These benighted misunderstanders of Islam were evidently foolish enough to think that when the Qur’an says to “strike the necks” of unbelievers (47:4; cf. also 8:12), that it actually means, “strike the necks” of the unbelievers. The fools! They’ve probably been listening to Islamophobic rhetoric, or watching “United 93”! Don’t they realize that the Qur’an is a document of staggering complexity, and that it can only be properly understood by Saudi-funded American professors who spend years in concentrated study, enabling them to determine that “strike the necks” actually means “hug the necks”? You have to read it in the original Arabic, you see, and use your secret Qur’anic Arabic decoder ring, which likewise renders “beat her” (Qur’an 4:34) as “tell her how much you love her.”
Jakarta – Seven suspected Islamic terrorists have confessed to beheading three Christian schoolgirls on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, police said on Wednesday.
The seven detained suspects confessed under questioning that they planned and carried out the October 29 beheadings in the Sulawesi town of Poso, police chief Lieutenant Colonel Rudi Sufahriadi told The Associated Press.
Another girl was wounded but spared by the assailants, he said.
Two of the suspects also say they have ties to Noordin Top, regarded as a key leader of the al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah, according to Central Sulawesi police chief Brigadier General Oegroseno.
Indonesia has arrested scores of militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group in recent years.