Disturbing news today of an atrocity in
An Iraqi official said explosives strapped to two mentally handicapped women were triggered by remote control in coordinated blasts that killed at least 64 people.
"Both women were mentally impaired. They were wearing belts containing 15 kilograms of explosives," said Major General Qasim Ata, spokesman for the
It is difficult to fathom the level of depravity involved in this kind of abuse. The mindset of these terrorists is something beyond the pale, as far as I’m concerned. Having worked with kids with disabilities and their families for nearly forty years, I can’t begin to comprehend how any member of the species Homo Sapiens can conceive and carry out such an operation.
They also don’t read the Koran - “There is acknowledged right for the needy and the destitute” (51:19). For more on this see –
Abuse of people with disabilities is not unprecedented as a political statement of course (Aktion T4) in Nazi Germany is an example –
I’d hope that the horrific nature of this act would lose these psychopaths any residual support they may have in Iraq or elsewhere.