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Arrow Jihad du Jour: 22 Pakistanis Blown to Bits

Jihad du Jour:
22 Pakistanis Blown to Bits




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Islamist Blast at refueling station at Faisalabad kills at least 22 in Pakistan, wounded another 100

LAHORE: A massive bomb blast by Islamic militants at a gas station in Faisalabad, a city in Pakistan’s central Punjab province on Tuesday, March 8th 2011. At least 22 persons were killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion at a CNG station in Faisalabad , a city renowned for cricket lovers.

Three buildings and 10 cars have also been destroyed by the explosion.
An office of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and a local gas station were severely damaged in the blast, AP reported.

Senior government official Naseem Sadiq said explosives were planted in a vehicle parked at the gas station, which also lies near police offices as well as the PIA building.

Regional police chief Aftab Cheema confirmed the attack in Faisalabad, the country’s textile-making capital.

“It was a car bomb blast. The explosive was planted in a car. We are investigating whether a suicide bomber was involved or not,” Cheema said.
Television pictures showed the station had been reduced to a pile of bricks and gnarled metal as rescue officials worked to remove rubble from the scene to search for survivors and ambulance vehicles ferried the injured away.

City commissioner Tahir Husain told a private television channel that rescue officials were heaving bricks and metal away to save those trapped.

“There are some people trapped under the building rubble. We have deployed our cranes and machinery to rescue them very soon,” he added.
Husain told a private television channel that no suicide attacker was involved.

“It was not a suicide attack. It was a planted bomb blast. The bomb exploded near the gas cylinders that triggered a bigger blast,” he said.

Husain said that the attack could have targeted government buildings close to the gas station site, some of which he said were damaged in the blast.
Pakistan has been wracked by violence, mostly targeting security officials.

Some 4,000 people have been killed in bomb blasts, suicide and gun attacks blamed on Taliban and al Qaeda fighters since July 2007.

#Alerpak# observs that a large crater at the blast site suggested the explosion was caused by a device planted at the pump, he said. And when it went off, it triggered a second explosion at the gas station, he said.

The station is located close to several government buildings, he said. A building belonging to the intelligence agency was not damaged, but the offices of Pakistan International Airlines partially collapsed.

Though Tahir Hussain, commissioner of Faisalabad put the death toll at 15 and the number of wounded at 85, but said people were believed trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building and the toll may be higher in reality.

Pakistan has the highest number of vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as the most refueling stations in the world, according to December 2009 figures from the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles.

The New Zealand-based trade group placed the number of CNG stations in Pakistan at 3,068.

Tahir Hussain, commissioner of Faisalabad — where the blast occurred — called it an act of heinous terrorism.

Talibans are now attacking the business holds of the Hindu, Sikh and Christian groups as a certain plan to remove them from Pakistan economy.



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Arrow Pakistan: "Boy wrapped in a shawl" kills 36 in suicide bombing of funeral procession,

Pakistan: "Boy wrapped in a shawl" kills 36 in suicide bombing of funeral procession, Taliban claims responsibility


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http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/03/pa...laims-res.html


Priorities: chances are, this will not generate any outrage comparable to what is directed at, say, criticism of Pakistan's blasphemy laws. "Deadly attack at Pakistan funeral procession," from BBC News, March 9:
At least 36 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral procession in north-western Pakistan.
Officials said the funeral was for the wife of a pro-government ethnic Pashtun tribal elder in Adezai village in the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
It was being attended by many anti-Taliban militiamen in the region. At least 40 people were wounded.
Several anti-Taliban tribal groups are based in the area and they are often targeted by the insurgents.
A spokesman for the Taliban told the BBC that they carried out the bombing.
He said it was in retaliation for the support by local tribal militia of the continuing anti-Taliban operation by Pakistan's security forces.
The bomber targeted the funeral of the wife of Hakim Khan - a leader of the anti-Taliban tribal force in Adezai, some 15km (10 miles) from Peshawar city.
Mr Khan was instrumental in raising the force, known as a lashkar, with the support of the government to fight militants.
Correspondents say that it was not immediately clear if Mr Khan was killed or wounded in the explosion.
The procession was on its way to the cemetery when the attack took place.
"War is deceit":
"As we are readying for prayers, a boy wrapped in a shawl headed towards us. People shouted to the imam (prayer leader) to wait for him to join us but as he came close he blew himself up," witness Mehmood Shah told the Reuters news agency.
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Taliban Suicide Bombers on Pace to Break Record of Dead Afghans




Taliban step up pressure with suicide strikes
By Mina Habib

The Taliban have orchestrated a campaign of suicide attacks to counter claims that they are losing ground and are ready for peace talks, according to experts.

