Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Round 'em Qaeda's latest

Indonesia: 2 JI suspects arrested on suspicion of involvement in the beheading of 3 Christian schoolgirls were on their way to Syria to meet with "an international terrorist network" when arrested in Malaysia, according to the Indonesian police. The police said they "are not sure what group they are referring to," O-kay. Three guesses and the first two don't count...oh, and did I mention yesterday that one of these dirtbags was a medical doctor? More of his fine healing handiwork can be seen in the photo - left.

Somali Pirates transported to Paris for questioning, possible trial. (Unless they just decide to offer them asylum and a cushy life on the dole like the UK) Six Somalis accused of taking a luxury yacht's crew hostage have arrived in Paris on a military plane to face questioning, judicial sources said.

Maliki confident of defeating al Qaeda. "We are more confident than ever that we are close to a definitive victory over Al-Qaeda and its lawless allies." Maliki said the jihadist movement was in a state of "total isolation" in Iraq and was seeking "refuge beyond the borders" in neighbouring nations, which he urged to do everything possible to stop them from infiltrating. Hey Pipsqueak, you got that?

Violence and political tensions spoil this year's kite-flying event
Lahore: Pakistan's political turmoil and violence have claimed a high-profile cultural victim - a centuries-old kite-flying festival that draws thousands of visitors. The Basant festival brings a springtime buzz to eastern Pakistan and its regional capital, Lahore. Officials usually relax a ban on the pastime - imposed to prevent abandoned strings that are often covered with crushed glass from slitting people's throats.

About 175 terror groups in India. The surprise on the list? Dukhtaran-e-Millat, an all-women organisation that exerts community pressures to further social norms dictated by Islamic fundamental groups. Old news - but just for the record. 30 active terror plots inside Britain: minister
British police and security agencies are monitoring 30 terror plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told a tabloid on Sunday.“There are 22,000 individuals who are being monitored. There are 200 networks involved and 30 active plots,” Smith said in an interview with the News of the World.“We now face a threat level that is severe. It’s actually growing,” she said.

Yemen: Another bombing. 3 policemen killed. 4 civilians injured. While we're on the subject of Yemen... and just in case you haven't read Gary Swenchonis's Open Letter to the people of Yemen, yet. Please do.