Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bandage jihad

There is always a new twist to what jihad can manifest itself as, here is the newest in the arsenal of the followers of Muhammad.  Strap on a bomb and walk into a hospital cafeteria, murder six and wound 23.

This is Islam.

From Reuters/Yahoo May 21 by Hamid Shalizi

Suicide bomber kills at least 6 in Kabul hospital

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least six people and wounded 23 more at a military hospital in a heavily guarded area of Kabul on Saturday, security officials said, the worst attack in the Afghan capital in months.

The bomber struck at 12:30 p.m. local time (5 p.m. EDT) in the cafeteria of the hospital where medical students were eating lunch, said Mohammad Zahir, head of the police crime investigation unit. He said the dead were students.

The hospital is in a high-security area near the U.S. embassy where several other foreign embassies and international organizations operate.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an emailed statement the group had sent two suicide bombers into the hospital and killed many. The Taliban launched a long-awaited "spring offensive" last month.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) condemned the attack.

"This attack on an Afghan hospital where sick and injured people are being treated is abhorrent and represents the lowest, most cowardly attack," ISAF said in a statement.

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said attacks on medical workers and hospitals are prohibited under international humanitarian law.

"Directing an attack against a zone established to shelter wounded and sick persons and civilians from the effects of hostilities is also illegal and prohibited," UNAMA said in a statement.

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1 comment:

Jay Knott said...

An attack on a hospital - even a military one - is indeed a grave breach of international law. Given the rigorous conformance to that standard practised by the USA and the other Western countries, it is shocking that a Muslim terrorist group should violate this venerable set of standards by which our nation and its allies have always conducted themselves.

I'm being sarcastic.