This year has seen an intensification of suicide bombings, with seven strikes killing some 400 Afghans, many of whom were non-combatants, according to security officials.

The attacks targeted a supermarket in the upmarket Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, the capital's City Center shopping area, a government office in the Imam Saheb district of Kunduz province in the north, a branch of Kabul Bank in the southeastern city of Jalalabad, the town of Spin Boldak and a dog-fighting arena in


Kandahar province in the south, and a crowded part of Khost, a town in the southeast.

"This past month has been almost like the [1992-96] civil war, when rockets would land every day and kill or injure dozens of innocent people," Shokrollah, who works in a shop in Kabul, said, adding that every morning, he worried about being caught in a bombing on his way to work.

Amanullah Iman, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, said suicide attacks had increased by 40% in the past three months, with 756 acts of terrorism or violence and nearly 2,300 individuals - including foreign nationals including Pakistanis and Arabs - arrested in connection to these incidents.

Shamsullah Ahmadzai of the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan said that of the 2,380 civilians killed in the past 11 months, 70% died in suicide attacks.

Government spokesman Wahid Omar said that the fact that recent Taliban attacks targeted civilians reflected their inability to engage Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) troops in battle.

"The point of terrorism is to kill many people in order to create an atmosphere of intimidation and fear," he said. "If the Taliban are very powerful, why don't they take on the foreigners? If they want to fight the national army and police, they should fight them face to face and should not target defenceless civilians. This is proof that they have lost their capacity for combat."

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, meanwhile, believes the Taliban are focusing more on suicide attacks tactics in order to raise their profile.

"The enemies are trying to get media coverage by changing their tactics. They want to make the news and influence the people's spirit and way of thinking."

Bashari said suicide attacks were by nature difficult to prevent, and the police's main asset in forestalling them was information provided by the public.

Political expert Ahmad Sayedi argues that the attacks are a direct response to announcements by coalition forces that the Taliban are in retreat and some of its leaders are willing to negotiate.

"By carrying out these attacks, the Taliban want to say that anything the foreign forces or the Afghan government say is untrue," he said.

Others believe the bombings have multiple aims - sowing fear among the population, highlighting the government's inability to cope, diminishing reports that the foreign forces were gaining ground, and raising morale in the Taliban's own ranks.

Political analyst Jawid Kohistani said a February 20 Taliban summit in Kharotabad in the Pakistani city of Quetta decided that attacks should be carried out in nine provinces of Afghanistan, as a way of rebuffing reports that insurgent leaders were prepared to cooperate with the government's High Peace Council.

Attacks were planned for Khost, Nangarhar, Helmand, Kunduz, Ghazni, Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Baghlan provinces, and a number of suicide bombers were recruited in preparation.

Kohistani said some of the planned attacks were still to take place be carried out, according to Kohistani, who added that the secondary goal was to show that the Afghan government was weak

Another political analyst, Wahid Mozhda, argued that the Taliban's latest tactics showed worrying similarities to the methods used by al-Qaeda. He said that many of the more pragmatic Taliban leaders had been killed in combat and supplanted by more extreme figures with closer ties to the al-Qaeda movement.

"The tactics used by al-Qaeda, which are common in Iraq and Pakistan, are now being employed in Afghanistan," Mozhda said.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahed claimed that the insurgents never deliberately attacked civilians.

"Innocent people are never our principal targets, and we are sorry that some defenceless individuals are killed," he said.

Mojahed said the January suicide attack in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan district was intended to kill foreign military personnel. As for subsequent bombings in February, the one in Kunduz targeted paramilitaries recruited by the Americans, and blasts in Khost and in Kabul's City Center occurred when the bombers were intercepted by security forces before reaching their targets, he said.

"There has been no change to the Taliban's ethics," Mojahed said. "They are fighting for God. Our country has been occupied and we will never stop attacking and resisting."

Although the Taliban regard suicide attacks as a legitimate way of hitting a powerful enemy, many religious scholars say they are not in keeping with Islamic law.

Ordinary people who have lost relatives in the attacks are urging the government to pursue the perpetrators more vigorously.

