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7 suicide cars found in Iraq mosque
Knight Ridder ^

Posted on 11/29/2004 6:08:23 AM PST by jmc1969

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A mosque raided by security forces in southern Baghdad contained a workshop to rig suicide car bombs, with seven vehicles ready for terror attacks, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Sunday.

National Guard forces raided the Sunni Muslim Al-Yassen Mosque in the Baghdad area of Abu Dshir on Saturday, said Gen. Saleh Sarhan. In addition to the seven cars, guardsmen found 30 rocket-propelled grenades, high-powered rifles, mortars and remote control detonators, Sarhan said.

He said the mosque leader and 18 other people were detained.

Anti-U.S. guerrillas used about 60 mosques in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to stockpile weapons and provide cover during a U.S.-led offensive in the city earlier this month, the U.S. military said. One of the mosques was described as a general arms depot capable of equipping guerrillas across much of Iraq.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: baghdad; fallujah; globaljihad; guerrillas; iraq; islamalert; mosque; muslim; muslims; religionofpeace; stockpile; sunni; suv; waronterror; weapons
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1 posted on 11/29/2004 6:08:23 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

big surprise.....


2 posted on 11/29/2004 6:09:14 AM PST by bonfire
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To: jmc1969

I'll be watching for THIS item in the al Jazeera Daily News!


3 posted on 11/29/2004 6:09:55 AM PST by Grendel9
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To: jmc1969

I bet they were all SUVs.


4 posted on 11/29/2004 6:10:22 AM PST by rabidralph (That melon is for display purposes only.)
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To: jmc1969

This incident (and others) should allow coalition and Iraqi forces to inspect Mosques.


5 posted on 11/29/2004 6:11:05 AM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: jmc1969

Every single mosque in Fallujah was an ammo dump and terrorist camp. Nobody should be even slightly surprised.


6 posted on 11/29/2004 6:12:33 AM PST by thoughtomator (The Era of Old Media is over! Long live the Pajamasphere!)
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To: jmc1969

For safety's sake, detonate on-site.


7 posted on 11/29/2004 6:12:33 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes
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To: jmc1969

We are onto the mosque hiding weapons thing. Look for a lot more of these type raids.


8 posted on 11/29/2004 6:13:29 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (We won !)
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To: rabidralph
LOL!

Leni

9 posted on 11/29/2004 6:14:17 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: jmc1969

Would the Muslims stoop to this? Defiling a holy site?


10 posted on 11/29/2004 6:14:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Kevin Sites is a coward and a terrorist sympathizer.)
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To: Pharmboy

Since jihad is a religious obligation, it is valid to stage jihad from a mosque. However, the presence of infidels desecrates a mosque. A fatwa is here issued enjoining all Muslims to fight to keep infidels out of mosques.


11 posted on 11/29/2004 6:15:15 AM PST by heartwood
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
We are onto the mosque hiding weapons thing.

And have been since at least Desert Storm.

12 posted on 11/29/2004 6:15:52 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Dog; Cap Huff; Boot Hill

I'm sure this is just a big misunderstanding. Many places of worship have buses and vans to pick up those worshippers not able to come down to ye olde mosque or church. :-p


13 posted on 11/29/2004 6:17:01 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Coop

Are the mosques big compounds that are walled?


14 posted on 11/29/2004 6:17:33 AM PST by GOP_Proud ("Get your hands off him!" (President George W. Bush))
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To: jmc1969

I say we rig these seven cars for remote detonation, park them outside the seven most radical mosques in Baghdad, and light 'em all up simultaneously!


15 posted on 11/29/2004 6:17:40 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: jmc1969

---He said the mosque leader and 18 other people were detained.---

I would suggest public execution. There is nothing to be gained beyond a period of questioning, from keeping these people to release another day and much to be gained from an immediate and harsh example.


