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I don’t normally post items from Fox News unless it’s Fox News I’m critiquing. But it so happens they’re the only major outlet reporting on this particular event. (That’s rather curious in itself, but I’ll blog on that some other time.) At any rate, some Americans are now in Somali, agitating for “holy war” or jihad or whatever they want to call it. Ain’t it nice to see how the tolerance which is supposed to lie at the heart of the occidental world has rubbed off on these creatures? Here’s the story:

American Al Qaeda Hold Rare ‘Press Conference’

Two young Americans who left their homes to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia held a rare “press conference” in southern Somalia on Sunday, saying they want to be killed “for the sake of God,” according to a U.S. law enforcement official and a report posted on a Somali news Web site. …

“We came from the U.S. with a good life and a good education, but we came to fight alongside our brothers of al-Shabaab … to be killed for the sake of God,” one man said at the press conference, as translated by Omar Jamal, the executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

According to the news report, two men, identifying themselves as Abu-Muslim and Abu Yaxye, said they are “Somali youth” from the United States who are now stationed near the city of Kismayo, more than 300 miles southwest of Mogadishu, according to Jamal. The men said they are talking to media for the first time so others can learn why they joined al-Shabaab, he said.

I’ll let the rest of the story speak for itself. It’s the usual mantra of warlike outrage and furious, juvenile sanctimony.

If these guys really wish to die “for the sake of God,” I say that — by all means — we ought to oblige them! Send in some special-forces personnel with sniper equipment, pick them off, and leave their bodies to rot where their raging buddies will find them. Send them on to al-Lah and Paradise to be with their 72 houris, if that’s what they genuinely wish. The world will be a better place with two fewer militant, bloodthirsty, raging-lunatic childish religionazis.

One last note for those who may be curious: A lot of these Islamist terrorists adopt a nom de guerre beginning with “Abu.” In Arabic, this means “father (of),” and is used similarly to “Bin,” which means “son (of).” I’m not sure of the cultural significance of this, but that’s what it is.

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