When suicide bombings happen in the Middle East, it’s not exactly breaking news (see 75+ Killed in a Suicide Attack at Shrine in Sindh, Pakistan. Yeah, It’s ISIS…). Just another Friday. No shortage of sparks over there. But what makes this weekday bombing so special is the hero who stopped it from killing hundreds more people. Check it out:
[When] Afghan Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha … came face to face with a man he suspected of being a suicide bomber, he did not hesitate to act.
The suspect had just approached their heavily guarded gate … Lieutenant Pacha shouted at the suspect to halt, but instead the man started running. The officer stopped him, throwing his arms around him in a bear hug.
A second later the bomber detonated the explosive vest hidden under his coat. Fourteen people, including Lieutenant Pacha and seven other police officers as well as civilians, were killed; 18 others were wounded.
There was little doubt the death toll would have been far higher without the lieutenant’s body blunting the blast, Mr. Mujahed said.
“He’s a hero, he saved many lives … Just think if that suicide attacker got past the gate, what would have happened – you cannot imagine.”
This policeman thought the random dude was packing C-4, so he threw his body on top of it. Brass balls. He had them.
We see atrocities coming out of Islamic countries on a weekly basis, yes. But sometimes we’re also fortunate enough to see the heroics that take place when people put their foot down and say “enough suicide bombings” (see PROGRESS: Crown Prince Vows ‘Moderate Islam’ Will Return to Saudi Arabia). Like this life-saving chap. It’s too bad he had to lose his own life in the process.
Islamic extremism is a scourge to anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in its path.