An Iran-backed Hizballah jihadist from Michigan? Naaah. Couldn’t be. Everyone knows that every last Muslim in Michigan is peaceful, law-abiding, and loyal to Constitutional values and Western understandings of human rights. Only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise, right?
“Bulgaria: Bombing most likely carried out by suicide attacker, was carrying Michigan license,” from the Associated Press, July 18 (thanks to David):
SOFIA, Bulgaria “” A brazen daytime bombing that killed eight people and injured dozens on a bus full of Israeli tourists was most likely a suicide attack, Bulgaria’s interior minister said Thursday. He said the suspected attacker was carrying a Michigan driver’s license that was being sent to the FBI for authentication.
Tsvetan Tsvetanov said the suspected bomber appeared on security camera tape for nearly an hour before the Wednesday attack, which gutted the bus at the airport in the quiet Black Sea resort city of Burgas, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia.
The death toll had risen to eight, including the suspected bomber, as the Bulgarian driver of the bus died in the hospital, Tsvetanov said. Six of the victims are Israeli citizens, while the nationality of the suspected bomber remains unknown.
The Israelis had just arrived on a charter flight from Tel Aviv carrying 154 people, including eight children.
No group had immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell upon Iran and its Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah guerrilla group. Iran’s state TV rejected accusations of Tehran’s involvement.
A commentary Thursday on the TV website calls claims by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others “ridiculous” and “sensational.”…
“All signs point to Iran,” Netanyahu said Wednesday. “Just in the past few months, we have seen attempts by Iran to harm Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and more. This is an Iranian terror attack that is spreading across the world. Israel will react forcefully to Iran’s terror.”…