August 02, 2012

Twins Jailed for Fake Charity Fundraising for Terrorism

There's something about twins that can make any story of terrorism that much creepier. I blame Stephen King:

Identical twin brothers who posed as charity collectors to raise thousands of pounds for overseas Al-Qaeda fighters were jailed yesterday.

Shabir and Shafiq Ali, 25, imitated legitimate fundraisers on street stalls collecting money for Palestinians and the world’s poor.

But the pair were in fact wiring money to their elder brother after he travelled to Somalia to join the bloody Islamic insurgency....

They were inspired by Al-Qaeda hate preacher Anwar Al-Awlaki, the mastermind behind a series of bomb attacks who was killed in a drone strike last year.

Meanwhile, over at The New Yorker, more stupidity on al-Awlaki's killing.

Under this logic then al Qaeda's next strategic move would be to exclusively recruit Americans. That way we wouldn't be able to kill any of them for fear of hurting the liberal sensitivities of Manhattanites,the ACLU, and any one else who wants to replace drones with airdropped federal marshals delivering summons notices to caves in tribal Pakistan.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:50 PM | Comments |