Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Islamic Terror - It's About Reclaiming Lost Lands

For those who still cling to the belief that Islamic terrorism is the result of imperialist US foreign policy and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, how pray, do you explain these recent events? Or are they coincidentally unrelated.

i) Algeria (Apr 11th)- Al-Qaeda's wing in North Africa on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the two bombings in Algeria in which at least 30 people were killed.

ii) Morocco (Apr 14th) - Two suicide bombers killed themselves in an attack on U.S. diplomatic offices in Morocco's commercial hub Casablanca on Saturday in the first such targeted bombings in four years.

Morocco and Algeria - those pro-Bush Western democracies?

iii) Thailand (Apr 18th) - Muslim insurgents shot and killed two Buddhist laborers and then beheaded one of them as deadly violence and scattered bombings continued Wednesday in restive southern Thailand,

iv) Thailand (Apr 16th) - Separatist Muslim militants have killed four people in attacks across Thailand's restive south, police said Monday, while five schools were set ablaze in the region.

v) Thailand (Apr 11th) - A Buddhist woman was shot and burned alive in Thailand's violence-torn Muslim-majority south.

Thailand - remind me. That pillar of the Christian BushBlair NeoCon Alliance? Or a peaceful Buddhist nation?

vi) Indonesia (Mar 21st) - Three Islamic militants were found guilty Wednesday of decapitating three Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia and dumping their bloodied heads in nearby villages, judges said. They were sentenced to between 14 and 20 years.

vii) Indonesia (Mar 3rd) - A bomb packed with nails exploded at a port in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon on Saturday, wounding 12 people in a region that has seen deadly Muslim-Christian violence.

viii) Spain - "We will not be in peace until we set our foot again in our beloved al-Andalus," al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said on claiming responsibility for an attack which killed at least 24 people in Algiers on Wednesday.

Remember, Spain pulled out of Iraq to appease the terrorists. Seems the more you appease, the more they want.

ix) France (Feb 14) - The French antiterrorism police have arrested 11 people, most of them accused of connections to Iraqi insurgency recruitment rings linked to Al Qaeda.

x) France (Apr 23rd) - "The second stop of the Islamic conquest of Europe, France, after Andalusia, Spain." From Al-Qaeda forum calls for jihadis to 'complete' medieval war and take over France.

Remember - French President, Jacques Chirac, vigorously opposed the Iraq War.

Sorry guys - but after Spain, you're next.

The Brussels Journal has a good insight into Spain's predicament.