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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Woman terrorist confesses on Jordan TV

Accrding to the AP:

An Iraqi woman confessed on Jordanian state television Sunday that she tried to blow herself up along with her husband during a hotel wedding reception last week, saying that the explosives concealed under her denim dress failed to detonate. Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi, 35, made her statement hours after being arrested by authorities...Al-Rishawi's brother was once the right-hand man to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, said deputy premier Marwan Muasher. He said the brother, Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi, was killed in the former terrorist stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq.

The more I think about this story the more astounding it seems. The public confession is a media bombshell and could have more influence over the Arab world's opinion about Al Qaeda than any other event. What you have here is a woman admitting publicly that she purposely tried to blow herself up in the middle of a muslim marriage ceremony. It's not just any woman, but one who is connected to the Al Qaeda leadership. Prior to these the arab spinners have been able to claim Al Qaeda's victims were infidels or collateral damage who perished in a noble cause. No rationalization is possible for this event. The victims of the ceremony were not collateral damage, they were the targets....

Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

It's also kind of hard to argue she's a jew, or somehow the Mossad is behind this.

9:59 PM, November 13, 2005  
Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Yes, I also forgot to add that the Jordanian authorites only started looking forher after Al Qaeda released a statement stating that two of the bombers was a husband and wife team. At the time of the release, Al Qaeda did not realize that one of the bombs failed to detonate:

"...Jordanian security was tipped off to her presence by al-Qaida in Iraq's claim of a female bomber, the official added, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. The group apparently assumed she was killed in the blasts...."

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility too soon..it will now be hard for Al Qaeda to claim that it is all lies.

10:40 PM, November 13, 2005  

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