16 posted on 11/29/2004 6:18:17 AM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Pharmboy
This incident (and others) should allow coalition and Iraqi forces to inspect Mosques.

If we destroy Mosques which are used as weapons depots, maybe then they would think twice.
17 posted on 11/29/2004 6:18:43 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: heartwood
However, the presence of infidels desecrates a mosque. A fatwa is here issued enjoining all Muslims to fight to keep infidels out of mosques.

Somehow I doubt the average Baghdaddie will care if all their mosques are raided to prevent future car bombings. The Iraqi police, in particular, will be grateful because they've been the target of so many car bombings.

18 posted on 11/29/2004 6:19:35 AM PST by xJones
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To: jmc1969

No telling what's going on in the mosques in the U.S.


19 posted on 11/29/2004 6:22:17 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Quilla
No telling what's going on in the mosques in the US. You are so right. Add the mosques in Canada. They should all be receiving unannounced inspections. Or surprise raids, whichever way you want to put it.
20 posted on 11/29/2004 6:25:34 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Would the Muslims stoop to this? Defiling a holy site?

Damn, you're good. Prolly didn't even crack a smile as you typed it.... ;-)

21 posted on 11/29/2004 6:25:59 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Grendel9
There are no wepons in the mosques, The American infadels are Spreading propaganda!

/al Jazeera news report.


22 posted on 11/29/2004 6:26:34 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Perversion is not a civil right.)
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To: jmc1969

If I'm not mistaken, using a place of worship as a staging area for detonating explosives is a violation of the Geneva Accords. And the Western Media is virtually silent. Whoda thunk it. Guess they were too busy trying to scare up a court martial for a marine shooting a non-uniformed combatant during battle in another mosque.


23 posted on 11/29/2004 6:28:09 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Quilla

Exactly.

These people are lucky we allow them to follow their religion in our Christian nation. They should allow anyone who wants to go into their mosques and see what they are doing. If they have nothing to hide whats the problem ?

My Church welcomes all, do their mosques ?


24 posted on 11/29/2004 6:28:17 AM PST by Axlrose
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To: Bon mots; heartwood

First, just inspect them and not destroy; second, only send in Muslim soldiers (ours and Iraqi) so as not to desecrate them. Interesting remark about Mosques and jihad.


25 posted on 11/29/2004 6:28:51 AM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: jmc1969
The they are defiling our holy places myth BS has finally been exploded, if you'll pardon the pun.

In the future, any such whining should be totally ignored officially and unofficially.
The abuse of mosques is so well documented by now that any further protest should fall on permanently deaf ears.

Further, to punctuate the resolve not to give any such complaint any validity, any mosque found to contain anything bigger than a small arm, should automatically be razed.
These SMs* need to decide whether they need religion or weapons depots...

*SM© = Sweet Muslims

26 posted on 11/29/2004 6:29:19 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: jmc1969

Are there any Mosques NOT being used for hiding weapons?


27 posted on 11/29/2004 6:30:11 AM PST by jan in Colorado (Have you hugged a terrorist today?)
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To: jmc1969
7 suicide cars found in Iraq mosque

Great news, and probably a couple of hundred lives saved.

28 posted on 11/29/2004 6:31:36 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: r9etb

Drop a bomb on the whole friggin place and bring our guys home for Christmas!


29 posted on 11/29/2004 6:32:26 AM PST by ladiesview61
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To: Inwoodian
If I'm not mistaken, using a place of worship as a staging area for detonating explosives is a violation of the Geneva Accords. And the Western Media is virtually silent.

Never mind the media! Where is Soros' Human Rights Watch? Where are the alphabet soup UN commissions? Where are the Bugs and Bunny crowd? Where are the Belge ubercourts?

30 posted on 11/29/2004 6:32:55 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: jmc1969
He said the mosque leader and 18 other people were detained.

Somehow I was wishing they were dealt a more Darwinian end.

