19 April 2006

Iranian group seeks British suicide bombers

Robert Tait (this time with Ewen MacAskill) keeps bringing interesting material from Tehran.

Although the story about the recruiting of suicide bombers in Iran is not exactly new (SimplyJews have already commented on it), there is a new twist to the plot. This time the recruiters are going for the British Muslims.

Relations between the west and the hardline Iranian regime are set to worsen after a Tehran-based group claimed yesterday it was trying to recruit Iranians and other Muslims in Britain to carry out suicide bombings against Israel.

The Committee for the Commemoration of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Campaign, which claims to be independent but has the backing of the regime, said it is targeting potential recruits in Britain because of the relative ease with which UK passport-holders can enter Israel.

A bit unclear why send these able and willing folks over the sea, when they are blowing up perfectly well where they live now? Besides, there is no underground (tube, metro, whatever) in Tel-Aviv, and our seekers of 72 free virgins are trained to blow up in eateries and buses, whereas the British ones are more underground-oriented. Seems to be a waste of training this way.

In any case, Jihad Islami proudly reports that they have an army of 70 martyrs ready to blow up at the time and place requested, so there is hardly a need to recruit and import foreign blowpower.

Oh well, whatever. We'll have to send some IDF units to London to bulldoze a few buildings of choice, but we are confident that we can manage some understanding with Brits for the moment. As far as we know, Hamas is not yet a ruling party there.

Meanwhile, it would be advisable for our friends (and enemies) abroad to take notice of the following statement by Mr. Samadi (the Iranian recruiter of future shahids):

"Britain and other European countries have a lot of disaffected Muslims who are ready. We understand the suspicion with which Britain, America and other western countries regard their Muslim populations. We don't condemn them for this because we believe every Muslim has the potential to turn into a bomb against the west."