Proof that spam can be deadly

January 28, 2011

No, not the (supposedly edible) stuff that comes in a can, but the kind you get in unwanted text messages. The kind that makes the suicide belt you’re working on go boom early:

The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year’s Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.

Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else.

She was at her Moscow safe house at the time getting ready with two accomplices, both of whom survived and were seen fleeing the scene.

Kind of makes the jihad meaningless if the only person you take out is your own stupid self, doesn’t it?

Darn.

via Legal Insurrection

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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Looks like I was right

January 26, 2011

A commenter took me to task for saying that it was likely that the suicide bombers who struck Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport a few days ago were Muslims bent on jihad.

I hate to say “I told you so,” but…

Moscow airport bomb: suicide bombers were part of squad trained in Pakistan

The two suicide bombers who carried out the Moscow attack were thought to be part of a suicide squad trained in Pakistan’s al-Qaeda strongholds sent to the capital to target the city’s transport system.

(…)

A newspaper close to Russia’s FSB security service published what it claimed was a warning to Moscow police issued in December that said there was credible intelligence that a suicide squad made up of three women and one man from Chechnya was headed to Moscow.

The memo said the team had spent time in Pakistan and Iran and that one of the women had a relative with a flat in Moscow that might be used as a bomb making factory. Another group of five Islamist militants trained in Pakistan was also expected to cross into Russia soon, it added.

An al-Qaeda linked website said that the group Islamic Caucasus Emirate, led by the rebe Doku Umarov, was poised to claim it had staged the attack. It said that Russia’s harsh military measures against independence activists in the Caucasus had provoked the attack. It said: “You disbelievers are the firewood of Hell. You will enter it.”

As the article relates, the dress of the attackers and methodology for the attack fits with prior operations launched by Umarov. While it’s in the realm of imagination that this was some sort of false flag operation by Russia’s FSB* or another intelligence service for Machiavellian purposes, I think it about as likely as the sun rising in the West.

No. This was an act of terrorism launched by Muslims waging jihad fi sabil Allah, and innocents died because of it.

*There have been accusations that the FSB was behind a 1999 apartment bombing that was used by then-PM Putin to justify resuming the war in Chechnya. The FSB denied this, but there’s been no solid proof either way.


Muslims killing Muslims

January 25, 2011

It’s worth remembering that many of the victims of jihadists have been other Muslims, who just happened to be of the wrong sect, been declared unbelievers via takfir, or simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Add 16 more to the list:

Taliban suicide bombers killed 16 Pakistanis in two suicide attacks today that targeted a Shia religious procession in Lahore and policemen in Karachi.

The larger attack took place in Lahore, when a teen-aged suicide bomber detonated his vest packed with explosives at a checkpoint before he could reach the Shia procession marching to commemorate the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

“A 13-year-old boy detonated explosives as policemen tried to check him at a cordon near the procession,” Lahore’s chief of police told Reuters. The blast killed 13 people, including women, children, and policemen, and scores more were wounded.

The Fedayeen-e-Islam, an alliance between the Pakistani Taliban, the anti-Shia Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and Jaish-e-Mohammed, claimed it carried out the attack [see LWJ report, “Terror alliance takes credit for Peshawar hotel assault” for more information on the Fedayeen-e-Islam].

“We will continue such attacks in future,” Shakirullah Shakir, a spokesman for the Fedayeen-e-Islam, told Reuters.


An Islamic jurist who gets it

November 14, 2010

In the interests of being fair and balanced*, here’s video of a former dean Islamic Law at Qatar University explaining why so many young Muslims become suicide bombers:

He’s right as far as he goes, even though he fails to mention the Qur’an verses that encourage Muslims to fight and kill unbelievers. For example:

Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

While suicide bombing itself is controversial (even al Qaeda number two Ayamn al Zawahiri could only make a strained argument that suicide bombing wasn’t a sin because it wasn’t really suicide), passages such as that quoted above only encourage aggression against infidels. With a promise of Paradise (with wine that won’t get you drunk and virgins for your sexual pleasure) on the other side, is it any wonder young male Muslims are attracted by death?

*(With apologies to Fox)


Meanwhile, in Afghanistan

August 3, 2010

From The Long War Journal:

Taliban suicide assault team repelled at Kandahar Airfield

A Taliban suicide assault team was repelled while trying to breach the perimeter at Kandahar Airfield, one of NATO’s largest bases in Afghanistan.

A team of six heavily armed Taliban fighters, two of whom were wearing suicide vested, were stopped by Coalition troops outside the main gate at Kandahar Airfield, the largest logistics NATO hub in the Afghan south. More than 10,000 Coalition soldiers and contractors are based at the airfield.

