I have always wondered about this. How come some Muslims think that it is a good thing to kidnap and torture people?
How can they even think that what they are doing is God’s will?
I was really touched when I read about Fr. Bossi, the Italian priest who was kidnapped and was later freed after long negotiations in the Philippines. Many of our Filipino soldiers died trying to rescue him. They were captured, some were mutilated and many beheaded.
When I read about Fr. Bossi ----I thought he was such a good priest—he was good and kind even to the Muslims—why would anyone want to hurt a good man like him?
On page A20 of the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper dated July 27, 2007 (Friday) --after Fr. Bossi was freed, it was written:
Ainander Julain, a 10-year old Muslim from the village of Bulawan, who waited for Bossi’s vehicle to appear on the rough road leading to the parish, said he skippied school to see the Catholic priest.
He did not go into the parish compound, however. “Just seeing him makes me happy,” he said.
Julain also said that Bossi was “like a father” to him. He said that not even his own father kissed and hugged him like Bossi did.
He recalled that Bossi visited their village once while he and a group of children were planting corn and cassava.
Julain said Bossi stayed a while and talked to them in Cebuano. Before leaving, the priest kissed and hugged them “even if we were soiled and drenched with sweat.”
If he were a Christian, Julain said he would be like a priest.
“I’ll do what he did to the people.”
I think Fr. Bossi was a very good priest. He did not hurt the Mulsims in any way. He was a friend to them. I really don’t understand why these Muslim terrorists targetted such a good man.
I know that many good Muslims do not agree with all these kidnappings and beheadings of innocent people–but how come we don’t see them doing any mass protest against it?
How can Muslims expect to be respected and accepted as peaceful people when these kidnappings and beheadings of innocent people appear, in a way, to be condoned by them, because they remain silent?
Also, I read in another news article, Fr. Bossi wondered how his captors could pray to Allah with their rifles on one hand and an (innocent) captive on the other side. **How can this be the same God we believe in? **
The same question crossed my mind every time I read about these kidnappings and beheadings.