May 30, 2006

German Suicide Bomber Intended to Blow up Her Own Child in Iraq

Do suicide bombers love their children? Apparently not. Three German women were arrested after they posted messages on Islamist websites in which they claimed that they intended to travel to Iraq to become suicide bombers. Not satisfied with blowing other people's children up, they decided it might be a good idea to murder their own children in the process. Der Spiegel:

German authorities may have thwarted suicide bomb attacks in Iraq by German women. According to intelligence sources, three women were prevented from travelling to Iraq after one of them had announced she planned to blow herself up in Iraq.

SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that German intelligence agencies have prevented three German women from travelling to Iraq in recent weeks. The women, who have close contacts to the Islamist scene in Germany and at least one whom has converted to Islam, came to the attention of intelligence agencies after one of them had announced on an Internet site that she intended to blow herself and her child up in Iraq.

After the Web posting were spotted, Germany's domestic and foreign intelligence agencies mounted an intense search for the three women. One of them was located in Berlin, the other two are believed to come from southern Germany. The Berlin woman's child was taken away from her and she has been put in a psychiatric clinic. The two other women were also prevented from leaving Germany. One of them is also believed to have a child.

Via Chad at In the Bullpen who has more.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:01 PM | Comments |