Skip to comments.7 suicide cars found in Iraq mosque
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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I'll be watching for THIS item in the al Jazeera Daily News!
I bet they were all SUVs.
This incident (and others) should allow coalition and Iraqi forces to inspect Mosques.
Every single mosque in Fallujah was an ammo dump and terrorist camp. Nobody should be even slightly surprised.
For safety's sake, detonate on-site.
We are onto the mosque hiding weapons thing. Look for a lot more of these type raids.
Would the Muslims stoop to this? Defiling a holy site?
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.
And have been since at least Desert Storm.
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
Are the mosques big compounds that are walled?
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!
---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.
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.
No telling what's going on in the mosques in the U.S.
Damn, you're good. Prolly didn't even crack a smile as you typed it.... ;-)
/al Jazeera news report.
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.
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 ?
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.
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
Are there any Mosques NOT being used for hiding weapons?
Great news, and probably a couple of hundred lives saved.
Drop a bomb on the whole friggin place and bring our guys home for Christmas!
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?
Somehow I was wishing they were dealt a more Darwinian end.
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.
Another mosque, another jihad center!
That's some serious pimpin on those rides.
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....
I didn't even grin.
One would think so.
I suspect they would line up perfectly...purely coincidence, of course.
....my first thought when I read the title of this thread.
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.
They could accidently explode. Things like that happen all the time.
Hopefully, the military is using the good sense to bulldoze any mosque found to have harbored insurgents.
I hope you feel better after disgorging that load.
My only question is....when do we begin inspecting mosques HERE?
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.
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.
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)