September 20, 2005: The Islamic violence in the
south is directed against the economy, as well as non-Moslems. As a result, the
economy is suffering. Islamic terrorists discourage any business at all on
Friday, the Moslem holy day, and try to close permanently "un-Islamic"
businesses like bars, theaters and the like. Most of the people hurt by this are
Moslem, which does not bother the terrorists, who are on a mission from God.
September 18, 2005: The state of emergency in the south has been
extended for three months.
September 17, 2005: An army patrol in the
south was ambushed by Islamic terrorists. Four soldiers were wounded, and the
terrorists got away.
In the south, villagers killed the two marines they were
holding prisoner. The two marines were seized as they chased after men who had
just shot someone dead in a drive-by attack. The villagers insist that the
marines did the shooting, and that the government is using plainclothes soldiers
for such operations.