"Why does the president [Hamid Karzai] not order their execution?" asked Mohammad Sediq Sahel, who lost his son in the Wazir Akbar Khan attack. "Is he in league with these criminals, or what?"

Similar anger was expressed by a woman who lost her husband in the City Center attack.

"They are all puppets of Pakistan, enemies of the people of Afghanistan, and they should be executed as soon as they are arrested," said the woman, who asked not to be named. "I have three children, I am illiterate and my husband was the family's only breadwinner. My life is ruined - I have no hope for the future."

Mina Habib is an IWPR-trained contributor in Afghanistan.

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"It seemed to be a sectarian incident": Baptists and Methodists in fight over potluck potato salad -- no, wait...

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/03/it...alad----n.html


Actually, the sects in question were Sunnis and Shi'ites, and the former murdered fifteen of the latter for Allah. Or for the cursed Shaytan, depending on your point of view. In either case, for their bloodthirsty god who commands that believers "slay the pagans wherever you find them" (Qur'an 9:5, cf. 2:191, 4:89)

Meanwhile, note that in this Iranian news agency report, the Sunni jihadist mass-murderers were "performing open the fire" on the bus full of Shi'ites. One might forgive the Ahlul Bayt News Agency for mangling this English phrase to make it sound as if the Sunnis were putting on a production of a musical, "Open the Fire." After all, it plays so often in the Islamic world, to enthusiastic packed houses.

"(Updated) 15 parachanari Shia Martyred, Seven Injured in Attack on Bus in Hangu," from Ahlul Bayt News Agency, March 13 (thanks to Twostellas):
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Once again Taliban-Wahabbi Militant’s [sic] have violated Kurram Peace Agreement on Sunday by performing open the fire [sic] on Passenger Coach heading to Peshawar from Parachinar Kurram Agency.

Wahabbi Militants opened fire on a passenger van in a lawless northwestern Pakistani town on Sunday, killing at least 15 Shia Muslims and wounding many others, police said.

The incident took place in Hangu district, 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, the capital of insurgency-hit Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.

“Militants intercepted a passenger van at Mamoo Khwar village in Hangu district and opened fire, killing 15 passengers and wounding many others,” said eye witness. The bodies and injured were shifted to hospital. Two more injured succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

Police officials said that “It seems to be a sectarian incident, as all those killed in the firing were Shia Muslims.” They said that the militants, who numbered six, fled the scene but police later launched an operation in the area and killed three rebels....
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Thailand:
Jihadists murder Muslims working for Thai government


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Takfir is the declaration that a fellow Muslim, by acting against Islam in some way, has become an unbeliever. Here it is in action. "Insurgents kill 3 Muslims in south of Thailand," from Reuters, March 23 (thanks to Twostellas):
YALA, Thailand - Suspected insurgents shot dead three villagers, including a paramilitary guard, in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Wednesday, the latest violence in the region bordering Malaysia.

At least 10 gunmen, believed to be separatist rebels, stormed a house in Narathiwat province on Tuesday night and opened fire on a Muslim couple and their neighbor as they watched television, Police Lieutenant Pairat Kiatjaroensiri said.

Among the victims was a 33-year-old defense volunteer, one of hundreds trained by the government to provide security in villages across Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani provinces, where ethnic Malay separatists are waging a bloody rebellion against the Thai state.

The paramilitary guards are often viewed as government spies and are prime targets for assassination by insurgents.
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Mujahideen Go Room-to-Room Slaughtering Iraqi Office Workers
BAGHDAD – Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead, including 15 hostages who were shot execution-style.

The five-hour standoff in Tikrit ended only when the attackers blew themselves up in one of the bloodiest days in Iraq this year.

American troops who were nearby as part of an advising mission with Iraqi forces responded to the attack, and some U.S. soldiers received minor wounds, said military spokesman Col. Barry Johnson. The U.S. troops dropped back after Iraqi forces took control, Johnson said.

The assault was reminiscent of the bloodshed that was common during the worst days of the conflict as Iraq was pushed to the brink of civil war. Attacks have ebbed in recent years, but the looming deadline for the U.S. troops to withdraw from the country along with political unrest elsewhere in the Mideast have raised fears the country could return to violence.

The standoff in Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, began around 1 p.m. when the attackers blew up a car outside the council headquarters to create a diversion before launching their raid.

