You just never know
“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” — Qur’an 9:111
“Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit — for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear. We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009
Yes, Mr. President, we certainly don’t want to come down on this burqa thing under the pretense of liberalism.
“Taliban suicide bombers dressed in burkas hit cities,” by Isambard Wilkinson and Emal Khan in the Telegraph, July 21 (thanks to Alan of England):
Taliban suicide bombers dressed in burkas killed six people in eastern Afghanistan when they stormed government buildings and a military base.
The attacks in Gardez and Jalalabad came amid a surge in violence ahead of presidential and provincial elections on Aug 20.
Six suicide bombers, some of them also carrying guns, tried to enter several government buildings but were shot dead before reaching their targets.
Rohullah Samoon, provincial spokesman, said: “One of the bombers detonated in front of the intelligence department, killing three intelligence officers. The other bombers were killed by security forces.”
Two police officers were killed in the attacks when two of the bombers managed to detonate explosives strapped to their bodies.
In Jalalabad, two bombers and a policeman were killed in a shoot-out as the militants tried to fight their way into the city airport, a base for Afghan and foreign troops.
Zabihullah Mujahed, Taliban spokesman, said the Islamist militia were responsible for both attacks.
“Fifteen of our mujahideen — suicide bombers who also have guns — entered the governor’s compound and other government buildings [in Gardez, Mujahed],” he said.
“Four of our mujahideen entered the Jalalabad airbase — they have killed several Afghan and foreign forces,” he added….