Letter to the editor- Terrorists at the gates of hell | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter to the editor- Terrorists at the gates of hell

Mark Acri

I find I must respond to part of Steve Goldman’s editorial the day after the WTC tragedy. Steve wonders how the terrorists on the airplane could be called cowards because they died for their cause. Their cause is a Jihad, or holy war, in which they are “soldiers.” Any “soldier” who deliberately takes the lives of thousands of noncombatant, civilian men, women and children with no declaration of war or prewarning for evacuation are most certainly cowards of the worst kind. No matter your view of the United States’ place in the world, Steve, there is no bravery or valor here. These selfish butchers only performed these ungodly acts because they are fanatical enough to believe that by giving their lives in a holy war, even if it means the killing of innocents, they will be sent to “paradise” to be with Allah. I only wish we could see their faces when they realize that it is not the gates of paradise they are standing at, but the gates of hell!

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