A recent report, which was kept quiet by Western media outlets, has emerged regarding the destruction of an entire village on the Egyptian side of the Egypt-Israel border. Details are sketchy at best, and this investigator's resources are quite limited, but the village in question seems to have been in the vicinity of the Egyptian city of Kuntila.
The perpetrators of the incident are likewise difficult to identify, for they left behind no witnesses, and the Egyptian media censors are being extremely tight-lipped about the situation. As near as can be told, the entire village, including all its inhabitants -- young and old, male and female -- was decimated in a bloody fracas, scarcely leaving buildings standing. The one Egyptian official who was willing to give an interview (yet who required that he remain completely anonymous) described the scene by saying, "[It was] brutal and savage; even pets and livestock were shot and killed in this slaughter." He went on to speculate on the identity of the responsible party, and on the application of justice.
Of those others who would talk about the catastrophe, there was much fear and angst present in their moods. One female resident of Kuntila said, "We don't know who did this, and we don't know if they'll do it again. We hope that they don't come for our city next." Most of those questioned felt that the event was based on religious values, and that the perpetrators were "misguided savages," in one man's view (although the translator apologized, noting that there is no English translation for the word given as "savages" which quite portrays the profane nature of this curse). That same man, a Kuntila shopkeeper, said that "Allah will find these [pig-fornicators], and visit his vengeance upon them. Killing armed men is one thing, but killing women and children is perverse. If they think they are doing Allah's bidding, they are blind fools."
Until more details emerge, assuming they do, little is expected to be learned from this event, but if the group responsible for this bloody attack seeks to attempt the same on a different township, expect the locals to be armed and prepared, and although we'd never wish for such an event to repeat itself, if it does, we should at the least find more information available, including, perhaps, an official statement from Egyptian officials.
The War on Terror, it seems, is not only far from over, but it seems to be increasing in its ferocity. This genocidal event, even if an isolated incident, can be little more than a harbinger of worse events still -- especially if the agents of terror are convinced that their god had ordered the bloodshed. If they are willing to believe their god wants an entire village wiped out, what greater evils could they seek to perpetrate in their god's name?