Well, I thought about writing about the pleasant surprise that turned out to be the French election today or maybe even a personal note about how I ran and completed my first half marathon this morning but then I saw this little gem on Yahoo:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Muslim extremists attacked a children's festival at a U.N.-run elementary school Sunday, killing a politician's bodyguard and wounding seven people in the latest incident of lawlessness engulfing the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian unity government formed two months ago appears powerless to end extremist groups on foreigners, music shops and Internet cafes. Clan fighting, kidnappings and other attacks have added to the chaos.
Boy, those palis sure know how to celebrate stuff don't they? And, nothing like doing it at a UN-run elementary school in order to impress all the marvellous UN-types who've been busy hyping the wonderfulness of the palis over many decades.
The fact is, has been and always will be (I imagine) that palestinians are a complete waste of time, money and effort.
Why did this happen?
The homemade bomb and gun attack on the U.N. school in the southern Gaza refugee camp of Rafah began with a protest by Muslim extremists in long robes, who said a sports festival the school was hosting was un-Islamic. One protester's sign said the U.N. "is turning schools into nightclubs."
Sports are unislamic. Dancing is unislamic. Sex is unislamic. Drinking is unislamic. Killing people - now that's islamic.
In fact, here are the stats for palis killing palis in Gaza for the past couple of years - and these are the stats palis themselves admit to, so you can bet the number is likely much higher:
New statistics showed that during the first three months of the year 147 Gazans, including 10 children, were killed by fellow Palestinians, according to the Palestinian human rights group Al-Mezan.
Factional fighting killed 57 people in 2004, followed by 101 in 2005 and 252 last year.
But, lest anyone forget: this is no doubt Israel's fault.
I wonder if running half-marathons is unislamic and can only imagine that it must be. There were women there and not one of them was wearing a burka. To be truthful, watching some of them made the time pass much more quickly as did the music from my IPod. Man, I'm so far up the beheading line I better learn to run a hell of a lot faster than the nine minute miles I was turning in this morning...