Wearing military uniforms — including one with a high rank — the gunmen identified themselves as Iraqi soldiers at a security checkpoint outside the government compound but opened fire on guards when they were told they needed to be searched.

They later set fire to the bodies of the three slain provincial councilmen in a defiant show of how insurgents maintain the ability to carry out brutal attacks despite years of U.S.-Iraqi military efforts against them.

"Why did they shoot him and set fire to his poor body?" said Salahuddin government spokesman Mohammed al-Asi, trying not to weep when confirming the killing of lawmaker Mehdi al-Aaran, an elderly man who headed the council's religious affairs committee.

Speaking in a muted voice, Salahuddin Gov. Ahmed Abdullah called the attack "a tragic incident carried out by ruthless terrorists."

Iraqi officials were quick to blame al-Qaida in Iraq for the slaughter, noting that execution-style killings and suicide bombers are hallmarks of the extremist group. A senior intelligence official in Baghdad likened the attack to al-Qaida's hostage raid last fall on a Catholic church in Baghdad that left 68 dead and stunned the nation.

Tuesday's attack left 56 people dead and 98 wounded, including government workers, security forces and bystanders, said Salahuddin health director Dr. Raied Ibrahim. Many died in the volleys of gunfire and explosions.

Among the dead were councilman Abdullah Jebara, a vocal al-Qaida foe; the council's health committee chairman, Wathiq al-Sammaraie; and Iraqi journalist Sabah al-Bazi, a correspondent for Al-Arabiya satellite TV channel and a freelancer for CNN and Reuters.

Members of Iraq's parliament immediately called for an investigation into how the band of eight or nine insurgents could pull off the attack and paralyze a mostly Sunni Muslim city that was once a hotbed for al-Qaida in Iraq and Saddam sympathizers.

Officials are particularly sensitive about the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the country as U.S. troops plan to leave at the end of the year.

"We denounce this sorrowful act, where insurgents with military uniforms could break into the council building," said parliamentarian Suhad al-Obedi, who represents Salahuddin province. "This is a security breach."

It's not hard to buy uniforms on Iraqi streets, and the ease and deadliness of the attack demonstrated sophisticated planning by the gunmen.

"The gunmen were armed with grenades and began their raid by firing at random at a reception room," said Ali Abdul-Rihman, a spokesman for the governor. "Then they opened fire inside."


The provincial council meets at the headquarters every Tuesday, but Abdul-Rihman said local lawmakers ended their discussion early because there was little on their agenda. As a result, he said, most of the lawmakers had already left the headquarters when the assault began.

Al-Asi, the provincial spokesman, said 15 people were taken hostage on the headquarters' second floor, where the gunmen hurled grenades and fired at security forces below. The hostages, including three lawmakers, were each shot in the head, al-Asi said.

Parliament lawmaker Qutayba al-Jabouri said security forces did not try to negotiate with the gunmen since they were under assault. Gov. Abdullah described a fierce shootout between the gunmen and Iraqi security forces who surrounded the building.

Baghdad University political analyst Hassan Kamil called Tuesday's attacks "another indication that the insurgents are no way thinking of giving up the struggle in Iraq."
"It is a show of force aiming at convincing people that despite the setbacks, the insurgency is still active," Kamil said. "Security is still fragile."
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Arrow Sunnis Blast 42 Sufis to Allah in Mid-Worship

Sunnis Blast 42 Sufis to Allah in Mid-Worship



Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan—


Two suicide bombers killed at least 42 people at a shrine in central Pakistan on Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks on places of worship linked to sects opposed by militants.

The attack occurred at Sakhi Sarwar, a Sufi shrine in a village outside the southern Punjab city of Dera Ghazi Khan. In the past, Sufi shrines have been targeted by the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups that regard the variation of Islam to be tantamount to heresy.

More than a thousand people had gathered at the shrine when the bombers detonated suicide vests filled with explosives. One bomber's vest did not completely explode, and television footage showed the man writhing on the ground while rescue workers removed the vest and treated him.

Natiq Hayat, an emergency coordinator for the Dera Ghazi Khan district, said at least 80 people were injured in the blasts, 30 of them critically.

The Pakistani Taliban, the country's homegrown insurgency, and Sunni Muslim extremist groups such as Sipah-e-Sahaba have frequently targeted sites belonging to sects they oppose. Reuters reported that the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

Last October, a bomb planted on a motorcycle killed five people at a famed Sufi shrine in the town of Pakpattan in Punjab province, about 110 miles southwest of Lahore. That same month, two suicide bombers attacked crowds visiting a shrine in the country's largest city, Karachi, killing at least eight people and injuring 65 others. The Karachi blasts targeted worshipers at a shrine for Abdullah Shah Ghazi, an 8th century Sufi Muslim saint.

