by Dino Crescini
Early this month, not just the Filipino nation but the entire world, grieved the death of former Philippine president Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. She died of a lingering ailment that caused physical pain on her body as well as mental anguish on immediate members of her family.
News about her colon cancer prompted no less than the Pope to send her a comforting message. When she died on August 1, American president Barack Obama sent her family his own personal message of condolences.
But should death really be a fearsome topic to discuss or even worry about? Radical Muslims who commit suicide in the name of jihad certainly don’t fear death. They believe that the killing of infidels (non-believers of Islam) will deliver their mortal bodies to a better place, to be welcomed by at least 14 virgins.