Suicide Bomber Graduation
More than 200 young men and women presented themselves Thursday as volunteers to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and against Israelis.
The meeting was organized at Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, south of Tehran, by the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a shadowy group that has sought volunteers for attacks in Iraq and Israel since last year.
It was the third such ceremony that the group has held, but there has been no independent confirmation any of its volunteers has carried out a bombing.
If I read that their parents were there to take pictures, I will really get the creeps. God bless!
Hat Tip to “Soldier’s Dad” for pointing this article out at Hammorabi.
Free Republic reported on this earlier in a December recruitment drive.
And… Iranian Officials have tried to distance themselves from the group… but, they haven’t tried that hard as reported in April from The Australian via Benador Associates:
More than 400 young women and men in Iran have agreed to carry out suicide bomb attacks against US troops in Iraq and Israelis.
Spokesman Mohammed Ali Samadi said members of his group had already carried out suicide attacks inside Israel against Israeli military targets. Samadi said “a few” of his fighters had been killed in the attacks. His claims could not be independently confirmed.
The Iranian Government has distanced itself from the organization.
But yesterday’s ceremony was attended by Mahdi Rahimian, the head of the Martyr’s Foundation and the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee, both quasi-government organisations run by hardliners loyal to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The volunteers agreed to one of three choices:
1.) Train for suicide attacks against Israelis
2.) Train for suicide attacks against US troops in Iraq, or
3.) Assassinate British author Salman Rushdie, who was forced into hiding after the late Ayatollah Khomeini ordered Muslims to kill him.