The crafty Zionists succeed in perpetrating yet another jihad mass-murder. Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update, with a healthy dose of conspiracy paranoia and Islamic antisemitism: “Suicide bombers kill at least 39 in southeast Iran,” by Ali Akbar Dareini for Associated Press, December 15 (thanks to Mackie):
TEHRAN, Iran – Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people, including a newborn baby, at a Shiite mourning ceremony, state media reported.
The attack took place outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chahbahar, near the border with Pakistan, the official IRNA news agency said.
The bombers targeted a group of worshippers at a mourning ceremony a day before Ashoura, which commemorates the seventh century death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most beloved saints.
The “Prophet Muhammad”: AP, like all of the mainstream media, has decided that we are all Muslims now.
An armed Sunni militant group called Jundallah, or Soldiers of God, claimed responsibility in a statement posted on its website. The group has carried out sporadic attacks in Iran’s southeast to fight alleged discrimination against the area’s Sunni minority in overwhelmingly Shiite Iran.
The group said Wednesday’s attack was a second act of revenge for the execution of its leader, Abdulmalik Rigi, in June.
“This operation is a warning to the Iranian regime that it must end its interference in the religious affairs of the Sunnis, stop executions and release the prisoners,” said the Internet statement. “Otherwise, martyrdom operations will continue with a stronger forcer [sic].”
One of the attackers detonated a bomb outside the mosque and the other struck from inside a crowd of worshippers, state TV reported. […]
“Evidence and the kind of equipment used suggest that the terrorists were affiliated with extremist … groups backed by the U.S. and intelligence services of some regional states,” Abdollahi was quoted as saying by state TV.
Iranian officials claim Jundallah, which has operated from bases in Pakistan, receives support from Western powers, including the United States. Washington denies any links to the group, and in November the State Department added Jundallah to a U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations.
President Barack Obama condemned the attack and said the United States stands with the loved ones of those killed and with the Iranian people.
“This and other similar acts of terrorism recognize no religious, political or national boundaries. The United States condemns all acts of terrorism wherever they occur,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House.
Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said the bombing sought to sow discord among Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
“The aim of the terrorists … is to sow discord among Shiites and Sunnis,” he said. “Such actions can be done only by the Zionist regime and the U.S.”…
Of course! Who else?