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Bali bombings: Bloggers respond

Bali Blog has an eyewitness account from a man named Nick who was not far from the blast.

Javajive (written by an American living in Java) says Indonesian TV has been playing the amateur pre-blast restaurant video over and over again:

The T.V. stations have put together one of their famous tragedy tapes – scenes from the bombing, bodies on the floor, views of the victims in the hospital, etc. All while playing “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.

Jakartass describes how local bloggers and professional media worked together to cover the story.

iZ Reloaded points to an Australian media story about how some Australian rugby players were warned in advance about the bombings by an Indonesian friend in the Bali Mafia.

MacamMacam
has photos and updates, and also points to a sad post by the Saudi blogger Religious Policeman:

It's very difficult being a moderate Muslim these days. The vast majority of Muslims are moderate, wouldn't hurt a fly, want to do nothing more than live in peace, earn a living, bring up their families. Yet they constantly have to apologize for their religion because the whole Islamic PR effort is being driven by the crazies.

I used to feel sorry for the Christians in Northern Ireland, because they had terrorists killing in their name. But that's all over. And the chilling fact is that these days, wherever there is any trouble in the world, Muslims are tied up in it. From Algeria in the west to the Philippines in east, from Chechnya in the north to Darfur in the south, not forgetting Palestine in the middle, wherever there's trouble in the world, there are Muslims involved. …

…There are times when I really despair of what these disciples of the Devil, and the complicit silence of those who could show some moral leadership, are doing to my religion.

On A Whim, a young Muslim woman, makes an appeal against violence.

Singapore's Seksi Matashutyrmouf analyzes the “professionalism” of suicide bombers.

Used Brains for Sale, based in Singapore, decries the killing of innocent people but connects the Bali bombings to events in Iraq and Bush administration policies.

Mack at BrandMalaysia declares a day of silence for the victims.

With 4000 Australians in Bali, Tim Blair has the Australian perspective.

At Pickled Politics, Rohin believes Bali will continue to be a target.

Singaporeclassics
examines the motivations and people behind the group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), who are believed to be responsible for the attacks.

Ringisei points to expert conclusions that Singapore is an inevitable target: “The experts’ concensus is that an attack on Sg is not a question of if but when.” Due to “lack of human intelligence on the part of our security services.”

The Counterterrorism Blog has more analysis.

Wikipedia has a rapidly expanding page collecting links, timelines and other information about the blasts.

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  • http://SPACES.MSN.COM/MEMBERS/TENASSCITY1964/ GECKO

    ITS GOOD TO HEAR THAT EVERYONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS’NT EVIL.WE NEED MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS TO INFORM THE WORLD ON WHATS REALLY GOING ON.
    WHERE I COME FROM THINGS ARE HARD ENOUGH TO FIGURE OUT . BY HEARING WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN THE REST OF THE WORLD,I FEEL THAT THERE IS HOPE.

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