Future Suicide Terrorists
This message is for any future suicide terrorists (as opposed to former ones, of which none exist).
I assume that you do what you do for one of two causes. If it is for religious reasons, then surely you must realize that you are not creating a favourable impression towards your religion. If it is for political reasons, then the means negate whatever cause you are trying to put forth. If, however, you blow up only yourselves and not take with you innocent victims, than I can assure you that people will listen to what it is you want the world to know.
When enough of your kind have been blown up, people will start asking themselves -- "who are these persons who have such faith in their cause that they are willing to die? What are they trying to tell us?" Your ideology will receive much more coverage throughout the world. So please, in the future just kill yourselves and leave us a note telling us why you did it. You will see (well not you, but those who remain and who agree with you) that my way is much more productive.
From: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
To: "alan ganem"
Date: September 23, 2001 6:13 AM
I suspect that if the terrorists blow up enough of our people, then those charged with protecting our people just might include listening to the terrorists' complaints as one of several possible ways of getting the terrorists to stop blowing up our people. Unfortunately, I think the terrorists we're dealing with are more into retaliation than anything else. Also unfortunately, I think those charged with protecting our people tend to enjoy competitive sports and would consider it more fun to engage in various forms of chest-pounding than it would be to listen to the complaints of terrorists, even if doing so could potentially save the lives of their own family members -- and even their own voters! Such is life among the tribes of domesticated primates who dominate this back-woods boondocks of a planet!*
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