Monday, September 22, 2008

Fidayeen-e-Islam claims responsibility for Marriott bombing

And what a surprise they're Baitullah's boyz and they have a direct line into the BBC...

A little known Pakistani militant group, Fidayeen-e-Islam, says it carried out Saturday's devastating attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel. The group told the BBC the aim of the attack was to stop American interference in Pakistan. The group is based in Pakistan's tribal areas and connected to leading militant Baitullah Mehsud.


The BBC Urdu service in Islamabad received a call from the Fidayeen-e-Islam group which gave instructions to call another number. That number played out a recorded message in English.

It said the aim of the Marriott attack was to kick "American crusaders" out of Pakistan and stop them interfering in the government, the military, the media, as well as security, religious and other institutions in Pakistan.

It also said that some 250 US marines had been killed in the attack, together with many officials from Nato and other countries involved in attacks on Muslim interests in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

'American Crusaders', hmmm. I like the sound of that. If only we would make this a crusade...