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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Boker tov, Infidels!

"We are Mujuahideen, and we want the Americans. We have not come to aim a weapon at the Muslims, but to purge the Arabian Peninsula, according to the will of our Prophet Muhammad, of the infidels and the polytheists . . . "

MEMRI provides translation of interview with terrorist commander responsible for attack in Saudi Arabia.
The al-Qaeda-identified journal Sawt Al-Jihad includes an interview with Fawwaz bin Muhammad al-Nashami, who took responsibility for the May 29 attack at Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in which 22 people were killed.

"We entered one of the companies and found there an American infidel....I went into his office and called him. When he turned to me, I shot him in the head."

"We entered another office and found one infidel from South Africa, and our brother Hussein slit his throat."

"We found a Swedish infidel. Brother Nimr cut off his head, and put it at the gate so that it would be seen by all those entering and exiting.

"We found Filipino Christians. We cut their throats and dedicated them to our brothers the Mujahideen in the Philippines.

"We found Hindu engineers and we cut their throats too."

"That same day, we purged Muhammad's land of many Christians and polytheists."

James Robbins in today's National Review considers the numbers, and the odds, as Americans are urged to flee Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis are downplaying the threat to Westerners, but the danger is great enough for the U.S. embassy to urge that all Americans leave the country. Twenty-nine foreigners have been killed in terror attacks in Saudi Arabia since May 1. There are six million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, so you might think the odds of survival are good. But most of the workers are Asians employed at menial labor, and are not in the target group. There are only 35,000 Americans. For a point of comparison, ninety-five Americans in uniform were killed in Iraq over the same period, out of a force of 135,000. If the Saudi terrorists can manage to kill one American per day, that will be about twice the death rate facing our combat forces in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post spends 2000 words on alleged prison tactics and abuse in Israel.