#1 Volunteer suicide bombers seek to attack Israel12-31-2008, 11:10 AM
Volunteer suicide bombers seek to attack Israel
Dec 31, 9:03 AM (ET)
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Hard-line Iranian student groups have asked the government to authorize volunteers to go carry out suicide bombings in Israel in response to the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.
The government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had not responded to the call by Wednesday. Five hard-line student groups and a conservative clerical group launched a registration drive on Monday, seeking volunteers to carry out suicide attacks against Israel.
In an open letter to Ahmadinjead, the students said "volunteer student suicide groups ... are determined to go to Gaza. You are expected to issue orders to the relevant authorities in order to pave the way for such action." A copy of the letter was made available to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Volunteer suicide groups have made similar requests in the past and the government never responded to their calls. Some hard-liners have claimed previously they succeeded in secretly sending bombers to Israel, but their claims have never been verified, and there has not been any sign of Iranians carrying out suicide attacks in Israel - raising the likelihood the groups' activities are mainly for propaganda purposes.
Last edited by bijou; 12-31-2008 at 06:14 PM. Reason: to comply with B/N rules
12-31-2008, 12:10 PM
ever notice how the leaders who glorify this practice and encourage people to blow themselves up - never strap on the bombs themselves. Arafat was like that.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
12-31-2008, 12:32 PM
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Well, so far there have been very few confirmed Iranian suicide bombings. This could change depending on future events though.
12-31-2008, 12:32 PM
Yes, Bin Ladin comes to mind. He cowers in caves while he exhorts the masses to die for Allah. And currently, the Hamas leadership going into hiding.
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