Al Qaeda Debates the Rights Of Women to Blow Themselves Up
The women of Al-Qaeda are fed up.
They want to blow up, too!
Iraqis mourn the death of their relative outside Baghdad’s al-Kindi hospital. Powerful blasts triggered by female suicide attackers ripped through two Baghdad pet markets, killing 64 people in the most lethal bombings in the Iraqi capital in six months back in February 2008. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
So, now the AP is reporting that Al-Qaeda is some kind of democratic organization where women are demanding equal rights–
And, that the topic of self-explosion is the latest rage:
Muslim extremist women are challenging al-Qaida’s refusal to include — or at least acknowledge — women in its ranks, in an emotional debate that gives rare insight into the gender conflicts lurking beneath one of the strictest strains of Islam.
In response to a female questioner, al-Qaida No. 2 leader Ayman Al-Zawahri said in April that the terrorist group does not have women. A woman’s role, he said on the Internet audio recording, is limited to caring for the homes and children of al-Qaida fighters.
His remarks have since prompted an outcry from fundamentalist women, who are fighting or pleading for the right to be terrorists. The statements have also created some confusion, because in fact suicide bombings by women seem to be on the rise, at least within the Iraq branch of al-Qaida.
A’eeda Dahsheh is a Palestinian mother of four in Lebanon who said she supports al-Zawahri and has chosen to raise children at home as her form of jihad. However, she said, she also supports any woman who chooses instead to take part in terror attacks.
Another woman signed a more than 2,000-word essay of protest online as Rabeebat al-Silah, Arabic for “Companion of Weapons.”
“How many times have I wished I were a man … When Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahri said there are no women in al-Qaida, he saddened and hurt me,” wrote “Companion of Weapons,” who said she listened to the speech 10 times. “I felt that my heart was about to explode in my chest…I am powerless.”
Such postings have appeared anonymously on discussion forums of Web sites that host videos from top al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. While the most popular site requires names and passwords, many people use only nicknames, making their identities and locations impossible to verify.
So one woman was so upset that “her heart was about to explode in her chest” out of disappointment?
…Better her heart in her chest than her body in a market.
This rule by Al-Zawahiri has not stopped Al-Qaeda members in Iraq from recruiting crazy women for their Baghdad explosions.