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Man Blows Himself Up in Internet Cafe (Pardoned Terrorist Suspect)
AP via SFGate ^ | 3/12/7 | JOHN THORNE

Posted on 03/12/2007 4:43:30 PM PDT by SmithL

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- A man with explosives hidden on his body blew himself up in an Internet cafe after the owners prevented him from looking at terror Web sites, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

The man was killed and four people were injured in the Sunday night blast in a Casablanca slum, said ministry spokesman Abderrahman Achour. One of the wounded was the dead man's companion, who was hospitalized with burns and a throat injury.

Both men were carrying explosives. But officials believe the cybercafe may not have been their target and that the explosion was an accident, Mokhtar Bekkali Kacemi, the general affairs director for Casablanca province, was quoted by the MAP state news agency as saying.

The men were "probably preparing to commit a criminal act" later, Kacemi said.

Moroccan police have been cracking down on suspected Islamist extremists since suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003 killed 45 people and woke the North African kingdom to the threat of Islamic terrorism.

The dead man was identified as Abdelftah Raidi, who was convicted of suspected terror links and sentenced to five years in prison before being pardoned in 2005,

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TOPICS: Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2005; 20070311; casablanca; catchandrelease; cybercafe; morocco; pardoned; prematureimmolation; ropma
No parole this time!
1 posted on 03/12/2007 4:43:32 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/12/2007 4:44:14 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SmithL

Nice shot?


3 posted on 03/12/2007 4:46:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: SmithL

Internet Cafe, huh? So it's Al Gore's fault.


4 posted on 03/12/2007 4:47:14 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SmithL

He would be alive if AL Gore hadn't invented the Internet.


5 posted on 03/12/2007 4:47:16 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: SmithL

Does the bouncer get paid for that one?


6 posted on 03/12/2007 4:47:30 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SmithL

Darwin nominee.


7 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:13 PM PDT by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: SmithL

Probably a lone crazy.


8 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (] Tagline Under Construction [)
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To: SmithL

He blew himself up because they would not let him look at terror related web sites? You can't make this stuff up.


9 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:16 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (We'll stay out of your bedrooms, if you stay out of our children's classrooms.)
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To: SmithL

I wonder if the last thing he Googled was "suicide bomber belt password recovery".


10 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:32 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: SmithL

Literal version of ctrl-alt-del...


11 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:33 PM PDT by joonbug
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To: SmithL
before being pardoned in 2005,

Oops

12 posted on 03/12/2007 4:48:52 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: lmr

A Methodist?


13 posted on 03/12/2007 4:49:08 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: SmithL

I wonder if he had just had a triple latte at the nearby Starbucks?


14 posted on 03/12/2007 4:49:13 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: joonbug; Chieftain

" the men were probably going to committ a criminal act later....."

DUH! Ya think?


15 posted on 03/12/2007 4:51:07 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: SmithL
cracking down on suspected Islamist extremists...

...pardoned in 2005.

Yep, that's cracking down alright.

16 posted on 03/12/2007 4:52:14 PM PDT by Cruising Speed
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To: SmithL
A man with explosives hidden on his body blew himself up in an Internet cafe after the owners prevented him from looking at terror Web sites

Hmm. Curious about how that whole exchange. How did the owner notice what they were perusing? Did he confront them physically?

17 posted on 03/12/2007 4:54:35 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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To: SmithL

I didn't know that "Internet" is sometimes capitalized.


18 posted on 03/12/2007 4:55:44 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: SmithL
...blew himself up in an Internet cafe...in a Casablanca slum...

That is what I call a high class slum. ;)~
19 posted on 03/12/2007 4:55:46 PM PDT by Just sayin (Is is what it is, for if it was anything else, it would be isn't.)
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To: SmithL
MoveOn.Org hijacked his home page....THE HORROR!!!!
20 posted on 03/12/2007 5:00:22 PM PDT by fedupjohn (If we try to fight the war on terror with eyes shut + ears packed with wax, innocent people will die)
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To: SmithL

Blowed hisself with concealed explosives on his body for not being allowed to look at internet terrorist sites.

Can you imagine what he might have done to them if they'd stopped him from lookin at pornography instead ?


21 posted on 03/12/2007 5:00:53 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: SmithL

"The dead man was identified as Abdelftah Raidi, who was convicted of suspected terror links and sentenced to five years in prison before being pardoned in 2005,"

words escape me....


22 posted on 03/12/2007 5:01:28 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: SmithL
"The dead man was identified as Abdelftah Raidi, who was convicted of suspected terror links and sentenced to five years in prison before being pardoned in 2005

One of the continuing grave weaknesses of combatting terrorism in just about every country concerned is the absurdly weak legal/judicial response to the scumbags when they are caught. This guy should have been in jail for a minimum of 30 years just for any "links" to terror groups..... instead he gets a minimal sentence, then gets a "pardon"..... then is out on the streets to blow up this cafe. We can't catch all of these scumbags fast enough, but surely the ones we do catch can be kept locked away (I'd execute them all, but the weasels of the world won't allow it).
23 posted on 03/12/2007 5:05:29 PM PDT by Enchante (Joe Wilson: "DUH...What do you mean there is uranium smuggling from DR Congo?")
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To: SmithL

Rick's Internet cafe'

Delete it again Sam.


