Looking to Save Money, Terrorists Advocate Suicide Bombing
Things are tough all over. Even radical Islam is feeling the crunch.
As basketball fans ready themselves for March Madness, the FBI has warned stadium owners of possible suicide attacks:
In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI says a posting on an extremist message board “advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans.”
The FBI says the Internet posting said the suicide attacks would be justified because the United States refused a truce offered by Osama bin Laden in his last videotaped statement, Jan. 19, 2006.
According to the FBI bulletin, the author of the posting recommended using “three to five blond or black American Muslim suicide bombers.” The FBI says the author suggested homemade explosives be hidden under their winter clothing.
The posting recommended, according to the FBI, that one suicide bomber detonate inside the stadium and the others detonate at exit gates as spectators were fleeing.
“The combined explosions would create a panic that would kill far more spectators than the bombing alone,” the FBI quotes the message as saying.
The FBI says it is unaware of any specific or credible plans to attack any sporting event but notes that terrorist groups have mounted attacks against sporting events in the past.