Seeking the promise of paradise to those who "slay and are slain" for Allah (Qur'an 9:111). This sort of thing will become more common as the Americans leave, of course, but there really wasn't anything that the Americans could ultimately have done to prevent it anyway. The idea of a stable, prosperous, Western-style free republic in Afghanistan was from the beginning a pipe dream, and it was inevitable that those who tried to implement this dream would run up against the buzz-saw of Sharia.
"Afghanistan's Intercontinental Hotel Under Attack by Suicide Bombers," from FoxNews.com, June 28:
The popular Intercontinental hotel in Kabul has come under a suicide bombing attack Tuesday, a U.S. official told Fox News. The attack is still ongoing.
Afghanistan news agency TOLOnews is reporting at least 10 people have been killed. That number has yet to be independently confirmed.
Up to six suicide bombers are believed to have attacked the hotel, Afghan police tell Fox News. Multiple explosions have been heard at the hotel.
The popular Intercontinental hotel in Kabul has come under a suicide bombing attack, a U.S. official told Fox News. The attack is still ongoing....
"It's an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel. There are several gunmen shooting," Kabul criminal investigations chief Mohammad Zahir told AFP....
Azizullah, an Afghan police officer who uses only one name, told The Associated Press at the scene that at least one bomber entered the hotel Tuesday night and detonated a vest of explosives.
Jawid, a guest at the hotel, says the attack occurred as many people were having dinner in the hotel restaurant. He says he heard gunfire throughout the several story building.
"I was running with my family," he said. "There was shooting. The restaurant was full with guests."
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press....