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Old 12-02-04, 04:44 PM
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200 pledge willingness to carry out suicide attacks against Americans, Israelis

you gotta love the father/daughter relationship.

An Iranian man, prepares his daughter by covering her face in the same style of Palestinian and Lebanese militants, during a ceremony for the first suicide commandos unit at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Thursday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


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TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) - Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis.

The ceremony was organized by the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a shadowy group that has since June been seeking volunteers for attacks in Iraq and Israel.

A spokesman, Ali Mohammadi, described Thursday's group as the "first suicide commando unit," though another official has claimed members already have carried out attacks in Israel.

"Sooner or later we will bury all blasphemous occupiers of Islamic lands," Mohammadi said.

Sunday, Iran's deputy interior minister for security affairs told reporters the movement had no official sanction and said such groups could operate only "as long as their ideas are limited to theory." The group, though, has the backing of some prominent hard-line Iranian politicians.

The deputy minister, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, did not say if the government had tried to crack down on the military style training the group claims to offer or whether officials believed any of its volunteers had crossed into Iraq or into Israel.

Iran has had no diplomatic ties with the United States since the 1979 Islamic revolution ousted the U.S.-backed shah. But it says it has no interest in fomenting instability in Iraq and that it tries to block any infiltration into Iraq by insurgents - while pleading that its porous borders are hard to police.

Iran portrays Israel as its main nemesis and backs anti-Israeli groups like Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Wives, husbands and children accompanied volunteers to the cemetery, which was decorated with posters denouncing America and Israel.

"I joined the unit to fulfill my religious task for Palestine," said a volunteer who gave only his age - 23.

Thursday's ceremony included the unveiling of two-meter (6-foot) stone column commemorating a 1983 attack on U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon as "the biggest suicide bombing operation against global blasphemy."

In the early hours of Oct. 23, 1983, a truck carrying more than 2,000 pounds of explosives sped past a sentry post and exploded in the center of the barracks, killing 241 Marines. Then U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Lebanon a few months after the bombing.

In 2003 a federal judge blamed Iran for the 1983 terrorist bombing in Beirut and said Tehran would have to pay damages to survivors and relatives.
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Re: 200 pledge willingness to carry out suicide attacks against Americans, Israelis

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TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) - Some 200 masked young men and women gathered at a Tehran cemetery Thursday to pledge their willingness to carry out suicide bomb attacks against Americans in Iraq and Israelis.

We should have surrounded the cementery and shot everybody there (who wasn't buried).
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Ah, what a religion of peace. Don't worry, I'm sure the head clerics will come out against this as opposed to reamining silent.
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Some of the guys showed up just because it is a great pickup line.
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Old 12-02-04, 10:25 PM
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200. Wow. Just shows how few are willing to do something very stupid. However, I think we need to invade Iran, take out the current government, and let them fight amongst themselves.
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That's crazy man.
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My idea...or their idea.
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Originally posted by DVD Polizei
My idea...or their idea.
Oh I was responding to the OP.
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Originally posted by Goldblum
Ah, what a religion of peace. Don't worry, I'm sure the head clerics will come out against this as opposed to reamining silent.
Religion of peace? More like the religion of hate. Islam feels like Nazism for the new millenium.
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Religion of peace? More like the religion of hate. Islam feels like Nazism for the new millenium.
Oh no, you are mistaken. It's a peaceful religion. To claim otherwise is intolerant and bigoted.
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Oh I was responding to the OP.
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