Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Islamist extremists call for Australian Forest Fire Jihad

My friends, there is an interesting piece from the Australian news source, The Age, back in September 2008.

According to them the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network has been urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror, arguing that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the "eye for an eye" doctrine.

The idea for a Forest Fire Jihad has been attributed to imprisoned Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab Al-Suri who urged terrorists to use sulphuric acid and petrol to start forest fires. Given the current events in Victoria it is worth considering the following passage:
The posting - which instructs jihadis to remember "forest jihad" in summer months - says fires cause economic damage and pollution, tie up security agencies and can take months to extinguish so that "this terror will haunt them for an extended period of time".

"Imagine if, after all the losses caused by such an event, a jihadist organisation were to claim responsibility for the forest fires," the website says. "You can hardly begin to imagine the level of fear that would take hold of people in the United States, in Europe, in Russia and in Australia."
Chilling stuff...

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