Of course, he never meant to hurt anyone. He was carrying bombs, you say? Yes, but such little ones! After all, Islam is a religion of peace!
Actually, he says he wanted to “sow terror,” as commanded in Qur’an 8:60: “Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not.”
London jihad update from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
ROME – A suspect in the failed London transit bombings admitted Saturday to a role in the attack but said it was only intended to be an attention-grabbing strike, not a deadly one, a legal expert familiar with the investigation said.
Osman Hussain told interrogators he wasn’t carrying enough explosives even to “harm people nearby,” the expert told The Associated Press. The expert spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the ongoing investigation, which under Italian law must remain secret.
Hussain, 27, one of four arrested bombers from the July 21 attacks, is suspected of trying to bomb the Shepherd’s Bush subway station in west London, two weeks after the four deadly attacks on the city’s transit system that killed 56 people, including the four suicide bombers.
Hussain was arrested Friday in Rome at his brother’s apartment after police traced calls he made from a cell phone as he traveled across Europe. Three other suspects were detained the same day in London….
Hussain was referring to Muktar Said Ibrahim, 27, one of the other bombing suspects captured Friday in a London raid, the newspaper said. Ibrahim is suspected of planting explosives on a London bus on July 21.
“Muktar urged us to be careful” La Repubblica quoted Hussain as telling his interrogators. “We didn’t want to kill, just sow terror.”
Hussain also said his cell was not linked to either al-Qaida or the cell that carried out deadly bombings July 7, Italian media reported….
“He doesn’t consider himself a terrorist,” Sonnessa told Italian TV. Asked about what line he took when interrogated, she declined to be specific, but said: “He defended himself with extreme calm, coherence.”
He probably considers himself a mujahid, but that doesn’t make the article.