Tuesday, January 22

Al Queda against Muslims

As I keep on saying, terrorists cannibalise their own first and foremost. It is easier and more fun that way. See this recent situation and I quote:

in the wake of a suicide bombing on Sunday near Falluja in Anbar Province, local tribesmen burned the house of the young suicide bomber's family and prevented a female cousin from collecting the bomber's head for burial. In the attack on Monday, a suicide bomber in the village of Hajaj near the northern oil refinery town of Baiji entered a communal hall where a feast was under way, observing the end of the seven-day mourning period for the uncle of a high-ranking security official in the Salahuddin provincial government. The bomber detonated his explosive vest, demolishing the hall. Seventeen people were killed and 11 wounded, according to a senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media.The level of anger on Monday in Albo Issa, the village where the Sunday bombing took place, laid bare the intensity of the blood feuds and vengeance killings that often characterize the violence in the provinces. As women keened in the courtyard and men sat somberly in a separate house, family members talked about those they had lost. "After this crime, we will never allow any of those people to stay in our area," said Mohammed Hadi Hassan, 20, whose father was killed. "Not even their women and children. We will not permit anyone with such an ideology to stay in our village." The bombing took place at a celebratory lunch among members of the local Awakening Council, the American-backed movement of Sunni Arab tribes opposed to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. According to witnesses, the suicide bomber, a boy of 13 or 14 identified as Ali Hussein Allawi al-Issawi, detonated his vest just after handing chocolates to his host. Four people were killed, including the bomber. On Sunday night, some of the men who lost relatives in the bombing set his house on fire, Mr. Hassan said, setting off explosions because of the amount of ammunition stored there. Mr. Hassan, an AK-47 on his lap, spoke tearfully on Monday about his father, Hadi Hussein al-Issawi, and the split within the Issawi tribe to which he belongs. The tribe has long been divided between a majority who fiercely oppose Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia and a minority who support the militants, he said. Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia is a homegrown militant group that American officials say has foreign leadership. The two tribal factions live close to each other in Albo Issa; the bomber's house lies about 500 yards from the house of Mr. Hussein, the victim.Soon after members of the tribe joined with the Americans to fight Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, more than a year ago, the men in the area who supported the group fled north, leaving behind their women and children, Mr. Hassan said. "The bomber's father was one of the senior leaders in Al Qaeda, which here they call 'the Islamic State of Iraq,' " Mr. Hassan said. "He left his house a long time ago. The child disappeared 10 months ago, but he reappeared 10 days ago. We told the police forces about his return as soon as he got back, but they took no action." A boy, who was among those mourning the victims, said he remembered the bomber as a normal child."He was my classmate in school as well as in the neighborhood," said Dhaher Hussein Ali, 13. "He was very calm, and we used to play together. He joked with all of us. Ten months ago, he disappeared. When he came back recently, he kept to himself and he did not even say hello to us." Another cousin of Mr. Hussein's, Ghazi Feisal Hashem al-Issawi, 30, said Mr. Hussein had not recognized the young boy at the lunch gathering. He said that as the boy handed Mr. Hussein the chocolates, Mr. Hussein asked him who he was. "The bomber told him, 'I am Hussein Allawi's son,' then he detonated himself," he said. As the sun began to set on Monday, gunshots rang out in the village. Relatives of Mr. Hussein were trying to keep a female cousin of the bomber from approaching the house where the explosion occurred.She had wanted to retrieve the young boy's head so that it could be properly buried. But no one would allow her to approach.

Remember this, all the terrorists and fundamentalists eat and devour their own.

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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