Thursday, May 22, 2008
New Convert wounded by his own explosive
When one is a new Christian, one does not always behave wisely. We become radical and do no know how to balance our work and study with helping granny's cross the street, or we give too much away for helping the poor and needy, or we rave on and on to family members that are not interested.
Nick Reilly (22), a recent convert to Islam from Plymouth, yesterday took a few bombs to a shopping center in Exeter, and injured himself in the face. The man seems to have a history of mental illness. BBC gives more details.
One explosive device went off at lunchtime in a family restaurant; another device was defused by bomb disposal teams. Tony Melville, Devon and Cornwall’s Deputy Chief Constable, said last night that Mr Reilly had been 'preyed upon, radicalised and taken advantage of''. Mr Reilly’s neighbours said that he had been brainwashed.
What would a new Christian with a history of mental illness do, after being 'preyed upon and brainwashed' by those who led him to Christ?