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To: fight_truth_decay
It could go either way; we really don't have enough information yet. The killings are calculated to produce a terror effect. That's obvious. But it also doesn't fit the Al Qaeda m.o. It fits a lunatic m.o. (the whole "I am god" thing..). That doesn't mean it isn't AQ--they are criminally creative--but it makes me wonder.
7 posted on 10/15/2002 8:28:24 AM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: RAT Patrol
Al Qaeda has shown some willingness to violate Muslim religious code. For instance, the hijackers shaved off their beards and some apparently got short haircuts. For strict Muslims, that's a no-no.

Saying "I am God" on a Tarot card would be pretty strange for a Muslim too. If anything, it's even more blasphemous for them than it would be for a Christian. But it could be a kind of shorthand for "I am God's instrument" or "I am doing Allah's will." And I'm not sure how strictly Muslim some of these terrorists are. It's a strange blend of Wahhabism, Communism, and Fascism which comes to them through the Arab Brotherhood. So these guys may not be Islamic in the pure sense any more than members of the IRA are good Catholics. Your typical IRA enforcer is more Marxist than Catholic, although he might want to confess and receive last rites before dying.
12 posted on 10/15/2002 8:44:53 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: RAT Patrol
It could go either way; we really don't have enough information yet. The killings are calculated to produce a terror effect. That's obvious. But it also doesn't fit the Al Qaeda m.o. It fits a lunatic m.o. (the whole "I am god" thing..). That doesn't mean it isn't AQ--they are criminally creative--but it makes me wonder.

What if there are three two-man al Qaeda cells operting in concert? Not only would they be able to stay local, but they would utterly confound the police -- sending them on a wild goose chase of trying to identify a non-existent profiled perp through contradictory eye witness reports.

It is brilliant, and it doesn't even require immediate suicide.

22 posted on 10/15/2002 9:38:37 AM PDT by Maceman
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