It’s been located! Here is the post I mentioned about the creepy “Terrorists’ Mother of Death”.
It is dated almost exactly a year ago: Februrary 4th 2009. Yet the story seems so much longer in the past than that; were I guessing, I’d have put it somewhere in Bush’s time. I noted back then:
Here’s the strange part of the story as you read the various accounts currently in the MSM: some of the stories discuss her recruitment of the women yet omit the fact that rape was used as the method of indoctrination. Without that essential piece of information the fatal submission of that many women seems odd. You begin to wonder if maybe Momma just had a magnetic personality capable of inducing ordinary women to strap on bomb belts and go to glory.
Other reports will give you information on the rape, but hedge it with all sorts of weasel words. Reading, say, The Times Online, you find the part about “recruitment” via rape. But the story is fenced in with qualifiers:
“Samira Ahmed Jassim, 51, confessed to dispatching 28 of the women to carry out attacks…She was captured at an undisclosed location a fortnight ago.”[the original has the links but after a year they’ve probably stale-dated]
At least the MSM is consistent in its craveness.
Hat tip for his detective work in finding the link: The Okie Lurker
We’ve reported on this phenomenon before, as have many other Counterjihad sites.
Now comes word that yet another female homicide bomber has busted loose in Iraq. There are dozens of versions of this story to choose from, mostly based on AP or AFP sources. This one is from AP via Yahoo:
A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives inside a way station for Shiite pilgrims Monday, killing 54 people and rattling security officials who are struggling against a possible rise in violence before key elections next month.
The attack was the third major strike by suspected Sunni insurgents in a week and left Baghdad’s top security official acknowledging that extremists are adopting new methods to outwit bomb-detection squads such as stashing explosives deep inside the engines and frames of vehicles.
There isn’t any way to stop this kind of Lone Ranger (Lone Rangeress?) attack. Assassination is impossible to eliminate for a “religion” based on carnage. Thus, it is poor judgment on the part of the authorities to tell pilgrims they’re “stepping up security”. Big woo. Besides, as long as women are permitted to cover up so completely, they’re ideal for this kind of job. That goes for men who dress up in those tents to cover the same murderous plans.
The bomber set off the blast – described as a huge fireball – as she lined up with other women to be searched by female security guards at a checkpoint just inside a rest tent serving sherbet and tea.
…The blast was so powerful it blew some people out of their slippers and shoes, which were scattered across the ground, he said. Many of the wounded were loaded into cars instead of waiting for ambulances.
A police official said 54 people, including 18 women and 12 children, were killed and 117 were wounded. A hospital official confirmed the casualties. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
They’re “not allowed to talk” but they always do…
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Aside from the poor judgment of Iraqi officials, who won’t say the sensible thing – i.e., “if you’re hell-bent (so to speak) on going on this pilgrimage, you have a good chance of dying at the hands of our enemies. Even worse, you may be setting your children up to get killed or maimed in a most horrific way. Please stay home.”
But no one says that so, predictably, a dozen children die while dozens more are taken to the hospital. The media is unlikely to follow up in any detail with this story. We won’t find out what happens to the 117 wounded, though we may get a higher death toll in a day or two as people expire from their wounds.
I can understand the spiritual impulse that is the source of pilgrimages. Our oldest mythic tales are, at bottom, pilgrimage stories. But I can’t understand mothers taking their children on a journey through a dangerous, war-torn country. Are they convinced the bombs will never explode near them or are they simply insane? When the news of this explosion got out, did any pilgrims decide to go home?
Islam is a religion whose proponents have claimed to prefer death to life. The political and doctrinal fissures which run through the Sunni versus the Shi’ite versions of this belief system means they’ll be killing one another as long as there are adherents to either branch left. It is a fight of all against all, except for junctures of convenience, when they can come together to kill the infidels. Even if they were able to get rid of us all, they’d be stuck with one another and with Death over Life.
Meanwhile, Iraq has elections coming up. Another episode of Death and Mayhem kabuki theatre:
A similar warning about new tactics came last week from the chief U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. Raymond Odierno, after a two-day wave of suicide car bombers struck three hotels in Baghdad and the city’s main crime lab, killing at least 63 people.
U.S. and Iraqi officials are deeply concerned that insurgents such as al-Qaida in Iraq could step up violence before March 7 parliamentary elections, which are seen as a critical step in reconciliation between the majority Shiites and the Sunnis who lost control with the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
Reconciliation?? What are those folks smoking? Lions don’t lie down with lambs except in metaphors.
Read the old entry, about how these women bombers are trained for their work. In a shame-based culture, that’s not difficult at all.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the post I did sometime back on the al Qaeda woman whose job it was to recruit women for suicide. After gaining a particular woman’s confidence, she’d turn her over to a group of men who would rape her repeatedly until the victim believed that the only way out of her intense shame was to get suited up for glory and take as many others as possible along with her.
The woman recruiter was eventually captured by the Iraqis and was put on trial.