February 11, 2006

WE DIDN'T EVEN NEED TO SEND TROOPS TO GET RID OF THE ORIGINAL:

Europe: The new pipeline to jihad: Fighters, bombers smuggled to Iraq Recruiters active in many countries (SANDRO CONTENTA, 2/11/06, Toronto Star)

In the coded language of Lokman Amin Mohammed's smuggling network, fighters and suicide bombers sent to Iraq were called "workers" for "the firm."

When one band of fighters he smuggled from Germany launched its first attack, Mohammed exclaimed in a phone conversation: "They have celebrated their first feast."

Last month, the 33-year-old was sentenced in Munich to seven years in prison for smuggling fighters to and from Iraq, and for membership in "the firm," better known as Ansar al-Islam, an Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for suicide attacks against civilians and U.S. soldiers.

During sentencing, Justice Bernd von Heintschel-Heinegg said Mohammed's goal was to chase out U.S. forces and turn Iraq into "Talibanistan" — a reference to the repressive religious regime of the deposed Afghan rulers. The trial highlighted a growing trend: European Muslims heading to Iraq to fight what they consider a jihad, or holy war.


Interesting that the Islamicists and the Islamophobes share the same delusion, that Muslims want a Talibanistan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2006 8:16 AM
Comments

Hmmm! A Islamicist crusade from Europe to the Mideast. What goes around comes around.

Posted by: Genecis at February 11, 2006 10:41 AM

A German court will free him within 12-24 months.

Posted by: Gideon at February 11, 2006 11:36 AM

Just as the ID'ers imagine that Christians want a literal creation story.

Only seven years? What kind of sentence does conspiracy to commit mass murder garner you in the states?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at February 11, 2006 12:05 PM

it would be interesting to know how many of the idiots he helped get to iraq, are now serving as compost in someone's garden.

Posted by: toe at February 11, 2006 1:19 PM

I have a liberal friend who frets on and on about how Iraq has radicalized people.

My reply is "good thing, too" TOE is correct, they are pushing up daisies.

The only sad thing is that we can't send a "secret memo" to about 30% of the American electorate, telling them that this is all part of the plan.

Posted by: Bruno at February 11, 2006 1:58 PM

Perhaps the Germans are taking the long view, and see this as population control. But it doesn't help them with all those Turks.

Posted by: ratbert at February 11, 2006 9:48 PM
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