24 posted on 03/12/2007 5:09:50 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: SmithL

"Fine then, Abdul, I don't NEED to look at the infidel websites on Satan's Internet, inshallah! The Prophet, pieces be unto him, gave unto me a wondrous vision of Sheik Red Wire and Sheik Green Wire shaking hands and causing terror among the Zionist pig-dogs! And I must do this, in Allah's name!"

}:-)4


25 posted on 03/12/2007 5:14:54 PM PDT by Moose4 (I don't speed in Durham--if I get pulled for 65 in a 55, Mike Nifong'll have me doing 15 to life.)
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To: SmithL

Does this mean fewer spams about getting money out of Africa?


26 posted on 03/12/2007 5:17:01 PM PDT by IslandJeff (if you marginalize religion, only the marginalized will have religion. -Mark Steyn)
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To: lmr

I wonder what set him off.


27 posted on 03/12/2007 5:20:59 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE IRS.)
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To: All

I am shocked...shocked to discover terrorism here!


28 posted on 03/12/2007 5:35:05 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: SmithL

I'm surprised AP didn't connect this with the war in Iraq...


29 posted on 03/12/2007 5:35:50 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: SmithL

I'm surprised AP didn't connect this with the war in Iraq...


30 posted on 03/12/2007 5:35:55 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: NCC-1701
I wonder what set him off.

I'd say about a pound of TATP.

31 posted on 03/12/2007 5:37:52 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: SmithL

He must have suddenly discovered that Vista did not interface properly with his explosive device.


32 posted on 03/12/2007 5:38:02 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: SmithL
A man with explosives hidden on his body blew himself up in an Internet cafe...convicted of suspected terror links and sentenced to five years in prison before being pardoned in 2005

I wonder if the folks who bitch about Gitmo understand the correlation here.
33 posted on 03/12/2007 5:39:21 PM PDT by BJClinton (Elect John Edwards, it's about time we had a female president.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

They probably demanded [or tried to browbeat or bribe] him into unblocking prohibited sites, so they could read them.


34 posted on 03/12/2007 5:45:50 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: SmithL
"One of the wounded was the dead man's companion," ......I believe this case is sol-ved, he was giving his friend a demonstration.
35 posted on 03/12/2007 5:53:30 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: SmithL
Good going, AP!

A man with explosives hidden on his body blew himself up in an Internet cafe

Both men were carrying explosives.

The men were "probably preparing to commit a criminal act" later, Kacemi said.

Gee, ya think?

Mark

36 posted on 03/12/2007 5:54:33 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: SmithL
"Round up the usual suspects..."
37 posted on 03/12/2007 5:55:01 PM PDT by mikrofon (Rick's Internet Cafe)
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To: SmithL

Of all the Internet cafes in all the world, he walks into mine.


38 posted on 03/12/2007 6:06:50 PM PDT by mtg
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To: SmithL

Sounds like he read enough of the terror websites before they kicked him out. LOL!


39 posted on 03/12/2007 6:10:48 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: SmithL

So... does he get the virgins or not?


40 posted on 03/12/2007 6:18:01 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: SmithL

"The Germans wore gray, you wore bombs."


41 posted on 03/12/2007 6:43:41 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
" the men were probably going to committ a criminal act later....." DUH! Ya think?

Well, maybe he was wearing the explosives as insulation against a chilly evening.

42 posted on 03/12/2007 7:01:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: highlander_UW

Or to impress some Burka girl.


43 posted on 03/12/2007 7:08:08 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
......I believe this case is sol-ved, he was giving his friend a demonstration.

OK Achmed, I will only show you this once.....

44 posted on 03/12/2007 7:08:51 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: SmithL

Needs ro be mailed to amnesty international--pardons for terrorists=death and destruction of innocents.


45 posted on 03/12/2007 7:10:00 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Or to impress some Burka girl.

That can't be it...women are just material possessions in Islam...easily obtained, and discarded.

46 posted on 03/12/2007 8:02:54 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: jagrmeister
Sounds like he read enough of the terror websites before they kicked him out. LOL!

FOFLOL!

47 posted on 03/12/2007 8:26:30 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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To: SmithL
ABDELFTAH: WHAT HAPPEN?
SHAITAN: YOU SET UP YOU THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.
ABDELFTAH: WHAT!
ABDELFTAH: IT'S YOU!!
SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU ABDELFTAH!!
SHAITAN: ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US.
SHAITAN: HA HA HA HA....
48 posted on 03/12/2007 8:29:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (ABDELFTAH: WHAT YOU SAY!!)
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To: SmithL
Jim turned the zot machine up on high again!


49 posted on 03/12/2007 8:29:54 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The 4000 American kids who are being aborted today need an Abe Lincoln, not a Stephen Douglas...)
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To: SmithL
  The men were "probably preparing to commit a criminal act" later, Kacemi said.
Ya think??!?

  The dead man was identified as Abdelftah Raidi,
Well, I guess that only takes a few chunks!
50 posted on 03/12/2007 9:03:47 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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