“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
Not that this has anything to do with Islam, of course. If you believe Obama and Brennan, et al, this group should be renamed Misunderstanders of Islamic Jihad.
“‘We will resume suicide attacks,'” by Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post, August 1 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The Islamic Jihad organization said on Sunday that it has decided to resume suicide attacks against Israel from the West Bank.
The threat came in response to attacks launched by IAF planes on the Gaza Strip following the firing of rockets on Israel in the past few days.
The group, however, admitted that it has become very difficult to launch suicide attacks out of the West Bank because of security coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Islamic Jihad has only a few hundred followers in the West Bank. Members of the group have in the past carried out a number of suicide bombings in Israel.
PA security forces have arrested many of the group’s members in the West Bank. The IDF has also arrested dozens of Islamic Jihad activists in recent years.
“Suicide operations require places for training and preparing explosive belts,” said Abu Ahmed, spokesman for the Al-Quds Battalions, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad. “It’s very difficult to do these things because of the policy of security coordination and the arrest of [would-be] suicide bombers.”
He said that members of his group were “suffering a lot” in the West bank because of the PA’s security measures and “persecution.”
Abu Ahmed described the PA’s crackdown as a “national crime” against Palestinians….