstie, who were said to be well informed about Muslim dress codes on the island, were appropriately attired when the incident took place.
As head of a radical Muslim movement based in
Earlier this month, the Sheikh was in
Incidents such as throwing acid and other inhumane acts are common Islamist occurrences around the world. Unfortunately, it is the regularity by such radicals with which they take place that can lead to apathy and ambivalence. Not only does it become impossible to report on each individual attack, we begin to become oblivious to the viciousness of the thought processes that can invent such horrors and then carry them out.
Whether or not a person believes there is a movement afoot by Islam to establish sharia on a global basis is, and will be, perpetually open for debate. But no reasonable human being with any shred of compassion can condone such outrageous acts which are carried out in the name of religion or any other movement.
Too many Muslims follow the tenet that doing the work of Allah is justified by any means necessary. Islam is the only religion that endorses such concepts through its scripture and the teachings of its prophet.
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