Last summer, twin suicide blasts killed 42 people visiting Pakistan's most popular Sufi shrine, Data Darbar, in the eastern city of Lahore. Earlier in 2010, a team of gunmen and suicide bombers killed 93 people in attacks on two mosques belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect.

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Four Iraqi Children Exterminated


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BAGHDAD, April 5, 2011 (AFP) - Gunmen burst into the home of a university professor who died in an attack last year and killed six members of his extended family, security sources said Tuesday.

The professor's widow and two teenage daughters were also seriously wounded, a military source said, adding that the attack took place overnight in a southern district on the outskirts of Baghdad that is predominantly Sunni Muslim.

A police source said the dead victims were two girls aged four and 14, two boys aged six and nine, a man and a woman. They were all related, but their relation to the dead professor or to each other was not immediately clear, both sources said.

Extended families in Iraq frequently live in the same home.

“All the victims are from the family of a professor who was killed by a terrorist attack last year,” he said. “The wounded women are the late professor's widow and two daughters, who were less than 20 years old,” the military source said.

Violence is down in Iraq from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks such as this, kidnappings for ransom and bombings are extremely common, and happen for several reasons.

The 2003 US-led invasion opened a dormant fault line between Iraq's majority Shiites and minority Sunni population, triggering a sectarian conflict whose rippling effects continue to claim victims.

Al-Qaeda's Sunni fighters, opposed to American troops in Iraq, also carry out attacks to sow terror and destablise the US-backed government.

Revenge killings and criminal attacks also are common, and easy to carry out due to a feckless security force.

Many Iraqis worry that the security situation will deteriorate even further when the nearly 50,000 US troops remaining in the country pull out at the end of this year.

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), a US watchdog, said in a January report that Iraqi forces suffered from poor logistics capabilities, and corruption within the police and army had hampered their development.

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has identified security as one of his top priorities, but his unity government remains deadlocked over ministerial appointments to key security portfolios.

The number of Iraqis killed in violence in March was up by a quarter compared to the previous month, according to official figures.

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Arrow Death Toll Rises to 50 in Sufi Mosque Blast

Death Toll Rises to 50 in Sufi Mosque Blast




Suicide bombers kill 50 people at shrine in Pakistan

THE death toll has risen to 50 after two suicide bombers unleashed carnage at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan where hundreds had gathered for a religious ceremony.

The bombers struck outside the shrine of the 13th century Sufi saint Ahmed Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar, in Dera Ghazi Khan district.
Hundreds of worshippers had gathered at the shrine for a religious ceremony when the attacks happened.

"We have recovered 41 bodies so far," said the officer, Zahid Hussain Shah, adding that more than 70 were wounded.

"Both were suicide attackers, they came on foot and blew themselves up when police on duty stopped them."

Many of those wounded in the attacks were in a serious condition, he said, and the injured have been taken to the Dera Ghazi Khan hospital for treatment.

Regional police chief Ahmed Mubarak confirmed two suicide bombers tried to enter the shrine but failed and blew themselves up.

Police officer Shah told AFP that two accomplices had been arrested.

The detainees included a suspected suicide bomber identified as Fida Hussain, a 15-to-16-year-old Afghan refugee from Pakistan's tribal area, he said.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the blasts, saying that "such cowardly acts of terror clearly demonstrate that the culprits involved neither have any faith nor any belief in human values".

"Such violent acts only seem to be conspiracy to divide the society and create fear," a statement from Gilani's office said.

A police official, requesting anonymity, said the shrine had received threats from unidentified militants.

Sufi worshippers, who follow a mystical strain of Islam, have increasingly been the target of bloody attacks by Islamist militants in Pakistan.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Sunni extremists, including the Taliban, are vehemently opposed to the Sufi strand of Islam and consider their shrines to be idolatrous.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up among crowds of worshippers at Pakistan's most popular Sufi site, the Data Darbar shrine in the eastern city of Lahore, in July last year, killing 42 people.

On October 7, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Sufi shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, killing nine worshippers, including two children.

