Schlagwort-Archive: Teheran

Hamburger Al-Qaida-Mitglied Naamen Meziche verhaftet

von Florian Flade

Der Algerier Naamen Meziche aus Hamburg war einst Bekannter der Todespiloten von 9/11. Vor drei Jahren zog er selbst in den Dschihad nach Pakistan, wurde Al-Qaida-Mitglied und Teil eines Anschlagsplans für Europa. Jetzt wurde Meziche im Süden Pakistans gefasst.



New „Inspire“ issue blasts Iran´s 9/11 conspiracy theories

by Florian Flade

The newest issue of the English Online magazine „Inspire“ released by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has only 20-page and is meant as a „Special Issue“ celebrating the 9/11 attacks, „dedicated to the great events of the Expeditions of Washington DC and New York, as Shaykh Usama would call it, or simply 9/11.“

In the usual „Inspire“ style, the magazine issue # 7 deals with a number of terrorist attacks since 9/11 including the 2005 London attacks, the 2004 bombings in Madrid and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

One article in the new „Inspire“ is a commentary by a author named „Abu Suhail“. In this article titled „Iran and the Conspiracy Theories“, the author claims the Iranian government was jealous about the 9/11 attacks and therefore creates and supports conspiracy theories.

„The prescribers to these theories have been some scattered individuals here and there who do not posses the research capabilities and capacities that are only available to governments“, the text reads, „However, there has been one exception: the government of Iran.“

Further „Abu Suhail“ writes „The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the U.S. government. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous be- lief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?“

Since the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 Iran´s regime tried to harm the United States, Al-Qaida´s new magazine claims, yet regime in Tehran was never able to carry out a attack as big and devastating as the September 11th attacks.

„Therefore with 9/11, the Iranians saw a great operation that had brought dam- age to the U.S. like nothing they had ever dreamed of causing during their two decades in power (…) Al Qaeda, an organization under fire, with no state, succeeded in what Iran couldn’t. Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.“

„Iran and the Shi`a in general do not want to give al Qaeda credit for the greatest and biggest operation ever committed against America because this would expose their lip-service jihad against the Great Satan.“

Jundullah-Suicide Bombers Strike Iranian Mosque

by Florian Flade

Two suicide bombers struck the Southeast of Iran today, killing at least 39 people, Shia pilgrims marking Ashura at the Imam Hossein Mosque in the city of Chabahar. The double bombing took place in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran, a region with strong Sunni presence and hotbed of activities of a Sunni militant group calling itself „People´s Resistance of Iran“ or „Jundullah“. Jundullah is also the group claiming responsibility for today´s suicide attack on the Shia pilgrims.

In a statement released on Jundullah´s website, the group says the attack was meant as a warning to the Iranian government to withdraw Baluchistan and grant the region independence. Pictures of the two young men who carried out the bombings were also released, showing the bomber wearing ballbearing-prepared explosive vests. Both suicide bombers – Hassan Khashi and Saif ar-Rahman Chabahari – seem to be rather young, almost teenagers.

The last time Jundullah carried out a suicide bombing against Shia Iranian targets was in October. Twenty people, including five top Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials were killed when a Jundullah suicide bomber attacked a car carrying the military commanders in Pishin near the Iran-Pakistan border.

In July 16th, two suicide bomber blew themselves up in a mosque in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan. At least 27 people died in that twin bombing. Jundullah claimed responsibility and presented images of the two suicide bombers similar to the ones released today. The Zahedan attack was described by Jundullah as the revenge operation for the hanging of their leader Abdul Malik Rigi. Rigi whom the Tehran regime accuses of being supported by the US and Israel, was captured in February in Pakistan and then handed over to Iranian authorities.