When the drawing above of Muhammad with a bomb in his turban was first published, the outcry from Muslim spokesmen was fierce: how dare Western Islamophobes link Islam with violence in this way? So will this jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber be brought up on charges of “Islamophobia”? “‘Turban bomber’ wounds Afghan MP,” from AFP, November 29 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Kabul “” A suicide bomber wounded an Afghan lawmaker on Friday by detonating explosives hidden in his turban, officials said, in an attack that echoed the 2011 murder of former president Burhanuddin Rabbani.
Hamidullah Tokhi, a lawmaker from Zabul province who previously served as the province’s governor, was injured when the man entered his house in the capital Kabul and detonated the bomb.
“A man with explosives hidden in his turban detonated himself while greeting MP Hamidullah Tokhi in the Kart-e-Parwan district of Kabul,” deputy interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.
“The MP is slightly wounded and he was taken to hospital. We have started our investigation.”
Eye-witnesses said at least two other people were injured in the attack.
Rabbani, who was the head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, was assassinated in 2011 by a bomber with explosives packed in his turban who was posing as a Taliban peace envoy.
Last year Asadullah Khalid, chief of the National Directorate of Security spy agency, was badly injured by a suicide bomber who had explosives hidden in his underwear.