“Six suicide bombers penetrated into the Kandahar airport,” a statement released by the provincial administration read, according to Xinhua. “Two of them blew themselves up and the four others were killed by security forces.

Other than that, the operation was another glorious victory for the mujaheddin and Islam. Their 72 white raisins await them.

More ominously, Afghans who helped the Coalition against the medieval psychotics and barbarians Taliban are already starting to pay the price for Julian Assange’s narcissism:

Late last week, just four days after the documents were published [by WikiLeaks], death threats began arriving at the homes of key tribal elders in southern Afghanistan. And over the weekend one tribal elder, Khalifa Abdullah, who the Taliban believed had been in close contact with the Americans, was taken from his home in Monar village, in Kandahar province’s embattled Arghandab district, and executed by insurgent gunmen … The frightening combination of the Taliban spokesman’s threat, Abdullah’s death, and the spate of letters has sparked a panic among many Afghans who have worked closely with coalition forces in the past, according to a senior Taliban intelligence officer who declined to be named for security reasons … The Taliban officer claimed that the group’s English-language media department continues to actively examine the WikiLeaks material and intends to draw up lists of collaborators in each province, to add to the hit lists of local insurgent commanders.

If there is a Hell, Assange belongs in it*. And I wouldn’t mind too much if a Predator drone opened the door there for him.

*(As does the traitor who fed him the documents.)


The neverending jihad

July 13, 2010

In Russia, authorities broke up a gang of female suicide bombers who were about to go into action:

Russian security services have broken up what they described as a terrorist cell in a Muslim region of the country that was preparing female suicide bombers for attacks on major Russian cities, officials announced on Monday.

They said six women had been arrested who had already written “farewell letters” as they were being prepared for deployment. But the officials did not disclose whether attacks were imminent, or any other details about planning.

Two men were also arrested, including one said to have played a role in attacks by two female suicide bombers on two subway stations in Moscow in March, which killed 40 people.

This is a war that began in the 7th century and, while there have been periods of quiet, it has never really ended.

(via Gabriel Malor)


Religion of misogyny and child-abuse

April 10, 2010

Two items in the news: In Australia, a Muslim man strangled his Muslim wife to death for being too Australian:

A man who killed his wife by using her veil to strangle her in their Melbourne home did so in the belief he was entitled to dominate her, a Supreme Court judge has found.

Soltan Azizi was today sentenced to 22 years’ jail by Justice Betty King, who said the Afghani refugee had been physically abusive towards Marzieh Rahimi throughout their 14-year marriage.

Justice King said Ms Rahimi had sought help from social workers and was intending to leave Azizi, despite him warning that he would kill her if she tried.

She said Azizi had complained to Ms Rahimi’s sister in the days prior to her killing that his wife was becoming “too Australian”, meaning “she was not a docile and good wife in the terms you expected her to be”.

“It is clear you were unable to accept that your wife had rights, which rights included the ability to leave you if that was what she desired,” Justice King said.

“… Her death clearly resulted because of your belief that you were entitled to dominate and dictate to your wife what she could and could not do.”

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch points out that honor killings like the above keep happening because Islamic teachings excuse and even encourage them.

Meanwhile, in Iraq, police stopped a ten-year old boy before he could turn himself into a suicide bomber:

A 10-year-old Iraqi boy allegedly recruited by al-Qaeda was about to blow himself in a suicide attack on Wednesday just east of Fallujah when police spotted and arrested him, a senior officer said.

The incident occurred near a police checkpoint in Amariyat Al-Fallujah, a village 15km east of the former Sunni rebel bastion of Fallujah and due west of Baghdad, said Captain Anas al-Issawi.

“The 10-year-old boy had been used by al-Qaeda in the past to place bombs,” Issawi said, adding that the child disappeared from his family home in Amariyat Al-Fallujah four days ago.

“Three men aboard a van drove him to the isolated village of Shitsher (75km west of Baghdad) to prepare him for the suicide operation,” the officer said, quoting the boy’s own testimony.

On Wednesday morning the men helped the boy don an explosives-rigged vest under the traditional dishdasha (long robe) and drove him at dawn to the outskirts of Amariyat Al-Fallujah.

They instructed him to blow himself up as soon as the place began milling with people, the officer said, quoting the boy’s testimony.

Congratulations to the IP for rescuing the boy. This disgusting manipulation of children by these brave, brave mujaheddin is all too common. (via The Jawa Report)