31 posted on 11/29/2004 6:33:07 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Axlrose; JudyinCanada
I'd love to see a map of major mosques locations overlaid on top of this map:


32 posted on 11/29/2004 6:33:38 AM PST by Quilla
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To: No Blue States

Remember, in the pursuit of jihad anything is permissable. Anything. In sum, there is no such thing as determining moral code in Islam. It is always shifting as events and individuals determine.


33 posted on 11/29/2004 6:34:47 AM PST by gaspar
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To: jmc1969

Another mosque, another jihad center!


34 posted on 11/29/2004 6:36:05 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola; dead

That's some serious pimpin on those rides.


35 posted on 11/29/2004 6:37:36 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: jmc1969

This is the sort of thing that just pisses me off. Here we are, a freedom loving country, allowing people to practice whatever faith they desire - and our enemy is using our tolerance against us. Hey, those minerets on the mosques make GREAT aiming points - let's level these dens of terrorism once and for all....


36 posted on 11/29/2004 6:39:08 AM PST by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: r9etb

I didn't even grin.


37 posted on 11/29/2004 6:39:16 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Kevin Sites is a coward and a terrorist sympathizer.)
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To: Pharmboy

One would think so.


38 posted on 11/29/2004 6:39:53 AM PST by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
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To: Quilla

I suspect they would line up perfectly...purely coincidence, of course.


39 posted on 11/29/2004 6:40:06 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Quilla

....my first thought when I read the title of this thread.


40 posted on 11/29/2004 6:41:40 AM PST by SweetCaroline (Give thanks to the GOD of heaven, for His mercy and loving kindness are forever!!)
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To: jmc1969

One of the best things about the handover in June is it took the onus off the "occupiers". This is being spearheaded by the Iraqis themselves.


41 posted on 11/29/2004 6:45:41 AM PST by McGavin999 (George Soros just learned a very expensive lesson-America can't be bought.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

They could accidently explode. Things like that happen all the time.


42 posted on 11/29/2004 6:46:34 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, AIr Force, Pray for all our military in hostile territory.)
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To: jmc1969

Hopefully, the military is using the good sense to bulldoze any mosque found to have harbored insurgents.


43 posted on 11/29/2004 6:47:29 AM PST by anton
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To: ladiesview61

I hope you feel better after disgorging that load.


44 posted on 11/29/2004 6:52:50 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: jmc1969

My only question is....when do we begin inspecting mosques HERE?


46 posted on 11/29/2004 6:55:25 AM PST by Sunshine55 (Canada: The cure for electile dysfunction)
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To: jmc1969

I've said for years that mosques in the U.S. need to start having "accidents" when the bomb factories in the basements blow up.

Stealth aircraft delivering GPS guided munitions in earth penetrating mode, during Friday services seems appropriate to cause these accidents.

Had all non-citizen Muslims been deported starting on 9/12/01 such radical thought would not have entered my usually level head...

I can forgive them for hating me, but not for making me hate them.


47 posted on 11/29/2004 7:06:20 AM PST by JimRed (Investigate, overturn and prosecute vote fraud; turn more counties red!)
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To: Pharmboy

it is lawful to pray, fast, make the profession of faith, or give alms in a mosque. it is lawful to go to a mosque while making the hajj. therefore it is lawful to make jihad from a mosque. it is not lawful to prevent fellow Muslims from making jihad.

fatwa on you.


48 posted on 11/29/2004 7:13:44 AM PST by heartwood
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To: bonfire
Ya know, in the future I think any attack on a muslim country should begin with targeting every mosque. Seems they are synonymous with "weapons storage depot".
49 posted on 11/29/2004 7:15:57 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Quilla

No telling what's going on in the mosques in the U.S.<<

Are mosques protected from searches here in the USA? I think not, and I think it's time we searched a bunch of them. (The Patriot Act should come in handy for this, no sarcasm intended)


50 posted on 11/29/2004 7:16:45 AM PST by hushpad
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