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Rampant Killings: The Abu Sayyaff's Outrage Beheading and The Virginia Tech Massacre

It has been a long week. Rampant killing and beheading were all in the news. We normally saw these on movies that is why to see them on print and on daily news is quite unnerving. I cannot imagine that there are people who still exist in the world these days capable of doing such barbaric acts. Whatever their reasons are, its not right to claim other people’s lives.

Headless bodies of the victims. Their heads were placed in 2 sacks and sent to the army headquarter

Firstly, we have the outrage group Abu Sayyaf which beheaded seven civilians. The victims were construction workers who were abducted while working on a road project in Jolo. One of the Abu Sayyaf after beheading one of the victims even got the nerve to call the wife of his prey to apologize. The wife pleaded desperately for the life of her husband but little did she know her husband's body was already in the custody of authorities. Also, I've learned that two of the victims were teenagers who just finished high school and went to Jolo for summer job so they can continue their education.

Life is too precious to be taken carelessly.

It was a sermon written by Islam clerics after the bodies of seven road construction workers were found. The sermon obviously criticized the Abu Sayyaf which passes itself as an Islamist group.

Students at the Virginia Tech hold a candlelight vigil after the massacre.

Then we have learned about the Virginia Tech Massacre. The shooter, Cho Seung-hui, killed 32 people and injured 17 more. He had this tatoo on his arm which says "Ismail Ax". The words on the disturbed student's arm, which was scrawled in red ink, caused a frenzy search on Google. Unfortunately, no one knows yet what it means. Some link it to Abraham, others to James Fennimore Cooper's "The Prairie".

Cho attributed his killings to the "rich kids", "debauchery", and "deceitful charlatans". After a psych exam, he was declared "danger to self and to others". Fellow students recall Cho's odd behavior. They said that he used to write grotesque stories citing massacres and killings using chainsaw and an ax.

While browsing the net, I found this blog, The Smoking Gun, which has the copy of Cho's play called Richard McBeef. The play is absurd and violent. It was about a 13-year-old boy , John, who accuses his stepdad, Richard, of pedophilia. It contains violent scenes and harsh choice of words.

Here's an excerpt:

Richard: I may not be your biological father, but I'm your new father. We live under the same roof. We really need to get along. Come on, son, give me a chance.

(Richard gently rests his hand on John's lap.)

John: What the hell are you doing!

(John slaps Richard's hand)

John continued: What are you, a Catholic priest! I will not be molested by an aging balding overweight pedophilic stepdad named Dick! Get your hands off me you sicko! Damn you, Catholic priest. Just stop it, Michael Jackson. Let me guess, you have a pet named Dick in Neverland ranch and you want me to go with you to pet him, right?

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Saturday, April 21, 2007
Violence is so disgusting! Why don't they do something more productive that doing a killing spree?

Kumusta na Sara? Trea here. Link exchange?
8:16 PM GMT+8  
Blogger sara says:
Hi Trea! It's been a while since the last time I saw you... I'm good.. :D Ikaw??

Exchange link?? Sure... I'll add your blog on my list... :D

And about the violence thing... It is indeed disgusting but looking on Cho's picture, I can't believe that he's capable of doing it. I wish I know what's going on his mind... and about the Abu Sayyaf issue, I wish that instead of slaying common, innocent people they could've killed the politicians... Hehe...
12:21 PM GMT+8