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i’ll be damned

Posted by theintelgirl on August 8, 2006

A quick follow up to a post from a few days ago. I hoped that Negroponte didn’t think that al-Qaeda in Iraq was the *only* terrorist group causing damage in Iraq. Well, of course i’m no “senior-level expert” so who would listen to me? HOWEVER. I’m hoping someone listens to THESE folks who were quoted in September’s Issue of The Atlantic. To quote:

The shift from a coherent Al-Qaeda Central to a global proliferation of “self-starter” terrorist groups—those inspired by bin Laden’s movement but not coordinated by it—has obviously not eliminated the danger of attacks.

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terrorists: uncreative and unoriginal

Posted by theintelgirl on May 4, 2006

They get their prompts from manuals. Take the translation of the Al Qaeda Manual for instance. Chapter 18 deals ENTIRELY with what you should say / do if imprisoned. Check out the first and second things on the list: (Amnesty International and other bleeding heart liberal shmucks "human rights groups" would disregard this entirely)

  1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.
  2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

And related to yesterday's post:

(A substep of Chapter 18, Step 8 ) "The brothers should create an Islamic program for themselves inside the prison, as well as recreational and educational ones, etc."

This makes me very curious how many Muslims inside of prisons have read this manual? Maybe this is where they get their idea to perform "selfless acts" of encouraging others to convert to Islam.

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