Just Another Case of History Repeating

“The history of terrorism goes back to the Sicarii Zealots, a Jewish extremist group active in Judaea Province at the beginning of the 1st century AD. After Zealotry rebellion in the 1st century AD, when some prominent collaborators with Roman rule were killed, according to contemporary historian Josephus, in 6 AD Judas of Galilee formed a small and more extreme offshoot of the Zealots, the Sicarii. Their terror also was directed against Jewish “collaborators”, including temple priests, Sadducees, Herodians, and other wealthy elites.”

In 66 AD the Sicarii “gained access to Jerusalem and committed a series of atrocities, in order to force the population to war. In one account, given in the Talmud, they destroyed the city’s food supply so that the people would be forced to fight against the Roman siege instead of negotiating peace.”

99% of this blog entry was written by Wikipedia. Nice.

 

Links:

Terrorism history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism#History

Sicarii: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicarii

Nick Cave – Babe, you turn me on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=153eVrWYguM

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