Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Somalia: Teen girl jihadist blows herself up inside theatre

The manliness of jihad manifests itself in the use and abuse of a teenage girl.  This is sad beyond sadness, and yet we continue to deny the reasons behind these kinds of inhumane actions.  The deeper into our denial we get the more innocents will die.

From the Telegraph April 4 by Mike Pflanz and Abukar Albadri

Teenage girl suicide bomber blows up Somalia theatre

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Somalia’s prime minister, was at the podium giving a speech when the girl detonated her explosives, at 11am local time on Wednesday.
Mr Ali was unharmed, but there were reports that one of the five government ministers also attending the event was slightly injured, as were two MPs.
At least five people died, including the presidents of the Somali Football Federation, the head of the country’s Olympic Committee, and a television cameraman, according to eye-witnesses.
Bodies were strewn across a large area as ambulances and private vehicles began ferrying the wounded to hospital.
Among them were well-known musicians and artists, and the deputy chairman of the National Union of Somali Journalists.
Al-Shabaab, Somalia's Islamist militants who are partnered with al-Qaeda, said that it carried out the attack.
"We were behind the theatre blast. We targeted the infidel ministers and legislators, and they were the casualties of today," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman for al Shabaab's military operations, told Reuters.
The National Theatre reopened a fortnight ago – albeit still without a roof – for the first time in 20 years, signalling what many Somalis saw as the beginning of a return to normal life in Mogadishu after Islamist militants were pushed out late last year.
Two weeks of bliss blown away by jihad.
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