July 26, 2005

NOT IN MY NAME:

Son of Spiritual Mentor of Osama Bin Laden Calls Attacks on Civilians Criminal (The Associated Press, 7/26/05)

The son of Osama bin Laden's spiritual mentor said the recent string of terror attacks that have swept Egypt, Britain and other countries are "a crime."

Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian who led Islamic militants in Afghanistan and was killed there by a roadside bomb in 1989, is considered the mentor of bin Laden, but the younger Azzam said his father would fight against groups that target civilians and use his name.

"All those using my father's name are only using his name to market for their operations," Hudhaifa Abdullah Azzam said in an interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya network broadcast Tuesday.


The terrorism used against the Soviets was just--this is not.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 26, 2005 9:26 PM
Comments

When for decades, terrorism against civilian Jews in Israel and elsewhere was ignored by the rest of the world, it was only a matter of time before terrorism against Russian school children, NYC office workers, London subway riders and Bali revelers became a legitimate tactic for the Islamofascists.

"first they came for the Jews, and I said nothing. . . "

Posted by: obc at July 26, 2005 9:54 PM
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