Also in October, a bomb blast outside the country's second most popular Sufi shrine, dedicated to the 12th century saint Baba Farid, also known as Ganjshakar, in the Punjab town of Pakpattan killed four people.

Nearly 4,200 people have been killed in suicide attacks and bomb explosions, blamed on homegrown Taliban and other Islamist extremist networks, since government troops stormed a radical mosque in Islamabad in July 2007.

Dera Ghazi Khan, 480km southwest of Islamabad, sits close to the tribal area which is known as a hub of Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants. The rugged tribal region is described by Washington as the most dangerous place on Earth.

Sunday's attack is the fifth in as many days.

Six people including a Baluch tribal elder were killed by a remote-controlled bomb in a southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan on Thursday.
Also on Thursday, a suicide bomb blast targeting an Islamic party chief killed at least 13 people in the northwestern town of Charsadda.

The previous day, another suicide attack aimed at the politician and his supporters killed 10 people in the northwestern town of Swabi.

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I see the muslim extremists enjoy killing other muslims who they consider kuffar/kafir, well what can i say, murder is a way of life for these groups.
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Suicide Bomber Hits Indonesian Mosque


http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/S...28-1338256.php


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago.

The victims — including a local police chief — were rushed to hospitals with nails, nuts and bolts embedded in their bodies, said Yeni Rahmawati, a hospital spokeswoman. The attack occurred in the West Java town of Cirebon.

Though houses of worship are commonly targeted by militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, this was a first for Indonesia, and experts worry it could signal a "hardening" of local militants.

Indonesia, a secular nation of 237 million people, was thrust into the front lines in the battle against terrorism in 2002, when the al-Qaida-linked regional network Jemaah Islamiyah attacked two crowded nightclubs on Bali island, killing 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.

Several, less deadly suicide bombings have targeted Westerners since then. The most recent was two years ago, which experts attribute in part to a successful police crackdown.

In the last year, however, militants seeking to carve out an Islamic state have said the country's moderate leaders and security forces would be their main targets.

They've since attacked several police posts, but never a mosque, and Friday's move shows just how little they care now about public opinion.
Even former Jemaah Islamiyah members were outraged.

"To attack Muslims as their performing Friday prayers?!" said Abu Ghifar, a former member of the group who was not involved in bombings. "It's a sin!"
The mosque stood on the grounds of a police compound, but was open to the public. Most of the wounded were officers.

West Java police chief, Maj. Gen. Suparni Parto, told El-Shinta radio the mangled body of the suicide bomber was found at the scene.

He was apparently wearing a suicide vest beneath his black Islamic robes and sitting among dozens of worshippers when he set off his bomb with a cry of "God is great!" said Agus Riyanto, a police spokesman.

Mardigu Wawiek Prasantyo, an intelligence analyst, called the attack very "worrisome."

He said it signaled a "hardening of militants," who have proved resilient despite a security crackdown that has yielded hundreds of arrests in recent years, with networks splintering and mutating.


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Iranian Minister: "Islamic Republic of Iran is a good example of the countries where Shia and Sunni have been living in peace for hundreds of years" -- as twelve Sunnis are killed


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It is so inconvenient when news events contradict one's taqiyya. "'Islam seeks maintaining world peace,'" from the AhlulBayt News Agency, April 18:
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance highlights the Islamic Republic of Iran as a manifest of religious tolerance and fraternity between Shia and Sunni saying Islam is the religion which seeks maintaining peace in the world.

In the presser held on the sideline of the spring meeting of the World Bank Group in Washington, Seyyed Shamseddin Husseini was questioned about the long time opposition between Shia and Sunni and his proposal to alleviate the tension.

Iranian Minister of Economic Affair and Finance said, "Islamic Republic of Iran is a good example of the countries where Shia and Sunni have been living in peace for hundreds of years in peace."

"The commonalities of Shia and Sunni is so much that they have to be highlighted especially when some pour out their problems on Islam by setting Qur'an on fire," said the official, pointing to the Florida church Terry Jones Qur'an burning which angered world muslims. ...
Whoops: "Iranian Sunni protesters killed in clashes with security forces," by Saeed Kamali Dehghan in the Guardian, April 18 (thanks to Twostellas):
At least 12 people who are believed to belong to Iran's Sunni minority have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the south-western city of Ahwaz since Friday.

