Dunno if this has anything to do with Islam or not other than the well established connection between Hizb’allah and Mexican drug cartels, but this story seems too important not to post anyway. Mexican drug gangs stopped a bus, took everyone off of it, played ‘jigsaw’ like games with the frightened passengers then killed most and let the most vicious ones live. This is what happens to failing states. I have this story thanks to a good friend of mine who follows the Mexican news in Spanish and this is the first English article on it he could find for me, but he tells me this story is far worse than is written here. For one thing, the bus company decided not to tell people what happened at first, as they thought it would expose them in some litigious way.
I will post more on this as I get it. Meanwhile, from KWCH.COM:
Mexican officials find 59 bodies in mass graves
Officials investigating the kidnapping last month of bus passengers find the bodies in eight graves in Tamaulipas; it is not clear whether they were among those seized. Five captives are rescued and 11 suspects arrested.
Reporting from Mexico City—
More than 50 bodies were found in mass graves Wednesday in the same area of northern Mexico where 72 migrants were massacred last year, authorities said.
Officials in the state of Tamaulipas said they found 59 bodies in eight graves during an investigation of the March 25 abduction of a busload of passengers. One of the graves had 43 corpses.
A statement from the Tamaulipas prosecutor’s office said a joint state and federal investigation led to the arrests of 11 suspects and the rescue of five captives. It did not give the identities of the suspects or of those rescued.
Officials said they were seeking to identify the dead to determine whether they were among those seized from the bus.
Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre Cantu “energetically condemned” the crimes and vowed to work closely with federal authorities, the statement said.
The bodies were found in San Fernando, a rural county in Tamaulipas. Dozens of U.S.-bound migrants from Central and South America were found shot to death in August on a ranch in Tamaulipas about 90 miles from the Texas border.
Mexican authorities said those migrants were killed by members of the Zetas drug trafficking gang, which is based in Tamaulipas and has branched into migrant-trafficking, extortion and kidnapping. Officials said the migrants apparently were killed after refusing to go to work for the gang, one of the most violent in Mexico.
Migrants traversing Mexico on their way to the United States are often targets of robbery and extortion attempts.
The Zetas once served as the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, but the group has been at war with its former allies for more than a year, terrifying residents across the border state and leaving scores of gunmen dead.
Numerous mass graves have been found across Mexico as drug gangs have battled each other and fought government forces sent to pursue them under President Felipe Calderon’s 4-year-old crackdown on traffickers.
More than 35,000 people have died since the start of the anti-crime offensive in late 2006, mostly because of turf feuds between drug-trafficking groups.
Tamaulipas, which hugs the Texas border and the Gulf of Mexico, has become an emblem of the reign of fear gripping many parts of the country. The governor’s brother, Rodolfo Torre Cantu, was assassinated last year only days before he was expected to win the gubernatorial election. Egidio Torre Cantu was chosen to take his place.