Bali Bombers Get More Time Off

Mon, Oct 1, 2007 at 9:22:54 am PST

The “moderate” Islamic state of Indonesia keeps shaving time off the sentences of the Islamic terrorists responsible for the mass murders in Bali two years ago. The last time it was for good behavior. This time it’s to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Because nothing says “celebration” like pandering to barbaric murderers.

TEN terrorists involved in the first and second Bali bombings are set to have their jail terms reduced to celebrate the end of Ramadan, it was revealed yesterday on the second anniversary of one of the bombings.

As victims and families gathered in Bali yesterday to commemorate the second anniversary of the 2005 bombing, the list of radicals responsible for the carnage - and now earmarked for remission - was being made public.

The announcement comes as an insensitive blow to families of those killed and injured in both murderous attacks, which left a total of 220 innocent people and five suicide bombers dead. Of those 92 were Australians.

And it came on the same day as a solemn ceremony was held in the grounds of the Australian Consulate in Bali to remember the lives of the 20 innocent people who died in the October 1, 2005, bombings. Four Australians were among those killed.

The three suicide bombers, who walked into the three restaurants wearing backpack bombs and detonated them, also died.

And in a further blow, it appears likely, depending on the calendar, that the remissions will become effective on October 12 - the fifth anniversary of the first Bali bombing and the day of Idul Fitri, or the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.