murder for God
The N Y Times wonders what is the motive of the insurgents in Iraq. It is obvious that the Times is bringing a Western mind set to the question. The Times states that without a political plan and support of the population no insurgency can succeed. While that is a classic notion this insurgency is quite different. It is fueled by some native Iraqis and a large number of foreign religous zealots. They do not have a plan for governing Iraq, believing a theocratic state will emerge from the chaos of the civil war they are trying to incite. In order to further this result they have taken to murdering leaders ,religous and secular , who might provide peaceful evolution of a stable Iraqi regime and ,collaterally ,any native Iraqis who may be loitering in the area.