What are the Muslims in the West doing to persuade their coreligionists that jihad-martyrdom suicide attacks is not actually allowed in Islam, despite the Qur’an’s promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (cf. Qur’an 9:111)? Why are all their efforts directed at shaming non-Muslims in the U.S. into thinking that there is something wrong with their noticing that those who support such attacks justify them on Islamic grounds?
“Suicide attack on Nato convoy kills five civilians in Afghanistan,” from AFP, January 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
KABUL: A suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in Afghanistan’s strategic Kapisa province on Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding 15, officials said.
No Nato troops were killed or injured in the attack in a village in Tagab district in the province, northeast of the capital Kabul, a spokesman for Nato’s US-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) told AFP.
The explosion destroyed the wall of a house, killing four civilians inside, while a passerby on a motorcycle also died and 15 people were wounded, said the provincial police chief of security, Abdul Jalil Shamal.
A spokesman for Taliban insurgents, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a text message to AFP that 12 American troops had been killed and wounded. The Taliban regularly exaggerate their battlefield actions….
On Monday, a Taliban suicide squad stormed the traffic police headquarters at dawn, killing three police officers and unleashing a stand-off that lasted for more than eight hours.
Less than a week earlier, a squad of suicide bombers attacked the Afghan intelligence agency headquarters, killing at least one guard and wounding dozens of civilians.