'Go to Hell, Enemy of God!'

The New York Times quotes from an Italian police report on an Egyptian accused of participating in the Madrid terrorist attacks. The report describes the man’s reaction as he watched a video of Iraqi jihadists sawing the head off of an American hostage, Nick Berg:

"Go to hell, enemy of God!" shouted the man, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, as Mr. Berg’s screams were broadcast. "Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly. Cut his head off! If I had been there, I would have burned him to make him already feel what hell was like. Cut off his head! God is great! God is great!

If Islam is a "religion of peace," it’s incredible how many people seem to derive precisely the opposite message from its teachings.