On Monday, Shirin Ebadi, Iran's Nobel peace prize laureate, wrote a letter to the UN high commissioner for human rights, in which she said "more than 12" Sunni protesters had been killed in Iran's oil-rich province of Khuzestan, home to many Arabic-speaking Sunni Iranians.

According to Ebadi, hundreds of people in Ahwaz had gathered for a peaceful demonstration against the Islamic regime's discrimination towards its Sunni minority.

"During these clashes, more than 12 people were killed, around 20 injured and tens of protesters have been arrested," Ebadi wrote in her letter.

She criticised Iran's treatment of the Sunnis and said: "In the 32 years' history of the Islamic Revolution, Arabic-speaking Iranians have suffered from inequality and an extensive discrimination."...
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Bahraini and Saudi Forces Burn Quran and Demolish Mosques in Bahrain






Hundreds of mosques destroyed for years, by different rival Islamic sects, and yet we dont see protests by muslims. They only protest when a non muslim does something.

Saudi Forces BURN Qu'ran. How come no outrage?
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Arrow Iraq: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murders 21 policemen

Iraq:
Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murders 21 policemen


http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/05/ir...policemen.html


Possibly in revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden. I hadn't realized that Iraqi policemen had killed him. "Iraq suicide car bombing kills at least 21 police," from Radio Netherlands, May 5 (thanks to Twostellas):
A suicide attacker blew up a bomb-filled car at a police station south of Baghdad, killing 21 policemen on Thursday, as Iraqi forces braced for Al-Qaeda revenge attacks after Osama bin Laden's death.

The attack, which also wounded at least 75 policemen, was the worst in Iraq in more than a month, and pushed security chiefs to install new checkpoints, tighten access to key roads and restrict movement between provinces.

The bombing left a two-metre (six-foot) crater and badly damaged the police station in the centre of the mainly Shiite city of Hilla, capital of Babil province, in addition to several nearby houses and shops, just days after US special forces killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

"The suicide bomber took advantage of the police station's guards changing shifts to attack," said Haidar al-Zazour, head of the Babil provincial council security committee.

"He managed to drive through the main gate and blew up his vehicle four metres (12 feet) inside the station's perimeter."...
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It is a wonder there are any left! Maybe we should just wait a while and given time they will do each other in. They are their own worst enemy. They shouldn't be wasting their time worrying themselves about non-existant attempts from the nasty, crusaders and Israeli's to take them over, slaughter them, steal their grandmothers etc when the real enemy is within! I think soon they will work out that just strapping themselves up and doing themselves in will save them time and travelling costs. Death worshippers should have the courage of their conviction and send themselves to a world that they will enjoy more than this one. They could all decide to do it on one special night just after a massive, world wide celebration climaxing in a spectacular fire works display once they all press the KABOOM switch. Share the love and go out with a bang I say. Those who choose not to participate should then embrace a faith of their choice that actually values human life and live peacefully till death comes gently to them in their old age. It would be funny if it were not so horrid. How could any sane person embrace a belief system that thinks so little of human life?
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Arrow Pakistan: Dual suicide bombings at paramilitary academy kill 80

Pakistan:
Dual suicide bombings at paramilitary academy kill 80

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/05/pa...y-kill-80.html


Recalling the attacks on Christians in Pakistan by Muslims claiming to want revenge for the Florida pastors' Qur'an burnings, here is another case of jihadist attacks on people who had nothing to do with a particular incident, on the pretext of revenge. The jihadists know they have an audience, at home and abroad, that will willingly connect the dots to show cause and effect where there is ultimately none, because the inclination and intention to attack were already there. And if bin Laden were still upright and on dry land, we would probably be reporting this bombing or something similar all the same with some other excuse pinned on it. In the end, it is jihad for jihad's sake. "Pakistan paramilitary Shabqadar base bombings 'kill 80'," from BBC News, May 13:
Twin bomb attacks on a paramilitary force academy in north-west Pakistan have killed 80 people, police say.
At least 120 people were wounded in the blasts at the training centre for the Frontier Constabulary in Shabqadar, Charsadda district.
After early suspicions that one of the bombs was planted, police said both blasts were suicide attacks.
The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month.
The al-Qaeda leader was killed during a US commando raid in the northern Pakistani town of Abbottabad on 2 May.
'Deadliest attack'
The bombings happened as newly trained cadets from the Frontier Constabulary were getting into buses for a short leave after completing their course.
The Frontier Constabulary is used to police the regions bordering Pakistan's tribal areas.
"Both attacks were suicide attacks," said the police chief of Charsadda district, Nisar Khan Marwat.
"The first suicide bomber came on a motorcycle and detonated his vest among the Frontier Constabulary men," AFP news agency quoted him as saying.
"When other [Frontier Constabulary] people came to the rescue to help their colleagues, the second bomber came on another motorcycle and blew himself up."...
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Arrow al-Shabaab Terrorists Take Out 10 Rival Clerics

