Daily Lessons from Life 15 May 2018 - Wht suicide bombers?
"Indonesian children who joined suicide attacks kept isolated by parents
SURABAYA, Indonesia: The parents of Indonesian children and young adults who took part in deadly suicide bombings in Surabaya had isolated them within a tightly knit circle of militants, police said on Tuesday (May 15) .
A family of six killed at least 13 people, including themselves, by bombing three churches in Surabaya on Sunday in the worst militant attack in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country since the bombing of restaurants in Bali in 2005.
On Monday, another militant family of five riding two motorbikes blew themselves up at a police checkpoint in the city, wounding 10 people and killing four of the family and two others. An eight-year-old daughter survived.
"These children have been indoctrinated by their parents. It seems they did not interact much with others," East Java Police Chief Machfud Arifin told reporters.
The eight-year-old daughter who survived did not have explosives strapped to her, but was thrown three metres into the air by the blast and was receiving intensive care in hospital, police said.
"She’s conscious. She will be accompanied by relatives and social workers when questioned by police," said Arifin."
What could hv triggered the parents to do such an unthinkable act of blowing themselves up with their young children while killing innocent people too?
Parents who hv lost their minds or parents who believed they hv brought their kids n themselves to their "God's" promised land living forever in his grace n glory??
Of course non-religious person will rubbish this as nonsense n totally illogical while for tje believers it is definitly the truth n nothing but the truth!
This is the challenge!! No rewards n awards offered by Men can match that offered by "God". Hence if anyone is a deep devoted fanatical religious zealots (or just the faithful ones), killing m dying is just a ticket to heaven!! What more can one asks??
Is there a way to talk sense to such believers? Very hard. If one cam spare the time, efforts n money, go try. If not, better to terminate them!!
Will the humanists protest? Amnesty Internationals? Etc. If they do, would u act differently? Offer mercy when the other side is clearly hostile despite your Nth efforts?
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
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Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
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I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old