Now where did this “disgruntled Palestinian” get the idea that he should kill as many Israeli tourists as possible? Could it be that he has learned such attitudes since he was a child?
I don’t know if the statement that he is not tied to Al-Qaeda is meant to be reassuring. In fact, all it does is emphasize how widespread the principles of violent jihad are among Muslims everywhere — and not just those who belong to terrorist organizations. From the New York Times, with thanks to Teri:
CAIRO, Oct. 25 – A disgruntled Palestinian who worked as a driver and was bent on killing as many Israeli tourists as possible organized the bombings of three resort areas along the eastern Sinai coast that left 34 people dead this month, the Egyptian government said Monday.
The Interior Ministry announced that of the nine men involved in the Oct. 7 attack, two of them, including the ringleader, died unintentionally in one attack, the huge explosion at the Taba Hilton. It said two bombers remained at large, and five suspects with lesser roles were arrested….
Mr. Saleh did not appear to be connected to any specific Palestinian faction, or to Al Qaeda, said the investigator. Egyptian investigators have favored the theory that the attacks were linked to the violence against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.