Skip to comments.U.S. intel alerted to threat of 'Forest Fire Jihad'
Posted on 01/21/2008 10:07:51 AM PST by forkinsocket
U.S. officials monitoring terrorist web sites have discovered a call for using forest fires as weapons against crusader nations, in what may explain some recent wildfires in places like southern California and Greece.
A terrorist website was discovered recently that carried a posting that called for Forest Jihad. The posting was listed on the Internet on Nov. 26 and reported in U.S. intelligence channels last week. The statement, in Arabic, said that summer has begun so do not forget the Forest Jihad.
The writer called on all Muslims in the United States, Europe, Russia and Australia to start forest fires.
The posting quoted imprisoned Al Qaida terrorist Abu Musab Al-Suri, as saying Jihad is an art just like poetry, music, and the fine arts. There are people that draw and there are others that are jihadists. They both act upon inspiration. Al-Suri is a senior Al Qaida leader captured in Pakistan in 2005 who is believed to be in U.S. custody.
The idea of forest fires is attributed to him, may God set him free, as is in this short clip, the writer stated.
The posting said that setting forest fires were legal under extremist Islamic law as part of a eye for an eye and that can produce amazing results.
Wildfires in California burned more than 500,000 acres beginning in October and authorities said arson was to blame for some of the fires. In August, wildfires broke out in Greece that authorities say were deliberately set.
The writer stated that it was permissible to burn trees in carrying out jihad.
Scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands, the writer said.
The writer stated that targeted forests are in the nations that are at war with Muslims, including the United States, Europe, Russia, and Australia.
Other nations, including Brazil are off limits because Brazil has not joined the armies of the crusade.
On damage caused by wildfires, the report said that the fires typically take months to put out which means that this terror will haunt them for an extended period of time.
The fires also will cause economic damage because it will limit exports of timber used to make furniture and also will cause losses to pharmaceutical companies that use trees for ingredients for drugs, the posting said.
Smoke caused by the fires will create pollution and military forces could be tied up fighting fires. The report noted that U.S. military forces in Iraq or Afghanistan could even be recalled as occurred following hurricane Katrina, which did not occur.
Imagine if, after all the losses caused by such an event, a jihadist organization were to claim responsibility for (starting) the forest fires, the writer said. You can hardly begin to imagine the level of the fear that would take hold of people in the United States, in Europe, in Russia, and in Australia.
The report said that Abu Musab Al-Suri, urges terrorists to use sulphuric acid to start a forest fire, as well as gasoline.
The article was signed by Abu Thar Al-Kuwaiti, on behalf of a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network.
The japs had the same idea in WWII
I wonder how much Willy Pete and napalm it would take to turn that black box into cinders.....
More importantly - which side would the wacko environmentalists take?
Ok.... who gave the Muzzies fire?
Easy to pull off here. Real easy, and would quickly overwhelm our capacity to contain and extinguish them..
Southern California would be especially vulnerable to such a threat during the Santa Ana wind season in the fall.
In 1978, an arsonist using a home-made firebomb consisting of a Dixie cup, a cigarette, and a book of matches ignited a fire in the bushes behind a shopping mall in Agoura, a town west of Los Angeles. The fire burned all the way to the Pacific Ocean, more than 10 miles away, and consumed dozens of structures. If weather conditions are right, just a handful of arsonists could cause catastrophic devastation.
I bet it was the Diaz Brothers.
Well that’s it.If we can’t tell the good Muslims from the bad ones,then they ALL have to go.
Big forest fires in Greece last year, still no word what did that.
This is a little off topic, but it seems like these bozos have a formula for their Jihadi name. Like the porn name formula.
There have been a LOT of fires in the past couple of years, Colorado, California, New Mexico etc. When we wondered about, and warned that it wouldn’t be difficult for terrorists to use forest fires, certain people on this site and several other sites called us “Alarmists”. Now, those people are just Dumbasses.
Aesthetics aside, the forest fire danger was mentioned right after WTC911, but next to nothing preemptive has been done such as cutting fire break roads every mile.
If you're curious, the names mean "father of Musab the Syrian" & "father of Thar the Kuwaiti". Thar means revenge.
Each state should have 10 to 20 C-130 made for fighting fires.
They could all work together when needed.
The fed could have some loaners for any state that need them.
Old 747 would be cool to watch drop water too.
Usually, when I go out in the woods, I either carry a 357 Magnum or a snub nose 44 Remington Magnum revolver. I hope that the jihadist understand that starting a forest fire in most places is a felony and in many places one is allowed to use deadly force to stop a felony. As always it is important that one understand the firearms laws of where one takes a firearm.
Now for the question mixed in with a comment. I has been a long time since I last read my insurance policy, but I think (hopefully someone can explain otherwise) that a forest fire started by enemy combatants (i.e. terrorists) might nullify any fire insurance claim someone had. If that is the case, I sincerely hope that any jihadist is just called an arsonist by Homeland Security and the local authorities.
I think that the fires in Greece last year might have been what really got terrorists attention.
The reason it hasn’t been made “clear” is because we are too nicey, nicey. The American people have to get pissed. When that happens all the muslims will leave.....one way or another.