Sadly, the terror bride missed out on her honeymoon…
The suspect terrorists tried a modern-day Iraq War version of “shotgun wedding.” (Iraq Defense Ministry and CNN)
“Something borrowed. Something Blue. Something explosive…”
Iraqi soldiers arrested a happy young terrorist couple as they entered into Baghdad this weekend.
— Soldiers manning a checkpoint near Baghdad stopped a wedding convoy to find that the purported bride and groom were wanted terror suspects, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Monday.
The Army set up the checkpoint last week in the Taji area, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad.
The soldiers became suspicious of the convoy because its members — save the “bride” — were all male and because one of the cars in the convoy did not heed orders to stop, the official said.
Also, soldiers said, the people in the car seemed nervous and the groom refused to lift his bride’s veil when soldiers asked him to, according to the official.
Soldiers ordered everyone out of the car, the official said.
Upon inspecting the convoy, soldiers found a stubbly-faced man, Haider al-Bahadli, decked out in a white bride’s dress and veil.
The Army Times had more on the newlyweds:
Suspicious Iraqi soldiers thwarted terror suspects disguised as a bride and groom trying to pass through a checkpoint along with their “wedding procession” outside the Iraqi capital, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said Monday.
The procession Sunday near Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad, raised suspicion among the soldiers because most of those celebrating were men, an official in the ministry told The Associated Press. Soldiers searched the car carrying the purported bridge and groom and discovered the “couple” were two wanted men: Haider al-Bahadili and Abbas Latif. Two other terror suspects were detained along with them, according to the Defense Ministry statement.
Pravda News from Russia claims this is a photo from the joyous wedding celebration(?)
Previously on Terror Drag Queens:
Men Dressed in Burkas Jailed for London Robberies
Red Mosque Leader Nabbed Fleeing in Burqa (Photo)
US Soldiers Arrest Terrorist Dressed as Pregnant Woman
3 Terrorists Busted in Hijabs With 500 KG of Explosives
Burka-Clad Suicide Bomber Kills 16 in Pakistan