Friday, October 19, 2007

The Religion of Peace of Peace Doing Its Part to Rid Manila of Pesky Shoppers

More compassion and mercy from the followers of the Prophet Muhammad. Killing innocent, unsuspecting men, women, and children has become a specialty of Islamic terrorists. But it is, after all, the religion of peace.

MANILA, Philippines - A powerful blast rocked a crowded shopping mall in Manila's financial district Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens. Police in the capital declared the highest state of alert and did not rule out a bomb.

An initial report suggested the blast was caused by a cooking gas tank in a mall restaurant, but Metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias later said the explosion was at the entrance of the mall and its cause was under investigation.

"It's too early to say if it's terrorism related," Barias said.

In the past, Manila has been a target of Al-Qaida-linked militants, who have waged a yearslong bloody bombing campaign in the southern Philippines.

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