Sunday, March 25, 2007

Religion of opportunity

Apparently discouraged and looking for easier targets, Sunni Islamic militants from Iraq are reported to be pouring into Lebanon.
Sunni militants are moving into Lebanon from Iraq because they regard it as a soft target for terrorist attacks, a British government minister has warned.

Several cells, each with up to 12 members, are said to be operating out of the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.

Kim Howells, the Foreign Office minister, spoke out about the danger posed by the emergence of new Sunni jihadists in Palestinian camps after a briefing by the commander of the 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping force.

"Some very dangerous people have arrived here, from Iraq and other countries, who are seasoned jihadists and who sense that they might get an easier ride here - and there might be softer targets for them in Lebanon," Mr Howells said.
Oh, and just in case you're getting the idea that these Sunni militants are going to Lebanon because western imperialists are propping up a secular puppet government:
Amid Lebanon's worst political crisis since the 1975-90 civil war, there is a growing gulf between the Shia-led opposition movement, spearheaded by Iranian-backed Hezbollah, and the western-backed, Sunni-led government.
So much for the notion that American and British policies are the root causes of terrorism...these animals just like to kill.

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