29th May 17:11
'Whites deserver to die' says smiling Islamic militant
Unless western leaders get the courage to call for banning the
verses which preach killing of unbelievers 9.5, there will be millions
more of these deaths.
After statements like these made by Islamists , is it any
wonder that Muslim nations like Saudi and Pakistan ,who encourage this
by subsidizing and tolerating madrasas preaching this , are denied
visas to the west?
Amrozi's giggling delight at the attacks, broadcast in a public police
interrogation a month after the Bali blasts, shocked people across
this Hindu island and around the world.
He also gained notoriety by laughing at Indonesian witnesses.
"He's sorry for those who were not the targets," lawyer Wirawan Adnan
told reporters. "He doesn't have anything personal against the
Australians for instance. The targets were the Americans and the
Earlier Amrozi had shown scant interest in proceedings, fidgeting and
then smiling at the prosecutors after a defiant entry.
"Allahu akbar (God is Greatest)," the 40-year-old mechanic from
neighboring Java island cried as he arrived in court.
During the trial Amrozi admitted involvement in the attacks, saying
"whites" deserved to die.
He had also said he would welcome the death penalty, but said he did
not belong to the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah Muslim network that
police blame for the Bali bombings and are already linking to
Tuesday's Jakarta blast at the JW Marriott Hotel.
VICTIMS WANTED DEATH PENALTY
About half of the dead in Bali were Australians, killed as they
enjoyed the island's famous nightlife. Several dozen Indonesians,
including Balinese, also died.
Those who said they were eager for retribution from the court ranged
from waiters who survived the bombs that destroyed two popular clubs
to Australians maimed in the attacks. Local entrepreneurs who have
sc****d to make a living since the attacks devastated the island's
tourism industry have said the same thing.
Australian Jake Ryan, who lost half a foot in the bombing, fought back
tears and struggled for words. "It's been a long day," he told
"You must die, Amrozi," read a message posted on the green fence in
front of a mound of earth that was once the Sari Club.
Plenty is at stake for the world's most populous Muslim nation in the
trials of 38 suspects arrested over Bali, especially in the wake of
Tuesday's powerful car bomb attack.