“A Statement from Jund al-Sham Claiming Responsibility for the Explosions in New York,” from the SITE Institute, :
Today, May 5, 2005, Jund al-Sham (Soldiers of Levant) claimed responsibility for the small explosions outside of the British consulate in New York City, claiming that the attack was “the beginning of war inside and outside of America.” No one was hurt in the blast.
Since late March, Jund al-Sham has claimed responsibility for random attacks across the globe, including in Qatarand Lebanon. In addition, the group claimed responsibility for an explosion at a Texasoil refinery.
The group argues that the United States overlooked the Texas refinery explosion, and that more attacks will ensue. “We will not hesitate,” the communiquÃ© states, “to hit the parties and coffee shops, the hotels and the churches, with the help of Allah.”
I guess they missed those parts of the Qur’an that we keep hearing so much about — the ones that forbid killing innocents. Islamic apologists love to quote Qur’an 5:32 on this, but as I explain in my forthcoming book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades (Regnery), this is not presented in the Qur’an or understood in Islamic theology as a general principle.
Anyway, authorities reject their claims. From “Blast of fear” in the New York Daily News:
“We at this point have absolutely no knowledge of what the motive was,” Mayor Bloomberg said across the street from the predawn blast scene.
An Islamic extremist group claimed credit for the explosion. But law enforcement officials were extremely skeptical of the group, whose past claims of responsibility for other incidents have been unconfirmed.
I’m glad to hear that, but it would be easier for me to believe if authorities had not ruled out terrorism in the Texas City, for which this group also claimed credit, before even visiting the site. And if such denials were not part of a consistent pattern of error.