al-Shabaab Terrorists Take Out 10 Rival Clerics

MOGADISHU – About 10 of the Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljaa’a have been killed and more than 15 others wounded shortly after al-shabab fighters targeted military bases of Ahlu sunna in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to official, witnesses on Monday.

Mohamed Mohamud Aser, a spokesman for Ahlu Sunna said that there had been many mortar shells landed around Mo’allin Nor mosque in parts of Hodan district in Mogadishu indicting that 4 of the their men died in the spot as 8 others wounded who were reportedly rushed to hospitals.

There were conflicting reports indicating that blasts exploded around a base of Ahlu Sunna in Hodan that caused casualties of deaths and injuries while reports said mortar attacks were targeted in the area.

The areas where the shelling targeted were controlled by al-shabab forces earlier before the transitional government troops, Ahlu Sunna and the African Union troops defeated al-shabab forces in the past recent days.

There had been sporadic gunfire between the two sides that could be heard in several neighborhoods in Hodan according to some of the residents adding that they could see several died and wounded people deploying from Sigale neighborhood in the district.

Al-shabab did not yet claim the responsibility of the attack against Ahlu Sunna Walama’a who lost their men in the shelling and the storm comes days after al-shabab reiterating big offensive revenging for the deceased leader of Al-qaeda Osmaam Bin Laden recently killed in Pakistan.
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Arrow Afghanistan: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murders 6 in hospital

Afghanistan:
Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murders 6 in hospital


http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/05/af...-hospital.html


http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/05/af...-hospital.html


Hospital jihad by a representative of the "best of people" (Qur'an 3:110). "Suicide bomber kills at least 6 in Kabul hospital," by Hamid Shalizi for Reuters, May 21:
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least six people and wounded 23 more at a military hospital in a heavily-guarded area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The bomber struck at 12:30 p.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT) in the cafeteria of the hospital where medical students were eating lunch, said Mohammad Zahir, head of the police crime investigation unit. He added the dead were students.
The hospital is located in a high-security area near the U.S. embassy and where several other foreign embassies and international organizations operate.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an emailed statement that the group had sent two suicide bombers into the hospital and killed many. The Taliban launched a long-awaited "spring offensive" last month....
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Afghanistan: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber murders 6 in hospital



http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/05/af...-hospital.html


Hospital jihad by a representative of the "best of people" (Qur'an 3:110). "Suicide bomber kills at least 6 in Kabul hospital," by Hamid Shalizi for Reuters, May 21:
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least six people and wounded 23 more at a military hospital in a heavily-guarded area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The bomber struck at 12:30 p.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT) in the cafeteria of the hospital where medical students were eating lunch, said Mohammad Zahir, head of the police crime investigation unit. He added the dead were students.
The hospital is located in a high-security area near the U.S. embassy and where several other foreign embassies and international organizations operate.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an emailed statement that the group had sent two suicide bombers into the hospital and killed many. The Taliban launched a long-awaited "spring offensive" last month....
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Arrow Bomber Kills Afghan Medics While They Eat

Bomber Kills Afghan Medics While They Eat




At least another 23 were wounded at the lunchtime blast in the 400-bed Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital near the American embassy.

The bomber blew himself up in the crowded dining tent behind the main hospital building according to one hospital administrator.

A spokesman for the Taliban insurgent movement claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan soldiers and commandos besieged the walled compound after the first explosion, amid reports that another suicide attacker had managed to enter and remained on the loose. Defence ministry officials later said there had only been one attacker.

The hospital is one of the best equipped in the country and treats Afghan soldiers and police as well as civilians.

Nato military doctors regularly visit to train their Afghan counterparts, but all of the dead and injured were Afghan, the defence ministry said.
Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman, said all the dead and wounded were civilians and university students.

He added that "tents are used because there is not enough space in the hospital. This area is used by university students for training and eating meals."

In a separate incident, at least two rockets fell in Kabul overnight, though there were no reports of damage or injuries.

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